Although the Superstar is primarily intended as a high performance guider, it makes a superb electronic finder and planetary imaging camera!
Like the Lodestar this is a sensitive but higher resolution USb 2 autoguider and imaging camera.
Both the mono and colour versions can successfulyl be employed as entry level deep sky and lunar/planetary imagers.
CCD type: ICX205AL Sony SuperHAD interline CCD with low dark current and vertical anti-blooming.
CCD Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 4.65uM x 4.65uM, Image format: 1392 x 1040 pixels
CCD Image area: 6.4mm (Horizontal) x 4.75mm (Vertical).
CCD quality: Grade 1
Spectral Response: QE max at 520nM (~50%), 30% at 420nM and 670nM.
Readout Noise: Less than 10 electrons RMS - typically only 7 electrons.
Full-well capacity: Greater than 20,000 e- (unbinned)
Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x.
Dark current: Dark frame saturation time greater than 1 hour. Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
Data format: 16 bits.
System gain: 0.3 electrons per ADU
Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface.
Image download time: Typically 0.6 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0.
Power requirements: USB powered.
Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.
Size: 32 x 72mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 25 x 0.75mm 'C mount' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear.
Weight: approx. 50g.
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