DetailsProduct Note: Celestron Skyris cameras are now compatible with Mac OS-X. See Celestron's website for links to Skyris support pages. No driver updates necessary! All you need to do is download and install the software.
Celestron Skyris 132C Camera
For years, The Imaging Source has produced astronomical cameras known for quality, performance, and value, elevating planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. Now, The Imaging Source design team in Germany has joined forces with Celestron’s engineers in California to create the Skyris line.
Celestron Partners with The Imaging Source
Skyris combines the unmatched expertise of The Imaging Source, with Celestron’s innovative industrial design. And of course, it’s backed by Celestron’s world-class product support and 2-year warranty. Whether you're an advanced user or a beginner, you'll love creating beautiful astro-images with these easy-to-use cameras. Capture the Sun, Moon, and planets like never before and create crisp, high-resolution images.
More Data, Faster with USB 3.0 and Lightning-Fast Readout Skyris is capable of super-fast image download thanks to USB 3.0 connections. Even more impressive, Skyris’ CMOS sensor is capable of capturing up to 200 frames per second when subframed on planets. Or image the full 1.2 megapixel 1/3-inch sensor at 60 frames per second—great for lunar and solar imaging.
Ultra-Sensitive Aptina ARO132 CMOS Sensor CMOS technology is emerging as the hottest thing in imaging, and Aptina’s AR0132 sensor leads the way. This updated version of the popular MT9M034 sensor offers the perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value. You’ll get results that rival those of more expensive cameras, at a price that’s well suited to the budding astro-imager.
Skyris 132C is a one-shot color camera, allowing you to capture full-color images instantly. There's no need to image the same target multiple times to capture different colors. You also won't need to invest in filters and a filter wheel.
Skyris also features a Celestron-designed camera body, which helps dissipate heat to minimize the effect of thermal noise on the CCD. Skyris cameras do not have an optical window, which makes cleaning your camera easier and ensures maximum light transmission with no risk of internal reflections.
A Complete Imaging Solution - Just Add Your Telescope and PC! All Skyris cameras include Celestron iCap capture software and stacking software (for Windows systems only). This software suite allows you to easily control the camera, capture, and export your images or movie files. Next, you’ll filter your images and stack the best shots to create your masterpiece.
With a 1.25" nosepiece and 10' USB 3.0 cable included, Skyris has everything you need to get started with lunar, solar, or planetary imaging.
Using Skyris as an Autoguider Skyris cameras also make excellent autoguiders. If used with a Celestron mount, Skyris connects as a DirectShow device or WDM-style webcam. Just plug the hand control into the supplied serial cable using an optional USB to RS-232 Adapter. Skyris works with popular software like MaxIm DL or freeware like PHD Guiding. Or, plug the camera into the ST-4 autoguider port on select non-Celestron mounts, turning your Skyris into a high-end autoguider.
Celestron Product Number: 95508
- Additional Information
SKU CE-95508 UPC Code 050234955089 Manufacturer Celestron Color or B&W? Color Sensor Type CMOS Series Celestron Skyris Pixel Size < 5 Microns Warranty 2 Year Warranty Sensor Manufacturer Aptina Imaging # of Sensors Single Sensor Sensor Model AR0132 Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.75 x 3.75 microns Pixel Array 1280 x 960 Minimum Exposure Time 0.0001 seconds Maximum Exposure Time 1 second Shutter Type Rolling Electronic Interface USB 3.0 Operating System Compatibility Mac, Windows Camera Weight 3.6 oz.
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Product QuestionsThe Skyris 445 CCD is listed as including a USB cable and 1.25" nosepiece. Does the Skyris 132C come with cable and nosepiece as well (they are not shown in pictures or listed in "included items"). If not, can the nosepiece be purchased separately?Will it work on an 8" Nexstar SE that is not on an equatorial mount/wedge? How long can you expose on a non-equatorial mount and still get clear, crisp star points? TomQuestion by: Anchoragetom on Nov 14, 2014 5:27:54 AMYes, many imagers do planetary and some short exposure DSO imaging with Alt Az mounts. With a good mount, you can track for 30-45 second long exposures before field rotation shows up. Good balance and avoiding wind or vibrations are key to maximizing imaging time on your scope. With the small pixels on this camera, the quality of the seeing (air stability) also needs to be taken into account.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Nov 14, 2014 9:37:37 AMQuestion by: Paul on Mar 8, 2016 9:19:00 PMNot without the correct adapter. The Hyperstar uses a proprietary thread, and you get one camera adapter when purchasing it so you would need to specify the ASI120 as your chosen camera. If you already have a Hyperstar, you will need to buy a new adapter for the ZWO camera, because even if it fits the thread, the depth of the ZWO camera will almost always be different than the camera it replaced.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Mar 15, 2016 4:51:00 PMQuestion by: Robert Hughes on Oct 17, 2015 11:01:00 AMYes, a Skyris camera can be adapted to a 9.25" Edge HD with a Hyperstar system. However, there won't be much benefit to using a planetary camera on a Hyperstar system. At a 540mm focal length you won't be able to get any detail of planets. Also, the Skyris cameras do not do well long exposure captures the longest exposure you would be able to take would be about one second. You would get better results with a small DSLR.Answer by: Jonathan Cheek (Admin) on Oct 19, 2015 4:04:00 PMWill work with Celectron Advanced Edge HD 8" using a Mac Pro Book and usb 2 systum. Skyris 132 C celestron cameraQuestion by: zarts1 on Sep 9, 2014 7:10:26 AMUnfortunately, there is no current OS-X mac software that can run the Skyris cameras at the moment, so you would need to dual boot a Windows OS to control it. Also, while the camera is USB3.0 it will run on many newer USB2.0 computer ports - but not all of them, so you will need to check to see if your USB ports will accept USB3.0 devices.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Sep 10, 2014 7:35:33 AM
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