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Astronomy CCD & CMOS Cameras for Telescopes

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ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Cooled Monochrome Astronomy Camera

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera - ASI1600MM-P

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MM-P
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,280.00 $1,152.00
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Mono Imaging Camera with 8-Position Electronic Filter Wheel and 1.25" LRGB, H-Alpha, OIII, & SII Filters

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Astronomy Camera with 8-Position EFW and 1.25" LRGB, Ha, OIII, & SII Filters - ASI1600MMP-K1

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MMP-K1
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,799.00 $1,619.10
Meade Deep Sky Imager IV CMOS Camera

Meade Deep Sky Imager DSI IV CMOS Camera - Monochrome - 633002

SKU: MEA-633002
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$1,199.00
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Mono Imaging Camera with 7-Position Electronic Filter Wheel and 36 mm LRGB, H-Alpha, OIII, & SII Filters

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Astronomy Camera with 7-Position EFW and 36 mm LRGB, Ha, OIII, & SII Filters - ASI1600MMP-K3

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MMP-K3
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,999.00 $1,799.10

Atik 16200 APS-H Monochrome CCD Camera - ATK0154

SKU: ATK-ATK0154
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4499 x 3599 (16.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6
  • Sensor Model: KAF-16200
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$3,780.00

ZWO ASI1600GT Monochrome Camera w/ 5-Position Filter Wheel - ASI1600GT

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600GT
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,780.00 $1,602.00
ZWO ASI1600MM USB 3.0 Monochrome Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI1600MM USB 3.0 Monochrome Imaging Camera - ASI1600MM

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230AJL
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$999.00 $899.10
QHY163 Sensor

QHY163M Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY-QHY163M

SKU: QHY-QHY163M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$1,199.00 $1,079.10
QHY 16200A Camera with Beauty Box

QHY16200A - APS-H Format Monochrome CCD Camera with Integrated 5 Position Filter Wheel - QHY16200A-CFW5

SKU: QHY-QHY16200
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4540 x 3630 (16.5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6
  • Sensor Model: KF16200
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$3,999.00
ATIK Horizon Mono CMOS Astronomy Camera

Atik Horizon Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - ATK0156

SKU: ATK-ATK0156
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$1,665.00
ZWO ASI1600 Monochrome Pro Camera Mini Kit 1

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Astronomy Camera with EFW Mini & 1.25" LRGB Filter Set - ASI1600MMP-M1

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MMP-M1
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,480.00 $1,332.00
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Mono Imaging Camera with EFW Mini Filter Wheel and 31 mm LRGB Filters

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Astronomy Camera with EFW Mini & 31 mm LRGB Filter Set - ASI1600MMP-M2

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MMP-M2
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,499.00 $1,349.10
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Mono Imaging Camera with EFW Mini Filter Wheel, and 1.25" LRGB & Hα Filters

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Astronomy Camera with EFW Mini, 1.25" LRGB, & 1.25" H-Alpha Filters - ASI1600MMP-M3

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MMP-M3
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,599.00 $1,439.10
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Imaging Camera with Mini Electronic Filter Wheel and 31 mm LRGB & H-Alpha Filters

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Astronomy Camera with EFW Mini, 31 mm LRGB, & 31 mm H-Alpha Filters - ASI1600MMP-M4

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MMP-M4
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,639.00 $1,475.10
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Mono Imaging Camera with 8-Position Electronic Filter Wheel and 31 mm LRGB, H-Alpha, OIII, & SII Filters

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Astronomy Camera with 8-Position EFW and 31 mm LRGB, Ha, OIII, & SII Filters - ASI1600MMP-K2

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MMP-K2
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$1,899.00 $1,709.10
QHY 16200A Camera with CFW7 - Side View

QHY16200A - APS-H Format Monochrome CCD Camera with Integrated 7 Position Filter Wheel - QHY16200A-CFW7

SKU: QHY-QHY16200A-CFW7
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4540 x 3630 (16.5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6
  • Sensor Model: KAF-16200
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$4,399.00
Starlight Xpress Trius SX-46 Monochrome CCD Camera

Starlight Xpress Trius SX-46 Full Frame CCD Camera - SX-46

SKU: SLX-SX-46
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4540 x 3630 (16.5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6
  • Sensor Model: KAF-16200
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$4,866.50
Starlight Xpress Trius SX-56 Full-Frame CCD Camera

Starlight Xpress Trius SX-56 Full-Frame CCD Camera - SX-56

SKU: SLX-SX-56
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4096 x 4096 (16.8 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 9
  • Sensor Model: Kodak - KAF-16803
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$9,140.00
QHY163 Cooled Camera

QHY 163M Monochrome Cooled Camera & CFW3M-US Medium Filter Wheel Kit - QHY163M-CFW3M-US

SKU: QHY-QHY163M-CFW3M-US
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$1,399.00
Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 36 USB Hub CCD Camera - Mono

Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 36 USB Hub CCD Camera - Mono - 100-0070

SKU: SLX-100-0070
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4904 x 3280 (16.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 7.4
  • Sensor Model: KAI-16070
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$5,999.50

QHY QHY16803A CCD Imaging Camera - QHY16803A

SKU: QHY-QHY16803A
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4096 x 4096 (16.8 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 9
  • Sensor Model: KAF16803
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$9,900.00

QHY QHY28 USB2.0 Monochrome CCD Camera - QHY28

SKU: QHY-QHY28
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4932 x 3300 (16.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 7.4
  • Sensor Model: KAI-16070 CCD
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$6,500.00

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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