The Meade LIP-G Monochrome is a top-notch example of the quality that is designed specifically for beginning astrophotographers. Its entire design is a blend of accessibility and quality, as well as both lunar and planetary imaging!
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-inch barrel size letting you use this marvelous little camera as an eyepiece. It's fully suitable for lunar imaging, planetary imaging, and even solar imaging if you use the appropriate filters!
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.