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HyperStar 6 v4


Dr. David H. Levy Dr. David H. Levy Talks about Hyperstar
Dr. David H. Levy How to Install Your Hyperstar
How to Install Your Hyperstar HyperStar Promo Video

  • Imaging Target: M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
  • Camera : ZWO ASI533 Pro
  • Lens : HyperStar C6
  • Filter : No Filter (Bortle 5)
  • Exp time : 90 x 25"

HyperStar 6

  • Target: North American Nebula
  • Camera : ZWO ASI183MC Pro
  • Lens : HyperStar C6
  • Filter : Optolong L-eNhance
  • Exp time : 60 x 45"
HyperStar 6
  • Target: M31
  • Camera : ZWO ASI183MC Pro
  • Lens : HyperStar C6
  • Filter : Optolong L-Pro
  • Exp time : 80 x 15"

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/2, an incredible 25 times faster than the standard f/10 focal ratio! Images can be obtained in just seconds!

  • Focal Ratio: f/2
  • Focal Length: 300mm
  • Maximum Usable Sensor Size: 28mm Diagonal
  • Camera Adapter Threaded for 2" Filters
  • Backfocus (from mounting thread to focal plane): 39.8mm (1.567")
  • Length (without camera adapter): 3.3"
  • Diameter: 2.8"
  • Weight: Less than 1 lb.

Watch a HyperStar demo under light polluted skies using an Alt-Az mount.