OpticStar PX-75C Color Planetary Video Camera
The PX-75C is the ideal colour planetary CCD camera that combines high frame rates with high sensitivity. The PX-75C is also well suited for Lunar and Solar imaging. Please note that for solar imaging, the camera should be used only with an appropriate solar telescope or solar filter. The PX-75C is particularly well suited for capturing critical type targets including the International Space Station due to its very low noise characteristics and unusually high Gain while retaining the necessary high S/N ratios. The camera is also ideal for industrial inspection and microscopy applications. Noise reduction, Gain and Region of Interest (ROI) are all features implemented in the hardware to deliver exceptional performance.
Thermal noise is kept to a minimum via a heat-sink that is directly attached to the back of the Sony CCD sensor and a fan that that draws the heat out of the camera fast. Enclosed camera cases will typically show temperatures of around 10ºC above ambient temperature, these can rise dramatically during extended exposures. Air-cooled cameras such as the PX-75C will show internal temperatures of around 3ºC above ambient temperature under normal use, thermal noise halves for every 6 degrees of drop in temperature which means that a similar non air-cooled camera with have over twice the noise of the PX-75C during shorter exposures.
The PX-75C requires a fully featured, full speed USB2.0 port to take advantage of all the camera’s advanced features. The PX-75C CoolAir fan-cooled CCD camera offers exceptional performance and versatility easily outperforming cameras costing considerably more. The PX-75C electronics ensure high signal-to-noise ratio even at very short exposure times. The camera can achieve 20 frames per second at the full 1024x768 resolution. The maximum frame rate depends on the ROI mode set and it can be as high as 60 frames per second.
The camera is recommended for lunar and solar (with a solar filter) imaging. It includes Opticstar View software for image capture and camera control with a point and click interface. It can capture single frames, a series of single frames in BMP format or in AVI video format. The captured video data can optionally be compressed if required in MPEG-4 format.
OpticStar PX-75C 1/3" Color CCD Camera Features
- Sensor: 1/3" Sony ICX204 CCD
- Sensor Resolution: 1024(H) x 768(V)
- USB 2.0 Powered
- Hardware Gain
- No Infra Red filter
- Robust aluminium alloy body
- Suitable for Planetary, Lunar & Solar imaging
- Air-Cooled with internal fan
- Bundled Software
OpticStar Product Number: PX-75C
- Additional Information
SKU ONA-PX-75C Manufacturer OpticStar Color or B&W? Color Sensor Type Interline Transfer Series OpticStar PX Warranty 1 Year Warranty # of Sensors Single Sensor Filter Wheel No
- Included Items
- OpticStar PX-75C 1/3" Color CCD Camera
- CS-mount to 1.25" telescope adaptor (threaded for filters)
- USB 2.0 cable
- Camera control software on CD
- Set-up guide and user manual
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