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Orion StarShoot AllSky Camera
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  • Our StarShoot AllSky camera provides a 180° fisheye view of the day and night sky on your TV, laptop, or PC
  • View live images of the entire sky, horizon to horizon, or record and broadcast your sky over the internet
  • Camera performs during both day and night, with no distracting blooming pixel overloads caused by direct sunlight
  • The StarShoot AllSky Camera's weatherproof and tamper-resistant housing is ideal for permanent installations, but is also conveniently portable so you can take it anywhere
  • Install a StarShoot AllSky at your favorite observing site to check the viewing conditions LIVE!


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Item #  52187

Whether used during the day or at night, our new Orion StarShoot AllSky Camera will show you everything in the sky from horizon to horizon on a TV, laptop, or PC with its 180° “fisheye” view. At night, the StarShoot AllSky provides a live view of the entire starry sky, which you can easily broadcast over the internet with the included Orion Video Capture Device. Watch the constellations as they appear to move across the sky on their perpetual dance around Polaris. See bright planets as they orbit, and watch the Moon rise, set and change phases night to night. The StarShoot AllSky Camera can also catch passing meteors, satellites, aircraft, and more celestial phenomena. If you’re lucky enough to live in aurora country, the AllSky includes software to make stunning time-lapse movies of the beautiful northern lights.

StarShoot AllSky’s rugged weatherproof and tamper-resistant housing features small rubber feet for portable use, and permanent mounting brackets are available (sold separately) for outdoor installations. Set one up at your favorite observing site or home observatory to see if seeing conditions are worthwhile, before you pack up all your gear!

During daylight hours, the color StarShoot AllSky Camera becomes a real-time window for watching sunrises, sunsets, cloud activity, moving storms, lightning and other atmospheric phenomena such as aurorae, rainbows, sundogs, crepuscular rays, and more! Unlike competing models, the StarShoot AllSky Camera provides a clean, clear view during the day with no blooming, or CCD overload, in direct sunlight (blooming causes a distracting swath of hot pixels to display, ruining daytime views in similar cameras).    
 
Footage from the StarShoot AllSky Camera can be recorded using the included Orion Video Capture Device and included software to make time lapse images, detect and send meteor images via email or FTP to a website, broadcast your sky live over the internet, and more! Featuring a sensitive, low-lux color CCD imaging sensor and high-quality Fujinon f/1.4 fisheye lens housed in a robust, weatherproof and tamper-resistant domed housing, the StarShoot AllSky has a fast 30 fps frame rate to catch even fleeting moments of activity in the sky. The StarShoot AllSky Camera’s Fujinon fisheye lens is vari-focal from 1.4mm to 3.1mm with a horizontal field angle range of 185-94 degrees, and it features a built-in neutral-density filter. A DC Auto-Iris feature provides pleasing daytime performance free of blooming. The included Orion HandyAVI Special Edition software features easy-to-use meteor detection and time lapse tools. A wired remote control lets you adjust camera settings, and a 50’ RCA cable and 50’ power cable is included. 

With seemingly endless application potential, the StarShoot AllSky Camera is yet another astro-video innovation from Orion. Find out how much fun it can be to see the sky – all of it – with this versatile video camera.

The Orion StarShoot AllSky Camera is compatible with the National Television System Committee (NTSC) standard only, which is used throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America (excluding Brazil and Argentina), Burma, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Republic of the Philippines, and many Pacific island nations and territories.

NOTE: PAL version #52188 is also available from our network of International Authorized Orion Dealers. For US shipments only of the PAL version Orion StarShoot AllSky Camera, you can also call 1-800-447-1001 and speak to an Orion Sales Representative for further assistance.

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. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.

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  • Imaging sensor
    1/2" Mintron MTV-52K9BH CCD
  • Imaging sensor size
    1/2"
  • Pixel array
    768 x 494 (379,292 total)
  • Pixel size
    8.4 x 9.8
  • Imaging chip
    Color Video
  • Video frame rate
    30
  • Autoguider capability
    No
  • Exposure range
    Up to 4 seconds
  • A/D conversion
    8 bit
  • Thermoelectric cooling
    No
  • IR filter
    Yes
  • Software compatibility
    Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Video format
    NTSC
  • Warranty
    One year
  • Video Out
    Composite
Orion StarShoot AllSky Camera
Orion Video Capture Device
50 ft. Power cable
50 ft. Video cableá
BNC-to-RCA Adapterá
AC power adapter
DC power adapter
Tamper-resistant allen key
Software CD-Rom

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