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
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.
- 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 QuestionsWould 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?Question by: Mike Feinstein on Dec 16, 2015 4:38:00 AMYes you can connect the Revolution Imager to a computer with with the USB Video Capture cables or any EZ cap converter, but it is not necessary. The Revolution is well known for being a stand alone system, making it easy to "plug and play". Most laptops have a larger resolution (1024 x768 being most common), however the Revolution Imager has an output resolution of 976 x 582.Answer by: Ginny Gibson (Admin) on Dec 16, 2015 3:32:00 PMQuestion by: Doug Rask on Jan 24, 2016 6:59:00 PMYes, although it will require connecting the camera to a laptop with a USB frame-grabber, downloading SharpCap software, and writing a script similar to the one seen on this page: http://www.sharpcap.co.uk/sharpcap/sharpcap-scripting. Exposure and Interval settings would need to be adjusted in the script itself to suit your needs.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Jan 26, 2016 2:57:00 PM
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