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Opticstar DS-142M ICE Peltier Cooled Camera, 1.4MP, 1/2" Monochrome CCD Sony ICX205AK, 1434 x 1050 Resolution


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About Opticstar DS-142M

The Opticstar DS-142M ICE Peltier Cooled Camera with fan-assist is a native 1.4 mega-pixel 16-bit color CCD imager with a large and very sensitive Sony SuperHAD Chip of 1/2" diagonal (ICX205AK). The DS-142C ICE uses the all new Z-MAX high-speed platform which adds a host of desirable features to this high quality camera.

Unlike other cameras in its class, gain support, noise reduction and black level are all implemented in the camera hardware and applied to the signal prior to the data been sent to the PC, thus ensuring the highest quality signal and brightest image possible at maximum speeds of 2.5fps @ 1434x1050 in uncompressed RAW format.

Opticstar DS-142M Features

  • Hardware Gain: The camera's advanced features can easily be demonstrated in StarView. The StarView mode is real time video mode with exposure times upto 10 seconds per frame. There is no need to use any bias frames. Deep sky objects become visible in real time, making focusing much easier & quicker
  • High Quality Construction: The camera electronics and sensor are housed inside a high quality aluminium body that entirely seals the sensor and on-board electronics from the outside environment
  • Nebulosity Software: Nebulosity is designed to be a powerful, but simple to use camera control and image processing application for Opticstar CCD cameras
  • Auto-Guiding: The Opticstar deep sky cameras (DS-xxx) can be used in conjunction with the Opticstar AG-130M COOLAIR Auto-guiding Kit to deliver a complete imaging solution

Opticstar DS-142M Specifications

Sensor type
Sony ICX205AK CCD, progressive scan
Sensor size
7.60mm x 6.20mm (1/2")
1.4 Megapixels, 1434 x 1050 pixels
Pixel size
4.65um x 4.65um
Binning modes
1x1, 2x2, 4x4
Preview mode
1434x1050 at 2.5 frames per second
On Board Functions
Gain x1024, Noise Reduction, Black Level
Dark Current
0.15e-/pix/s (cooled)
Readout speed
20, 10MHz
Data output
16-bit raw, many other file formats as supported by the applications
Exposure time
User defined from 20ms upwards
Raw 16-bit image transfer
1 second approximately at 1434x1050
Peltier cooled with fan assist, up to 30deg.C below ambient
Optical interface
Computer interface
USB 2.0
Robust all metal case and sealed electronics
Computer requirements
Microsoft Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) 2000/XP/Vista/7; USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxHxD)
71x95x86.7mm / 2.79x3.74x3.41"
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