Optics are currently in production (Dec, 2015), but the HyperStar C6 is backordered at this time. Please call for details if you would like to order the HyperStar C6.
It's little, it's cute, but it performs just like its big brothers! The HyperStar C6 is a perfect match to one-shot color CCDs like the Starlight Xpress SXVR-H674C and to video systems such as the Stellacam or Mallincam. Capture up to a 2.2-degree field of view at an amazingly fast f/1.9!
HyperStar is based on Celestron's innovative Fastar feature. This feature allows the secondary mirror to be removed from Celestron's Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. By mounting the HyperStar lens assembly in place of the secondary mirror, a CCD camera can be mounted at the front of the telescope allowing for a wider field of view and much faster imaging.
The HyperStar lens assembly works with a variety of cameras. Different cameras require different adapters, however. One adapter is included with the HyperStar lens. Please specify the camera being used when ordering.
A holder is included for safe storage of the secondary mirror while imaging.
The HyperStar systems allows the telescope to operate at a focal ratio of f/1.9, an incredible 30 times faster than the standard f/10 focal ratio! Images can be obtained in just seconds!
Check out the HyperStar Website for more details and images taken using the HyperStar system.
- Focal Ratio: f/1.9
- Focal Length: 290mm
- Maximum Usable Sensor Size: 11mm Diagonal
- Field of View (with 11mm sensor): 2.2 degrees
- Camera Adapter Threaded for 1.25" Filters
- Backfocus (from mounting thread to focal plane): 44.3mm (1.74")
- Length (without camera adapter): 2.3"
- Diameter: 2.8"
- Weight: Less than 1 lb.
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Select the camera model you will use below. The HyperStar includes one camera adapter of your choice.