OpticStar SL-131C 1/3" CMOS Color Planetary Video Camera

OpticStar SL-131C 1/3" CMOS Color Planetary Video Camera
$141.95
Item # ONA-SL-131C
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  • The OpticStar SL-131C 1/3" Color Planetary VIdeo Camera can stream and store video to disk at up to 15 frames per second at 1280x1024 resolution, it can also grab single frames at 1280x1024.
  • High-resolution 1.3 mega-pixel color camera that can be used to capture images of the Sun and Moon.
  • The OpticStar SL-131C 1/3" Color CCD Camera is very easy to use and provides a quality, low noise affordable solution for viewing or capturing digital video from the telescope and recording it to your computer.
  • The camera is cased in a robust metal body and can be connected to any telescope with a standard 1.25" drawtube.
  • The OpticStar SL-131C 1/3" Color CCD Camera has a 0.25" photographic thread that enables it to be attached to a photographic tripod.
  • Includes Opticstar View software for image capture and camera control with a point and click interface.
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OpticStar SL-131C 1/3" Color Planetary Video Camera

The SL-131C COOLAIR is a high-resolution 1.3 mega-pixel colour camera that can be used to capture images of the Sun and Moon. The camera is very easy to use and provides a quality, low noise affordable solution for viewing or capturing digital video from the telescope and recording it to your computer at a maximum 1.3 mega-pixel resolution. It is ideal for newcomers to astronomy who wish to capture high resolution images of bright objects such as the planets, Moon and the Sun (with a solar scope or suitable filters).

The SL-131C does not incorporate an infra-red block filter but can be fitted as an optional extra. The camera will operate at a maximum true resolution of 1280x1024 but lower resolutions of 640x480 and 320x240 are also supported. The camera is cased in a robust metal body and can be connected to any telescope with a standard 1.25" drawtube. Additionally, the SL-131C has a 0.25" photographic thread that enables it to be attached to a photographic tripod. A PC with a USB2.0 port running Microsoft Windows (64-bit or 32-bit) XP/Vista/7 is required.

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.

The SL-131C camera can stream and store video to disk at up to 15 frames per second at 1280x1024 resolution, it can also grab single frames at 1280x1024. All video and single frames are captured without compression, ensuring high image quality. Higher frame rates can be achieved by reducing the resolution via the camera control software.

OpticStar SL-131C 1/3" Color CCD Camera Features

  • Sensor: 1/3" CMOS 10-bit Color
  • Sensor Resolution: 1280(H) x 1024(V)
  • USB 2.0 Powered
  • Hardware Gain
  • Robust aluminium alloy body
  • No Infra Red filter
  • Suitable for Lunar and Solar imaging
  • Air-Cooled with internal fan
  • Bundled Software


OpticStar Product Number: SL-131C

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ONA-SL-131C
Manufacturer OpticStar
Color or B&W? Color
Sensor Type CMOS
Series OpticStar SL
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Filter Wheel No
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Included Items

Included Items

  • OpticStar SL-131C 1/3" Color CCD Camera
  • CS-mount to 1.25" telescope adaptor (threaded for filters)
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Software bundle
  • Set-up guide and user manual
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What is the highest magnitude object that can be imaged with this camera. I.E., i am considering using this camera for "lucky imaging" of bright double stars, down to  magnitude of about 10. Possible?
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