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Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider - Color - X2LODESTAR-C

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Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Color Autoguider


The Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 is a very compact guider which is powered and operated via a single USB2.0 computer connection. The Lodestar X2 also provides an opto-isolated output connection for direct control of most mounts via their Autoguider sockets. This output is compatible with the ST4 style of RJ12 connection and supplies 4 pull down direction lines and a common return. Alternatively, you may send the mount control signals via a serial connection from the guider control computer.


The SX Color Lodestar X2 utilizes a very sensitive Sony ‘ExView’ CCD (the ICX829) with an array of 752 x 582 pixels in a ‘half-inch’ format. Although the chip is not cooled, it has a very low dark signal and very little readout noise, so it can be used to guide on faint stars that are beyond the reach of webcams and CMOS chip based guide cameras. Because of the high sensitivity and high dynamic range characteristics of the Sony ICX829, the Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 makes a superb electronic finder and planetary imaging camera as well as a splendid autoguider!


Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Specifications



  • Sensor: Sony ICX829 Color EXview HAD CCD

  • Transfer Method: Interline

  • Image Size: 8 mm Diagonal, Type 1/2

  • Total Pixel Array: 795 x 596

  • Effective Pixels: 752 x 582

  • Total Effective Pixels: 440K

  • Pixel Size: 8.4 um x 9.8 um

  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface

  • Image Download Time: Typically 0.2 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0

  • Power Requirements: USB powered

  • Guide Socket: RJ12

  • Cooling System: Ambient air cooling

  • Body Size: 1.26” x 2.83” or 32 mm x 72 mm

  • Back Focal Distance: 12.5 mm

  • Weight: approx. 1.76 ounces, or 50g
Description
Description

Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Color Autoguider

The Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 is a very compact guider which is powered and operated via a single USB2.0 computer connection. The Lodestar X2 also provides an opto-isolated output connection for direct control of most mounts via their Autoguider sockets. This output is compatible with the ST4 style of RJ12 connection and supplies 4 pull down direction lines and a common return. Alternatively, you may send the mount control signals via a serial connection from the guider control computer.

The SX Color Lodestar X2 utilizes a very sensitive Sony ‘ExView’ CCD (the ICX829) with an array of 752 x 582 pixels in a ‘half-inch’ format. Although the chip is not cooled, it has a very low dark signal and very little readout noise, so it can be used to guide on faint stars that are beyond the reach of webcams and CMOS chip based guide cameras. Because of the high sensitivity and high dynamic range characteristics of the Sony ICX829, the Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 makes a superb electronic finder and planetary imaging camera as well as a splendid autoguider!

Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Specifications

  • Sensor: Sony ICX829 Color EXview HAD CCD
  • Transfer Method: Interline
  • Image Size: 8 mm Diagonal, Type 1/2
  • Total Pixel Array: 795 x 596
  • Effective Pixels: 752 x 582
  • Total Effective Pixels: 440K
  • Pixel Size: 8.4 um x 9.8 um
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
  • Image Download Time: Typically 0.2 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
  • Power Requirements: USB powered
  • Guide Socket: RJ12
  • Cooling System: Ambient air cooling
  • Body Size: 1.26” x 2.83” or 32 mm x 72 mm
  • Back Focal Distance: 12.5 mm
  • Weight: approx. 1.76 ounces, or 50g
Specifications
Specifications
Model Number COLORLODESTARX2
Imaging Camera Series Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Color or Monochrome Camera? Color
Cooled or Uncooled Uncooled
Pixel Size in Microns 8.4
Pixel Array & Resolution 795 x 596 (0.47 MP)
Sensor Model ICX829 EXview HAD
Camera Sensor Manufacturer Sony
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions (mm x mm) 6.68 x 5.01
Sensor Diagonal (mm) 8 mm
Includes ST-4 Guide Port? Yes
Warranty Starlight Xpress 1 Year
  • SX Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Lodestar X2 RJ12 and USB plugs
  • Lodestar X2 sensor end
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