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The Celestron Skyris 236M Mono it’s a planetary monochromatic camera born from the synergy of two great names in the astronomy market. Technology and astronomical imaging knowledge of the german company The Imaging Source, along with the quality and competence of Celestron, has developed a new series of camera dedicated to high resolution imaging. Easy to use and very high quality, this camera is ideal for users with first experiences of planetary photography but also for those user expert and demanding, with very low cost and perfectly in line with the market price. Their design is completely new, the compact dimension of the Sony Exmor IMX 236 2.3 megapixel, making it one of the best camera on the market, also used by the most famous world Astroimagers.
The first feature that will immediately notice is the body of the camera, realized with a heat dissipation system, that greatly reduces electronic noise caused by the working temperature of the electronic components. The connection is performed with USB 3.0 port, that provides a much higher data flow than previous versions. Sony Exmor IMX 236 allows the Skyris 236M to capture from 60fps up to 200fps (for a user-selected resolution) with a high sensitivity and speed that only the most expensive camera can reach, all this with a very low price.
Each Skyris is accompanied with a complete set of softwares dedicated and specifically designed for these camera. Easy to install and use, they allow to manage all the control parameters in order to take pictures correctly exposed and well balanced. To complete the kit, the instructions manuals for those users that approach for the first time planetary photography and high resolution are included.
The Skyris 236M is an excellent planetary imaging camera but also suitable as autoguider. It has not a real ST4 port as the classic dedicated auto guider, the connection is via an RS232 cable from the keypad and connected with a USB to serial adapter (not supplied). The Direct Show or WDM drivers will establish the communication with most popular software such as MaximDL and PHD guiding.
Thanks to OACapture software the Skyris 236M can be used with OSX operating systems.
- Sony Exmor CMOS sensor IMX 236 monochromatic
- 31,8mm adapter with filter thread
- Frame rate to 60 fps in full resolution or 200fps with ROI
- Exposition time from 0.0001 to 1 second
- Software ICAP, IC Capture, DirectShow, FireCapture and Drivers user manual provided on CD
- USB 3.0 interface
- Compatible operating systems Win XP, Vista, 7, 8 - OSX
- USB cable 3 meters
|Type:||Non cooled CMOS camera|
|Sensor||CMOS Sony EXMOR IMX 236|
|Sensor dimensions (mm)||5.44mm x 3.42mm|
|Sensor diagonal (mm)||6.4|
|Pixels dimensions (µm)||2.8 x 2.8|
|A/D converter||12 bit|
|Readout Noise (e-)||No|
|ST4 integrated autoguide port||No|
|Telescope interface||31,8mm eyepiece holder|
|PC connection||USB 3.0|