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Video astronomy is ideally suited for use in public outreach programs and educational settings. It allows faint objects to be seen in incredible detail by all involved, and maintains that ‘at the telescope’ feeling without the need to queue up and crowd round an eyepiece. With a choice of either a mono or a colour sensor, the Infinity caters for those who prioritise absolute detail, as well as those who want to explore the universe in colour beyond the sensitivity of the unaided human eye.
The ICX825 sensor is accompanied by an excellent passive cooling system and a lightweight, compact body, perfect for use with any type of telescope! But how sensitive? Compared with the 314L + 650nm, the Infinity is very sensitive. In fact it is more sensitive to even the spectacular 460EX, making it the perfect camera for those looking for a model from the cost. The graph below shows the difference in sensitivity between the sensor ICX285 and the ICX825:
But the Infinity is not only sensible. The passive cooling system which keeps the operating temperature in a satisfactory arrangements, in this camera you can not adjust the operating temperature. Calibration speaking, the room has such a low noise that record and subtract the dark is an option rather than an obligation! With its compact body, the Infinity can also be used with Fastar / Hyperstar configurations, not adding any obstruction. Its low weight also keeps to a minimum the effort on the corrector plate. Moreover, thanks to the RJ 12 you can also use it as a guide camera.
What's included in the box?
Camera body with 1.25'' adapter
USB cable 3m
1.8-meter battery power connector
CD-ROM with drivers, software and instructions manuals (PDF)
Quickstart rapid guide
Capture software is included for camera control and data acquisition, and plug-ins are included to allow use with Astroart and Maxim DL. A universal (110-230V) power adapter is optional.
System requirements: Pentium III PC with 128MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (not RT), CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.
|Type:||Non cooled CCD camera|
|Sensor dimensions (mm)||9 x 6.7|
|Sensor diagonal (mm)||11.2|
|Pixels dimensions (µm)||6,45x6,45|
|A/D converter||16 bit|
|Readout Noise (e-)||6e|
|ST4 integrated autoguide port||Yes|
|Telescope interface||Female T thread (42x0,75)|
|PC connection||USB 2.0|
|Power||External 12V 1A|
|Backfocus (mm)||13mm ±0.5|