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Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II
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  • Our second generation astrophotography video camera is compatible with both Windows and Apple computers. Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 Operating systems.
  • See real-time views of deep space objects in color with this versatile and fun video imaging camera for your telescope
  • Features a serial input interface which allows the video camera to be connected with a growing number of accessories for versatile control options
  • Display real-time views of deep space objects as seen through your telescope on a TV, on the Orion LCD-DVR (sold separately), through a projector, or on any device with RCA inputs
  • Highly sensitive deep space video camera excels at imaging brighter deep space objects such as the Messier catalog, bright nebulas, galaxies, comets, meteors and closer targets like the Moon, planets, and Sun (with a properly fitting telescope solar filter)

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Item #  52193

Whereas CCD and DSLR astrophotography normally requires many minutes, or even hours, of painstaking data acquisition and processing in order to create an astrophoto, the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II lets you view real-time images of deep space objects in all their glory. Views of bright deep space delicacies can be displayed with any device equipped with RCA composite video inputs, such as a TV or projector.

This second generation Deep Space Video Camera is compatible with both Apple and Windows desktop computers and laptops. The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II features a serial input interface which allows use with a growing number of optional accessories designed to help optimize efficiency of the camera. A red LED power light lets you know the camera is functioning properly, without disrupting your dark-adapted vision in the field.

The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II is built around the sensitive Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R color sensor which is capable of providing pleasing real-time views of the 110 Messier objects, as well as many other bright galaxies, star clusters and nebulas. The astronomical video camera also performs admirably when trained on objects such as the Moon and planets within our solar system. The highly sensitive StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II excels during both daytime and nighttime conditions, so it has a huge potential for use across many applications.

The included Orion Video Capture Device easily attaches to your video camera, camcorder, DVD player, DVR, VCR, or any device equipped with an RCA composite, component, or S-Video output, and makes it possible for you to view, record and capture footage from those devices for viewing on your laptop or PC. This versatile device also features a USB 2.0 interface designed for use with the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II. Additionally, it can detect meteors, record time lapse movies of the cosmos and allow conversion of video files to MPEG4, AVI, WMA, ASF, and other file formats. The included software is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 Operating Systems (32 bit, 64 bit).

Other than an astronomical telescope, the StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II includes everything you need to view and capture live, real-time images of the night sky. Both a 12V "cigarette-plug" cable and AC adapter cable are included to power to the astronomy video camera, and an included video cable provides output to any device with RCA inputs. A helpful on-screen display (OSD) menu makes it easy to adjust the astronomy video camera's settings. The thread-on 1.25" nosepiece barrel makes it easy to attach the Deep Space Video Camera II to any imaging telescope. The included nosepiece is threaded for use with 1.25" Orion filters and focal reducers (sold separately) which can help optimize and enhance video imaging results. Features a permanently installed IR filter. The camera weighs 8.7 oz. and measures 2.6" x 1.9" x 2.5" in size.  

Explore the growing world of video astronomy the Orion way with the StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II. It's your ticket to colorful real-time views of the heavens! 

The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II 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.

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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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  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • Imaging sensor
    Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R COLOR
  • Imaging sensor size
  • Pixel array
    768 x 494 (379,292 total)
  • Pixel size
    8.4 x 9.8
  • Imaging chip
    Color Video
  • Video frame rate
  • Autoguider capability
  • Exposure range
    1/1000s to 4s
  • A/D conversion
    8 bit
  • Thermoelectric cooling
  • IR filter
  • Mounting
    1.25" nozzle
  • USB connection
    High-speed 2.0
  • Software compatibility
    Windows 7/8/Mac OSX
  • Weight (oz.)
  • Maximum input resolution
    720 x 480
  • Video format
  • Video In
    Composite, Component & SVHS
  • Warranty
    One year
  • Video Out

Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II
1.25" Nosepiece barrel
Orion Video Capture Device
AC-DC adapter
Battery adapter
BNC-RCA adapter
Video cable

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock item the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states, APO/DPO/FPO addresses and US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to Canada.

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