Meade LPI-GC Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Color)

BH #ME645001 • MFR #645001
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Meade LPI-GC Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Color)
Key Features
  • Use for Autoguiding or Astrophotography
  • 1.2MP Color CMOS Sensor
  • 1280x960 Resolution at 28 fps
  • Formats: JPEG, BITMAP, PNG, TIFF, FITS
Meade Instruments designed the LPI-GC Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera for beginner and veteran astrophotographers alike. As an imaging camera, it simply replaces a 1.25" eyepiece on a telescope to capture photos of the Sun (using appropriate solar filters or dedicated solar scopes), the Moon, planets, planetary moons, and wide-field nightscapes to be processed, edited, matted, and stacked using the included Sky Capture software installed on a computer. This version of the LPI-G is offered here with a color CMOS sensor that captures images as they would be seen with the eye through the scope.
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Meade LPI-GC Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Color)

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Meade LPI-GC Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Camera
  • 3Outputs
  • 4Minimum System Requirements

Meade Instruments designed the LPI-GC Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera for beginner and veteran astrophotographers alike. As an imaging camera, it simply replaces a 1.25" eyepiece on a telescope to capture photos of the Sun (using appropriate solar filters or dedicated solar scopes), the Moon, planets, planetary moons, and wide-field nightscapes to be processed, edited, matted, and stacked using the included Sky Capture software installed on a computer. This version of the LPI-G is offered here with a color CMOS sensor that captures images as they would be seen with the eye through the scope.

More experienced astrophotographers tend to have elaborate higher-resolution and faster imaging rigs, so the LPI-GC is designed with an ASCOM-compliant ST-4 port to connect it to autoguider-capable mounts. In this capacity, the LPI-G is installed on a secondary guider-scope, with the primary imaging system installed on the larger OTA. With the LPI-G connected to a mount and PC, it will use the camera and user-supplied autoguider software to monitor the mount's tracking and make precise corrections to reduce or eliminate errors which can result in fuzzy images and star trails.

Camera

  • 1.2MP color CMOS AR130 imaging sensor
  • Resolution: 1280x960 at 28 fps; 640x480 at 30 fps
  • Image formats: JPEG, BITMAP, PNG, TIFF, FITS
  • Compatible with imaging and guiding software such as Maxim DL, PHD, and FireCapture

Outputs

  • USB port: Connect LPI-GC to computer to interface with Sky Capture software for processing and editing images
  • ST-4 guider port: ASCOM-compliant; Use for high-precision autoguiding tracking during long-exposure astrophotography
  • Included ST-4 cable plugs into mounts with autoguider ports

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (32 & 64 bit) Vista/XP/7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel Core2 2.8 GHz equivalent or higher
  • Memory: 2GB or higher
UPC: 709942997781

Meade LPI-GC Specs

Imaging SensorAR-130 color CMOS
Resolution1280 x 960 @ 28 fps
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
Pixel Size3.75 x 3.75 µ
Image FormatJPEG, BITMAP, PNG, TIFF, AVI, FITS
Outputs1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x ST-4 auto-guider port
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.78 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.55 x 5.85 x 2.5"
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