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Astrophotography Kit-Ultrastar CCD

Advanced astrophotography kit photo

Keywords: Astrophotography


Note  This item is being serviced and it is not available for check out.


The waiting list for this equipment is filled and new requests are temporarily on hold.

This astrophotography kit is designed capable amateur astronomers who wish to learn the basics of imaging with CCD cameras. It includes the same model 80mm ED APO (apochromatic) refractor (Meade 6000) with reducer/flattener and the same Celestron AVX telescope mount as the Advanced CCD kit, along with an entry level CCD camera (an Ultrastar Color CCD with a resolution of 1392 x 1040 pixels), a reducer/flatener, a Windows 10 laptop preloaded with the necessary software and drivers, and all the necessary cables and power supply. The borrower should understand how to align and use an equatorial mount and must supply a laptop computer to operate the camera. There is no guide camera. The short effective focal length of the system allows unguided exposures of a few minutes, which can then be stacked during post processing

Ultrastar-C Specifications:
CCD - Sony ICX825AL ExView2 monochrome CCD
Pixel count - 1392(H) x 1040(V)
Pixel size - 6.45 x 6.45uM
Optical size - 8.98 x 6.71 mm
Input connection - ‘Mini B’ USB socket for USB2.0
Output connection - Standard RJ12 autoguider socket


Currently Loaned out

Requests to Borrow

There are 3 other members with requests to borrow this equipment.