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MallinCam SkyRaider DS287m Monochrome Video Astronomy Camera - DS287m

Mallin Cam   ——   SKU: MAL-DS287M
$575.00 CAD
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MallinCam SkyRaider DS287m Monochrome Video Astronomy Camera

SkyRaider DS287m Features:

  • This is the monochrome model, DS287m
  • Industrial Sony CMOS sensor, IMX287 Series, class 1
  • Passive Heat Sink Cooling
  • Heavy Duty Heat sink
  • 0.4 MP Detector Array
  • 6.9 micron x 6.9 micron pixel size
  • 720 x 540 resolution
  • 525+ FPS (frames per second @ 0.100ms exposure, USB3.0 connectivity)
  • Standard C mount for convenient mounting
  • Digital Binning: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4

The New MallinCam DS287c or DS287m video astronomy camera is one of the few things in life where one must "see it to believe it". Never has an astronomical camera had so much sensitivity so that live views could be achieved in a video camera with your telescope. MallinCam designed and is producing an astronomical video camera that achieves this goal. The new Sony IMX287, industrial CMOS sensor has been introduced by them to dominate the market of high sensitivity, low noise, high signal-to-noise ratio sensors. The DS287 camera has been designed around this sensor to offer unmatched sensitivity and fast operation but at a reasonable price! This product is the monochrome version of the camera.

The New MallinCam SkyRaider DS287c/m Video astronomy camera comes in two models, the c (color) and the m (monochrome) model. The New MallinCam SkyRaider DS287c/m is perfect for outreach programs at schools, colleges, universities, planetariums, museums, astronomy clubs or for the ultimate in live, personal observing. The camera comes with MallinCamSky software, which allows live stacking (either averaged or additive), dark field and flat field compensation application, gain adjustment, and much more for fine tuning the image seen on the computer screen. This allows the camera to perform with stunning sensitivity with very short exposures. This DS287 (either "c" model or "m" model) will help you revolutionize your astronomical telescope viewing and digital imaging work, providing possibilities of results that are hard to believe until you see them live on the screen.

The MallinCam SkyRaider DS287 is the most sensitive guider camera ever created. All components are industrial Grade 1 throughout the circuitry and the IMX287 CMOS Industrial sensor is also Class 1. Included with the camera are a 1.25" eyepiece adapter, 2 meter (78”) guiding cable, and a premium 5 meter (16.4’) USB3 heavy duty cable. Frame rate is 525+/- FPS (frames per seconds), making the SkyRaider DS287 the ultimate Planetary, Lunar, Solar (with proper solar filtration), and deep sky camera available. This is also a great galaxy hunting camera - ideal for supernova searches! Be ready to be impressed - it’s a MallinCam DS287m monochrome video camera, from the pioneer in live video astronomy.


  • Aircraft aluminum construction
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Heavy Duty Heat sink for effective heat dissipation
  • Cold finger contact from the rear of the sensor to the heat sink
  • Latest Technology throughout this monochrome video camera
  • Uses the standard C mount
  • Industrial Sony CMOS sensor, IMX287 Series, class 1
  • Array Size: 0.4 MP
  • 6.9 micron x 6.9 micron pixel size
  • Overall Detector Size: 1/3” (4.97 mm x 3.73 mm)
  • 720 x 540 resolution
  • Quantum Efficiency of 95%+ (tested at 96.2%)
  • 525+ FPS (frame per seconds @ 0.100ms exposure, USB3.0 connectivity)
  • Noise figure: 1.2e
  • Adjustable gain
  • Digital Binning: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4
  • Live stacking, averaged, or additive, selectable
  • Frame alignment on the fly - ideal for ALT-AZ mounted motorized telescopes
  • Live Histogram adjustment
  • Built-in temperature monitor for the CMOS sensor
  • Sharpness feature
  • 4584mv @ 1/30s for the color model DS287c
  • (7469mv @ 1/30s for the mono model DS287m)
  • Exposure Settings: from 0.100ms to 16 minutes 40 seconds.
  • And a whole lot more


What's In The Box:

  • MallinCam SkyRaider DS287 monochrome camera body
  • 5 meter (15 feet) premium Heavy Duty USB3.0 cable
  • Threaded 1.25" eyepiece adapter, C mount
  • 2 meter (6.5 feet) Guiding Cable
  • Software available for free download from the MallinCam.net Website

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