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Stellarvue

Starlight Xpress 694 Combo with Telescope

$3,295.00

Starlight Xpress 694 Combo with Telescope

$3,295.00
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SX694-COM-TEL
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Product Description

Major features:

  • Medium format, high resolution 'Exview' CCD chip, with 6,050,000 x 4.54uM square pixels in a 15.98mm diagonal array.
  • Exceptionally low dark signal - No dark frames necessary for most deep sky objects.
  • Excellent QE of 77% peak in yellow light, 65% at Hydrogen alpha (656 nm).
  • Three port powered USB hub built-in. Can drive a Lodestar or Superstar guider + SX filter wheel.
  • High performance two stage cooling for better than -40C delta T
  • Dry Argon CCD chamber fill for improved cooling performance.
  • Exceptionally effective anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
  • Back focal length 17mm +/-1mm.
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  •  High speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 5 second downloads.
  • Built-in triple powered USB hub for guider and filter wheel control.
  • Single USB cable control for all features - get rid of that dangerous cable tangle!
  • Very low power consumption. Less than 1.5 amps at 12v DC.
  • Compact and lightweight - only 75mm in diameter x 70mm long - less than 500 grams load on the telescope.

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Specifications:

  • CCD type: ICX694AL Exview CCD with ultra low dark current and vertical anti-blooming.
  • CCD Full resolution pixel data: Pixel size: 4.54uM x 4.54uM, Image format: 2750 x 2200 pixels
  • CCD Image area: 12.49mm (Horizontal) x 9.99mm (Vertical).
  • CCD quality: Grade 1 or better - No bad columns, no dead pixels, no more than 50 'hot' pixels (saturated in <10 seconds).
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 580nM (~77%), 50% roll-off at 360nM and 770nM. 
  • Readout Noise: Less than 5 electrons RMS - typically ONLY 4 electrons. 
  • Full-well capacity: Greater than 17,000 e- (unbinned)
  • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 800x.
  • Dark current: Less than 0.003 electrons/second @ - 10C CCD temperature.
  • Data format: 16 bits.
  • System gain:  0.3 electrons per ADU
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface.
  • Image download time: Typically 5 seconds at full resolution.
  • Power requirements: 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 900mA max.
  • Cooling system: Regulated set-point cooling supply with thermoelectric cooler to give a minimum CCD temperature of approximately -40C below ambient. 
  • Size: 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 42mm 'T2' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. CCD alignment screws are provided for setting the chip parallel to the focal plane.
  • Weight: approx. 400g

Mini Filter Wheel with OAG

The mini filter wheel with off-axis guide prism, is a compact solution for mobile setups, or where the lightest possible wheel and guider are required. The wheel is USB controlled and powered, with 5 filter positions, and the OAG is pre-set to be close to par-focal with most SX cameras. The SX Lodestar or SuperStar guide cameras are an ideal match to the OAG pick-off tube.

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The Lodestar X2 autoguider / camera.

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The Lodestar X2 is an upgraded version of the very popular Lodestar autoguider. The original Lodestar uses the ICX429 Exview chip from Sony and offers excellent sensitivity. However, Sony have now upgraded the ICX429 to the ICX829, with considerably improved QE and read noise. This new 'Exview 2' chip approximately doubles the Lodestar sensitivity and adds nearly a full star magnitude to the minimum guide star brightness. We have also redesigned the boards so that a standard RJ12 guide socket can be used. This will please many users who have found the small 'ZH' cable socket to be too delicate.

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