Celestron - Skyris 618C CCD Camera (Color)

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This Celestron Skyris 618C color CCD camera is the first to offer ultra-fast USB 3.0 connections combined with the most popular Sony CCD chips used for planetary imaging.
SKU: CEL-95510
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CELESTRON - Skyris 618C - Color CCD Camera

Whether you're an advanced user or a beginner, you'll love creating beautiful astro images with the Celestron Skyris 618C color CCD camera. Capture the Sun, Moon, and planets like never before and create crisp, high-resolution images. Skyris cameras are the first to offer ultra-fast USB 3.0 connections combined with the most popular Sony CCD chips used for planetary imaging. Skyris also features a Celestron-designed camera body which helps dissipate heat to minimize the effect of thermal noise on the CCD.

Celestron Partners with The Imaging Source

For years, The Imaging Source has provided amateur astronomers with high-quality CCD cameras that elevate amateur planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. The Imaging Source's astronomical cameras are known for high quality, value, and performance. Now, Celestron is proud to partner with The Imaging Source on the Skyris line.

Celestron Skyris 618C Color CCD Camera using the Sony ICX618AQA CCD Sensor

Some of the world's most advanced planetary imagers choose this Sony CCD sensor. It is perfectly suited for planetary imaging due to its speed, sensitivity, pixel size, and chip size. With the 618C, you'll be able to image up to 120 frames per second. You'll gather more data in less time, and capture brief moments of stable air to create the sharpest planetary images. This small chip features ample pixel size, making it the ideal match for long focal length telescopes like the Schmidt-Cassegrain and EdgeHD.

One-Shot Color

The Celestron Skyris 618C is a one-shot color CCD camera. That means you can capture full-color images instantly. There's no need to spend time imaging the same target multiple times to capture different colors. You also won't need to invest in filters and a filter wheel, making the 618C an economical choice. Skyris cameras do not have an optical window. This makes cleaning your camera easier and ensures maximum light transmission with no risk of internal reflections.

Included Celestron iCap Software

All Celestron Skyris 618C color CCD cameras include Celestron iCap capture software and stacking software, for Windows systems only. iCap software allows you to easily control the camera, snap your images or movie file, and export them. Next, you'll bring your images or movies into the stacking software, where you can automatically filter the best images and stack them to create your masterpiece.

Included accessories: 1.25" nosepiece, iCap software CD, 10' USB 3.0 cable, instruction manual.


Linux Support Available!


Quick Overview

  • Industry-acclaimed Sony EXview HAD ICX618AQA color CCD sensor
  • High-speed USB 3.0 connection provides fastest possible frame rate (also backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Downloads up to 120 frames per second, acquiring more data in less time
  • Capable of exposures faster than 1/100th of a second
  • 12-bit image output provides superior dynamic range






Name Celestron - Skyris 618C CCD Camera (Color)
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-95510
ADC (analog to digital converter) 12 bit
Backfocus Distance 19mm with nosepiece
Camera Resolution 640 x 480
Exposure 0.005 to 10 seconds
Frames Per Second (fps) Up to 120
Pixel Size 5.6 micron square
Power Requirements Powered by USB
Sensor Type Sibt ICX618AQA Color CCD; 4.46mm x 3.80mm
Shutter Global
Software Features iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow
Sub Framing Selectable
Temperature Stability 40° C to -40°C
USB Cable High-speed 3.0, 10' cable length


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