About the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera...
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 Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera 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 Orion CCD 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 Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera an ideal solar system imaging camera capable of capturing sharp monochrome exposures of the Moon and planets. The Orion CCD 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.
This versatile Orion CCD Camera can even be used for imaging deep space objects such as galaxies and nebulas thanks to its long 10-minute maximum exposure time, and it can capture quick exposures as short as 20ms. Since the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera features a monochrome imaging chip, you can control and experiment with different balances of LRGB and narrowband filters to accentuate details.
The included Orion AstroCap software with the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider is packed with astrophotography 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.
This multipurpose Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera 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 of your Orion CCD Camera.
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera Features...
- Highly sensitive monochrome imaging device ideal for autoguiding and imaging
- Exceptional 74% quantum efficiency ensures accurate guiding for sharp, pinpoint images
- Very fast frame rate of up to 200 fps can catch every moment of clear seeing
- Includes Orion AstroCap software and ASCOM driver
- Slim, lightweight design works well with off-axis guiders and features built-in ST-4 port for easy mount connection
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera Specifications...
Best for imaging: Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Imaging sensor: Aptina Mono CMOS MT9M034
Imaging sensor size: 1/3"
Pixel array: 1280 x 960 (1,228,800 total)
Pixel size: 3.75 x 3.75
Imaging chip: Monochrome
Video frame rate: Up to 200 fps
Autoguider capability: Yes
Exposure range: 0.00002s to 600s
A/D conversion: 8 bit
Thermoelectric cooling: No
IR filter: No
Mounting: 1.25" nozzle
USB connection: High-speed 2.0
Software compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Binning: 1x1, 2x2
Weight (oz.): 2
Warranty: One yearOrion Product Number: 52031