New

StarLight Xpress - Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Be the first to review this product

Review and collect 40 points.
FREE SHIPPING(48 States)
$649.00

Availability: In stock

With this product, you earn 649 loyalty point(s). Find more about this!

As an upgrade to the original Lodestar autoguider, the Lodestar X2 has the Sony ICX829 Exview chip with improved sensitivity and quantum efficiency for a result if doubled sensitivity over the original Lodestar autoguider

SKU: LODESTAR-X2
Manufactured by:
Starlight Xpress, LTD
 

Product Description

As an upgrade to the original Lodestar autoguider, the Lodestar X2 has the Sony ICX829 Exview chip with improved sensitivity and quantum efficiency (77%) for a result if doubled sensitivity over the original Lodestar autoguider, adding a full star magnitude to the minimal detectable star brightness and magnitude. Starlight Xpress has included a standard RJ12 port to avoid extra cables for mount correction. Another amazing improvement is the 1.25" overall size in diameter, making it small enough to fit into an eyepiece adapter with no extra adapters needed.

  • Sony ICX829 Exview Chip
  • Improved sensitivity
  • 77% quantum efficiency
  • Full magnitude added to minimal detection compared to original Lodestar
  • 1.25" diameter
  • Small enough to fit into eyepiece adapter
  • RJ12 port for mount correction

 

 

 

 

mw

Specifications

Name StarLight Xpress - Lodestar X2 Autoguider
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model LODESTAR-X2
Custom Stock Status Available - Ships in 3-5 Days
Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 1000x
CCD Quality Grade 1
CCD Type ICX829AL Sony Exview interline CCD with very low dark current and vertical anti-blooming
Computer Interface Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
Cooling Ambient air cooling
Dark Current Dark frame saturation time greater than 1 hour. Less than 0.1 electrons/ second @ + 10C ambient
Data Format 16 bits
Full Well Capacity Greater than 50,000 e- (unbinned)
Gain 0.4 electrons per ADU
Image Download Time Typically 0.2 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
Image Format 752 x 580 pixels
Pixel Size 8.2uM x 8.4uM
Power Requirements USB powered
Read Noise Less than 10 electrons RMS - typically only 6 electrons
Size 32 x 86mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 1” x 32tpi ‘C mount’ thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear
Spectral Response QE max at 620nM (~77%), 45% at 400nM and 770nM

Reviews

How do you rate this product? *
Value
Quality

In the Box