About the Celestron Skyris 618M Monochrome CCD Camera...
Get ready to explore the sky as a new horizon of creativity. For years, The Imaging Source has provided amateur astronomers with high-quality CCD cameras that elevate planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. Now, Celestron, the world'''s number one Celestron Telescope maker, is thrilled to announce not only a landmark partnership with The Imaging Source, but the game-changing result of that collaboration - the Celestron Skyris - a revolutionary new line of astronomical CCD cameras.
Designed for beginning and advanced imagers alike, each of the six color and monochromatic Celestron Skyris CCD Astronomy Camera models reveals the solar system from a completely new perspective, allowing you to create stunning planetary images in crisp, high resolution. Superior internal components - including Sony EXview HAD imaging sensors and high-speed USB 3.0 connections result in great Celestron CCD Camera sensitivity with ultra-fast image capture. Capture more exposures in less time to record moments of the most stable air, resulting in the best image quality. Finally, the dynamic 12-bit image output dramatically outranges the 8-bit output of standard planetary CCDs.
The Celestron Skyris CCD Camera is surrounded by Celestron'''s carefully engineered external camera housing, designed for improved heat dissipation to minimize the temperature effect on CCD noise. The included Celestron iCap software and stacking software (for Windows) aid with capturing, filtering, aligning, stacking, and exporting your best astrophotography images.
The Celestron Skyris CCD Astronomy Camera is available in six optimized configurations:
Celestron Skyris 618C and 618M are the fastest cameras. Use for color and monochromatic planetary imaging with long focal-length Celestron Telescope like Schmidt-Cassegrains and EdgeHDs.
Celestron Skyris 445C and 445M feature small pixels to generate exquisitely detailed images. Use for color and monochromatic planetary, lunar, and solar imaging.
Celestron Skyris 274C and 274M have the biggest sensors, field of view, and pixel array.
Celestron Skyris 618M Monochrome CCD Camera Features...
- Six models for planetary, lunar, and solar imaging
- Highly-sensitive EXview HAD Sony Color and Monochrome CCDs
- High-speed USB 3.0 connection enables fastest framerate possible
- Capable of exposures faster than 1/100th of a second for sharper, high-resolution images
- 12-bit output provides higher dynamic range than standard planetary cameras
Celestron Skyris 618M Monochrome CCD Camera Specifications...
CCD Camera Series: Celestron Skyris 618M
Color or B&W: Monochrome
Filter Wheel: No
Warranty: 2 Year Warranty
# of Sensors: Single Sensor
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Camera Chip Model: ICX618AQ
CCD Class: Standard
Pixel Size: 5-7 Microns
Pixel Size in Micrometers: 5.6 x 5.6 microns
Pixel Array: 640 x 480
Chip Diagonal: Less than 6mm
Sensor Diagonal: 5.86mm
Integrated Guider: no
Binning Modes: Custom - User Defined
Shutter Type: Digital
Interface: USB 3.0
Operating System Compatibility: Windows
Included Software: iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow
Camera Weight: 3.6 oz.Celestron Product Number: 95511