Revolution Imager Video Astronomy Camera

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Revolution Imager Video Astronomy Camera   Discontinued
$299.99
Item # OCT-REVOLUTION
  • The Revolution Imager is a high definition video imager complete with 7" viewing screen.
  • Totally self-contained perfect for sharing in the field. A great choice for outreach, teaching and sharing with groups or children. (They never have to touch the scope!).
  • Leave the laptop and power supplies at home. The built in Lithium Ion battery powers both the screen and camera for hours on a single charge.
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Revolution Imager

Unleash yourself!  The Revolution Imager is a self contained video astronomy camera.  A portable battery powered 7" screen allows you to share your view and leave the laptop at home. 

Based on the Sony ICX811 full color sensor, the Revolution is a modified PAL video camera.  By removing the typical IR blocking filter, the infrared wavelength is permitted to pass through to the sensor picking up on all the beautiful detail in night sky objects, especially nebulae.    With a quick and easy change in exposure you can go from moon and planets to nebulosity making imaging and sharing a wonderfully liberating experience.  Capable of capturing stills, the Revolution Imager is the perfect choice for outreach and educational situations.  

With an exceptionally sensitive sensor and the naturally larger pixel dimensions of a PAL camera, the Revolution Imager is the ultimate video eyepiece.  Compact design and independant of computer power or screens, this amazing camera weighs just 6oz. too so it won't weigh down even the lightest of set ups.  

Leave your laptop at home - for real! 

With an included 7" LCD display screen and plug and play compatibility to the camera, you can leave your laptop safely at home. A rechargeable lithium ion battery powers both the screen and the camera, and has an approximately life of 4 to 5 hours on a single charge.  This means less drain on your auxilary power supply or the ability to leave it at home all together depending on your mount.  

What about capturing stills?  While the Revolution Imager's primary goal is to be an ultimate self-contained video camera it's perfectly capable of capturing stills.   Pair it with the extremely affordable optional USB Video Capture Adapter and you'll be able to stack images to your heart's desire.  

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OCT-REVOLUTION
Manufacturer Revolution Imager
Series Revolution Imager
Color or B&W? Color
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Sony
Video System PAL (Color, Europe)
Sensor Model ICX811
Pixel Size in Micrometers 5 x 6.25 microns
Pixel Array 1020x596
Chip Diagonal Less than 6mm
Shutter Type No Shutter
Interface USB 2.0
Operating System Compatibility Windows
Filter Wheel No
Camera Weight 6 oz.
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Included Items

Included Items

  • Portable 7" LCD monitor.
  • 12v Li-Ion Battery with charger to run both the camera and LCD screen.
  • 0.5x Focal Reducer to dramatically widen the field of view.
  • UV/IR filter.
  • Hand-held remote control to control the camera.
  • Shock-proof carry case.
  • All required cables (does not include optional computer connection cable)
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Is there a way to record a time stamp along with the video?
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Would it be possible to adapt the image to a laptop screen? Is the image capable of such enlargement or would that degrade the image to an unsatisfactory degree?
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What is the resolution in video and still modes?
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