Orion StarShoot G4 Colour Deep Space Imaging Camera
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About this product
Orion's fourth generation StarShoot Imaging Camera features an impressive CCD chip sensor and highly efficient cooling systems to help you capture amazing astrophotos.
StarShoot G4 cameras are some of the "coolest" 16 bit imaging devices available at this price range - literally! Regulated thermoelectric cooling (TEC) keeps each camera at least 20ø below ambient temperature to eliminate noise for accurate dark frame acquisition and efficient image capture. Thanks to regulated TEC, StarShoot G4 cameras make it easy to match dark frames night to night, and even hour to hour for impeccable results. Each G4 camera is equipped with a vibration-free fan to further optimize cooling performance.
The StarShoot G4 Color is built around the 1/2" format Sony ICX829AKA color CCD sensor, which boasts a 752 x 582 pixel array with sensitive, 8.6 micron by 8.3 micron pixels to detect and capture detailed features of deep space objects. Such large, 1/2" format CCD sensors aren't usually available in cameras priced as low as the Orion StarShoot G4, and the big chip provides a much larger imaging field of view than cameras equipped with 1/3" format sensors so you can shoot more sky in less time.
Highly efficient StarShoot G4 cameras can download a full-frame image in just 1.5 seconds, and subframe capability provides even speedier downloads. With its exposure range of 0.01 seconds to 60 minutes, the StarShoot G4 is capable of capturing lengthy exposures of faint deep space objects as well as swift snapshots of the Moon and planets.
A download insert for complete Orion Camera Studio astrophotography imaging software is included with each StarShoot G4. Orion Camera Studio makes it easy to control image capture, save, process, and share images. Included software is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10 Operating Systems. ASCOM drivers are included. Versatile StarShoot G4 cameras can also be used for autoguiding.
The compact StarShoot G4 camera body measures just 2.68" x 2.75" x 3.63" and features a built-in 2" nosepiece and T-threads as well as a 1.25" adapter for easy attachment to a variety of imaging telescopes. Includes a 10' USB cable and a 10' 12V auto-lighter socket power cable.
- Orion StarShoot G4 Color Deep Space Imaging Camera10' USB cable
- 10' 12V DC power cable
- Orion Camera Studio software download card
- Imaging sensor: Sony ICX829AKA
- Imaging sensor size: 7.4mm x 5.95mm
- Pixel array: 752 x 582 (437,664 total)
- Pixel size: 8.6 x 8.3
- Imaging chip: Single Shot Color
- Autoguider capability: Yes
- Exposure range: 0.01 seconds to 60 minutes
- A/D conversion: 16 bit
- Thermoelectric cooling: Yes
- IR filter: No
- Mounting: 1.25" nozzle, 2" nozzle or t-thread
- USB connection: 2.0
- Software compatibility: Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64-bit)
- Full well capacity: 50000e-
- Read noise (RMS): 7e-
- Gain: 0.79e- per ADU
- Binning: 1x1, 2x2
- Max cooling: -20C from ambient
- Full frame download time: 2.0 sec
- Backfocus distance (from T-threads): 18.20mm
- Weight (oz.): 20
- Warranty: One year