NEW USB 2.0 colour CMOS camera with Sony image sensor for Lunar, Planetary, deep-sky imaging and ST-4 ASCOM compliant auto-guiding
If you're venturing into astro-imaging for the first time on a tight budget and would like to view and image the Moon or planets and with plans to take some auto-guided long exposures with you Digital SLR in the future, then this is definitely the device for you.
Due to its new Sony Exmore image sensor, the NEW ProStar LP-GUIDE-C2 is a step up in sensitivity from the original AR130 sensor model (the LP-GUIDE-C). Not only is it more sensitive for grabbing fainter stars for auto-guiding it features better colour performance for planetary and even deep-sky imaging.
Slightly longer housing for better cooling and only 5 grams heavier that its predecessor it also exhibits far less hot pixels.
Sensor: Sony IMX224LQR - 1/3 - (4.8x3.6mm)
Resolution: 3.75 x 3.75 um pixels
Up to 30FPS at 640 x 480 and 12 fps 1280 X 960 full resolution (dependent on memory and speed of your computer. Using ROI function allows faster captured frame rates up to 60 fps.
Bit Depth: 8 bit or 12 bit selectable
Exposure times: 0.105ms ~ 80 seconds
Spectral Range: 380-650nm (with IR-cut Filter), 350-1050nm (with double side AR Coating protect window)
Long exposure supported up to 80 seconds
Protected Image Sensor window with clear AR coating on both sides
Built In ST4 Auto Guider Port allows for the easy connection to your favourite auto-guider software
Aluminium housing with standard 1.25" interface (outer) to fit 1.25 inch telescope eyepiece holder
- C-mount 1.25 inch C-mount nosepiece
- rubber end dust cap
- 2.0 metre USB cable
- 2.0 metre Auto-Guiding cable
- CD with imaging video and still capture software plus ASCOM driver
- Length: (inserted): 44mm
- Length: (overall): 71mm
- Width: 35mm
- Weight: 70 gms
- Handy safety strap
Software: Win XP, WIN7, WIN8 and WIN10 plus MAC O/S (available)
Supported Software for this camera includes:
Will also come to focus with telescopes of limited inward focus capability like the Coronado PST solar scope.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. We have tested it as a planetary and deep-sky imager as well as an auto-guider and it's simply an excellent performer and value for money.