Whether you're an advanced user or a beginner, you'll love creating beautiful astroimages with the Skyris astronomical CCD camera. Capture the Sun, Moon, and planets like never before and create crisp, high-resolution images. Skyris cameras are the first to offer ultra-fast USB 3.0 connections combined with the most popular Sony CCD chips used for planetary imaging. Skyris also features a Celestron-designed camera body which helps dissipate heat to minimize the effect of thermal noise on the CCD.
Celestron Partners with The Imaging Source
For years, The Imaging Source has provided amateur astronomers with high-quality CCD cameras that elevate amateur planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. The Imaging Source's astronomical cameras are known for high quality, value, and performance. Now, Celestron is proud to partner with The Imaging Source on the Skyris line.
Skyris 445M using the Sony ICX445ALA CCD Sensor
The Skyris 445M features a high-resolution CCD sensor with a larger detection area, small pixels, and a larger pixel array. This sensor is capable of all kinds of solar system imaging, from Jupiter to a close-up swatch of the Moon's craters. The small pixels provide more detail per pixel, even when used with smaller telescopes.
Monochrome Sensor for Maximum Sensitivity
The Skyris 445M is a monochrome camera, offering you the most senstivity for capturing the best possible astroimages. Either use the camera by itself to capture stunning black-and-white images of the Moon or planets, or attach your own filters and filter wheel to create your own color planetary images. Skyris cameras do not have an optical window. This makes cleaning your camera easier and ensures maximum light transmission with no risk of internal reflections.
Included Celestron iCap Software
All Skyris cameras include Celestron iCap capture software and stacking software, for Windows systems only. iCap software allows you to easily control the camera, snap your images or movie file, and export them. Next, you'll bring your images or movies into the stacking software, where you can automatically filter the best images and stack them to create your masterpiece.
- A/D Conversion: 12 bit
- Back Focus Distance: 19mm with nosepiece
- Exposure Range: 0.005 to 10 seconds
- Imaging Sensor: Sony ICX445ALA Monochrome CCD
- Mounting: 1.25" barrel and C-thread
- Operating Environment: 40° C to -40°C
- Shutter: Global
- Software Compatibility: iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow
- Sub-Framing: Selectable
- Power Requirements: Powered by USB
- Camera Resolution: 1280 x 960
- Sensor Size: 6.26mm x 5.01mm
- Pixel Size: 3.75 micron square
- Frames per Second: Up to 30
- USB Cable: High-speed 3.0, 10' cable length