Sky-Watcher Starlight Xpress Trius SX-42 Monochrome Camera Imaging Kit

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Sky-Watcher Starlight Xpress Trius SX-42 Monochrome Camera Imaging Kit
Key Features
  • Ideal for Beginner Imagers
  • Complete Imaging Accessory Kit
  • Back-Focus Set for Sky-Watcher Gear
  • 6MP Monochrome Sony ExView 694 Sensor
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The Starlight Xpress Trius SX-42 Monochrome Camera Imaging Kit was assembled as part of a joint effort between Sky-Watcher USA and Starlight Xpress in honor of Sky-Watcher's 20th Anniversary and specifically designed to address all the normal confusion new imagers have when setting up their first system. The camera system's 17mm back-focus distance (±1mm) is matched for all Sky-Watcher correctors and simply threads onto the corrector for fast and easy setup. This kit includes Starlight Xpress' Trius 694 monochrome imaging camera, their Lodestar X2 monochrome guide camera, plus a seven-position filter wheel equipped with a built-in off-axis guider (OAG). With low power consumption and a compact lightweight design, this imaging kit is the ideal starter rig for anyone interested in astroimaging.
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Sky-Watcher Trius SX-42 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Trius SX-42 Camera
  • 3Lodestar X2 Monochrome Autoguider
  • 4Filter Wheel

The Starlight Xpress Trius SX-42 Monochrome Camera Imaging Kit was assembled as part of a joint effort between Sky-Watcher USA and Starlight Xpress in honor of Sky-Watcher's 20th Anniversary and specifically designed to address all the normal confusion new imagers have when setting up their first system. The camera system's 17mm back-focus distance (±1mm) is matched for all Sky-Watcher correctors and simply threads onto the corrector for fast and easy setup. This kit includes Starlight Xpress' Trius 694 monochrome imaging camera, their Lodestar X2 monochrome guide camera, plus a seven-position filter wheel equipped with a built-in off-axis guider (OAG). With low power consumption and a compact lightweight design, this imaging kit is the ideal starter rig for anyone interested in astroimaging.

Trius SX-42 Camera

The Trius features a 6MP Sony ExView 694 monochrome sensor to capture your images with a high-speed USB 2.0 connection to your computer that transfers the images in about 5 seconds. The camera housing is outfitted with a USB hub to power peripherals like the included guide camera and filter wheel to limit the amount of cables and reduce tangle or snag hazards. To help keep the system cool during use, the housing is filled with dry argon gas with an integrated fan that can reduce the camera's temperature as much as 104°F (40°C).

Lodestar X2 Monochrome Autoguider

When used in conjunction with autoguiding computer software, the Loadstar Autoguider will monitor the position of a set guide star during long exposure astrophotography or imaging sessions to ensure the mount is accurately tracking the subject so images remain crisp and sharp. If a deviation is detected, the software automatically sends the necessary tracking corrections to your mount. An autoguider is a must-have piece of gear for any astrophotographer. The Lodestar can be powered by the Trius' USB hub and controlled by the computer it is connected to.

Filter Wheel

An indispensable imaging accessory, a filter wheel allows you to change filters without having to touch your gear, unmount or disassemble your imaging system, or otherwise touch your mount or telescope setup. The whee's drive system changes filters quietly and without vibration. With seven filter cells available, you are able to use your primary colored filters, plus special ones like a narrow band, nebulae, and clear focusing filters. To make this as easy as possible for beginner imagers, the wheel accepts standard 1.25" eyepiece filters so you won't have to go out and get all new filters as you move into a new part of you astronomy hobby. The wheel is USB powered, so you can use the Trius' USB hub to power and control it.

An OAG is included, allowing you to use the filter wheel independent of the Trius for observation purposes without losing the convenient auto-correcting functionality of the Trius' guide scope.

Sky-Watcher Trius SX-42 Specs

SensorSony ExView 694
Size15.98, diagonal
Pixel Count6 MP
Pixel Size4.54uM
Back Focus17 mm, ±1 mm
Ports3 x USB
Computer ConnectionUSB 2.0
Dimensions3.0 x 2.8" / 7.5 x 7.0 cm
Weight17.6 oz / 500.0 g
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What software is required to use this system? Does it support OS X?
Asked by: James
You will need software but it is only Windows compatible. The recommended software is called "SX Pluging for MaxinDL 6.1x. Please take a look at the following link: https://bit.ly/2KFtMrg
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-08-12
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