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  • Atik Cameras Atik 460EX Monochrome CCD Camera W/ Sony ICX694 Sensor - ATK0100
    $2,475.00
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  • Atik Cameras Atik 460EX Color CCD Camera w/ Sony ICX694 Sensor - ATK0101
    $2,475.00
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  • Atik Cameras Atik One 6.0 Monochrome CCD Camera - ATK0118
    $3,075.00
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  • Atik Cameras Atik One 6.0, GP & OAG Camera Kit - ATK0121
    $3,185.00
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  • ZWO ASI178MC Color CMOS Camera
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI178MC 14 Bit ADC CMOS Color Camera
    $349.00
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  • ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome CMOS Camera
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI178MM 14 Bit ADC CMOS Monochrome Camera - ASI178MM
    $369.00
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  • QHY QHY QHY8L One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY8L
    $1,400.00
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  • ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera Kit
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera Kit - ASI178MM-KIT1
    $559.00
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  • QSI Imaging QSI 660WS Monochrome Cooled CCD Camera - 660WS
    $3,890.00
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  • QSI Imaging QSI 660WS-8 Monochrome Cooled CCD Camera - 660WS-8
    $4,076.00
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  • QHY178C ColdMOS Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 178C Color Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY178C
    $699.00
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  • QHY178M ColdMOS Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 178M Monochrome Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY178M
    $769.00
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  • QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Camera
    QHY QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III178C
    $299.00
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  • QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Mono CMOS Camera
    QHY QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III178M
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  • QHY QHY QHY8Pro One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY8PRO
    $1,980.00
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  • ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome Imaging Camera with EFW Mini & 1.25
    ZWO Astronomy Cameras ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera w/1.25" Mini Electronic Filter Wheel & New 1.25" LRGB Filter Set - ASI178MM-KIT2
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  • Meade LPI-G Advanced Camera - Color
    Meade Meade LPI-G Advanced Color Camera - 645003
    $379.99
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  • Meade LPI-G Advanced Camera - Monochrome
    Meade Meade LPI-G Advanced Monochrome Camera - 645004
    $399.99
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  • QSI Imaging QSI 660WSG Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera with Internal 5-Position Color Filter Wheel
    $4,128.00
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  • Meade LPI-G Advanced Camera - Color
    Meade Meade LPI-G Advanced Color Camera - 645003 - Open Box
    $379.99 $338.00
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  • Starlight Xpress Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 25C USB Hub CCD Camera - Color - 100-0067
    $3,341.50
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  • Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 694 USB Hub CCD Camera - Mono
    Starlight Xpress Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 694 USB Hub CCD Camera - Mono - 100-0055
    $2,781.50
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  • Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 694 USB Hub CCD Camera - Mono
    Starlight Xpress Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 694C USB Hub CCD Camera - Color - 100-0056
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  • SX-694 Trius Camera Package
    Starlight Xpress Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 694 with SXMFW-1T and Lodestar X2 - 100-0065
    $3,360.00
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  • QHY QHY695A Monochrome CCD Camera
    QHY QHY QHY695A Monochrome CCD Camera with Color Filter Wheel
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  • QSI Imaging QSI 660WSG-8 Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera with Internal 8-Position Color Filter Wheel - 660WSG8
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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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