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Yaesu CT-168 Cloning Cable, for FT-2DR/FT-1DR
Yaesu CT-168 Cloning Cable, for FT-2DR/FT-1DR
Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera #52099 $999.99
Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera #52099

  • High-definition astrophotography video camera boasts 1080p/720p
  • HDMI output resolution
  • Versatile live-observation tool ideal for personal and community outreach use
  • Great for displaying real-time, HD video of objects in our solar system
  • Wide shutter speed range from 1/10000s up to a single 8-second long exposure at 60 frames per second (FPS) refresh rate
  • Includes standard definition Video Capture Device. For high-definition capture, a separate HD Video Capture Device like the Orion StarShoot HD Video Capture Device # 53084 is required (sold separately)

Scan the starry skies in 1080p HD resolution with the Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera! Using this versatile high-definition video camera with a telescope is a great way to broadcast your astronomical observing sessions over the internet, so you can easily share your stargazing experiences with friends and family all over the World Wide Web. Or attach the camera to an HD television, projector, or monitor display to see real-time telescopic views in high-definition!

The Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera is ideal for community outreach events and educational purposes, since you can easily share the skies with multiple people in crisp HD resolution on an HD display. This device includes a standard definition video capture device for use right out of the box. For high-definition image capture, a separate HD video capture device is required (sold separately - coming soon).

This easy to use, sophisticated high-resolution solar system video camera features a 1/3" Sharp color CCD sensor with 3.75 micron pixels. Due to the small pixel size, this video camera works best on solar system objects like the Sun (with a properly fitting protective solar filter installed), Moon and planets. The Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera is great for monitoring planets like Jupiter for potential asteroid or comet impacts, moon shadow transits, and more. (For deep space observations, we recommend our StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II, sold separately, since its sensor features larger 8.4x9.8 micron pixels.)

The camera's precise HD sensor is complemented by Orion's exclusive Mac/Windows software suite which makes web broadcasting and image-capture nice and easy. With electronic shutter speed settings ranging from 1/10000s up to a single 8-second long exposure at 60 frames per second (FPS) refresh rate, the Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera is delightfully versatile.

Capabilities include:

  • live, uncompressed, high-speed, real-time astronomical digital video
  • direct to web broadcasting
  • NTSC or PAL input from the same device for easy international use
  • full uncompressed SDI digital or analog output
  • selectable color or black & white output
  • CVBS NTSC/PAL, HD-SDI (292M) and HDMI/DVI video output

Camera features include:

  • built-in IR filter
  • digital noise reduction
  • eclipse and negative functions
  • sharpness adjustment
  • cross hairs
  • overlaid text
  • magnification/panning
  • user-editable quick-set presets
  • progressive scan

All camera controls can be performed either directly, using buttons on the back of the camera body itself, or with the included Mac/Windows control software. Can be operated by computer or in standalone mode, with proper display connected.

Standard resolution video can be displayed on a standard TV or on your Mac/Windows PC or laptop using the included standard resolution capture device. To view in HD resolution, use either a broadcast industry HD-SDI monitor or use the included HDMI converter and cable to display on HD TV's, HD projectors, and even DVI input equipped computer monitors (an HDMI-to-DVI adapter is required). The included HD Converter Box allows for a single cable to provide power, video, and camera control over long distances; and to convert the HD-SDI video signal into standard HDMI signal for home appliances.

Along with the camera itself, the Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera comes with a host of useful items including:

  • 50ft BNC cable
  • 50ft RCA cable
  • 50ft Serial extension cable
  • 20ft HDMI cable
  • 24V power adapter
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter (nosepiece)
  • SD Video Capture device and Software (Mac and Win)
  • RS-232 USB to serial device (Mac and Win)
  • HDMI Converter box (one cable solution for power, video and computer control)
  • Orion Capture and Computer Control Software Suite (Mac and Win)

NOTE: Capable of displaying the view through your telescope on an HD display in high definition. Includes a standard definition Video Capture device which allows recording of the view through your telescope in standard definition. An HD Video Capture device Orion StarShoot HD Video Capture Device # 53084 is available separately from Orion.

Best for imaging Solar, lunar & planetary
Imaging sensor Sharp sCMOS
Imaging sensor size 1/3"
Pixel array 1280 x 1024 (1,310,720 total)
Pixel size 3.75 x 3.75
Imaging chip Color Video
Video frame rate 60 per sec
Autoguider capability No
Exposure range 0-8 seconds
A/D conversion 16 bit
The Analog to Digital Converter (A/D Converter) transfers the raw analog signal captured by the camera to a digital value. The digital value is sent to the computer in ADUs (Analog to Digital Units). The A/D Converter also determines the bit resolution of the analog to digital conversion. The more bit resolution the A/D Converter has, the greater the range of ADUs, which yields a better range of image contrast from the camera. (If "X" equals the bit resolution of the A/D Converter, then 2expX = total range of ADUs.) For example, many commercial digital cameras use a 12-bit A/D Converter which has 4,096 ADUs, and high-end astronomical CCD cameras typically use a 16-bit A/D Converter which has 65,536 ADUs
Thermoelectric cooling No
IR filter Yes, CCD cameras are very sensitive to a wide range of wavelengths, including farther out into the infra-red spectrum than we can see by eye. Normally this is never a problem when looking through the telescope, but a sensitive CCD camera will see this slightly out of focus region of the spectrum, resulting in fatter stars than normal. An IR filter will cut out this region of the spectrum leaving tightly focused stars and a better overall image.
Mounting 1.25" nozzle
Software compatibility Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Mac OS X
Video format NTSC & PAL
Warranty One year

StarShoot HD Video back end

Due to our dealer agreement with Orion, this item can not be shipped outside the USA.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 August, 2014.
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