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Celestron Skyris 618M Astronomical Monochrome CCD Camera #95511

SKU: CNSR618M MFR: 95511
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About the Celestron Skyris 618M

Celestron Skyris 618M CCD Camera.
The Celestron Skyris Series CCD Cameras are designed for beginning and advanced imagers alike, each of the six Skyris models will make you experience the sky from a completely new perspective as you create stunning planetary images in crisp, high resolution.

Superior internal components including Sony imaging sensors and high-speed USB 3.0 connections create rapid exposures that capture stable air and dynamic 12-bit image output that outrange the 8-bit of standard planetary CCDs. The external camera housing has been redesigned by Celestron for improved heat dissipation, thereby minimizing the temperature effect on CCD noise.

The included Celestron iCap software and stacking software aid with capturing, filtering, aligning, stacking, and exporting your best images. Finally, Skyris comes packaged with several additional useful accessories, including a metal 1.25" nosepiece, optional IR-cut filter, and 10' USB 3.0 cable.

Skyris is available in six configurations, especially suited for these subjects:
• 618C and 618M: our fastest cameras for color and monochromatic planetary imaging with long focal-length telescopes like Schmidt-Cassegrains and EdgeHDs
• 445C and 445M: small pixels provide detailed images for color and monochromatic planetary, lunar, and solar imaging
• 274C and 274M: the biggest sensor, field of view, and pixel array for color and monochromatic planetary, lunar, solar imaging

Celestron Skyris 618M Includes

  • 1.25" Nosepiece
  • 10' USB 3.0 Cable
  • Celestron iCap Software CD
  • 2-Year Warranty

Celestron Skyris 618M Features

  • Highly-sensitive EXview HAD Sony Monochrome CCD
  • High-speed USB 3.0 connection enables fastest framerate 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

Celestron Skyris 618M Specifications

Power Requirements Powered by USB
USB High-speed USB 3.0, cable 10' long, USB 2.0 back-compatible
Camera Housing Construction Extruded aluminum with integral heat sink fins
Optical Window None
Pixel Size 5.6 Micron Square
A/D Conversion 12 bit
Imaging Sensor Sony ICX618AQA CCD
Color or Monochrome? Monochrome
Camera Resolution (in pixels) 640 x 480
Total number of pixels 0.3 Mp
Mounting 1.25" barrel and C-thread
Sensor Size 4.46mm x 3.80mm
Shutter Global Shutter
Software Compability iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow, FireCapture
Operating Enviroment -40°C to 40°C
Sub Framing Selectable
Exposure Range 0.0001 to 30 seconds
Frames per Second Up to 120
Weight 3.6 oz(102 g)
Recommended / Best Usage Advanced planetary imaging
Key Features Uses proven Sony EX-View HAD CCD sensor with fast USB 3.0 connection.
Recommended Accessories Skyris Filter Wheel, LRGB Filter Set
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