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Astronomy CCD & CMOS Cameras for Telescopes

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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
 
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$1,499.00
 
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
 
QHY 247C ColdMOS Camera

QHY 247C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY247C

SKU: QHY-QHY247C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 6024 x 4024 (24.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.91
  • Sensor Model: IMX193
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$1,999.00
 
ZWO ASI183MM USB 3.0 CMOS Monochrome Astronomy Camera

ZWO ASI183MM USB3.0 Monochrome Astronomy Camera - ASI183MM

SKU: ZWO-ASI183MM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 5496 x 3672 (20.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX183CLK-J
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$699.00
 
ZWO ASI183MC USB 3.0 CMOS Color Astronomy Camera

ZWO ASI183MC USB3.0 Color Astronomy Camera - ASI183MC

SKU: ZWO-ASI183MC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 5496 x 3672 (20.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX183CQJ-J
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$549.00
 
ZWO ASI183MC Pro USB3.0 Cooled Color Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI183MC Pro USB3.0 Cooled Color Astronomy Camera - ASI183MC-P

SKU: ZWO-ASI183MC-P
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 5496 x 3672 (20.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX183CQJ-J
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$799.00
 
QHY ColdMOS Camera

QHY183M Monochrome Astronomy Camera with Cooling and Back Illuminated Sensor - QHY183M

SKU: QHY-QHY183M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$999.00
 

QHYCCD Cooled QHY128C CMOS Color Camera - QHY128C

SKU: QHY-QHY128C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 6036 x 4028 (24.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5.97
  • Sensor Model: IMX128
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$3,499.00
 
QHY ColdMOS Camera

QHY 183M Monochrome Cooled Camera with CFW3S-SR-7 Filter Wheel for 31 mm or 1.25" Filters - QHY183M-CFW3S-SR-7

SKU: QHY-QHY183M-CFW3S-SR-7
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$1,199.00
 
QHY ColdMOS Camera

QHY 183M Monochrome Cooled Camera with CFW3S-SR-6 Filter Wheel for 36 mm Filters - QHY183M-CFW3S-SR-6

SKU: QHY-QHY183M-CFW3S-SR-6
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$1,199.00
 

QHY QHY29 USB2.0 Monochrome CCD Camera - QHY29

SKU: QHY-QHY29
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 6644 x 4452 (29.6 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5.5
  • Sensor Model: KAI-29050 CCD
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$7,500.00
 

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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