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Astronomy CCD & CMOS Cameras for Telescopes

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ZWO ASI290MM Mini Monochrome Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI290MM Mini Monochrome Astronomy Camera - ASI290MINI

SKU: ZWO-ASI290MINI
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1936 x 1096 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290/291
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$299.00
 
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 ASI183MM Pro USB3.0 Cooled Monochrome Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI183MM Pro USB3.0 Cooled Monochrome Astronomy Camera - ASI183MM-P

SKU: ZWO-ASI183MM-P
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 5496 x 3672 (20.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX183CLK-J
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$999.00
 

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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$159.95 $129.95
 
Meade LPI-G Advanced Camera - Monochrome

Meade LPI-G Advanced Monochrome Camera - 645004

SKU: MEA-645004
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$399.99 $360.00
 

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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$249.95 $229.95
 
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$1,499.00
 

QHY QHY5P-IIM Monochrome CMOS Planetary Camera & Autoguider - Used

SKU: UEQ-10575-QHY-QHY5P-IIM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 2592 x 1944 (5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.2
  • Sensor Model: MT9P031
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$299.00 $225.00
 

Orion StarShoot 5MP Solar System Color Camera - 52097

SKU: ORI-52097
  • 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: MT9P031
$179.99
 
ZWO ASI178MC Color CMOS Camera

ZWO ASI178MC 14 Bit ADC CMOS Color Camera

SKU: ZWO-ASI178MC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3096 x 2080 (6.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$349.00
 
Celestron Skyris 236C Color CMOS Camera

Celestron Skyris 236C Color CMOS Camera - 95506

SKU: CEL-95506
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (2.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.8
  • Sensor Model: IMX236
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$399.95 $379.95
 
Celestron Skyris 236M Monochrome CMOS Camera

Celestron Skyris 236M Monochrome CMOS Camera - 95507

SKU: CEL-95507
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (2.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.8
  • Sensor Model: IMX236
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$399.95 $379.95
 
ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome CMOS Camera

ZWO ASI178MM 14 Bit ADC CMOS Monochrome Camera - ASI178MM

SKU: ZWO-ASI178MM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3096 x 2080 (6.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$369.00
 
QHY5P-IIM

QHY QHY5P-IIM Monochrome CMOS Planetary Camera & Autoguider

SKU: QHY-QHY5P-IIM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 2592 x 1944 (5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.2
  • Sensor Model: MT9P031
Available Used from $225.00
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$299.00
 
QHY ColdMOS Camera

QHY183C Color Cooled CMOS Astrophotography Camera - QHY183C

SKU: QHY-QHY183C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 5544 x 3694 (20.5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX183
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$699.00
 
QHY178C ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 178C Color Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY178C

SKU: QHY-QHY178C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178C
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$699.00
 
QHY178M ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 178M Monochrome Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY178M

SKU: QHY-QHY178M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178M
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$769.00
 
QHY290M ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 290M Monochrome Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY290M

SKU: QHY-QHY290M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290M
Available Used from $500.00
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$729.00 $583.20
 
QHY290C ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 290C Color Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY290C

SKU: QHY-QHY290C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290C
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$699.00
 
ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera Kit

ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera Kit - ASI178MM-KIT1

SKU: ZWO-ASI178MM-KIT
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3096 x 2080 (6.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$545.00 $495.00
 
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
 
ZWO ASI290 with Optional All-Sky Lens

ZWO ASI290MC USB 3.0 Color Imaging Camera - ASI290MC

SKU: ZWO-ASI290MC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1936 x 1096 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290/291LQR
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$299.00
 
ZWO ASI290 with Optional All-Sky Lens

ZWO ASI290MM USB 3.0 Monochrome Imaging Camera - ASI290MM

SKU: ZWO-ASI290MM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1936 x 1096 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290/291LQR
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$369.00
 
QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Camera

QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III178C

SKU: QHY-QHY5III178C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$299.00
 
QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Mono CMOS Camera

QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III178M

SKU: QHY-QHY5III178M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$399.00
 

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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