Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II 52196

Manufacturer
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
Categories
CCD Cameras
Solar, Lunar & Planetary Imaging

Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II

•Our second generation astrophotography video camera is compatible with both Windows and Apple computers
•See real-time views of deep space objects in color with this versatile and fun video imaging camera for your telescope
•Features a serial input interface which allows the video camera to be connected with a growing number of accessories for versatile control options
•Display real-time views of deep space objects as seen through your telescope on a TV, on the Orion LCD-DVR (sold separately), through a projector, or on any device with RCA inputs
•Highly sensitive deep space video camera excels at imaging brighter deep space objects such as the Messier catalog, bright nebulas, galaxies, comets, meteors and closer targets like the Moon, planets, and Sun (with a properly fitting telescope solar filter)

Whereas CCD and DSLR astrophotography normally requires many minutes, or even hours, of painstaking data acquisition and processing in order to create an astrophoto, the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II lets you view real-time images of deep space objects in all their glory. Views of bright deep space delicacies can be displayed with any device equipped with RCA composite video inputs, such as a TV or projector.

This second generation Deep Space Video Camera is compatible with both Apple and Windows desktop computers and laptops. The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II features a serial input interface which allows use with a growing number of optional accessories designed to help optimize efficiency of the camera. A red LED power light lets you know the camera is functioning properly, without disrupting your dark-adapted vision in the field.

The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II is built around the sensitive Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R color sensor which is capable of providing pleasing real-time views of the 110 Messier objects, as well as many other bright galaxies, star clusters and nebulas. The astronomical video camera also performs admirably when trained on objects such as the Moon and planets within our solar system. The highly sensitive StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II excels during both daytime and nighttime conditions, so it has a huge potential for use across many applications.

The included Orion Video Capture Device easily attaches to your video camera, camcorder, DVD player, DVR, VCR, or any device equipped with an RCA composite, component, or S-Video output, and makes it possible for you to view, record and capture footage from those devices for viewing on your laptop or PC. This versatile device also features a USB 2.0 interface designed for use with the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II. Additionally, it can detect meteors, record time lapse movies of the cosmos and allow conversion of video files to MPEG4, AVI, WMA, ASF, and other file formats.

Other than an astronomical telescope, the StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II includes everything you need to view and capture live, real-time images of the night sky. Both a 12V "cigarette-plug" cable and AC adapter cable are included to power to the astronomy video camera, and an included video cable provides output to any device with RCA inputs. A helpful on-screen display (OSD) menu makes it easy to adjust the astronomy video camera’s settings. The thread-on 1.25" nosepiece barrel makes it easy to attach the Deep Space Video Camera II to any imaging telescope. The included nosepiece is threaded for use with 1.25” Orion filters and focal reducers (sold separately) which can help optimize and enhance video imaging results. The camera weighs 8.7 oz. and measures 2.6" x 1.9" x 2.5" in size.

Explore the growing world of video astronomy the Orion way with the StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II. It’s your ticket to colorful real-time views of the heavens!
 

Best for imaging Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objectsImaging sensor Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R COLORImaging sensor size 1/2"Pixel array 768 x 494 (379,292 total)Pixel size 8.4 x 9.8Imaging chip

Imaging chipShort for "charge-coupled device," a CCD chip is a light-sensitive electronic detector used in making astronomical images. Sensitive over a wide range of wavelengths, and much more efficient than film in gathering light, CCDs are often used to image extremely faint objects.Color VideoVideo frame rate 30fpsAutoguider capability NoExposure range 1/1000 to ~4 secondsA/D conversion

A/D conversionThe Analog to Digital Converter (A/D Converter) transfers the raw analog signal captured by the camera to a digital value. The digital value is sent to the computer in ADUs (Analog to Digital Units). The A/D Converter also determines the bit resolution of the analog to digital conversion. The more bit resolution the A/D Converter has, the greater the range of ADUs, which yields a better range of image contrast from the camera. (If "X" equals the bit resolution of the A/D Converter, then 2expX = total range of ADUs.) For example, many commercial digital cameras use a 12-bit A/D Converter which has 4,096 ADUs, and high-end astronomical CCD cameras typically use a 16-bit A/D Converter which has 65,536 ADUs.8 bitThermoelectric cooling

Thermoelectric coolingA thermoelectric cooler draws heat away from the chip, which lowers the overall electronic "noise" in the resulting image. For every 6º drop in temperature, the dark noise in the image is reduced by half.NoIR filter

IR filterCCD cameras are very sensitive to a wide range of wavelengths, including farther out into the infra-red spectrum than we can see by eye. Normally this is never a problem when looking through the telescope, but a sensitive CCD camera will see this slightly out of focus region of the spectrum, resulting in fatter stars than normal. An IR filter will cut out this region of the spectrum leaving tightly focused stars and a better overall image.YesMounting 1.25" nozzleUSB connection High-speed 2.0Software compatibility Windows XP/Vista/7/Mac OS XWeight (oz.) 9Maximum input resolution 720 x 480Video format NTSCVideo In Composite, Component & SVHSWarranty One yearVideo Out Composite

Best for imaging Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objectsImaging sensor Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R COLORImaging sensor size 1/2"Pixel array 768 x 494 (379,292 total)Pixel size 8.4 x 9.8Imaging chip

Imaging chipShort for "charge-coupled device," a CCD chip is a light-sensitive electronic detector used in making astronomical images. Sensitive over a wide range of wavelengths, and much more efficient than film in gathering light, CCDs are often used to image extremely faint objects.Color VideoVideo frame rate 30fpsAutoguider capability NoExposure range 1/1000 to ~4 secondsA/D conversion

A/D conversionThe Analog to Digital Converter (A/D Converter) transfers the raw analog signal captured by the camera to a digital value. The digital value is sent to the computer in ADUs (Analog to Digital Units). The A/D Converter also determines the bit resolution of the analog to digital conversion. The more bit resolution the A/D Converter has, the greater the range of ADUs, which yields a better range of image contrast from the camera. (If "X" equals the bit resolution of the A/D Converter, then 2expX = total range of ADUs.) For example, many commercial digital cameras use a 12-bit A/D Converter which has 4,096 ADUs, and high-end astronomical CCD cameras typically use a 16-bit A/D Converter which has 65,536 ADUs.8 bitThermoelectric cooling

Thermoelectric coolingA thermoelectric cooler draws heat away from the chip, which lowers the overall electronic "noise" in the resulting image. For every 6º drop in temperature, the dark noise in the image is reduced by half.NoIR filter

IR filterCCD cameras are very sensitive to a wide range of wavelengths, including farther out into the infra-red spectrum than we can see by eye. Normally this is never a problem when looking through the telescope, but a sensitive CCD camera will see this slightly out of focus region of the spectrum, resulting in fatter stars than normal. An IR filter will cut out this region of the spectrum leaving tightly focused stars and a better overall image.YesMounting 1.25" nozzleUSB connection High-speed 2.0Software compatibility Windows XP/Vista/7/Mac OS XWeight (oz.) 9Maximum input resolution 720 x 480Video format NTSCVideo In Composite, Component & SVHSWarranty One yearVideo Out Composite

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