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Celestron Nightscape CCD Camera 95555

Price: $1499.95

Nightscape CCD camera combines the simplicity of a one-shot color imaging camera with the sophisticated features and software of more expensive astronomical imaging systems. Using a Kodak 10.7MP Color Sensor and regulated TEC cooling system, Nightscape can give you instant results in just a single exposure. Coupled with the internal mechanical shutter and control software you can also automatically combine multiple images and dark frames to create images.

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Main information about Celestron Nightscape CCD Camera 95555

 

Nightscape CCD camera combines the simplicity of a one-shot color imaging camera with the sophisticated features and software of more expensive astronomical imaging systems. Using a Kodak 10.7MP Color Sensor and regulated TEC cooling system, Nightscape can give you instant results in just a single exposure. Coupled with the internal mechanical shutter and control software you can also automatically combine multiple images and dark frames to create images comparable to those taken with  professional grade cameras costing thousands more.

With Nightscape you get:

 

Versatility
With compact 4.75 micron x 4.75 micron pixels and 2x2 and 4x4  binning, the Nightscape is perfectly matched for optimal resolution at multiple F-numbers. With an F/10 system and 2x2 binning, Nightscape gives you a large image scale while still providing sub-arc second image sampling; ideal for bringing out fine detail in planets and compact deep-sky objects.  Or take advantage of the high resolution 4.75 micron x 4.75 micron pixels at f/2 to capture your favorite wide field objects while maintaining resolution better than your "seeing" conditions. Nightscape gives you the versatility to match all the configuration of your EdgeHD, SCT or other optical system.

 

Fidelity

The Kodak KAI-10100 Color Sensor offers both light sensitivity and a balanced spectral response for capturing true color fidelity in a fraction of the time as with a color filter wheel.

 

Cooling

Regulated  Thermoelectric Cooling (TEC) and variable fan control provides a vibration free laminar air flow to dramatically reduce thermal noise inherent in all imaging sensors.

 

Form Factor
Compact four inch diameter design provides minimal obstruction needed for Fastar f/2 imaging. The round symmetrical aluminum cast body resembles the obstruction of the secondary mirror of a Cassegrain telescope ensuring round star with minimal light diffraction. Additionally the spacing to sensor is the same distance as most DSLR cameras allowing compatibility with most standard DSLR t-adapters.

 

Full Control
Celestron AstroFX software takes you step-by-step from taking images to processing the final result. AstroFX gives you full control of your camera from temperature regulation, exposure control as well as computer assisted focusing for easy image acquisition. AstroFX knows just what to do with your images and calibration frames to create a final master image that's been stacked, stretched, sharpened, saturated and ready to share with your friends in a snap.

 

System requirements:

  • Processor – Pentium or equivalent, or higher
  • Windows XP™, Windows Vista™, or Windows 7™ (or higher), 32-bit or 64-bit
  • 1GB RAM
  • Disk Space – 20MB for program installation
  • Video Display minimum 1024x768, 16-bit color or higher

Included with your Nightscape is Celestron's innovative AstroFX software. AstroFx takes you step-by-step from snapping an image to processing the final result.

AstroFX gives you full control of your camera from temperature regulation, exposure control as well as computer assisted focusing for easy image acquisition. AstroFX knows just what to do with your images and calibration frames to create a final master image that's been stacked, stretched, sharpened, saturated and ready to share with your friends in a snap.

 

Features:

  • One shot color imaging using 10.7MP CCD sensor - No filter wheels or color combining needed
  • 4.75 micron x 4.75 micron pixels - Small pixels and 2x2 and 4x4 binning allows for optimal resolution at multiple F-numbers
  • Thermoelectric cooling (TEC) - Regulated TEC and adjustable fan to dramatically reduce thermal noise
  • Internal Mechanical Shutter - makes acquiring dark frames easy
  • AstroFX software - takes you step-by-step from taking images to processing the final result
  • Full-frame image buffer prevents image artifacts when downloading from camera to computer

 

Specifications:

A/D Conversion

16 bit

Back Focus Distance

55 mm w/ 2" barrel; 26 mm w/o barrel

Binning

2x2, 4x4

Cooling Range

20C° below ambient

Dark Signal (at 0° C)

2e-/pixel/second

Download Time

11 sec or less for full-frame image

Dynamic Range

64 dB

Exposure Range

.001 sec to 24hrs (2x2, 4x4 Bin); .01sec to 24hrs (1x1 binning)

Full Well Capacity

25,000 e-

Imaging Sensor

Kodak KAI-10100 Color Sensor

Mounting

2" barrel and t-thread

Operating Environment

40C° to -40C° (104F to -40F)

Optical Window

High transmission Schott B270 glass

Quantum Efficiency

32%@630 nm; 42%@550 nm; 40%@470 nm

Read Noise (RMS)

16 e-

Shutter

Internal Mechanical

Software Compatibility

AstroFX, MaximDL, ASCOM Driver

Sub-Framing

Full, Half, Quarter, selectable

Optical Coatings

IR cutoff and anti-reflection multi-coatings

Weight (lbs)

2 lbs (0.91 kg)

Power Requirements

12V DC 2.5Amp, tip positive

Cooling

Regulated Thermoelectric w/ Fan

Camera Resolution

10.7MP (3760x2840)

Sensor Size

17.9 mm x 13.5 mm (22.5 mm diagonal)

Pixel Size

4.75 micron square

USB Cable

High-Speed 2.0, 10' cable length

 

Celestron Accessories Two Year Limited Warranty

A. Celestron warrants its accessories to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Celestron to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Celestron together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Celestron.

B. The proper Return Authorization Number must be obtained from Celestron in advance of return. Call Celestron at (310) 328-9560 to receive the number to be displayed on the outside of your shipping container.

All returns must be accompanied by a written statement setting forth the name, address and daytime telephone number of the owner, together with a brief description of any claimed defects. Parts or product for which replacement is made shall become the property of Celestron.

The customer shall be responsible for all costs of transportation and insurance, both to and from the factory of Celestron, and shall be required to prepay such costs.

Celestron shall use reasonable effort to repair or replace any accessory covered by this warranty within thirty days of receipt. In the event repair or replacement shall require more than thirty days, Celestron shall notify the customer accordingly. Celestron reserves the right to replace any product which has been discontinued from its product line with a new product of comparable value and function.

This warranty shall be void and of no force of effect in the event a covered product has been modified in design or function, or subjected to abuse, misuse, mishandling or unauthorized repair. Further, product malfunction or deterioration due to normal wear is not covered by this warranty.

Celestron disclaims any warranties, express or implied whether of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, except as expressly set forth herein.

The sole obligation of Celestron under this limited warranty shall be to repair or replace the covered product, in accordance with the terms set forth herein. Celestron expressly disclaims any lost profits, general, special, indirect or consequential damages which may result from breach of any warranty, or arising out of the use or inability to use any Celestron product. Any warranties which are implied and which cannot be disclaimed shall be limited in duration to a term of two years from the date of original retail purchase.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Celestron reserves the right to modify or discontinue, without prior notice to you, any model or style of accessory. If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your accessory contact:

Celestron
Customer Service Department
2835 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503 U.S.A.
(310) 328-9560, Fax (310) 212-5835
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST

NOTE: This warranty is valid to U.S.A. and Canadian customers who have purchased this product from an authorized Celestron dealer in the U.S.A. or Canada. Warranty outside the U.S.A. and Canada is valid only to customers who purchased from a Celestron Distributor or Authorized Celestron Dealer in the specific country. Please contact them for any warranty service.

Product's SKU: 95555

Product's UPC: 050234955553

Celestron Nightscape CCD Camera 95555

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