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Altair GPCAM AR0130C Colour Astro Camera w AGP +Meteor Lens

£159.50

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The Altair GPCAM AR0130C Colour Astro Camera w Auto guiding port is a colour CMOS sensor-based imager, capable of high speed Planetary and long duration Deep Sky imaging and autoguiding via its ST4 port. Now provided with 150 degree FOV F1.6 Meteor lens for wide angle imaging of the sky to capture meteorites and aurora displays. This excellent camera is based around the excellent 1.2mpx COLOUR CMOS AR0130 sensor and weighs very little, allowing it to be used on a wide array of telescopes with ease. All sky imaging is also a possibiltiy with the addition of a C/CS Mount lens - available separately.


Important Note: DO NOT PLUG IN CAMERA UNTIL YOU HAVE INSTALLED THE DRIVERS. See Extended information for details.

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Now provided with 150 degree FOV F1.6 Meteor lens for wide angle imaging of the sky to capture meteorites and aurora displays.


Software compatibility: Altair GPCAM AR0130C Colour Astro Camera w Auto guiding port: This camera does not come with software in the box. You will need to download GP-CAM drivers and software to make it work. DO NOT PLUG IN CAMERA UNTIL YOU HAVE INSTALLED THE DRIVERS.


Fully supported by the latest version of Sharpcap for still and video capture, and full control of your camera. AltairCapture astrophotography software can also be downloaded to support image stacking, video preview, video recording, snapshot image capture, and raw data output. AltairCapture software also allows full control of the camera frame rate, exposure time in milliseconds, colour balance, gain, B&W / colour mode and ROI (Region Of Interest). This can be downloaded at: http://cameras.altairastro.com/


A special version of PHD2 can also be downloaded here: http://cameras.altairastro.com/


Altair GPCAM AR0130C Colour Astro Camera w Auto guiding port


Specifications: Included in the box:


Camera body.


2m High-speed USB2.0 A male to B male cable.


1.5m ST4 guide cable.


1.25 inch x 20mm nosepiece with 1.25" filter thread.


C-Mount 5mm extension adapter for C-Mount lenses requiring 17.5mm backfocus.


Extra CS-Mount adapter with built-in clear AR coated optical window (for UV or IR imaging of planets with UV or IR pass filters).


CS-Mount adapter with built-in UV-IR Blocking Filter AR coated (for imaging with lenses or refractors).


OPTIONAL 2.1mm F1.6 150 degree FOV wide angle Meteor lens and dust cap.


Plastic dust cap 1.25".


Note: This camera does not come with software in the box. You will need to download the latest GP-CAM drivers. Sensor & performance specifications: (Where they differ, Colour and Mono camera specs are included for comparison). GPCAMAR0130C: Aptina AR0130 Colour CMOS sensor Sensor Size: 1/3" diagonal (4.8x3.6mm) Exposure duration shortest/longest: 0.4 ms (0.0004 secs) / 800 secs Bit depth: 8bit & 12bit mode switchable Pixel size microns: 3.75x3.75 um Resolution in pixels: 1280x960 Recording System: Still Picture and Video Region Of Interest (ROI) support: Yes, user selectable via driver Approx. Max frame rates (assuming computer Bus operating at full bandwidth): 1280x960 30FPS, 1024x768 40FPS, 800x600 70FPS, 640x480 100FPS, 20x240 200FPS Sensor QE / Quantum Efficiency: GPCAMAR0130C: Approx. 68% peak in green light Gain Sensitivity: GPCAMAR0130C: 5.5v/lux-sec Dynamic Range: GPCAMAR0130C: >85.3dB SNR Maximum: GPCAMAR0130C: 44dB Readout: Progressive Scan Shutter: Electronic Rolling Shutter Spectral Range & Colour Management - GPCAMAR0130C colour camera: 350-1050nm with double sided AR Coated window (removable) White balance: ROI White Balance/ Manual Temp-Tint Adjustment Colour Rendering Technique: Ultra Fine Colour Engine Software & OS support: Drivers & software download (Windows only): cameras.altairastro.com Driver support: PHD2, AltairCapture, SharpCap, (Windows DirectShow) AltairCapture OS support: Win XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (32 & 64 bit) USB Port & Cable: 2.0 USB, 2m cable ST4 Port & Cable: Standard ST4 Opto-Isolated, 1.5m cable, iOptron, Celestron, Skywatcher SynScan GOTO. Physical characteristics: Cooling: High Performance Cooling Chassis uses telescope focuser as heat-sink Camera body length: 63mm total length including C-Mount and 1.25" Astro barrel Weight grams: 70 g (camera net weight) Optical window built into CS Mount Adapter before 1.25" front barrel - can be removed: Mono Camera: AR-coated clear 350-1050nm wavelength transmission Colour Camera: AR-coated UV/IR blocking filter 380-650nm wavelength transmission Back-focus & Adapter compatibility: Optical Window is removable to reveal female C-Mount thread. Camera body: OD 1.25" stepped barrel Camera body thread: C/CS-Mount female allows direct attachment of CS-Mount lens or C-Mount lens with 5mm extension. C-mount lens adapter: Included, terminates in female thread. C-mount lens compatibility: C-Mount male threaded lens with 17.526 mm back-focus (or flange-distance) requirement. C-mount lens compatibility: C-Mount male threaded lens with 12.526 mm back-focus (or flange-distance) requirement. Astro filter thread adapter: Included, 1.25" OD, Female thread Pushfit Barrel OD: Standard Astro format 1.25" OD eyepiece-barrel Sensor surface distance from flat end of C-mount adapter: 17.58 mm Sensor surface distance from flat end of 20mm 1.25” Astro adapter: 37.58 mm Operating environment conditions: Power consumption: 0.8 W (Ave. Camera running) Max operating temp: 50 °C Lowest operating temp: -10 °C Max operating humidity: 80 % RH Power source in Volts: 5V DC (via USB cable) Windows PC Hardware Requirements: Minimum CPU: Equal to Intel Core2 2.8GHz or Higher Minimum Memory: 2GB or More USB port: USB2.0 High-speed Port Monitor Display: 17" or Larger Software delivery: Downloaded online and saved to hard drive. Packaging: Protective rubber end-cap Padded cardboard storage box with durable foam inserts

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