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Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera, 8.3MP, 3326x2504, Kodak KAF-8300 Color Sensor

SKU: CNNS8300 MFR: 95560
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About the Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD

The Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera is a one-shot color CCD camera featuring the highly acclaimed Kodak KAF-8300 sensor. The Nightscape 8300 provides 8.3 megapixels of resolution on this ultra-sensitive Kodak CCD. Camera control and image processing are made easy, fast and effective, thanks to the included AstroFX software. Additionally, the Nightscape 8300 is the most affordable feature-rich KAF-8300 CCD camera on the market.

Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Includes

  • 2-Year Warranty

Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Features

  • Sensitivity: Nightscape ultra-sensitive KAF-8300 CCD easily detects subtle deep sky details. Capture the faint wisps of a colorful emission nebula or image fine detail of a spiral galaxy millions of light years away. You'll be amazed how much faint detail you can detect in your time lapse astroimage
  • A Cool Performer: The regulated thermoelectric cooling system with adjustable speed fan not only reduce the inherent CCD noise, but the temperature is also precisely regulated to your setting of choice, allowing you to take accurate calibration images
  • 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 a round star with minimal light diffraction
  • Full Control: Celestron intuitive 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

Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Specifications

A/D Conversion 16 bit
Back Focus Distance 55 mm w/ 2" barrel; 26 mm w/o barrel
Binning 2x2
Cooling Range 20Cdeg. below ambient
Dark Signal (at 0deg. C) 0.15e-/pixel/second
Download Time 12 sec for full-frame image
Dynamic Range 64.4 dB
Exposure Range .001 sec to 24hrs (2x2 bin); .01sec to 24hrs (1x1 bin)
Full Well Capacity 25,500 e-
Imaging Sensor Kodak KAF-8300 Color Sensor
Mounting 2" barrel and t-thread
Operating Environment 40Cdeg. to -40Cdeg. (104F to -40F)
Optical Window High transmission Schott B270 glass
Quantum Efficiency 33%@630 nm; 40%@550 nm; 33%@470 nm
Read Noise (RMS) 8 e-
Shutter Internal Mechanical
Software Compatibility AstroFX, MaximDL, ASCOM Driver
Sub-Framing Full, Half, Quarter, selectable
Optical Coatings IR cutoff and anti-reflection multi-coatings
Power Requirements 12V DC 2.5Amp, tip positive
Cooling Regulated Thermoelectric w/ Fan
Camera Resolution 8.3MP (3326x2504)
Sensor Size 17.96 mm x 13.52 mm (22.5 mm diagonal)
Pixel Size 5.4 micron square
USB Cable High-Speed 2.0, 10' cable length
System requirements Processor: Pentium or equivalent, or higher
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (or higher), 32-bit or 64-bit
RAM: 1GB
Disk Space: 500MB
Video Display minimum 1024x768, 16-bit color or higher
Weight 2 lbs (0.91 kg)
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