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Starlight Xpress CoStar Autoguider

Starlight Xpress CoStar Autoguider

SX-COSTAR

Big things can come in small packages and the CoStar from Starlight Xpress really is no exception. This tiny Autoguider comes fully packed with great features:

  • Only 1¼” in diameter allows this to drop neatly into your 1¼” eyepiece holde ...
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Big things can come in small packages and the CoStar from Starlight Xpress really is no exception. This tiny Autoguider comes fully packed with great features:

  • Only 1¼” in diameter allows this to drop neatly into your 1¼” eyepiece holder - no additional adaptors required.
  • Large area (6.78mm x 5.32mm) giving you a wide field of view to find a suitable guide star.
  • Sensitive 55% Quantum Efficiency – sensitivity is everything.
  • ‘Built-in’ Autoguider Port – no need to run extra cables from your computer to control your mount corrections.
  • Powered by the USB of your computer so no need to carry an extra power supply with you – one less thing to forget when you are on your way to the Star Party.
  • Compact and solid aluminium construction.

Specifications

  • Imager type: Aptina MT9M001 mono cmos chip with low dark current and anti-blooming.
  • Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 5.2uM x 5.2uM, Image format: 1304 x 1024 pixels
  • Image area: 6.66mm (Horizontal) x 5.32mm (Vertical).
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 620nM (~65%), 35% at 400nM and 770nM.
  • Readout Noise: Less than 40 electrons RMS - typically only 20 electrons.
  • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x.
  • Dark current: Dark frame saturation time greater than 10 minutes. Less than 1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
  • Data format: 10 bits.
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface.
  • Image download time: Typically 0.1 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0.
  • Power requirements: USB powered.
  • Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.
  • Size: 32 x 60mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 25 x 0.75mm 'C mount' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear.
  • Weight: approx. 45g.

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