DetailsProduct Note: Celestron Skyris cameras are now compatible with Mac OS-X. See Celestron's website for links to Skyris support pages. No driver updates necessary! All you need to do is download and install the software.
Celestron Skyris 274 Monochrome CCD Camera
Celestron joins forces with Imaging Source to bring you the Skyris series of CCD cameras. The Skyris CCD cameras offer the same exceptional quality that Imaging Source has been giving amateur astronomers for years, housed in a Celestron designed body that has remarkable heat dissipating abilities. They are the first camera series to offer a USB 3.0 interface for ultra fast download times.
Sony ICX274AL CCD Sensor
The Skyris 274M features the largest imaging sensor in the Skyris line, as well as with the most pixels to give you a wide field of view, great for capturing large objects like the moon. The high number of pixels lets you view and print your images at high definition for beautiful detail. With a large sensor, the Skyris 274 is also perfect for solar imaging allowing you to capture the entire disc of the sun. A monochrome chip gives you the highest possible sensitivity and resolution. Attach an optional filter wheel and color filter set to layer individual color shots.
- 1.25" nosepiece with c-threads makes your camera easy to adapt to most telescopes.
- Included iCap software has everything you need to control your camera, capture images and export them to your computer.
- 10 ft. USB 3.0 cable included.
- Operates at temperatures between 40ºC and -40ºC (104ºF) for any conditions you might want to shoot in.
- Shoot at up to 20 frames per second to create movies.
- Additional Information
SKU CE-95515 Manufacturer Celestron Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W) Series Celestron Skyris Pixel Size < 5 Microns Chip Diagonal 10.1mm - 12mm Warranty 2 Year Warranty Sensor Manufacturer Sony # of Sensors Single Sensor Sensor Model ICX274AL CCD Class Standard Pixel Size in Micrometers 4.4 x 4.4 microns Pixel Array 1600 x 1200 Sensor Diagonal 10.86mm Minimum Exposure Time .005 seconds Maximum Exposure Time 10 seconds Integrated Guider? No Binning Modes Custom - User Defined Focus Distance To Sensor 19mm w/ nosepiece attached Shutter Type Digital Filter Wheel No Interface USB 3.0 Operating System Compatibility Mac, Windows Included Software iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow Camera Weight 3.6 oz.
- Included Items
- Skyris 274 Monochrome Camera
- 1.25" nosepiece
- iCap software CD
- 10' USB 3.0 cable
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsWill the 1.25" nosepiece that comes with the Skyris 274 CCD Camera simply slip over a 1.25" diameter eyepiece on a telescope (or a borescope)?Question by: Morris Hallowell on Feb 2, 2016 2:57:00 PMI on February 16, 2015 "and ASTRONOMIK LRGB FILTER SET - 1.25" this camera and CELESTRON 5 POSITION FILTER WHEEL FOR SKYRIS-1.25 bought ROUNDMOUNTED.
In these, take the planet of the video, you have to create an image by the LRGB synthesized in StellaImage7 of AstroArts. However, you can not clean image.
First of all, whether the Exposure and Gain settings of iCap is it may be changed in each LRGB?
Or, do you all LRGB shooting with the same settings?
Then, do I need to take in IR cut filter?
In addition, to shoot in the SKYRIS of color, whether it is better that was combined with the black-and-white image?
Or more, Regards
Question by: Kaname Hattori on Jun 15, 2016 6:49:00 PMYou do need to shoot all of the filters separately (LRGB), and you need to adjust exposure and/or gain for each filter as blue is a lot darker than L. Even if you process in AstroArt, you need to stack each channel separately into "master" L, R, G , B files and then align them as they will not line up. You will then need to sharpen the flattened 16 bit FITS image to show fine details. You can also sharpen just the L image and then apply the color on top later if you wish.
The Astronomik filters are IR blockedAnswer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Jun 21, 2016 4:52:00 PM
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