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Celestron Skyris 236

Now: £389.00 (Save:  £167.00) Was:  £556.00
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About this product

Model:  celestron_skyris_236M_95507
Part Number:  95507

"The Skyris 236C is a member of the new generation of fast, sensitive, low noises and large-area CMOS-based digital video cameras, and is capable of great planetary images in good condition. We were very pleased with the images it produced, it's straightforward ease of use, and it's robust attractive build."  Martin Lewis writing for BBC Sky @ Night magazine

Designed and engineered by The Imaging Source, the leader in high-end planetary imaging, in collaboration with Celestron engineers in California using the latest Sony Exmor CMOS technology, which is very sensitive to near infrared so an excellent choice for planetary imaging.

Powered by SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for fast data readout. 

The world’s top planetary imagers, including Christopher Go, beta-tested and use Skyris cameras.


CMOS technology is emerging as the hottest thing in imaging, and SONY’S EXMOR IMX236 sensor leads the way. Twice as sensitive in the near-infrared as the IMX136, the IMX236 offers the perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value. You’ll get results that rival those of more expensive cameras, at a price that’s well suited to the budding astroimager. The IMX236’s small pixel size of just 2.8 microns delivers more resolution and requires less focal length than cameras with larger pixels – a big advantage for planetary imaging.  Small to medium telescopes can achieve a bigger image scale without compromising sensitivity.


For years, The Imaging Source has produced astronomical 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. 


Skyris is capable of super-fast image download thanks to USB 3.0 connections. Even more impressive, Skyris’ CMOS sensor is capable of capturing up to 200 frames per second when subframed on planets. Or image the full 2.3 megapixel 1/3-inch sensor at 60 frames per second—great for lunar and solar imaging.

The perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value. You’ll get results that rival those of more expensive cameras, at a price that’s well suited to the budding astroimager.

Skyris 236M is a monochrome camera, offering you the most sensitivity for capturing the best possible astroimages. Attach the specially designed Skyris Filter Wheel to image in colour.

Skyris 236C is a one-shot colour camera, allowing you to capture full-colour 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. 

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.


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.



Skyris cameras also 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. Skyris can also be used as an autoguider.  For more details, please check the article in our Support tab

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Imaging SensorSony Exmor™ IMX236 CMOS (Monochrome or Colour)
Weight3.6 oz
A/D Conversion12 bit
Back Focus Distance19mm with nosepiece, 17.5mm with C-mount
Exposure Range0.0001 to 10 second
Mounting1.25" barrel and C-thread
Operating Environment40 C to -40C (104℉ to -40℉)
Software CompatibilityiCap, IC Capture, DirectShow, oaCapture
Power RequirementsPowered by USB
Camera Resolution1920 x 1200
Sensor Size5.44mm x 3.42mm
Pixel Size2.8 micron square
Frames per SecondOver 200 (60fps at full frame)
USB ConnectionSuper-speed 3.0, 10' cable length
Optical WindowNone
Optical CoatingsAnti-Reflection multi-coatings on cover glass
USB CableHigh-speed 3.0, 10 cable length
Included ItemsSkyris 236 camera body, 1.25 nosepiece, software CD, ISB cable, instruction manual

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Skyris 236 Manual (PDF)

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amazing camera
Tuesday, 27 October 2015  | 

this is a well built and very fast camera writing nearly 7Gb for 3000 frames at full resolution. The USB cable is sturdy and the ability to screw it into the camera body is excellent.
Also supports CS and C lenses which is good for meteor capture.
You will need two hard drives to get the full 60fps+ output. My very high spec laptop just couldn't keep up and gave lots of dropped frames at full speed. (tried several laptops with same issue) Solution is to have two usb 3 ports, camera in one and a 250Gb(min) thumb drive in the other for data capture. Drive must be NTFS formatted with max possible sector size before use. Also change the drive policies to better performance.
Another word of caution is that gamma cannot be changed. Easily fixed in Photoshop etc after stacking.
Registax can struggle with the file sizes, Autostakkert has no problems.
Say goodbye to barlow lenses its small pixels allow for very close to fully sampled images with most telescopes.
Its IR response is awe inspiring. The moon using IR807 filter can be captured with low gain at 1/1000s.
H alpha imaging of the sun through double stacked solarmax 60 has never been so fast.
Fantastic camera at great price point.


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