Meade Deep Sky Imager III (DSI 3) with Autostar Suite, 1.4MP Color CCD 04535
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The Meade Deep Sky Imager III (DSI 3) with Autostar Suite 04535 boasts a 1.4MP Color Sony CCD Sensor that achieves fast one-shot color images, and combines with ease-of-use, higher resolution, wider field of view and lower thermal noise. Meade engineers have invented a remarkable new way to reduce noise without a cooling fan, allowing you to stack exposures for hours at a time. The thermal monitoring sensors automatically match your dark frames to ambient temperature so it's nearly impossible to take an uncalibrated picture. The software includes a zoom feature for easier focusing and the square pixels of the new larger chip make processing simpler and images more beautiful than ever. With extremely low noise, the DSI III is the world's best un-cooled astro imager. The user-friendly astrophotography revolution continues with the Meade Deep Sky Imager III DSI 3.
The Meade Deep Sky Imager III Color Camera with Autostar Suite 04535 is also available in a monochrome model, found in the Meade Deep Sky Imager Pro III Monochrome Camera with Autostar Suite 04536.
Features and Benefits of the Meade Deep Sky Imager III 04535:
High Sensitivity (1.4MP) Color CCD Sensor from Sony: The Meade Deep Sky Imager III utilizes Sony’s large 2/3" ExView HAD CCD Image Sensor. This sensor provides dramatically lower noise and higher dynamic range featuring a 16-Bit A/D converter.
USB 2.0 High Speed: Download images with fast USB connection.
2x2 Binning Mode: Use binning for fast focusing, centering the image and advanced imaging techniques.
Multiple Imager Operation: AutoStar Envisage will support any number of Meade Deep Sky Imager Cameras and one Meade LPI Lunar Planetary Imager, so you can image with one DSI and guide with the other.
Temperature Sensor: The DSI-III has a built in temperature sensor for fast and accurate auto-dark frame subtraction. The temperature sensor matches the current temperature of the CCD chip to each dark frame so it's nearly impossible to take an uncalibrated picture.
Less Noise Means More Data: You get all the data from your Deep Sky Imager 3 without compression, and that means no loss of information in your raw images.
Drizzle Technology: Drizzle was developed by NASA for processing images from the Hubble Space Telescope. It will work on any Meade AutoStar Controlled Telescope.
There are three enhancements that Drizzle adds:
No Batteries Required: Just plug the Deep Sky Imager 's USB 2.0 High Speed cable into your laptop and you are ready to image or autoguide. No other power supplies are needed.
- Increased Resolution - increases resolution without interpolation.
- Extended View - a final image that is nearly four times larger.
- Field De-Rotation - eliminate field rotation with simple two-star selection.
AutoStar Suite with Envisage Software Camera Control and Image Processing Software is included, eliminating the need to purchase expensive aftermarket programs.
Lightweight and Portable: Weighs only 11 ounces and is very compact, measuring only 4.0" x 3.75" x 1.25" with no need for additional balance weights.
Versatile: Deep Sky Imager III works on any telescope and can also be used as a sensitive and simple-to-use Autoguider on AutoStar computerized telescopes.
Specifications for Meade Deep Sky Imager III with Autostar Suite 04535:
|Deep Sky Imager III
|CCD Sensor: || High Sensitivity Color Sony EXview HAD CCD Sensor|
|Sensor Model: || ICX285AQ|
|A/D Conversion: || 16-bit (greater image depth and contrast)|
|Min. - Max. Exposure Time: || 1/10,000 of a second to one hour|
|Housing: || Coated die-cast aluminum|
|USB Capability: || High Speed 2.0 only|
|Size / Weight of Product: || 4.0" x 3.75" x 1.25"/ 11.2 oz.|
|Chip Dimensions in Pixels: || 10.2mm (w) x 8.3mm (h); 11mm diagonal (type 2/3) 1360 x 1024 pixels (1,392,640 pixels)|
|Pixel Size (in microns): || 6.45 microns (w) x 6.45 microns (h) Built in temperature sensor measures degrees in Celsius and matches it to each dark frame.|
|Minimum System Requirements: || Pentium 4 1.4GHz computer (Pentium 4 2.1GHz recommended), 500 Megabytes of RAM (1 Giga-Byte recommended), 200 Megabytes of available hard-drive space (>1 GB recommended), DVD-ROM drive, Windows 2000/XP/Vista (Windows Vista recommended), USB 2.0 high speed available full-powered port.|
- Deep Sky Imager III Color Camera with Autostar Suite 04535
- Parfocal ring
- USB cable
- DB-9 to RJ-11 adapter
- LX200 serial cable
- Autostar #497 serial cable
- CD ROM, including Operating Instructions
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