Orion is pleased to introduce the next generation of premium CCD imagers: the Parsec Astronomical Imaging Cameras. This bright new family features a full-frame 8.3 megapixel (8.5 effective) Kodak CCD chip. You’ll get amazing results and equally amazing resolution, all for a modest investment.
The Parsec provides all the cutting edge technology and features that today’s serious CCD imager demands, such as regulated dual-stage cooling, internal shutter, internal full-frame 32 megabyte memory buffer, and more. And still, it remains amazingly affordable.
You get peak performance, but at a significantly lower price. Its compact size (4x4" wide, 3" long) provides a sleek fit for virtually any imaging telescope configuration. The high performance Parsec is built around the CCD chip’s square 5.4 micron x 5.4 micron pixel size for superior resolution using Kodak’s microlens technology for maximum sensitivity. Regulated dual-stage thermoelectric cooling (TEC) and adjustable fan dramatically reduces thermal noise. Accurate dark frames can be taken automatically. Thanks to the internal shutter there’s no need to cover the telescope! The internal full-frame memory buffer ensures reliable image downloads every time, through a USB-2.0 connection (10’ USB cable and 10’ power cable compatible with 12 volt DC cigarette lighter sockets included).
The Parsec 8300C features a color imaging CCD chip. It has standard T-threads on the camera body, a removable 2" nosepiece threaded for filters, an included custom hard carrying case, and a free full version 60-day trial of MaxIm DL Pro software for camera control and image processing. Parsec cameras feature 16 bit A/D conversion. Windows XP, 7 and Vista 32 bit and 64 bit compatible. ASCOM compatible. Never before has CCD imaging offered so much at such a reasonable price. The Parsec is a small package (32 oz.) that packs a huge imaging wallop.
The Parsec 8300C includes a free 60-day trial of popular MaxImDL Pro imaging software. Just register your camera with the unique serial number it ships with and your free 60-day trial of MaxImDL Pro will commence. As an added bonus, Orion Parsec 8300C Astronomical Imaging Camera owners can receive a $100 discount off the purchase of MaximDL. Select the purchase option at any time during the 60-day trial period, enter in your serial number and you will be eligible for a $100 discount off select versions of MaxImDL software.
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. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
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