Starlight Xpress UltraStar Pro Monochrome Guide Camera - Blue -

Starlight Xpress UltraStar Pro Monochrome Guide Camera - Blue -

Starlight Express Oculus all-sky camera


The Oculus specification: • CCD type: ICX205AL Sony SuperHAD interline CCD with low dark current and vertical antiblooming. • CCD Full resolution pixel data: Pixel size: 4.65uM x 4.65uM, Image format: 1392 x 1040 pixels • CCD quality: Grade 1 • Spectral Response: QE max at 520nM (~50%), 30% at 420nM and 670nM. • Readout Noise: RMS - typically only 7 electrons. • Full-well capacity: Greater than 15,000 e- (unbinned) • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x. • Dark current: Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient. • Data format: 16 bits. • Lens details: 2.5mm FL F/1.2 150 degree ‘Fish Eye’ • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 • Image download time: Typically 0.6 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0. • Power requirements: Camera is USB powered, dew heater requires 12v at 1 amp max. • Input connection: ‘Mini B’ USB socket for USB2.0 and a 2.1mm jack for +12v heater supply. • Cooling system: Ambient air cooling. • Overall size: 150mm tall x 95mm diameter, including the polycarbonate weather dome.


Price Range: $1,100 to $1,720

The Oculus all-sky camera is designed to provide high quality sky images for weather and meteor observations. The camera core is based on the 1.4 megapixel 'SuperStar' and it employs a 2.5mm FL f1.2 'Fish-Eye' lens to achieve 150 degrees coverage. A 1.55mm f2 180 degree 'Fish-Eye' lens is also available as an optional extra giving horizon to horizon coverage.

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