The next generation - full HD deep sky and planet camera
The Touptek 2000KPA camera puts you on track for taking great photos of nebulae and planets. The brand new Sony IMX290 sensor provides such a high sensitivity that it was unimaginable even just a few years ago with astronomy cameras. The highlight is that this full HD camera is therefore even eminently suitable for taking deep sky photos - and at a fantastic price!
The advantages in a nutshell
- all-round camera for planets, deep sky and guiding
- full HD CMOS 1936x1096 sensor for high resolution photos (2.9ìm pixel size)
- high sensitivity - no shadowing on the sensor surface as is usual with CMOS chips
- ST-4 auto-guider connector - the system communicates directly with your mount
- suitable for PC, MAC and Linux with the provided CD-ROM
Why this camera is a deep sky professional
With 1936x1096 the camera offers the chance for taking great photos of extended areas. - whether a wide area of lunar surface or an extended deep sky object. Although the camera is not cooled, it is nevertheless perfect for countless nebulae. The reason is ingenious - the CMOS sensor has an exceptionally high quantum efficiency of 77% at 533nm. This is possible thanks to a back-lit sensor - the latest technology from Sony for more light on the chip.
For planets - right into the IR spectrum
The extremely low noise gives your photos more detail. This makes your exposures clearer and more beautiful - you can look forward to a wealth of detail on Jupiter. However, the Touptek can also explore beyond visible light: For example, photographing Venus in IR light - a great project for any amateur astronomer.
The advantages in a nutshell
- the all-round camera for planets, deep-sky and guiding
- full HD 1936x1096 CMOS sensor for high-resolution photos (2.9ìm pixel size)
- high sensitivity - no shadowing of the sensor surface, as is otherwise usual with CMOS chips
- ST-4 auto-guider connection - system communicates directly with your mount
- suitable for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10, complete with enclosed CD-ROM
Why this camera is a deep-sky 'professional'
The 1936x1096 pixels make this camera great for overview shots - whether that means a large area of the lunar surface or an enormous deep-sky object. The camera is wonderful for countless nebulae, even though it is not cooled. The reason for this is ingenious - the CMOS sensor has an exceptionally high quantum efficiency of 77% at 533nm. This is possible thanks to the use of a back-illuminated sensor - the latest technology from Sony, which means the chip receives more light.
For planets - even down into the IR
The extremely low noise means your photos will show more detail and makes your shots clearer and more beautiful. So you can look forward to images of a Jupiter with masses of detail. But this Touptek camera keeps on going even beyond the visible spectrum - it can take photos of Venus in IR for example - a great project for any amateur astronomer.
A master among autoguiders
The sensitivity of the chip means this camera is perfect for autoguiding. Even if you can only find fainter stars in the immediate vicinity, it is simply no problem for the Touptek 1200. Just connect the camera to your mount via the built-in ST-4 port and you immediately have perfectly tracked exposures of galaxies and nebulae.
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.
Included in delivery
- C-mount threads
- CD-ROM with software and drivers
- USB cable
- no built-in UV-IR filter