Meade’s Deep Sky Imager camera series is back with the new DSI IV which is most advanced camera ever offered in the series.
Equipped with a 16-megapixel Panasonic CMOS image sensor, regulated two-stage thermoelectric cooler, and 3.8-µm pixels, the new DSI IV is the ideal camera for all your astrophotography pursuits. The low-noise, high-resolution and fast USB 3.0 readout make this camera suitable for both deep-sky and planetary imaging, making it one of the most versatile astronomy cameras available.
The camera comes packaged with a new version of Meade’s SkyCapture camera-control software. With complete camera control for all major operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, SkyCapture can run automatic image-capture sequences without the need to purchase additional software.
The new DSI IV is available configured for either monochrome or one-shot-color imaging. Key specifications include:
– A/D Conversion: 10 or 12 ADS
– Framer Per Second: 23 FPS at Full Resolution
– Chip Dimensions: 4/3-inch (21.9-mm diagonal) (17.6-mm length by 13.3-mm width)
– Shutter: Electronic Rolling Shutter
– Minimum/Maximum Exposure Time: minimum 0.15 milliseconds, maximum 3,600 seconds
– Mounting Type: M42 by 0.75
– Interface Type: USB 2.0 or 3.0
– Back Focus Distance: 17.5 mm
– Image/Video Format: JPEG, BITMAP, FITS/SER, AVI
– Binning: 1 by 1, 2 by 2, 3 by 3
– Spectral Range: 405-690 nm (with IR-Cut Filter)
– Built-in USB Hub: Two USB 2.0 Ports
– Power Supply: DC 5-volt over PC USB Port. External Power Adapter for Cooling System, 12-volt DC, 3-amp
– Software: Meade SkyCapture (CD-ROM included)
– Product Weight: 1.51 pounds
– Product Dimensions: 3.4 inches by 3.2 inches by 4.1 inches.
Accessories included by Meade with the new DSI IV consist of a high-quality, weather-resistant, hard carrying case; AC power adapter; and high-speed USB 3.0 cable. Pricing for the package is $1199US for the monochrome version and $999US for the color version.