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Astronomy CCD & CMOS Cameras for Telescopes

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ZWO ASI294MC Pro USB 3.0 Cooled Color Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI294MC Pro Astronomy Camera - ASI294MC-P

SKU: ZWO-ASI294MC-P
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4144 x 2822 (11.7 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.63
  • Sensor Model: IMX294
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$999.00

Atik Horizon II Color CMOS Imaging Camera - ATK0189

SKU: ATK-ATK0189
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4640 x 3506 (16.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,295.00
Revolution Imager R2

Revolution Imager R2 with Viewing Screen - RI-KITR2

SKU: REV-RI-KITR2
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 720 x 576 (0.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5
  • Sensor Model: ICX811
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$299.99

Atik Infinity Video Camera - Color - ATK0145

SKU: ATK-ATK0145
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1392 x 1040 (1.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6.45
  • Sensor Model: ICX825
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$975.00
QHY 5P-IIC Color CMOS Planetary Imager & Autoguider

QHY 5P-IIC Color CMOS Planetary Camera & Autoguider - QHY5P-IIC

SKU: QHY-QHY5P-IIC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 2592 x 1944 (5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.2
  • Sensor Model: MT9P006
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$239.00

ZWO ASI120MC-S Color Super Speed Camera - ASI120MC-S

SKU: ZWO-ASI120MC-S
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.5
  • Sensor Model: AR0130
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$149.00

Celestron NexImage 5MP Solar System Imager - CEL-93711

SKU: CEL-93711
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 2592 x 1944 (5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.2
  • Sensor Model: 3041
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$175.95

Celestron NexImage 10 Solar System Imager - 93708

SKU: CEL-93708
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3856 x 2764 (10.7 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 1.67
  • Sensor Model: MT9J003
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$274.95
QHY163 Sensor

QHY 163C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY163C

SKU: QHY-QHY163C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3522 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$899.00
QHY 367C Cooled Full Frame CMOS Color Camera

QHY367C Cooled Full Frame CMOS Color Camera - QHY367C

SKU: QHY-QHY367C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 7376 x 4938 (36.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.88
  • Sensor Model: IMX094
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$4,399.00
ZWO ASI071MC Pro Color Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI071MC Pro Color Astronomy Camera - ASI071MC-P

SKU: ZWO-ASI071MC-P
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4944 x 3284 (16.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.8
  • Sensor Model: IMX071
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$1,480.00

Starlight Xpress UltraStar Imaging and Guiding Camera - Color

SKU: SLX-ULTRASTAR-C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1392 x 1040 (1.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6.45
  • Sensor Model: ICX825AL
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$1,050.00

Atik 428EX Color CCD Camera W/ Sony ICX674 Sensor - ATK0097

SKU: ATK-ATK0097
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1932 x 1452 (2.8 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.54
  • Sensor Model: ICX674AQG
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$1,860.00

Atik 460EX Color CCD Camera w/ Sony ICX694 Sensor - ATK0101

SKU: ATK-ATK0101
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 2750 x 2200 (6.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.54
  • Sensor Model: ICX694AQG
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$2,495.00

Orion StarShoot G3 Deep Space Color Imaging Camera - 53082

SKU: ORI-53082
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 752 x 582 (0.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 8.6
  • Sensor Model: ICX419AKL
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$349.99

QHYCCD QHY600 Color CMOS Camera - Ultra Short Version - QHY600US-C

SKU: QHY-QHY600US-C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 9576 x 6388 (61.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.76
  • Sensor Model: IMX455ALK-K
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$4,599.00

ZWO ASI2400MC-P Cooled Color Camera - ASI2400MC-P

SKU: ZWO-ASI2400MC-P
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 6072 x 4042 (24.5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5.94
  • Sensor Model: IMX410
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$3,699.00
QHY5III462 USB 3.0 CMOS Color Imaging Camera

QHY QHY5III462 Planetary Color and NIR CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III462C

SKU: QHY-QHY5III462C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX462
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$299.00

ZWO ASI462MC Planetary Color Camera - ASI462MC

SKU: ZWO-ASI462MC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1936 x 1096 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9um
  • Sensor Model: IMX462
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$299.00

QHYCCD QHY600 Photographic Color Camera - QHY600C-PH

SKU: QHY-QHY600C-PH
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 9576 x 6388 (61.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.76
  • Sensor Model: IMX455ALK-K
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$4,599.00

QHYCCD QHY600 Professional Color Camera - QHY600C-PRO

SKU: QHY-QHY600C-PRO
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 9576 x 6388 (61.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.76
  • Sensor Model: IMX455ALK-K
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$7,995.00

Atik ACIS 12.3 Color Camera - ATK0195

SKU: ATK-ATK0195
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4104 x 3006 (12.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.45
  • Sensor Model: IMX304
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$2,595.00

Atik ACIS 2.4 Color Camera - ATK0193

SKU: ATK-ATK0193
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1936 x 1216 (2.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5.86
  • Sensor Model: IMX249
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$1,545.00

Atik ACIS 7.1 Color Camera - ATK0191

SKU: ATK-ATK0191
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3208 x 2200 (7.06 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.5
  • Sensor Model: IMX428
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$2,395.00
ZWO ASI 2600 Sensor

ZWO ASI2600MC Pro USB3 Cooled Color Camera - ASI2600MC-P

SKU: ZWO-ASI2600MC-P
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 6248 x 4176 (26.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.76
  • Sensor Model: IMX571
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$1,999.00

Astronomy cameras take pictures of celestial objects in the night sky. There are many different brands and types of telescope cameras on the market today, but they all work in the same basic way. When the camera is pointed at the subject and the shutter is open, light enters the opening and an image of the subject is recorded on some form of light-sensitive material. Once the image has been taken, the shutter is closed and the photographer goes about processing that image. Most astronomy cameras on the market today use a CCD or CMOS light sensor instead of photographic film, and that means the image is processed digitally, either in the camera itself, which is the case with a smartphone, point and shoot or DSLR camera, or on a computer. When a telescope imaging camera is designed for astronomy, the raw image collected on the CCD or CMOS sensor is electronically moved off the camera to the astrophotographer's computer for processing.

Telescope cameras for astronomy are available in a wide price range, and the price difference is driven by two things; the size of the CCD or CMOS sensor and the features of the camera body itself. Small, simple imaging cameras meant for taking pictures of bright objects, such as the Moon and planets, are very economical and a great way to jump into astrophotography. Telescope cameras with larger sensors are capable of capturing the faint light from distant galaxies and other far-off celestial objects. Imaging sensors that are physically bigger also cover a wider swath of sky and are therefore capable of imaging very large objects. Astronomy camera sensors come in color and monochrome (black and white), and the camera bodies can have features such as cooling, built-in color filter wheels, autoguiders, and more. Contact High Point Scientific today for any questions about astrophotography CCD cameras or CMOS cameras.

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