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Starlight Xpress - The CoStar imager / guider - DISCONTINUED


Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Starlight Xpress, LTD


This is a discontinued item. We recommend the iNova PLC-M MT9M001 1/2" Monochrome CMOS Camera as a replacement.

A sensitive USB2.0 imaging / guiding camera in a miniature package
Mono Cmos imager with 1304 x 1024 pixels, USB powered, Opto-Isolated control outputs

The CoStar is as small as a 1.25" eyepiece and weighs much less!

Detailed specifications:

  • 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.

Additional Information

Name Starlight Xpress - The CoStar imager / guider - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Discountinued Yes
Custom Stock Status Out of Stock