The ideal deep-sky camera with big sensor and thermoelectric cooling
This camera is suitable for a wide range of astrophotography applications and sutiable for beginners as well as advanced users.
A giant sensor with a diagonal of 21.9mm is perfect for wide nebulas, star fields or the lunar surface. Compared to other astrophotography cameras, this one is more akin to the generously sized sensors in DSLR-cameras.
The thermoelectric cooling system reduces noise in the image. At 40°C below ambient temperature, the noise caused by dark current is almost completely gone. In addition, the precise control of the sensor's temperature is very helpful for calibrating your astrophotos with dark frames: They all can be made at the correct temperature. Thanks to the easy-to-use software ToupSky, even beginners can experience this additional reduction in noise.
Small 3.8µm pixels make this allround-camera also suitable for planetary astrophotography. The necessary high framerates can be achieved by only reading out the relevant section of the Sensor - where the planet is located (ROI - Region of Interest). A 800x600 ROI allows 90 FPS. This freezes seeing in place - in combination with small pixels is this a necessity for sharp and detailed photos of planets.
USB-Hub: 2 USB ports at the back of the camera are reducing the cable chaos of your astrophotography setup. Additional devices (for example guiding cameras) can be daisy chained through this hub. A separate cable connection to your pc for every single device is now a thing of the past.
The camera can be adapted to almost any astrophotography setup, thanks to a T2 thread and a short back focus of only 17.5mm. Of course a 2" nosepiece adapter allows you to simply connect the camera like any 2" eyepiece.
The provided sturdy case with fitting foam inlet gives anyone peace of mind when transporting or storing this valuable camera.
Scope of delivery:
- Astrophotography camera with TEC-Cooling
- AC adapter (12V, 3A)
- T2 - 2" nosepiece adapter
- USB 3.0 cable
- CD with astrophotography software ToupSky (mulitlingual), ASCOM drivers
- Quick-Guide (English)
Included in the package - image acquisition and image editing software
Extensive software is included - with virtually everything an astrophotographer could wish for:
- Live Image function
- exposure settings
- image acquisition and video functions
- automatic Dark Subtraction
- time-lapse image acquisition
- image processing - stacking
Virtually everything you need is included in just one program, allowing you control of most of the image processing.
- Windows 7, 8 or 10
- Intel Core 2, 2.8GHz, 2GB memory, USB 2.0
Along with the camera, the drivers and cables required are included - to complete this convenient package.