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Orion StarShoot 1.3MP Solar System V Imaging Camera

SKU : OR-51450

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  • Best for Imaging Lunar and Planetary Objects
  • Color CMOS Imaging Chip
  • 1280 x 1024 Pixel Layout
  • 1.25-Inch Nosepiece Threaded for 1.25-Inch Eyepiece Filters
  • Standard C-Mount Threads Below the Nozzle
  • Downloadable Software and Drivers 


Product Details

  • Astrophotography can be great fun, but difficult to get into as a beginner with the high cost of so many of the cameras. Where do you start? The Orion StarShoot 1.3MP Solar System V Imaging Camera packs in very tiny pixels for a high resolution result at a great price.

    The moon and planets are surprisingly accessible without a huge investment in an expensive camera. Saturn's rings, Jupiter's cloud bands, and tiny craters on the moon are all within range at an affordable price. The Orion StarShoot 1.3MP makes capturing lunar and planetary detail with your telescope fun and easy, thanks to the simple software. 1.3MP resolution comes courtesy of the Micron MT9P031 1/2.5-inch format CMOS chip. 1280 x 1024 pixels and each of those pixels is an incredibly small 2.2 microns in size for fantastic resolution in 24-bit color. By stacking multiple exposures to create a single picture, the resulting image detail is increased significantly. The exposure range is manually adjustable from 0.001-0.4 seconds, allowing for precise exposure.

    The camera's 1.25-inch nosepiece is threaded for 1.25-inch eyepiece filters, so astrophotography filters and color visual filters will enhance your shots. Underneath the 1.25-inch nozzle is a standard c-mount thread, so the camera is compatible with a wide variety of applications such as attaching security camera lenses, as well as mounting on many microscopes. And don't forget you can add a 2x or higher magnification Barlow lens for even greater resolution!

    A download link for software, compatible with Window 7/8/10, as well as Mac OS X (10.11 and newer), is included. Web links are provided in the manual for downloading popular free image processing software to be used with your files to further enhance your astrophotos. Image processing software allows you to align and stack (combine) hundreds of individual images into a single resultant image and perform additional image processing to bring out subtle details or to make the image appear more pleasing overall.


    Manufacturer's Warranty: Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only.


    Manufacturer's Warning: Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.


    Features a 1/2.5-inch format color CMOS imaging chip with a very small 2.2 microns pixel size for exceptional resolution

    Camera sensor features a 1280 x 1024 pixel layout with 1.3 megapixel resolution, progressive scan imaging uses all pixels for each exposure

    Features a 1.25-inch nosepiece threaded for 1.25-inch eyepiece filters so you can enhance your astrophotos easily

    Standard c-mount threads below the 1.25-inch nozzle, allowing use with wide angle security camera lenses as well as mounting onto many microscopes

    Downloadable software and drivers compatible with Windows 7/8/10 and Mac OS X (10.11 and newer)



  • specifications

    ADC8 bit
    Back Focus16 mm
    Camera ConnectionC mount 1.25" nozzle
    Color or MonoColor
    Full Rez Frame Rate16fps
    Max Frame Rate46fps
    Mega Pixels1.3 mp
    Pixel Array1280 x 1024
    Pixel Size1.3 microns
    Sensor Diagonal2.1 mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorMicron 1.3MP
    Weight0.44 lbs
  • included items


    • Camera
    • USB Cable
    • Instructions



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    camera is not recognized under Windows 7

    I just bought this camera And I tried several times to install the software and drivers but there's nothing to do : under windows 7 it doesnt work : the software seems to work but it keep saying that the camera isnt recognized. So I cant use it.