Oculus is the new standard for monitoring the sky: So you will always have the weather, meteors and fireballs in view - also ideal for remote observatories!
A CCD sensor from Sony is used in this camera, which features low dark noise and a very fast electronic shutter. The fish eye lens has a fast focal ratio of f2 and a full 180° field of view from horizon to horizon. This creates dreamlike images of the night sky!
- The camera is housed under a small polycarbonate dome, so making it weatherproof. The position of the camera under the highly polished dome was chosen so that any distortions are minimized. An L-mounting plate with 1/4 inch tripod mount comes included in delivery. The plate also allows the camera to be mounted onto a building or an observatory.
- The Oculus camera is supplied with power via an USB connection, as is common with other astronomy CCD cameras. It also has a 12V connector for the built.in heater which protects the camera from dew forming.
- The software included lets you take a series of images which can then be combined into an AVI video to show the events of the night.
Starlight Xpress even exclusively uses grade 1 quality or better CCD chips for this camera!