Celestron NightScape Telescope CCD Camera

Item #CELE530-1

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  • $1,199.95
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  • One-shot color imaging 10.7 MP CCD Sensor
  • 4.75 micron x 4.75 micron pixels
  • TEC Thermoelectric cooling
  • Internal Mechanical Shutter
  • AstroFX Software for step-by-step image processing
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  • Description

    Celestron's 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
    • 1 GB RAM
    • Disk Space – 20 MB for program installation
    • Video Display minimum 1024 x 768, 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.

    Supplier SKU

    95555

    Shipping Restrictions

    Only ships in contiguous USA.

    What's Included

    Nightscape CCD Camera, AstroFX control software cd, USB cable, 12V dc Power cable

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Brand

    Celestron

    Telescope Accessories Series

    Celestron Photographic / Visual Accessories


    Documentation

    Download the Celestron NightScape CCD Camera User Manual
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    Manufacturer Warranty

    Default manufacturer warranty.

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