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 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
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
- Skyris 618 Monochrome Camera
- 1.25" nosepiece
- iCap software CD
- 10' USB 3.0 cable
- Questions & Answers
- Support / Downloads