it’s the hottest thing to hit the backyard
astronomy community in years!
the new meade deep sky imager lets even the novice telescope user capture
amazing deep-space images the first night out.
the meade deep sky imager is a real breakthrough. using proprietary
methods (pats. pending) meade's engineers have produced a high-performance,
easy-to-use and affordable, color ccd camera that will allow every astronomer
to shoot and process stunning deep-sky images – all for less than $300.
taking high-quality deep-sky photographs previously required mountaintop
telescopes, expensive software and mastery of difficult focus, exposure,
guiding and processing techniques. but no longer. meade's new deep sky
imager works with a backyard telescope. and it's bundled with autostar
suite software that automatically sorts, aligns and combines best features
to produce an extremely low-noise, highly detailed color image. with
meade's deep sky imager and autostar suite combined, you will be taking
incredible color images of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and planets
on the same night you receive your equipment in the mail.
truly, with the meade deep sky imager and autostar, you don’t need thousands
of dollars' worth of photo equipment to take deep-space images. now,
for less than you’d pay for a modest, 27-inch tv, you can capture your
own breathtaking photos. and then you can really see what’s out
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ccd imager - high sensitivity sony super had color ccd sensor
pixels - 510x492 (250,000 pixels)
pixel size (in microns) - 9.6 microns (w) x 7.5 microns (h)
a/d conversion - 16-bit (greater depth and contrast)
min/max exposure time - 1/10,000 of a second to one hour
housing - anodized die-cast aluminum
usb compatiblity 2.0 and 1.1
size/weight - 3.25"x3.25"x3.25" /10 oz.
compatible with any telescope that uses
images taken with the new deep
m20 - trifid nebula - image by john hoot. all images were taken with
a meade 8-inch, lx200™gps telescope using meade’s deep sky imager. total
exposure time was 10 minutes (20 exposures at 30 seconds each – automatically
stacked). all images were processed using meade’s autostar suite software.
image taken with deep sky imager m51 - whirlpoolgalaxy
credit=description from telescopes.com pages 3-2005
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