Opticstar PX-125C Aptina Color CMOS Auto Guider and Planetary Imaging Camera

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Opticstar PX-125C Aptina Color CMOS Auto Guider and Planetary Imaging Camera
$236.95
Item # ONA-PX-125C
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  • The Opticstar PX-125C Aptina Color CMOS Auto Guider and Planetary Imaging Camera is a well made, versatile CMOS camera that is ideal for a wide range of tasks. This range includes planetary imaging, lunar imaging, solar imaging with appropriate filters installed, use as a guide camera, and video astronomy.
  • The Opticstar PX-125C Aptina Color CMOS Auto Guider and Planetary Imaging Camera is relatively easily mounted to a wide variety of scopes and lenses, further improving it's stellar versatility!
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Opticstar PX-137 Aptina Color CMOS Auto Guider and Planetary Imaging Camera

The PX-125C is the ideal colour video and single frame camera that combines high frame rates with high sensitivity and a built-in ST4 auto-guide port. Like many Cameras on the market, it boasts being a versatile, multi purpose unit to a high degree as well as simply high quality. Ideal not only for color video or planetary, lunar, and even solar imaging (with proper filters), it is also a splendid guide-camera if you choose to use it for that purpose. The Opticstar PX-125C was certainly designed with a wide range of users in mind, and it shows! The camera has been designed to come in focus even with telescopes with short focal travel including the Coronado PST without the need for a barlow that reduces the field of view.

Important Features and Traits:

  • Resolution: 1280(W) x 960(H)
  • Data format: 8-bit or 12-bit
  • Sensitivity: 5.5 v/Lux-sec at 550nm (Gain off)
  • Colour Bayer RGB Mosaic: 24-bit (3 x 8-bit) Uncompressed output
  • Frame Rate: 28fps @ 1280x960, 30fps @ 640x480
  • Window glass: Clear, no Infra Red cut-off
  • ADC: 12-bit
  • Gain: In hardware, user selectable from 0% to >100% boost
  • Computer Interface: USB 2.0 (USB 3.0 compatible)
  • Power Requirement: USB 2.0 Bus Power
  • Mounting to telescope: C-mount to 1.25" nosepiece included (threaded for filters)
  • Mounting to lens: C to T-thread, M42 x 0.75
  • Mounting to microscope: C to 23mm, C to 30mm, C to 30.5mm
  • Operation Temperature: -10°C to 50°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C
  • Operating Humidity: 30 to 80%RH
  • Storage Humidity: 10 to 60%RH

Opticstar Product Number: PX-125C

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SKU ONA-PX-125C
Manufacturer OpticStar
Color or B&W? Color
Sensor Type CMOS
Series OpticStar PX
Pixel Size < 5 Microns
Chip Diagonal 8.1mm - 10mm
Sensor Manufacturer Aptina Imaging
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model AR-130
Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.75µm x 3.75µm
Pixel Array 1280(W) x 960(H)
Sensor Diagonal 1/3"
Minimum Exposure Time 0.4 ms
Maximum Exposure Time 15 seconds
Shutter Type Rolling Electronic
Interface USB 2.0
Operating System Compatibility Windows
Included Software OpticstarSky, PHD Guiding, ASCOM, DirectShow, Twain, Drivers for Microsoft Windows (64-bit & 32-bt) Vista/7/8/10
Camera Weight 70 grams
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