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Step up to the next level of guiding accuracy and multi-purpose imaging versatility with the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera. This highly sensitive monochrome imaging device is primarily designed for precise autoguiding, but it also performs as a high-quality astrophotography camera.
Boasting an astounding 74% quantum efficiency, the StarShoot AutoGuider Pro will literally "guide" you to capturing better, cleaner, more precise astrophotos thanks to its sensitivity when used as an autoguider, and it features a built-in ST-4 port. The camera's slim, lightweight design allows for improved back-focus range and better compatibility with guiding and imaging accessories such as off-axis guiders.
Its 1/3" CMOS sensor resolution of 1280x960 (1.2MP) not only helps achieve delightfully accurate autoguiding, it also makes the StarShoot AutoGuider Pro an ideal solar system imaging camera capable of capturing sharp monochrome exposures of the Moon and planets. The camera's exceptionally fast frame rate of up to 200 frames per second (FPS) ensures you'll catch even the most fleeting moments of clear seeing for great results.
The Orion AstroCap software is packed with capture features such as focus aids, histogram, exposure and gain settings, auto dark frame removal, and more. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32 bit & 64 bit). Includes ASCOM driver. You can download the software and drivers on the Orion site.
This multipurpose performer comes with a host of useful items including a 1.25" nosepiece threaded for use with like-sized filters, a parfocal ring to aid in matching eyepiece focus to camera focus, USB cable, secure RJ-11 autoguider cable, and a nice foam-lined tin case for safe storage and transport.
Compact guide scope with 30mm aperture optics matches perfectly with today's sensitive autoguiding cameras for easy guide star acquisition
Shed some weight from your astrophotography setup and still enjoy the benefits of autoguiding accuracy with the new pint-sized Orion 30mm Ultra-Mini Guide Scope!
Thanks to the availability of smaller, more sensitive autoguiding cameras, an excessively large guide scope is no longer necessary for many astrophotographers. Why not take advantage of these smaller autoguiding cameras and reduce the total weight of your imaging setup? It's easy with the extremely compact Orion 30mm Ultra-Mini Guide Scope.
This pint-size performer is a perfect match for short focal-length, optically fast imaging telescopes. The 30mm Ultra-Mini Guide Scope's multi-coated, f/4.3 optics provides a very wide field of view so you'll always have plenty of options when selecting guide stars.
Designed specifically for use with the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera, Orion StarShoot All-In-One Astrophotography Camera, and similar eyepiece-sized autoguider cameras, the Orion 30mm Ultra-Mini Guide Scope features C/CS-mount threads for secure, flexure-free camera attachment. The front housing of the Ultra-Mini Guide scope doubles as a precise helical focuser with etched hash-mark scale for easy and repeatable focusing. After an initial helical focus adjustment to match your autoguider device, a handy thumbscrew allows the focus position to be locked so you'll never have to fuss with focus in the field. If you wish to change autoguider devices, simply loosen the thumbscrew lock and adjust focus of the Ultra-Mini Guide Scope to match your preferred device.
A sturdy two-ring bracket with a dovetail foot is included which is designed to fit the dovetail base found on Orion telescopes and many other brands. A threaded 1/4"-20 socket on the underside of the dovetail foot allows direct attachment to a universal plate. At just 4.7" long, the Orion 30mm Ultra-Mini Guide Scope won't take up a lot of space when you're packing up imaging gear for astrophotographic adventures. For convenient storage and transport, a die-cut foam lined tin case is included.
A featherweight contender with a big performance punch, the Ultra-Mini Guide Scope weighs just 7.6 oz. Start enjoying the benefits of a lighter-weight imaging setup today!