Meade LPI-GM Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Monochrome)

Meade LPI-GM Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Monochrome)

Meade LPI-GM Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Monochrome)

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Meade LPI-GM Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Monochrome)

Meade LPI-GM Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Monochrome)

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  • Use for Autoguiding or Astrophotography
  • 1.2MP Monochrome CMOS Sensor
  • 1280x960 Resolution at 28 fps
  • Formats: JPEG, BITMAP, PNG, TIFF, FITS
  • 1.25" Diameter Barrel
  • USB and ST-4 Guider Ports
  • Sky-Capture Software for Windows and Mac
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  • 1Description

Meade Instruments designed the LPI-GM 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 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 monochrome CMOS sensor to make adding filters to in post faster and easier.

More experienced astrophotographers tend to have elaborate higher-resolution and faster imaging rigs, so the LPI-GM 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 monochrome 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-GM 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
      • Vista/7/8/10, 32 & 64-bit
      • Windows XP, 32-bit
    • Mac OSX
    • Linux
  • Processor:
    • Intel Core2 2.8Ghz equivalent, or higher
  • Memory:
    • 2GB or higher
UPC: 709942997798
In the Box
Meade LPI-GM Autoguiding and Imaging Eyepiece Camera (Monochrome)
  • USB Cable
  • ST-4 Guide Cable
  • Sky Capture Software
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Imaging Sensor AR-130 monochrome CMOS
    Resolution 1280 x 960 @ 28 fps
    640 x 480 @ 30 fps
    Pixel Size 3.75 x 3.75 µ
    Image Format JPEG, BITMAP, PNG, TIFF, AVI, FITS
    Outputs 1 x USB 2.0 port
    1 x ST-4 auto-guider port
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 5.9 x 2.5"

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