Meade 16MP Color Deep Sky Imager IV (2")

BH #ME633001 • MFR #633001
Meade 16MP Color Deep Sky Imager IV (2")
Key Features
  • 2" Barrel Adapter and M42 Thread Mount
  • 4/3" 16MP Color Imaging Sensor
  • 23 fps Frame Rate at Full Resolution
  • 0.15 ms to 3600 Sec Exposure Times
The Meade Instruments 16MP Color Deep Sky Imager IV is a high-resolution digital imaging system that allows you to capture full-color images through a 2" focuser, visual back, or other accessories like Barlows or diagonals. M42x0.75 threads allow it to be mounted on a variety of imaging accessories. Images are captured using a 4/3" 16MP imaging sensor and sent directly to your Windows or Mac computer running the included SkyCapture imaging software via the fast USB 3.0 connection. It is also backward compatible with USB 2.0, but download speeds will be slower. The fast download speed of USB 3.0 allows you to gather more images in less time, which is critical if the weather and atmospheric conditions are fluctuating and you have limited time for imaging. Whether you're looking at the Moon, Mars, or the rings of Saturn, the color DSI-IV takes your view of the sky and makes it available for everyone to see.
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Meade Deep Sky Imager IV Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Camera Performance
  • 3Mounting
  • 4Minimum System Requirements

The Meade Instruments 16MP Color Deep Sky Imager IV is a high-resolution digital imaging system that allows you to capture full-color images through a 2" focuser, visual back, or other accessories like Barlows or diagonals. M42x0.75 threads allow it to be mounted on a variety of imaging accessories. Images are captured using a 4/3" 16MP imaging sensor and sent directly to your Windows or Mac computer running the included SkyCapture imaging software via the fast USB 3.0 connection. It is also backward compatible with USB 2.0, but download speeds will be slower. The fast download speed of USB 3.0 allows you to gather more images in less time, which is critical if the weather and atmospheric conditions are fluctuating and you have limited time for imaging. Whether you're looking at the Moon, Mars, or the rings of Saturn, the color DSI-IV takes your view of the sky and makes it available for everyone to see.

Meade recommends that you use a motorized mount for capturing clear and steady images. Out of the box it is compatible with larger 2" focusers to pass the maximum amount of light for capturing dim subjects, and to ensure full coverage of the large sensor and avoid vignetting. For use in Cassegrain-style scopes, an M42 thread allows it to be attached directly onto the visual back. The included software for Windows and Mac lets you control the camera, snap pictures or create a movie file, and export them. An integrated stacking program in SkyCapture lets you automatically filter the best images and stack them to create the perfect composite celestial picture.

Camera Performance

  • 4/3" 16MP color imaging sensor
  • Pixel size: 3.8 x 3.8μm
  • 23 fps at full resolution
  • 0.15 ms minimum exposure time; 3600 sec maximum
  • 17.5mm back focus distance
  • Image/video formats: JPEG, BITMAP, FITS / SER, AVI
  • 405 to 690nm spectral range with IR-cut filter
  • 2-stage signal to noise ratio greatly reduces thermal noise
  • Broad 14 to 122°F operating temperature range

Mounting

  • 2" nosepiece to fit in larger drawtubes, holders, Barlow lenses, diagonals
  • M42x0.75 mounting threads for SCT visual backs and other imaging accessories

Minimum System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows or Mac operating system
  • CPU requirements: equal to Intel Core2 2.8 GHz or higher
  • 2GB of memory
  • USB 3.0 port is backward compatible with USB 2.0, with slower transfer rates
UPC: 709942999396

Meade Deep Sky Imager IV Specs

Output12 bit
Back Focus Distance17.5 mm
Exposure RangeMinimum: 0.15 ms
Maximum: 3600 sec
Image Sensor16MP color
Sensor Size4/3" / 21.9 mm diagonal
17.6 x 13.3 mm
Frames Per Second23 fps at full resolution
Pixel Size3.8 x 3.8 μm
Spectral Range405 - 690nm
Mount2" barrel
M42x0.75 thread
USB ConnectionUSB 3.0
Backward compatible with USB 2.0
Power Source5 VDC via USB cable to computer
12 VDC, 3A external power adapter for cooling system
Operating Temperature14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
Dimensions4.1 x 3.4 x 3.2" / 10.4 x 8.6 x 8.1 cm
Weight24.2 oz / 684.9 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.4 x 9.9 x 5.1"
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