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Orion - StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II (Windows, Mac OS X) - NTSC

Model#: 52193

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Orion StarShoot Deep Sky Video Camera II (Windows, Mac OS X) NTSC


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  • Our second generation astrophotography video camera is compatible with both Windows and Apple computers
  • See real-time views of deep space objects in color with this versatile and fun video imaging camera for your telescope
  • Features a serial input interface which allows the video camera to be connected with a growing number of accessories for versatile control options
  • Display real-time views of deep space objects as seen through your telescope on a TV, on the Orion LCD-DVR (sold separately), through a projector, or on any device with RCA inputs
  • Highly sensitive deep space video camera excels at imaging brighter deep space objects such as the Messier catalog, bright nebulas, galaxies, comets, meteors and closer targets like the Moon, planets, and Sun (with a properly fitting telescope solar filter)


Whereas CCD and DSLR astrophotography normally requires many minutes, or even hours, of painstaking data acquisition and processing in order to create an astrophoto, the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II lets you view real-time images of deep space objects in all their glory. Views of bright deep space delicacies can be displayed with any device equipped with RCA composite video inputs, such as a TV or projector.

This second generation Deep Space Video Camera is compatible with both Apple and Windows desktop computers and laptops. The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II features a serial input interface which allows use with a growing number of optional accessories designed to help optimize efficiency of the camera.  A red LED power light lets you know the camera is functioning properly, without disrupting your dark-adapted vision in the field.

The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II is built around the sensitive Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R color sensor which is capable of providing pleasing real-time views of the 110 Messier objects, as well as many other bright galaxies, star clusters and nebulas. The astronomical video camera also performs admirably when trained on objects such as the Moon and planets within our solar system. The highly sensitive StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II excels during both daytime and nighttime conditions, so it has a huge potential for use across many applications.

The included Orion Video Capture Device easily attaches to your video camera, camcorder, DVD player, DVR, VCR, or any device equipped with an RCA composite, component, or S-Video output, and makes it possible for you to view, record and capture footage from those devices for viewing on your laptop or PC. This versatile device also features a USB 2.0 interface designed for use with the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II. Additionally, it can detect meteors, record time lapse movies of the cosmos and allow conversion of video files to MPEG4, AVI, WMA, ASF, and other file formats.

Other than an astronomical telescope, the StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II includes everything you need to view and capture live, real-time images of the night sky. Both a 12V "cigarette-plug" cable and AC adapter cable are included to power to the astronomy video camera, and an included video cable provides output to any device with RCA inputs. A helpful on-screen display (OSD) menu makes it easy to adjust the astronomy video camera’s settings. The thread-on 1.25" nosepiece barrel makes it easy to attach the Deep Space Video Camera II to any imaging telescope. The included nosepiece is threaded for use with 1.25” Orion filters and focal reducers (sold separately) which can help optimize and enhance video imaging results. The camera weighs 8.7 oz. and measures 2.6" x 1.9" x 2.5" in size.

Explore the growing world of video astronomy the Orion way with the StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II. It’s your ticket to colorful real-time views of the heavens!

The StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II is compatible with the National Television System Committee (NTSC) standard only, which is used throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America (excluding Brazil and Argentina), Burma, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Republic of the Philippines, and many Pacific island nations and territories.

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Additional Information

Name Orion - StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II (Windows, Mac OS X) - NTSC
Manufacturer Orion
Model 52193
ADC (analog to digital converter) 8 bit
Array 768 x 494 (379,292 total)
Computer Interface Windows XP/Vista/7/Mac OS X
Data Format NTSC
Exposure 1/1000 to ~4 seconds
Frames Per Second (fps) 30fps
Mounting connections 1.25" nozzle
Pixel Size 8.4 x 9.8
Sensor Type Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R COLOR
Warranty One year