This model includes the required adapter ring to fit the HyperStar lens to the Edge HD model telescope. An additional adapter would be required to adapt this lens to an older (non-HD) telescope.
The HyperStar 14 system allows extremely fast, wide-field CCD imaging with the Celestron 14" SCT. The lens replaces the secondary mirror on 14" Edge HD SCTs and turns the telescope into an f/1.9 imaging system!
The HyperStar 14 is compatible with a variety of cameras, including Canon, Nikon and Sony DLSRs, plus CCD cameras from Atik, Mallincam, QSI, SBIG, Starlight Xpress, ZWO and others.
Donald Rudny uses Starizona's HyperStar lenses for public outreach on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and wrote us to tell about his experience: "We use two Hyperstar systems, one with a C14 EdgeHD and the other with a C6 Evolution. We have been using the Starlight Xpress Ultrastar recently for outreach with visitors, and the images have been superb. The visitors have been amazed with what we can achieved in near real time. The Hyperstar is the key in producing AP like images in short exposures. There's nothing faster at f/1.9."
Check out the HyperStar Website for more details and images taken using the HyperStar system.
- Focal Ratio: f/1.9
- Focal Length: 684mm
- Maximum Usable Sensor Size: 27mm Diagonal (APS Format)
- DSLR Compatible
- Field of View (with 27mm sensor): 2.4 degrees
- Camera Adapter Threaded for 2" (48mm) Filters
- Backfocus (from mounting thread to focal plane): 67.4mm (2.65")
- Length (without camera adapter): 5.6"
- Diameter: 4.9"
- Weight: 3.1 lbs
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Select the camera model you will use below. The HyperStar includes one camera adapter of your choice.