Meade LPI-G Lunar Planetary Imager/Guider - Color
- Beginner level color imaging camera
- 1280 x 960 Resolution
- 3.75 Micrometer Square Pixel Size
- 1.25" Barrel Size
Meade LPI-G Lunar Planetary Imager/Guider - ColorMeade's newest Camera, the LIP-G is a top notch example of quality designed specifically for beginning astro-photographers. Its entire design was meant as a blend of accessibility and quality; as well as both Lunar and Planetary imaging! And we're more than confident to declare that in both of it's dualities, it has struck a superb balance.
This camera is capable of a full 28 frames per second at a stunning 1280 x 960 resolution. The pixel size is a solid 3.75 micron square. These traits are conducive to smooth, high quality imaging.
The LPI-G is perfect for those interested in making the transition from Astronomy into Astrophotography; its 1.25" barrel size letting you use this marvelous little camera as an eyepiece. Its fully suitable for Lunar Imaging, Planetary Imaging, and even Solar Imaging if you use the appropriate filters! The high quality CMOS Sensor performs splendidly in terms of quality, and is certain to never disappoint. Meanwhile, as a guide camera, the built-in ST4 auto guider port makes for easy connection. The LPI-G is compatible with a number of guiding and image capture programs such as Maxim DL, PHD, and FireCapture. Last but not least, the Meade LPI-G comes with Meade's SkyCapture astronomy software, which allows you to record and process video, image capture and processing, as well as including other features like dark field correction and image stitching.
- USB 2.0 cable
- ST-4 guide cable (2.0m)
- 1.25" nosepiece
- Meade Sky Capture software CD
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Would this Meade unit work well in conjunction with the Meade PST solar telescope for solar imaging. Would there be enough focal range with it inserted where the eyepiece normally would go to reach adequate focus, etc?
Yes, the LPI-G will reach focus with a PST. It will not show a full disk in one frame, so you will need to stitch 2-4 frames together to cover the whole sun.
Does this camera work in conjunction with MA eyepieces (6.3 mm, 9 mm, etc...), or does the camera have the ability to zoom in/out on objects without needing to use those MA eyepieces? If it works on its own, what are the zoom qualities compared to MA eyep
This camera is used in place of the eyepiece (it has a 1.25" barrel like the eyepieces you mentioned). The camera has no zoom function, but it can be used with barlow lenses or appropriate focal reducers for your telescope to change the magnification. T
Will this camera work on a ETX-EC ? Can it function on these older scope, delivering all its advertised capabilities ?
You will be able to image with the LPI-G and an ETX-EC telescope. However, the guiding capabilities of this camera are not compatible with the ETX-EC models. If you need any assistance, feel free to contact us.