About this product
Small pixels provide detailed images for colour and monochromatic planetary, lunar, and solar imaging.
The celestron Skris series of cameras are the result of a marriage between Celestron and Imaging Source and feature quality components and high performance including Sony imaging sensors, high-speed USB 3.0 connections and 12-bit image output that out-performs regular 8-bit images provided by standard planetary CCDs.
The external camera housing has also been redesigned by Celestron for improved heat dissipation, minimising the temperature effect on CCD noise.
All Celestron Skyris cameras are guaranteed free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years
Mono v Colour?
The monochrome camera offers the most sensitivity for capturing the best possible astro-images. Either use the camera by itself to capture black-and-white images of the Moon and planets or attach your own filters and filter wheel to create colour planetary images. The monochrome camera offers you increased sensitivity and the flexibility to image the way you want.
The one-shot colour camera enables you to capture full-colour images instantly. There is no need to spend time imaging the same target multiple times to capture different colours. You also won't need to invest in filters and a filter wheel, making the colour option an economical choice.
- Highly-sensitive Sony ICX445A EXview HAD™ Color and Monochrome CCDs
- High-speed USB 3.0 connection enables fastest frame-rate possible
- Capable of exposures faster than 1/100th of a second for sharper, high-resolution images
- 12-bit output provides higher dynamic range than standard planetary cameras
- Guaranteed free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years
Includes Celestron iCap software and stacking software to aid with capturing, filtering, aligning, stacking, and exporting your images.
Also supplied with a metal 1.25” nosepiece and 10’ USB 3.0 cable.
Optional IR-cut filter is available.
Sony ICX445ALA (Mono) or Sony ICX445AQA (colour) CCDResolution
1280 x 960Sensor size
6.26 mm x 5.01 mmPixel size
3.75 micron squareA/D Conversion
0.0001 to 30 secondsMax frame-rate
30 fpsTelescope connection
1.25" barrel and C-threadOperating environment
40°C to -40°COptical window
ICap, IC Capture & DirectShowSub-framing
Powered by USBSystem requirements
PC laptop with Windows XP/Vista/7/8 & a USB 2.0/3.0 portWeight
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
Skyris CCD Cameras New Drivers, Firmware and Software
Following user feedback, Celestron have improved Skyris' stability in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 using both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems. As an added bonus, the framerate now automatically corresponds to the exposure when exposure time is the limiting factor.
Firmware Update - 11/12/13 - Click Here To Download (ZIP)
Firmware Update - 11/12/13 - Skyris Firmware and Driver Installation Instructions
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