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  • Orion Orion StarShoot All-In-One Astrophotography Camera - 52098
    $369.99
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  • Atik Cameras Atik GP Monochrome CCD Camera - ATK0119
    $445.00
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  • Atik Cameras Atik GP Color CCD Camera - ATK0120
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  • Celestron Celestron NexImage Burst Color Imager - 95518
    $199.95 $179.95
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  • Celestron SKyris 123C Color CMOS Camera
    Celestron Celestron Skyris 132C Color CMOS Camera - 95508
    $299.95 $289.95
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  • ZWO ASI120MM-S Super Speed Monochrome CMOS Camera
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI120MM-S Super Speed Monochrome CMOS Camera - ASI120MM-S
    $179.00
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  • ZWO ASI120MM-S Super Speed Monochrome CMOS Camera Kit
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI120MM-S Super Speed Monochrome CMOS Camera Kit - ASI120MM-S-KIT
    $355.00 $330.00
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  • Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Camera
    Orion Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera - 52031
    $424.99
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  • QHY QHY5L-II-M CMOS Planetary Monochrome Camera - QHY5L-II-M
    $169.00
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  • QHY5L-II Premium Package
    QHY QHY QHY5L-II Monochrome CMOS Camera Premium Package - QHY5L-IIM-PKG
    $399.00
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  • QHY MiniCam5F Camera
    QHY QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with Filter Wheel & 5 Filters - MCAM5F-FW9-5
    $699.00
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  • QHY MiniCam5F Camera
    QHY QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with Filter Wheel & 8 Filters - MCAM5F-FW9-8
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    QHY QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with Filter Wheel & 9 Filters - MCAM5F-FW9-9
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  • QHY QHY MiniCam5S Monochrome CMOS Camera - MCAM5S-M
    $560.00
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  • QHY QHY MiniCam5S Color CMOS Camera - MCAM5S-C
    $560.00
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  • Meade Meade LPI-GM Lunar Planetary Imager and Guider - Monochrome - 645002
    $199.99 $169.95
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  • Meade Meade LPI-GC Lunar Planetary Imager and Guider - Color - 645001
    $189.99 $179.95
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  • QHY QHY5L-II Color CMOS Camera - Orange
    QHY QHY QHY5L-II Color CMOS Planetary Camera & Autoguider - QHY5L-IIC
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  • QHY QHY5III224 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging & Guide Camera
    QHY QHY QHY5III 224C USB 3.0 Color CMOS Planetary Imaging & Guide Camera - QHY5III224C
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  • QHY 224C Camera - Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 224C Color Cooled ColdMOS Astronomy Camera - QHY224C
    $669.00
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  • ZWO ASI385 Color CMOS Imaging Camera
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI385 Color CMOS Astronomy Camera - ASI385MC
    $369.00
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  • Celestron SKyris 123C Color CMOS Camera
    Celestron Celestron Skyris 132C Color CMOS Camera - 95508 - Used
    $299.95 $200.00
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  • MiniCam5F showing 10 available filters (5 included in this package)
    QHY QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with Filter Wheel & 10 Filters - MCAM5F-FW9-10
    $949.00
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  • Celestron Celestron NexImage Burst Color Imager - 95518 - Used
    $199.95 $125.00
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  • ZWO ASI120MM Mini Mono Imaging Camera
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome Astronomy Camera - ASI120MINI
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  • QHY QHY21 Monochrome ICX-674 Camera Back
    QHY QHY QHY23 Monochrome ICX-814 Camera - QHY23
    $2,995.00
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  • QHY QHY QHY5III185 USB3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III185C
    $379.00
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  • ZWO ASI224MC USB 3.0 Color Astronomy Camera
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI224MC 1.2 MP CMOS Color Astronomy Camera w/ USB3.0 - ASI224MC
    $249.00
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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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