Starizona HyperStar 3 Lens - 8" Celestron EdgeHD
Introducing the new HyperStar 3! This new HyperStar lens now accommodates CCD chips up to 27mm diagonal, allowing for a huge field of view at incredibly fast speeds!
HyperStar is based on Celestron's innovative Fastar feature. This feature allows the secondary mirror to be removed from Celestron's 8", 11", and 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. By mounting the HyperStar lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror, a CCD camera can be mounted at the front of the telescope allowing for a wider field of view and much faster imaging.
The HyperStar lens assembly works with a variety of cameras from SBIG, Starlight Xpress, SAC, Orion, Meade, and Astrovid. Different cameras require different adapters, however. One adapter is included with the HyperStar lens. Please specify the camera being used when ordering. A holder is included for safe storage of the secondary mirror while imaging.
The HyperStar systems allows the telescope to operate at a focal ratio of f/2.0, an incredible 25 times faster than the standard f/10 focal ratio! Images can be obtained in just seconds! This model includes the required adapter ring to fit the HyperStar lens to the Edge HD model telescope. An additional adapter would be required to adapt this lens to an older (non-HD) telescope. Camera models to chose from: DSI, DSI Pro, Orion StarShoot Color I/II, QHY8, QHY8 Pro, SBIG ST-237, Starlight Express and StellaCam MallinCam.
This HyperStar system allows an 8" telescope to operate at a focal ratio of f/2.1, an incredible 23 times faster than the standard f/10 focal ratio! Images can be obtained in just seconds!
Starizona Filter Slider
The Starizona Filter Slider is the perfect way to use multiple filters with HyperStar. Most filter wheels are too large to use with HyperStar because they block so much of the telescope aperture. Starizona's new Filter Slider allows for easy exchange of different filters without removing the camera from the HyperStar lens. Furthermore, the Starizona Filter Slider is unique by being perfectly circular with no handles or other protrusions that could interfere with the light path. The body of the filter slider is small enough in diameter that it adds no significant obstruction to the telescope, even with an 8" HyperStar.
Slides easily in and out of the filter slider body, making it simple to change filters in the middle of an imaging session. Each holder uses small but powerful magnets to lock in place against matching magnets in the main body. The magnets are strong enough to prevent any slipping but allow for easy removal of the holder when it's time to change filters.
The Starizona Filter Slider is designed to be simple to use. The filter holder slides easily into the main body. Tapered edges guide the filter holder into place for easy switching of filters in the dark. Once fully inserted, the filter holder is held in place securely and precisely. Rounded notches on the outside of the filter holder make it easy to grip with your fingers to remove the holder.
The Filter Slider is only 17.5mm (0.69") thick, so it will work with most CCD camera and HyperStar lens combinations.
The standard system is designed to hold 2" mounted filters which have a standard 48mm thread*. The body has female M48 threads on the HyperStar side and male T-threads on the camera side.
Starizona Product Number: HS3-C8HD-FS