Starlight Xpress Oculus All Sky Camera

Oculus is the latest introduction to the innovative
portfolio of Starlight Xpress products.

The Oculus uses a SuperHAD CCD from Sony which
has all of the wonderful benefits of an interline SonyCCD, such as incredibly low thermal noise and very fast electronic shutter (no need for mechanical shutters).

With exceedingly low noise electronics and a fast f/2 180 degree fisheye lens, capturing the night sky is an absolute dream.

The Oculus is USB powered and driven but does
require a 12dc input to drive the built in anti-dew
heaters. The software supplied allows you to
capture a series of exposures and add them together
to create a dramatic avi movie of the night sky.

This is the perfect camera for imaging meteor
showers, viewing the weather conditions at a remote
observatory and imaging the night sky in a
spectacular way.

Key Points:
• Extremely low noise (thermal and readout)
• Compact and light-weight
• Remarkably Low Power consumption
• Outstanding build quality

Click this link to view the Oculus Video

Technical Specs:

CCD type: ICX205AL Sony SuperHAD
interline CCD with low dark current and vertical
• CCD Full resolution pixel data: Pixel size:
4.65uM x 4.65uM, Image format: 1392 x 1040
• CCD quality: Grade 1
• Spectral Response: QE max at 520nM
(~50%), 30% at 420nM and 670nM.
• Readout Noise: RMS - typically only 7
• Full-well capacity: Greater than 15,000 e-
• Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than
• Dark current: Less than 0.1 electrons/second
@ + 10C ambient.
• Data format: 16 bits.
• Lens details: 1.55mm FL F/2 180 degree ‘Fish
• Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0
• Image download time: Typically 0.6 seconds at
full resolution using USB 2.0.
• Power requirements: Camera is USB powered,
dew heater requires 12v at 1 amp max.
• Input connection: ‘Mini B’ USB socket for
USB2.0 and a 2.1mm jack for +12v heater
• Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.
• Overall size: 150mm tall x 95mm diameter,
including the polycarbonate weather dome.