Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera, 8.3MP, 3326x2504, Kodak KAF-8300 Color Sensor
What's Included With This Item:
- 2-Year Warranty
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Celestrons ground-breaking Nightscape CCD Camera has a new addition to the lineup: Introducing the Nightscape 8300, the 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!
With Nightscape you get:
Sensitivity Nightscapes 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. Youll be amazed how much faint detail you can detect in your time lapse astroimages.
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. The camera electronics have been carefully engineered to minimize the read noise (only 8e- RMS) and provide the cleanest image data possible.
Form Factor Compact four" 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. Additionally the spacing to sensor is the same distance as most DSLR cameras allowing compatibility with most standard DSLR t-adapters.
Full Control Celestrons 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. 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.
Processor Pentium or equivalent, or higher
Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (or higher), 32-bit or 64-bit
Disk Space 500MB
Video Display minimum 1024x768, 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.
|A/D Conversion||16 bit|
|Back Focus Distance||55 mm w/ 2" barrel; 26 mm w/o barrel|
|Max Cooling||20C below ambient|
|Dark Signal (at 0 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||40C to -40C (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-|
|Software Compatibility||AstroFX, MaximDL, ASCOM Driver|
|Sub-Framing||Full, Half, Quarter, selectable|
|Optical Coatings||IR cutoff and anti-reflection multi-coatings|
|Weight (lbs)||2 lbs (0.91 kg)|
|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 Connection||High-Speed 2.0, 10' cable length|