Celestron has shipped some non-Edge HD telescopes with the Edge HD rear cell. Because this cell moves the primary mirror forward, the Edge HD version of the HyperStar lens is required. If unsure which model to order, please give us a call.
The HyperStar 14 system allows extremely fast, wide-field CCD imaging with the Celestron 14" SCT. The lens replaces the secondary mirror on Fastar-compatible 14" 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): 5.1"
- 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.