Celestron Skyris 618 CCD Camera - Monochrome

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Celestron Skyris 618 CCD Camera - Monochrome

Regular Price: $499.95

Special Price $349.95

Item # CE-95511
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  • The Celestron Skyris 618 CCD Camera is the fastest in the series making it a perfect option for telescopes with long focal lengths, like SCT's and Celestron's EdgeHD.
  • Monochrome chip provides beautiful resolution and detail. Pair with a filter set and wheel to layer your colors.
  • Includes capture and edit software and USB 3.0 cable for fast download times - up to 120 frames per second.
  • 1.25" nosepiece and c-thread make it easily adaptable to your telescope or lens.
  • Celestron 2 year warranty.
  • Now Mac OS-X compatible!


Product 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 618 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 ICX618AL CCD Sensor

The Skyris 618M sensor is used in many of the most advanced planetary CCD cameras. Fast, with high sensitivity and optimum pixel size, it's perfect for planetary, lunar and solar imaging. Capture images at up to 120 frames per second to make amazing movies. With a fast sensor, you can take advantage of moments of stable air and get the sharpest planetary images possible. A smaller chip with large pixel size, it's best paired with long focal length telescopes like SCT's and Celestron's EdgeHD. A monochrome chip gives you maximum sensitivity and resolution. Pair with an optional filter wheel and color filter set to capture and 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 120 frames per second to create movies.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-95511
Manufacturer Celestron
Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W)
Series Celestron Skyris
Pixel Size 5-7 Microns
Chip Diagonal Less than 6mm
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Sony
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model ICX618AL
CCD Class Standard
Pixel Size in Micrometers 5.6 x 5.6 microns
Pixel Array 640 x 480
Sensor Diagonal 5.86mm
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

Included Items

  • Skyris 618 Monochrome Camera
  • 1.25" nosepiece
  • iCap software CD
  • 10' USB 3.0 cable
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Will the Skyris 618 work with the eSATA connection on the PC? 
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