Celestron Skyris 236C Color CMOS Camera

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  • Celestron Skyris 236C Color CMOS Camera

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    • Regular price $399.95
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    • Higher Sensitivity in Red and Near Infrared
    • 2x2 Binning
    • Exposures from 0.0001 to 10 seconds
    • Rolling Shutter
    • 1920 x 1200 Resolution
    • Image rates from 60 to 200 fps


    Celestron Skyris 236C Color CMOS Camera

    Product Note: Celestron Skyris cameras are now compatible with Mac OS-X. See below for links to Skyris support downloads. No driver updates necessary! All you need to do is download and install the software.

    Ultra-Sensitive Sony Exmor (TM)  IMX236LQJ CMOS Sensor CMOS technology is quickly becoming the hottest trend in imaging with the Sony Exmor IMX236 sensor at the forefront. Compared to the IMX136, the IMX236 offers double the sensitivity in the near-infrared range. The IMX236 is the ideal mix of speed, sensitivity, and value. You'll achieve results that closely emulate those of more costly cameras, at a price that's more appropriate for a burgeoning astrophotographer. At only 2.8 microns, the IMX236's tiny pixel size provides more resolution and needs less focal length than larger pixel cameras, a huge benefit for planetary imaging. Small to medium telescopes do not need to concede sensitivity to attain a larger image scale.

    Celestron Partners with The Imaging Source The Imaging Source has been designing astronomical imaging cameras that are famous for their quality, performance, and value for many years, raising planetary-imaging from the level of casual pastime into a sophisticated art form. Now, The Imaging Source designers have teamed-up with Celestron's engineers to develop the Skyris camera line.


    Send More Data, Faster with USB 3.0: The USB 3.0 connections give Skyris incredibly fast image download capability.  When sub-framed on a planet, it is capable of capturing up to 200 frames per second.  Alternately, for lunar and solar imaging, you can use the sensor with full format (2.3 megapixels) it allows for 60 fps.

    As a one-shot color camera: The Skyris 236C gives you the ability to take full-color images instantaneously. It eliminates the need for imaging the same target over and over again in order to capture the various colors. Furthermore, you'll no longer need to buy a filter wheel and filters.

    The Celestron-designed body helps dissipate heat to decrease the effect of thermal noise. Skyris cameras do not contain an optical window, making cleaning your camera a much simpler task. This also guarantees maximum light transmission with no possibility of internal reflections.

    A Complete Imaging Solution: All Skyris cameras come with Celestron iCap capture software as well as stacking software. This software package permits effortless camera control, image capture, and image or movie file exporting. Afterwards, you'll filter your images and stack the finest shots to build your masterpieces.

    The Skyris 236C also includes:

    A 10 foot USB 3.0 cable and a 1.25 in. nosepiece. This package features everything necessary to start imaging the Sun, Moon, or planets.

    Using Skyris as an AutoGuider: The Skyris camera doubles as a fine autoguider. When used with a Celestron mount, Skyris connects as a DirectShow device or WDM-style webcam. Simply plug the hand control into the provided serial cable with an optional USB RS-232 adapter. Skyris also supports popular software such as MaxIm DL or freeware such as the automatic calibration software program PHD Guiding.

    Celestron Skyris 236C Color CMOS Camera Specifications... 

    • Imaging Sensor: Super-high sensitivity, low-noise Sony Exmor IMX236 CMOS. Higher sensitivity in red to near infrared.
    • A/D Conversion: 12 bit
    • Back Focus: 17.5mm with C-mount, 19mm with nosepiece
    • Binning: 2x2
    • Minimum Exposure: 0.0001 seconds
    • Maximum Exposure: 10 seconds
    • Mounting: 1.25 Inch barrel and C-thread
    • Operating Environment: 40 deg.C to -40 deg.C (104 deg.F to -40 deg.F)
    • Software Compatibility: iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow, oaCapture
    • Sub-Framing: Selectable
    • Frames per Second: Over 200 (60 fps at full frame)


    Skyris Support Links:
    - Hot Pixel Removal Tool
    - iCap 2.4 Camera Control Software
    - Skyris 132 Manual
    - Skyris Drivers 3/28/2016 Build
    - Skyris Firmware 5/18/2015 B

    OPT Product Number: CE- 95506

    Additional Information

    Camera SeriesCelestron Skyris
    Free ShippingYes
    Integrated GuiderYes in camera
    InterfaceUSB 3.0
    Operating System CompatibilityMac & Windows
    Optical CoatingsAntiReflection MultiCoatings on Cover Glass
    Pixel Array1920 x 1200
    Pixel Size2.8 micron Sq.
    Sensor DesignCMOS
    Sensor Diagonal5.44mm x 3.42mm
    Sensor ManufacturerSony
    Sensor TypeColor
    Shutter TypeRolling Electronic
    Single or Dual SensorSingle
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
    Weight3.6 oz.
    • Skyris 236C Color CMOS Camera
    • Software: iCap, for control, capture, and  stacking (Windows Systems only) on CD ROM
    • 1.25 Inch Nose Piece
    • 10 foot USB 3.0 Cable
    • Instruction Manual
    • 2 Year Warranty



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