DetailsCelestron brings us the Nightscape, a full featured color CCD camera that will cost you less than your telescope likely did! Using Kodak's KAI-10100 color sensor, the Nightscape offers performance that rivals CCD brands twice the price.
Celestron Nightscape Features...
- The Nightscape offers superior versatility by allowing for a variety of binning options, and a compact 4.75 square pixel size making it highly compatible with a variety of focal lengths.
- The Kodak KAI-10100 Color Sensor offers both light sensitivity and a balanced spectral response for capturing true color fidelity in a fraction of the time as compared to imaging with a color filter wheel.
- Regulated Thermoelectric Cooling (TEC) and variable fan control provides a vibration free air flow, dramatically reducing thermal noise inherent in all CCD sensors.
- A compact 4 inch diameter design make it a perfect pairing to the Faster system. The aluminum body is symmetrical and well balanced.
- The Nightscape's imaging sensor is about the same distance to the telescope as most DSLR's meaning you can use most standard t- adapters and rings to connect to your telescope.
- Celestron AstroFX software takes you step-by-step from taking images to processing the final result. AstroFX gives you full control of your camera from temperature regulation, exposure control as well as computer assisted focusing for easy image acquisition. AstroFX knows just what to do with your images and calibration frames to create a final master image that's been stacked, stretched, sharpened, saturated and ready to share with your friends in a snap.
- The Celestron Nightscape is also compatible with popular image processing software like MaximDL and ASCOM driver.
- A full frame image buffer allows you to keep on imaging, even while you're downloading.
- Additional Information
SKU CE-95555 Manufacturer Celestron Color or B&W? Color Sensor Type Interline Transfer Series Celestron Nightscape Pixel Size < 5 Microns Chip Diagonal 22mm & Up Warranty 2 Year Warranty Sensor Manufacturer Truesense, formerly Kodak # of Sensors Single Sensor Sensor Model KAI-10100 CCD Class Class 2 Quantum Efficiency 32% @ 630nm; 42% @ 550nm; 40% @ 470nm Full Well Capacity 25,000 e- Pixel Size in Micrometers 4.75 x 4.75 microns Pixel Array 3760x2840 Sensor Diagonal 22.42 Minimum Exposure Time .001 second Maximum Exposure Time 24 hours Binning Modes 1x1, 2x2, 4x4 Focus Distance To Sensor 26mm w/o barrel, 55mm with Shutter Type Mechanical Dark Current 2e-/pixel/second at 0º C Filter Wheel No Interface USB 2.0 Operating System Compatibility Linux (3rd Party), Mac, Windows Included Software AstroFX, MaximDL, ASCOM Driver Camera Cooling Type Fan - Built In
Customer Reviews 2 item(s)
- nice camera
I've had this camera for about 2 years and have taken hundreds of pictures with very good luck. nice colors and contrast. with the large chip I can get larger objects in one picture . but if you want to take images of the moon or planets I have to use alot of dark filters or it will be too bright. All in all nice camera.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
- Nightscape Excels
Superb product that lives up to expectations. Delivers great images especially when coupled with a F 6:5 reducer. Still learning to get the best out of the unit and have trouble getting acceptable flat images. Galaxies at 1 x binning at F6:5 are great. Nebulas at Binning x 2 and F6:5 provide exceptional details from my F10 Celestron C11.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
- Included Items
- Celestron Nightscape CCD Camera
- 10 ft. USB 2.0 Cable
- AstroFX Image Processing Software
- 12V DC Power Cord
- Celestron 2 Year Warranty
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsPlease tell me about AstroFX app of this product.
There is a folder called Processed in the folder of AstroFx.
There are a lot of image files in that folder.
Is I may delete this?
Best regards.Question by: Kaname Hattori on Jan 27, 2016 12:19:00 AMThe images in the Processed folder of AstroFX are the files for your images as you process them with the software. If you do not want to keep them, you can delete them, but you may want to look through the folder fist to see if you want to keep any of your previous images.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Feb 1, 2016 5:33:00 PMI purchased this product on August 20.
I might want to ask.
What Is array of the CCD sensor color filter array of Bayer Filter?
Which is of Bayer (BGGR) or (GBRG) or (GRBG) or (RGGB)?
Thank you for your reply.1. Is this camera short enough to fit on my 1984 Celestron Super C8 (fork-mounted) SCT?
2. Would it attach directly to the 2" threaded hub at the rear of the optical tube?
3. Is the "excessive brightness" problem mentioned by tom47 in the Reviews section correctable with the included software?
Thank you.Question by: JP on Jul 7, 2015 6:09:00 PMThe Nightscape camera will fit on your 1984 Super C8, but it is long enough that it will not clear the forks and may hit the wedge in certain positions - especially if you are using an f/6.3 reducer and proper spacing with a T-adapter (mounting the camera sensor 105mm behind the reducer).
This camera will not thread directly to the telescope. You will either need an SCT thread to 2" nosepiece adapter (like OS-ASCT2) or an SCT T-adapter to thread into the nosepiece (the CE-93633-A).
This is a deep sky CCD camera. It was not intended for imaging the moon or planets - too much sensitivity. It's like trying to make a grocery run in a top fuel dragster - too much horsepower, not enough turning ability. You can use filters to darken the moon and planets enough to image, but you would be better considering one of the Celestron Skyris cameras as a backup to shoot solar system targets.
Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Jul 8, 2015 10:25:00 AM
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