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Celestron Skyris 618C Imaging Camera 95510

Price: $499.95

Celestron Partners with The Imaging Source. For years, The Imaging Source has produced astronomical CCD cameras known for quality, performance, and value, elevating planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. Now, The Imaging Source design team in Germany has joined forces with Celestron’s engineers in California to create the Skyris line. Skyris combines the unmatched expertise of The Imaging Source, with Celestron’s innovative industrial design. And of course, it’s backed by Celestron’s world-class product support and 2-year warranty.

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Main information about Celestron Skyris 618C Imaging Camera 95510

 

Celestron Partners with The Imaging Source

For years, The Imaging Source has produced astronomical CCD cameras known for quality, performance, and value, elevating planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. Now, The Imaging Source design team in Germany has joined forces with Celestron’s engineers in California to create the Skyris line.

Skyris combines the unmatched expertise of The Imaging Source, with Celestron’s innovative industrial design. And of course, it’s backed by Celestron’s world-class product support and 2-year warranty. Whether you're an advanced user or a beginner, you'll love creating beautiful astroimages with these easy-to-use cameras. Capture the Sun, Moon, and planets like never before and create crisp, high-resolution images.



More Data, Faster with USB 3.0 and Lightning-Fast Readout

Skyris is capable of super-fast image download, up to 120 frames per second, thanks to USB 3.0 connections. Even more impressive, Skyris’ Sony CCDs are capable of capturing exposures in as little as 1/10,000th of a second. You’ll be able to capture brief moments of steady air to deliver the sharpest possible images.



Ultra-Sensitive Sony ICX618AQA Color CCD Sensor

Perfectly suited for planetary imaging due to its sensitivity, CCD technology remains the trusted choice of the world’s top planetary imagers. The world-acclaimed Sony EXview HAD CCD sensors in Skyris cameras are also the preferred sensors for scientific and industrial imaging. CCDs provide no-compromise performance, especially towards the red spectrum.

The Skyris 618C’s small chip features ample pixel size, making it the ideal match for long focal length telescopes like the Schmidt-Cassegrain and EdgeHD. Skyris 618C is a one-shot color camera, allowing you to capture full-color images instantly. There's no need to image the same target multiple times to capture different colors. You also won't need to invest in filters and a filter wheel, making the 618C an economical choice. 

Skyris also features a Celestron-designed camera body, which helps dissipate heat to minimize the effect of thermal noise on the CCD. Skyris cameras do not have an optical window, which makes cleaning your camera easier and ensures maximum light transmission with no risk of internal reflections.



A Complete Imaging Solution—Just Add Your Telescope and PC!

All Skyris cameras include Celestron iCap capture software and stacking software (for Windows systems only). This software suite allows you to easily control the camera, capture, and export your images or movie files. Next, you’ll filter your images and stack the best shots to create your masterpiece.

With a 1.25" nosepiece and 10' USB 3.0 cable included, Skyris has everything you need to get started with lunar, solar, or planetary imaging.



Using Skyris as an Autoguider

Equipped with Sony EXview HAD CCD sensors, Skyris cameras make excellent autoguiders.  If used with a Celestron mount, Skyris connects as a DirectShow device or WDM-style webcam. Just plug the hand control into the supplied serial cable using an optional USB to RS-232 Adapter.  Skyris works with popular software like MaxIm DL or freeware like PHD Guiding. Or, plug the camera into the ST-4 autoguider port on select non-Celestron mounts, turning your Skyris into a high-end autoguider. Learn more on our Support Tab.

 

Features:

  • The first camera designed and engineered in Germany by The Imaging Source, the leader in high-end planetary imaging, in collaboration with Celestron engineers in California.
  • Powered by ultra-fast USB 3.0 technology, Skyris transfers data at the fastest possible speeds.
  • Skyris features acclaimed Sony CCD sensors for maximum sensitivity and low noise.
  • The world’s top planetary imagers including Christopher Go, Robert Reeves, and Thierry Legault beta-tested and use Skyris cameras.

 

Specifications:

A/D Conversion

12 bit

Back Focus Distance

19mm with nosepiece, 17.5mm with C-mount

Exposure Range

0.0001 to 30 seconds

Imaging Sensor

Sony ICX618AQA Color CCD

Mounting

1.25" barrel and C-thread

Operating Environment

40° C to -40°C

Shutter

Global

Software Compatibility

iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow, FireCapture

Sub-Framing

Selectable

Weight (oz)

3.6 oz (102 g)

Power Requirements

Powered by USB

Camera Resolution

640 x 480

Sensor Size

4.46mm x 3.80mm

Pixel Size

5.6 micron square

Frames per Second

Up to 120

USB Connection

High-speed 3.0, 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: 95510

Product's UPC: 050234955102

Celestron Skyris 618C Imaging Camera 95510

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