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Orion StarShoot G26 Color

SKU: 51458

Orion StarShoot G26 Color
Orion StarShoot G26 Color
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Orion StarShoot G26 Color

SKU: 51458


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Orion is proud to announce the StarShoot G26 APS-C Color Imaging Camera. Built around the Sony IMX571 CMOS chip, the G26 offers a 28.3mm diagonal (APS-C format) sensor, with 3.76 micron pixels, 80% QE, and a full resolution topping out at a massive 6224x4168 pixels.

But the size of the chip is perhaps the least impressive of the specs for this incredibly sensitive camera. The IMX571 CMOS chip is a native 16-bit sensor with a full well capacity of 51ke- which produces an incredible dynamic range in your images, with smooth transitions in brightness and amazing contrast. And best of all, unlike most CMOS cameras on the market, the IMX571 chip produces ZERO amp glow! Because of this and the low level of noise present in the chip, you may even decide to skip shooting those dark calibration frames! Look at the dark frame examples below for the difference between our very popular StarShoot G10 camera and this new G26. Notice the signature amp glow on the upper right edge of the G10 IMX294 chip image? Of course, this is normally processed out when shooting and subtracting dark frames, but with the G26 having no amp glow to begin with, you're that much closer to a fully calibrated image straight off of the camera!

Taken with the Orion StarShoot G10 Camera
A 120s stacked StarShoot G10 dark frame

Taken with the Orion StarShoot G26 Camera
A 120s stacked StarShoot G26 dark frame

 

The APS-C format chip in the StarShoot 26mp provides an even bigger field of view compared with the smaller 4/3" format chips in our G10, G16, and G21 lines, providing more opportunities for the perfect image composition in your photographs. And of course, with 26 million pixels at 3.76 microns each, there is an incredible amount of resolution inherent in this camera, both for deep-sky and solar system imaging.

The StarShoot 26mp APS-C features a two-stage regulated thermo-electric cooler with fan, capable of reaching ~35° C below ambient temperature. A dew heater built into the front window protects against dew forming at such low temperatures. The USB 3.0 interface provides exceptionally fast frame rates and download speeds. Power for the camera electronics comes from the USB 3.0 port, and the TE cooler is powered by an included AC adapter, though any 12v 3amp external battery source will work as well.

A standard t-thread is cut into the front opening of the camera, and with an included 2" nozzle, you can attach the G26 camera to most all telescope configurations, including coma correctors, flatteners, and off-axis guiders. With a built in two-port USB 2.0 hub, your guide camera and other USB accessories can be wired directly to the G26, which means you'll only have the one USB cable running to your laptop, eliminating many extraneous wires draping from the telescope to the computer.

Compatible with Win 8/10/11, the camera includes a hard case, along with free control and image acquisition software. And best of all, the StarShoot G26 is ASCOM compatible, meaning you can use most dedicated astro-imaging software on the market to unlock the full potential of your new StarShoot G26 APS-C Color Imaging Camera!

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