Meade LPI-G Advanced Color Imager/Guider
This is the new Meade LPI-G Advanced Color Imager Camera and Guider. The LPI-G Advanced Imager features a large image sensor with a high pixel count that allows for increased resolution, making it ideal for planetary, lunar, and solar imaging. Its generous 14-bit image depth provides increased dynamic range, allowing astronomers to experience the Universe as never before. Use it with your telescope to take pictures of the Moon or planets, or connect it with your Coronado Solar Telescope to take images of the Sun. It allows you to save photos and video of your objects of interest.
The Meade LPI-G Advanced is available in either a Color Camera or a Monochrome Camera version. This product is the Color version!
This USB 3.0 14-bit LPI-G Advanced Imager camera from Meade features a back-illuminated Sony IMX178 CMOS sensor with 2.4 micron square pixels and a pixel rate of 6.3 Megapixels (3072 x 2048). This camera can function as either an imager or a guider, with speeds of 59 frames per second at full resolution. The new Meade LPI-G Advanced Imager Camera and Guider also has a USB 3.0 connection and an ASCOM ST-4 Guider Port for easy connection to your mount for guiding purposes.
This Meade Camera/Guider is an Advanced Meade imager which is able to save images you take in multiple formats including JPEG, BITMAP, FITS, TIFF, PNG, PCX, TGA, and BCM. It can save video data in either SER or AVI formats. It includes a high-speed USB 3.0 connecting cable, a ST-4 Guiding cable, a 1.25" nose extension with C-mount, and Meade Sky Capture Software on CD ROM. The LPI-G Advanced includes installation and operating instructions.
Meade knows that people use different kinds of computers to do their astronomy imaging, so they designed this LPI-G Advanced Imager Camera and Guider to work with the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows XP (32 and 64 bit)
- Microsoft Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit)
- Microsoft Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
- Microsoft Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit)
- Microsoft Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit)
- Mac OS X
Computer Hardware Requirements: Equivalent to Intel Core 2.8 GHz or faster. If you are planning to save lots of videos, a solid state hard drive is recommended to obtain the maximum frame rates.
|Pixel Count:||3072 x 2048 (6.3 Megapixels)|
|Pixel Size:||2.4 µm x 2.4 µm|
|Frame Rate:||59 frames/second at full resolution|
|Image Formats:||JPEG, BITMAP, FITS, TIFF, PNG, PCX, TGA, and BCM|
|Video Formats:||SER or AVI|
|Shutter Type:||Electronic Rolling Shutter|
|Interface:||USB 2.0 or 3.0|
|Guider Port:||ASCOM ST-4 Guider Port|
|Software:||Meade Sky Capture Software and ASCOM-compatible|
|LPI-G Advanced Color Camera:||Sony IMX178 CMOS - back-illuminated|
|LPI-G Advanced Mono Camera:||Sony IMX178 CMOS - back-illuminated|
|Min. System Required:||Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/Mac OS X/Linux|
|Min. CPU Required:||Equal to Intel Core 2.8 GHz or faster|
|Memory Required:||2GB or more|
Meade Product #: 645003 (Color Camera)