Boasting an astounding 74% quantum efficiency, the StarShoot AutoGuider Pro will literally “guide” you to capturing better, cleaner, more precise astrophotos thanks to its sensitivity when used as an autoguider, and it features a built-in ST-4 port. The camera’s slim, lightweight design allows for improved back-focus range and better compatibility with guiding and imaging accessories such as off-axis guiders.
The StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera’s high quantum efficiency will help guide you to better astrophotos.
Its 1/3″ CMOS sensor resolution of 1280×960 (1.2MP) not only helps achieve delightfully accurate autoguiding, it also makes the StarShoot AutoGuider Pro an ideal solar system imaging camera capable of capturing sharp monochrome exposures of the Moon and planets. The camera’s exceptionally fast frame rate of up to 200 frames per second (FPS) ensures you’ll catch even the most fleeting moments of clear seeing for great results.
This versatile camera can even be used for imaging deep space objects such as galaxies and nebulas thanks to its long 10-minute maximum exposure time, and it can capture quick exposures as short as 20ms. Since the StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera features a monochrome imaging chip, you can control and experiment with different balances of LRGB and narrowband filters to accentuate details.
The included Orion AstroCap software is packed with capture features such as focus aids, histogram, exposure and gain settings, auto dark frame removal, and more. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32 bit & 64 bit). Includes ASCOM driver.
This multipurpose performer comes with a host of useful items including a 1.25″ nosepiece threaded for use with like-sized filters, a parfocal ring to aid in matching eyepiece focus to camera focus, USB cable, secure RJ-11 autoguider cable, and a nice foam-lined tin case for safe storage and transport.
Imaging sensor Aptina Mono CMOS MT9M034
Imaging sensor size 1/3″
Pixel array 1280 x 960 (1,228,800 total)
Pixel size 3.75 x 3.75
Imaging Chip Monochrome
Video frame rate Up to 200 fps
Autoguider capability Yes
Exposure range 0.00002s to 600s
A/D Conversion 8 bit
Thermoelectric cooling No
IR Filter No
Mounting 1.25″ nozzle
USB connection High-speed 2.0
Software compatibility Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Binning 1×1, 2×2
Warranty One Year
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only.