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Starlight Xpress - CoStar CMOS Autoguider

Model#:COSTAR

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CoStar Autoguider

 

Although the CoStar is primarily intended as a high performance guider, it makes an excellent electronic finder and planetary imaging camera!


  • Imager type: Aptina MT9M001 mono cmos chip with low dark current and anti-blooming.
  • Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 5.2uM x 5.2uM, Image format: 1304 x 1024 pixels
  • Image area: 6.66mm (Horizontal) x 5.32mm (Vertical).
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 620nM (~65%), 35% at 400nM and 770nM. 
  • Readout Noise: Less than 40 electrons RMS - typically only 20 electrons. 
  • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x.
  • Dark current: Dark frame saturation time greater than 10 minutes. Less than 1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
  • Data format: 10 bits.
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface. 
  • Image download time: Typically 0.1 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0.
  • Power requirements: USB powered.
  • Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.
  • Size: 32 x 60mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 25 x 0.75mm 'C mount' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. 
  • Weight: approx. 45g.

 

 

The top image is a 5 second expore taken with the CoStar with a F5 80mm telescope. The bottom is the same scope view but with the Lodestar instead. While the Lodestar is more sensitive, the CoStar is still an excellent guider.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

Name Starlight Xpress - CoStar CMOS Autoguider
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model COSTAR
Manufacturer Part No COSTAR
Custom Stock Status Place your order to join our wait list - no deposit required.
Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 1000x
CCD Image Area 6.66mm (Horizontal) x 5.32mm (Vertical)
Computer Interface Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
Cooling Ambient air cooling
Dark Current Dark frame saturation time greater than 10 minutes. Less than 1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient
Data Format 10 bits
Image Download Time Typically 0.1 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
Pixel Size 5.2uM x 5.2uM, Image format: 1304 x 1024 pixels
Power Requirements USB powered
Read Noise Less than 40 electrons RMS - typically only 20 electrons
Sensor Type Aptina MT9M001 mono cmos chip
Size 32 x 60mm black anodised aluminium barrel
Spectral Response QE max at 620nM (~65%), 35% at 400nM and 770nM