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New Series of Astronomy Cameras with Gigabit Ethernet

The Imaging Source is now offering amateur astro-photographers a series of low noise astronomy cameras to capture high quality images of the night sky.

The astronomy cameras ship in beautifully crafted, blue and black anodized aluminum and zinc industrial housing, measure 50 mm x 56 mm and weigh 260 g. The included nose piece is mounted onto a C/CS mount on the front of the camera. On the rear, a Gigabit Ethernet connector is available. A threaded tripod adapter on the bottom rounds off the exterior of the camera.

Monochrome and color models are available with and without an IR cut filter in three resolutions: 640x480, 1024x768 and 1280x960. The astronomy cameras deploy low noise CCD chips from Sony, which have an exposure time of up to 60 minutes and a maximum frame rate of up to 60 fps.

The cameras ship with the camera control and acquisition software "IC Capture.AS", which allows image sequences and singular images to be written to disk. Furthermore, using the highly intuitive graphical user interface, all camera parameters, such as exposure, sensitivity and frame rate, can be set.



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