Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV

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Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV
$99.99
Item # OR-52175
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  • The Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV planetary imaging camera provides an ideal way to acquire stunning images of our neighbors in the solar system.
  • Features a 1/3" format color CMOS imaging chip with a very small 3.6microns x 3.6microns pixel size for exceptional resolution.
  • Progressive scan imaging incoporated into the Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV uses all pixels for each exposure.
  • 1280 x 1024 pixel layout; 1.3 megapixel resolution.
  • The Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV features a 1.25" nosepiece threaded for 1.25" filters.
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Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV

Astro-imaging is an immensely rewarding hobby, but the challenges involved can seem difficult to beginners. Some of the best objects to start on are the planets of our own solar system and the Moon. Big, bright targets like Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and the Moon make wonderful models as they strut their way around the Sun on their celestial catwalk. The planets are relatively easy to locate and identify in the night sky, so solar system objects prime imaging targets for all astro-imagers.

The Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV is equipped with features that make it easy to take your own images of objects in our solar system. Its 1/3-inch format CMOS imaging sensor with a 1280 x 1024 pixel layout can take sharply detailed planetary and lunar images. Each pixel is a mere 3.6µm x 3.6µm in size for exceptional image resolution in 24-bit RGB color. Since the 8-bit output StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV is progressive scan, all pixels will be used for each and every exposure. At full 1280 x 1024 resolution, you can capture up to 15 frames per second. By stacking multiple exposures to create a single picture, you can increase image detail significantly.

The Imager's 1.25-inch nosepiece is threaded for 1.25-inch filters, so you can use astro-imaging filters and color visual filters to enhance your shots. The StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV features an integrated IR-cut filter to block both ultraviolet and infrared light. These wavelengths of light can degrade image quality, so by blocking them, the IR-cut filter helps to optimize contrast in all your images.

The included Orion AmCap software provides the means to capture images in the popular AVI movie format which are downloaded to your computer through its high speed USB 2.0 connection with the included 58-inch long USB cable. Website links are provided in the launcher to download popular free image processing software to be used with your AVI files to further enhance your astro-images. Image processing software allows you to align and stack (combine) hundreds of individual images into a single resultant image and perform additional image processing to bring out subtle details or to make the image appear more pleasing overall.

Get the StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV and take your own shot of the Moon and planets!

Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV Features

  • Image processing software allows you to align and stack (combine) hundreds of individual images.
  • The included Orion AmCap software provides the means to capture images in the popular AVI movie format.
  • Integrated IR-cut filter to block both ultraviolet and infrared light.
  • Each pixel is a mere 3.6µm x 3.6µm in size for exceptional image resolution in 24-bit RGB color.
  • At full 1280 x 1024 resolution, you can capture up to 15 frames per second.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-52175
Manufacturer Orion
Color or B&W? Color
Sensor Type CMOS
Series Orion Starshoot
Pixel Size < 5 Microns
Chip Diagonal Less than 6mm
Warranty Orion Limited Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Sony
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model ICX205
CCD Class Standard
Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.6 x 3.6 microns
Pixel Array 1280 x 1024
Sensor Diagonal Less than 6mm
Shutter Type Digital
Filter Wheel No
Interface USB 2.0
Reviews

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

My starshoot has given me many good images of the moon craters.I use a 2X barlow with a meade
etx125 at.I am very pleased with the unit and the
ease with which I get excelent video,run through
registax to show detail in crater,espialy, romer.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 5/13/2012)
Jury is out, but...
I was hoping I could relatively effortlessly take some decent looking pix, but am disappointed so far. I've been out three times trying to image Jupiter. It doesn't look anywhere near as good on the screen as it does through the EP. So I took some videos and put them through Registax, using default settings, and I also went through some of the frames looking for one of the better ones. The frame I selected looks a lot better to me than the result Registax gave me. I have a lot of experimenting left to do, and a lot to learn about Registax, but I had hoped I would get better results without going through all that. My feeling right now is that this product is nothing more than an expensive reminder that if you want to do astroimaging, you should expect to spend some $$ and expect to become adept with stacking software, assuming that would help.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 3/25/2012)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV
  • AmCap Software CD-ROM
  • 58" USB 2.0 Cable
  • Parfocal Ring
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Can I take still pictures of far away birds ? Also
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How does this camera provide magnification?
For example, I use a 25mm eyepiece on my telescope then swap to a 10mm eyepiece for greater magnification.
How does this camera achieve this?
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does this fit and focus with the celestron astromaster 130 EQ?
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Is the software compatible with Apple computers ?
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I'd like to make a few images with my Coronado 60mm Solar Max II (BF10). Will this camera give a satisfactory image size and can it achieve focus without needing a Barlow?
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Will the Orion starshoot work with a MacBook Air?
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One additional question regarding MacBook Airs: my Air doesn't have the ability to read a CD. Would that pose a problem as far as installing required S/W that comes with the StarShoot? 
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Does the StarShoot allow a "live view" from camera to computer screen?  The descriptions were not quite assuring. Thanks.
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Does this camera work with any telescope? 
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I have a MacBook Pro 15 which has USB 3. The interface for this camera is USB 2.0, will this create a problem?
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does it fit with meade ETX90RA?
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will this work with windows 10,thanks
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