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Orion StarShoot G3 Deep-Space Color Imaging Camera

by Orion
SKU 53082

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An ideal entry-level CCD camera for capturing deep-sky images. The compact size and one-shot-color feature make this camera perfect for HyperStar imaging.

  • An affordable and capable astrophotography camera for anyone interested in taking amazing images of starry skies with a telescope
  • The StarShoot G3 Deep Space Color Imaging Camera features a 1/2" format CCD sensor and an on-board thermoelectric cooler (TEC) that are normally only available on much more costly cameras
  • With high-tech features such as 16-bit A/D conversion, regulated thermoelectric cooling, on-board fan and more, you'll find yourself taking wall-worthy astrophotos with this affordable camera
  • The Orion StarShoot G3 can also be used as a dedicated, high-performance, low-noise autoguider with ST-4 output built right in
  • Complete Orion Camera Studio software is included for easy image capture, processing, and sharing of your astro-images. ASCOM drivers are also included for use of the StarShoot G3 with other imaging software programs, or for autoguiding use


  • Imaging sensor: Sony ICX419AKL CCD
  • Imaging sensor size: 7.40mm x 5.95mm
  • Pixel array: 752 x 582 (437,664 total)
  • Pixel size: 8.6 x 8.3
  • Imaging chip: Single Shot Color
  • Autoguider capability: Yes
  • Exposure range: 0.01 seconds to indefinite
  • A/D conversion: 16 bit
  • Thermoelectric cooling: Yes
  • IR filter: No
  • Mounting: 1.25" nozzle, 2" nozzle or t-thread
  • USB connection: High-speed 2.0
  • Software compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Full well capacity: 50000e-
  • Read noise (RMS): 9e-
  • Dark signal (at 0º C): 0.01e-/pixel/sec
  • Gain: 0.79e- per ADU
  • Binning: 1x1, 2x2
  • Max cooling: -10C from ambient
  • Full frame download time: 2 sec
  • Backfocus distance (from T-threads): 19.00mm
  • Weight (oz.): 12
  • Warranty: One year