the new deep sky imager pro is the latest innovation from meade
instruments. designed with the intermediate to advanced amateur
astrophotographer in mind, the deep sky imager pro is 2.3 times
as sensitive and has four times the resolution of the
color deep sky imager. the high-performance, easy-to-use, monochrome,
ccd camera allows every astronomer to shoot and process stunning,
deep-sky images of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and planets.
equipped with meade's high-quality rgb filter set, it also produces
dazzling color (rgb and lrgb) images.
high-sensitivity ccd sensor
utilizing a high-sensitivity, monochrome ccd sensor from sony®,
the meade deep sky imager pro incorporates a 16-bit a/d converter
to produce images with incredibly low noise levels and broader dynamic
high-speed pc connection
the dsi pro uses a usb 2.0 high speed connection that allows fast
data transfer. actual download time for daytime or planetary imaging
is up to 5 frames per second. for longer exposures, the download
time is .5 frames per second in order to sustain a high signal-to-noise
ratio. there is virtually no delay between the time the image is
taken and the time it appears on your computer screen. the deep
sky imager pro is also backward-compatible with usb 1.1.
meade's new autostar suite will support any number of deep sky imagers
and one lpi. you can use a separate guide scope and deep sky imager
as well as having one for prime focus and wide field. any of the
imagers can be selected for guiding. the sky's the limit with this
imager. the only performance constraints will be the speed of your
computer, the amount of ram it has and availability of usb ports.
a 2ghz pc with 512 mb of memory can easily run three deep sky pro