Specifically designed for astro-imaging, the Starlight Xpress Trius SX-36 16MP Monochrome CCD Imaging Camera is outfitted with a large-format high-resolution Kodak KAI16070-35mm full-frame CCD sensor that delivers stunning resolutions of up to 4904x3280, with good quantum efficiency across the entire visible spectrum peaking at 52% at 540nm. An onboard temperature-monitoring chip and integrated fan ensure the imaging system continues to work efficiently—the fan is capable of cooling the camera up to 72°F (40°C) below ambient air temperature, while its argon-filled aluminum housing and micro lenses maintain a moisture-free environment with maximum light transmission.
A USB 2.0 interface allows you to download full-resolution images to your Windows computer in 10 seconds. The housing also sports three mini-B USB ports that act as a USB hub and allow you to connect peripherals and accessories—such as a guide camera, filter wheel, and electric focuser—and control them all, plus the camera, via the single tethered cable to your computer—greatly reducing cable tangle. Additionally, there is a dedicated ST4 autoguider port.
This compact and lightweight imager comes with an array of cables and adapters for power and peripheral connections. This large imaging system is designed for larger rigs and accessories and comes outfitted with 72mmx1 mounting threads that fit Takahashi telescopes and other large-format accessories, adapters, and extension tubes. Alignment screws are provided for adjusting the chip so that it is perfectly parallel to the focal plane, with a generous 17mm back focus distance.
- Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8
- At least one USB 2.0 port
- At least 4Gb of memory
- Graphics card capable of displaying an image in a minimum of 1600x1200 and 32-bit color to view the finished images onscreen
- 1-3GHz processor speed is ideal
- Not designed for USB1.1 and will cause inferior results