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  • Atik Cameras Atik 383L+ Monochrome CCD Camera W/ Kodak KAF-8300 Sensor - ATK0067
    $1,995.00
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  • QHY5-II Camera
    QHY QHY QHY5-II Monochrome CMOS Planetary Camera & Autoguider - QHY5-II
    $199.00
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  • QHY12 Connection Side
    QHY QHY QHY12 One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY12
    $2,699.00
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  • Revolution Imager R2
    Revolution Revolution Imager R2 with Viewing Screen - RI-KITR2
    $299.99 $299.00
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  • QHY5III174 Mono CMOS Imaging Camera
    QHY QHY QHY5III174 USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III174M
    $629.00
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  • QHY174M ColdMOS Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 174M Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY174M
    $939.00
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  • QHY174C ColdMOS Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 174C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY174C
    $899.00
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  • QHY QHY90A Mono CCD Camera
    QHY QHY QHY90A Monochrome CCD Camera with 7-Position Color Filter Wheel - QHY90A
    $2,699.00
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  • QHY QHY5L-II Color CMOS Camera - Orange
    QHY QHY QHY5R-II - Entry Level Color CMOS Planetary Camera & Autoguider - QHY5R-II
    $99.00
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  • QHY9M Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera
    QHY QHY QHY9 Classic 8.3 MP Cooled Monochrome CCD Imaging Camera - QHY9M
    $1,990.00
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  • QSI 683 8.3 MP Cooled Monochrome CCD Astronomy Camera
    QSI Imaging QSI 683wsg Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera with Internal 5-Position Color Filter Wheel
    $3,875.00
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  • QSI 683 Cooled Monochrome CCD Imaging Camera
    QSI Imaging QSI 683wsg-8 Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera with Internal 8-Position Color Filter Wheel - 683WSG8
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  • QHY ColdMOS Cooled Camera
    QHY QHY 174M-GPS Monochrome Cooled CMOS Time Domain Imager - QHY174M-GPS
    $1,239.00
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  • QHY QHYCCD Cooled QHY128C CMOS Color Camera - QHY128C
    $3,499.00
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  • ZWO ASI174MM USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI174MM Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - USB 3.0 - ASI174MM
    $599.00
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  • ZWO ASI174MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera Kit
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI174MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera Kit - ASI174MM-KIT1
    $775.00
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  • ZWO ASI174MM Mini Monochrome Imaging Camera
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI174MM Mini Monochrome Astronomy Camera - ASI174MINI
    $499.00
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  • ZWO ASI174MM Monochrome Imaging Camera with Mini Electronic Filter Wheel and 1.25
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI174MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera w/1.25" Mini Electronic Filter Wheel & New 1.25" LRGB Filter Set - ASI174MM-KIT2
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  • QSI Imaging QSI 683WS Monochrome Cooled CCD Camera - 683WS
    $3,637.00
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  • QSI Imaging QSI 683WS-8 Monochrome Cooled CCD Camera - 683WS-8
    $3,826.00
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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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