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Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera
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  • Astrophotography video camera attaches to your telescope to capture real-time views of brighter deep space objects and more!
  • Display real-time views of deep space objects as seen through your telescope on a TV, through a projector, or on any device with RCA inputs
  • Highly sensitive deep space video camera for imaging brighter deep space objects such as the Messier catalog, bright nebulas, galaxies, comets and meteors, as well as closer targets like the Moon, planets, and Sun (with a properly fitting telescope solar filter)
  • Includes Orion Video Capture Device for porting real-time views to a laptop or PC for display or image processing
  • Video camera features a 1.25" filter-threaded nosepiece for attachment to virtually any telescope optical tube and includes power cables, video cable, and software

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Item #  52185

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

What?s more, 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. 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 SSDSVC 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 excels during both daytime and nighttime conditions, so it has a huge potential for use across many applications.

Other than an astronomical telescope, the StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera 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 menu makes it easy to adjust the astronomy video camera?s settings. The 1.25" nosepiece makes it easy to attach the video camera to any imaging telescope. The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera nosepiece is threaded for use with Orion filters and focal reducers (sold separately) which can help optimize and enhance video images. 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 new StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera - your ticket to real-time views of the heavens.

The StarShoot Deep Space Video 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 #52186 is also available from our network of International Authorized Orion Dealers. For US shipments only of the PAL version Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera, you can also call 1-800-447-1001 and speak to an Orion Sales Representative for further assistance.


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
    1/1000 to ~4 seconds
  • A/D conversion
    8 bit
  • Thermoelectric cooling
  • IR filter
  • Mounting
    1.25" nozzle
  • USB connection
    High-speed 2.0
  • Software compatibility
    Windows XP/Vista/7
  • 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
Orion Video Capture Device
AC adapter with cable
"Cigarette-plug" style auto-lighter power cable
Video cable
Software CD-ROM

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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