While digital photography has revolutionized the way we capture images these days, some photographic concepts have never changed. When it comes to producing the very best astro-images, most astrophotographers will readily acknowledge that you must compose shots taken with a monochrome camera, through separate LRGB (Luminance, Red, Green and Blue) filters. This yields greater flexibility in the digital darkroom. The StarShoot Deep Space Monochrome Imager III will put you on the cutting edge of imaging technology, using the same "tri-color" photo processing technique employed by professional astronomers the world over. The composites you take will combine to reveal previously unnoticed details in deep-sky objects and other celestial phenomena!
This convenient package includes the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Monochrome Imager III, Orion 5-Position 1.25” Filter Wheel and the 1.25” Orion LRGB Astrophotography Filter Set. All for one amazingly affordable price!
With the 5-Position 1.25" Filter Wheel, you can change filters without removing your camera from the telescope being used for astrophotography. Just rotate the wheel with light finger pressure and the selected filter clicks into place. Astrophotographers can shoot sequentially and without interruption through the imaging filters required for RGB, LRGB, or tri-color narrowband imaging - all "locked and loaded" in prominently numbered wells. Holds up to five standard 1.25" telescope filters, or one can be left out for unfiltered image capture. The filter wheel’s anodized aluminum and compsite rubber housing protects filters from dirt, moisture, and impact better than sliding filter tray designs.
The included set of 1.25" LRGB filters will help you take your astrophotography results to the next level. These Luminance (IR cutoff), Red, Green, and Blue filters allow you to explore more advanced imaging techniques. They’re designed for creating high-quality composite color astrophotos. Combining separate images taken through these four filters with a monochrome CCD provides a higher-resolution final image than an image from a comparably sized color CCD. Our LRGB set features dichroic glass filters designed for maximum transmission. The color filters have an IR-blocking coating, and all filters are parfocal to eliminate the need for refocusing between exposure sets. Their anodized aluminum cells thread into the Orion multiple and motorized filter wheels for convenient filter selection. Foam-lined telescope filter case included.
The included StarShoot Deep Space Monochrome Imager III, designed for intermediate and avid astronomers, utilizes the highly acclaimed 2/3" format Sony ICX285AL CCD with an impressive 1360x1024 pixel array. Like all of our deep space imaging cameras, the DSMI III utilizes Thermoelectric Cooling (TEC) - a feature not always offered by the competition - which dramatically reduces electronic noise for better-quality images. The TEC efficiency is further enhanced by an integrated cooling fan and aluminum heat sink camera body. Fan speed is adjustable and there’s an optional TEC shutoff for severe outdoor conditions. The included MaxIm DL Essentials software provides an easy interface for focusing, capturing, dual camera control for imaging and autoguiding, batch processing, dark frame and flat field calibration, image stacking, and more.
As an added bonus, Orion StarShoot Deep Space Monochrome CCD Imaging Camera III owners will receive a $100 discount off the purchase of MaximDL Basic, DL Pro or DL Pro Suite software! Just register your camera with the unique serial number it ships with 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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