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Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 674 with SXMFW-1T and Lodestar X2 - 100-0064

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Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 674 Combo Package
with Camera, Mini Filter Wheel, Integrated OAG
and Lodestar X2 Autoguider

About the Starlight Xpress Trius Pro 674 CCD Camera

This Starlight Xpress 674 Camera is part of the Trius Pro Cameras that use the SONY ICX 1” format sensor series. These new Trius series cameras are building on the success of the previous Trius cameras. Starlight Xpress has designed the Truis Pro camera to have a built-in USB 2.0 Hub that allows for fewer cables to be connected to the computer. With this hub, the filter wheel and the guide camera can be connected directly to the CCD Trius camera, allowing for less clutter.

One of the best features of Trius Pro's design is that the electronics provide even lower read-noise figures that are better than CMOS cameras used at unity gain. With the 16bit data and the impressive cooling system, this camera design is making dark frames a thing of the past. No longer are calibration frames compulsory, they are optional. This gives astrophotographers more time to capture those impressive night sky images through data capture and image processing.

Trius Pro CCD Camera Features

  • Lower Read-Noise Than CMOS Cameras
  • High QE
  • Ultra-Low Dark Current
  • Argon Filled CCD Chamber
  • Built-in Powered USB Hub
  • Front Plate Can Be Collimated
  • Faster Download Speed
  • Compact and Ligthweight

Trius Pro 674 CCD Camera Specifications

  • Color or Monochrome: Monochrome
  • CCD Sensor: ICX674
  • Mega Pixels: 2.8M
  • CCD Size (mm): 9 x 6.7
  • Number of Pixels: 1940 x 1460
  • Pixel Size: 4.54um x 4.54um
  • Download Time: 1.2 seconds
  • Read Noise: 3-e
  • Delta Cooling: -45°C
  • Camera Dimensions: 75 in diameter x 70 in length
  • QE: 77%
  • Camera Weight: 0.9921 (0.45kg)
  • Full Well Depth: >17K
  • Data Format: 16 bit

About the Starlight Xpress Mini Filter Wheel
with Five 1.25" Positions and Integrated Slimline OAG

The Starlight Xpress Mini Filter Wheel, with its integrated off-axis guide prism, is a compact solution for mobile setups, or where the lightest possible wheel and guider are required. The Mini Filter Wheel is USB controlled and powered, with five 1.25” filter positions. The integrated OAG is pre-set to be close to par-focal with most Starlight Xpress cameras. The Lodestar X2 is an ideal match to the OAG pick-off tube. Connections are T-thread male and T-thread female.

About the Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider

The Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 is a very compact guider which is powered and operated via a single USB2.0 computer connection. The Lodestar X2 also provides an opto-isolated output connection for direct control of most mounts via their Autoguider sockets. This output is compatible with the ST4 style of RJ12 connection and supplies 4 pull down direction lines and a common return. Alternatively, you may send the mount control signals via a serial connection from the guider control computer.

The SX Lodestar X2 utilizes a very sensitive Sony ‘ExView’ CCD (the ICX829) with an array of 752 x 582 pixels in a ‘half-inch’ format. Although the chip is not cooled, it has a very low dark signal and very little readout noise, so it can be used to guide on faint stars that are beyond the reach of webcams and CMOS chip based guide cameras. Because of the high sensitivity and high dynamic range characteristics of the Sony ICX829, the Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 makes a superb electronic finder and planetary imaging camera as well as a splendid autoguider!

Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Specifications

  • Sensor: Sony ICX829 EXview HAD CCD
  • Transfer Method: Interline
  • Image Size: 8 mm Diagonal, Type 1/2
  • Total Pixel Array: 795 x 596
  • Effective Pixels: 752 x 582
  • Total Effective Pixels: 440K
  • Pixel Size: 8.4 um x 9.8 um
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
  • Image Download Time: Typically 0.2 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
  • Power Requirements: USB powered
  • Guide Socket: RJ12
  • Cooling System: Ambient air cooling
  • Body Size: 1.26” x 2.83” or 32 mm x 72 mm
  • Back Focal Distance: 12.5 mm
  • Weight: approx. 1.76 ounces, or 50g