The new Deep Sky Imager is the latest innovation from Meade Instruments and represents a revolutionary breakthrough in CCD astro-imaging. The Deep Sky Imager is a high-performance, easy-to-use color CCD camera that allows every astronomer to shoot and process stunning deep sky photographs of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and planets their first night out.
USB 2.0 High Speed
The New Meade Deep Sky Imager features a fast USB 2.0 High Speed connection. This will allow fast data transfer. The actual download time for daytime or planetary imaging is up to 5 frames per second. For longer exposures the download time is ? a second in order to sustain a higher signal to noise ratio. There is virtually no delay between the time the image is taken and when it appears on your computer screen. The Deep Sky Imager is also backward compatible with USB 1.1.
Deep Sky Imager is Convection Cooled
The Deep Sky Imager draws away heat from the CCD sensor with Meade?s proprietary ?Convection cooling? design, allowing longer exposures with less noise.
Less Noise Means More Data
With Meade?s proprietary collection of noise reduction techniques managing the data coming from the imaging chip, you get more data for every second of exposure.
No Compression, no Loss
You get all the data from your Deep Sky Imager without compression, and that means no loss of information in your raw images. So no matter if you take image for beauty or for science, Deep Sky Imager will give you the results you need.
No Batteries Required
Just plug the Deep Sky Imager?s USB 2.0 High Speed cable into your laptop and you are ready to image or autoguide. No other power supplies are needed.
The Meade Deep Sky Imager is the Perfect Choice for Beginner to Intermediate Astrophotographers:
? One pass color imaging. No filters required.
? CCD sensitivity comparable to imagers costing over a $1000.
? Deep Sky Imager can also be used as a sensitive and simple to use Autoguider.
? Exposure times as short as 1/10,000th of a second, and as long as 1 hour to accommodate any exposure demand. Perfect for imaging the Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects.
? USB 2.0 High Speed connection.
? Fast Data transfer speed allows you to see your images almost as soon as you take them at an unbelievable 5 uncompressed frames per second, making focusing and composing quick and easy.
? Deep Sky Imager Camera Control and Image Processing software is included. No need to purchase expensive after-market programs.
? Deep Sky Imager weighs only 10 ounces and is very compact, measuring only 3.25? x 3.25? x 1.25?. No need for additional balance weights.
? Deep Sky Imager works on any telescope.
An Incredible Software Package?
Deep Sky Imager is an advanced, complete solution for imaging and autoguiding with these advanced Software enhancements:
? Autostar Suite has the ability to adjust color saturation and balance, eliminating the need to use Photoshop or other tools to accomplish this pre-publication step.
? Time Lapse photography tool ? Create movies of the rotation of Jupiter, moons transiting Jupiter, etc?
? Auto and Manual exposure settings. Let Deep Sky Imager optimize the exposure, or set it manually.
? New Stretch Options: Auto-stretch automatically brings out dim objects at short exposures. Optimizes the contrast of objects, with adjustable contrast settings.
? Automatic Dark Subtraction. Dark frames are automatically stacked and averaged, then subtracted giving you a clean image.
? Automatically align and stack images using state-of-the-art techniques.
? Magic Eye focus for super fast, no-hassle focusing.
? Live histogram. Helps you optimize for the best exposure.