Starlight Xpress - Superstar Monochrome Autoguider

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Although the Superstar by Starlight Xpress is primarily intended as a high performance guider, it makes a superb electronic finder and planetary imaging camera! 

SKU: STX-SX-SUPERSTAR
Manufactured by:
Starlight Xpress, LTD
 

Product Description

Starlight Xpress Autoguider Monochrome

Starlight Xpress is pleased to announce the Superstar CCD Autoguider. Simply incorporating a higher resolution sensor as compared to the Lodestar, the advantage of Superstar is the ability to act as an autoguider and short expsore CCD. With a resolution of 1392 x 1040 pixels and 6.4mm x 4.75mm image area, the SuperStar CCD Autoguider is both remarkable for deep sky as well as planetary observing. The autoguider connects via USB ports and contains Opto-Isolated control outputs. Along with these convenient and remarkable features, the SuperStar AutoGuider CCD by Starlight Xpress ways only 1.5 ounces!

 

Starlight Xpress CCD Autoguider Monochrome Color Superstar Lodestar

Superstar CCD Specifications

  • CCD type: ICX205AL Sony SuperHAD interline CCD with low dark current and vertical anti-blooming.
  • CCD Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 4.65uM x 4.65uM, Image format: 1392 x 1040 pixels
  • CCD Image area: 6.4mm (Horizontal) x 4.75mm (Vertical).
  • CCD quality: Grade 1
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 520nM (~50%), 30% at 420nM and 670nM. 
  • Readout Noise: Less than 10 electrons RMS - typically only 7 electrons. 
  • Full-well capacity: Greater than 20,000 e- (unbinned)
  • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x.
  • Dark current: Dark frame saturation time greater than 1 hour. Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
  • Data format: 16 bits.
  • System gain:  0.3 electrons per ADU
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface. 
  • Image download time: Typically 0.6 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0.
  • Power requirements: USB powered.
  • Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.
  • Size: 32 x 72mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 25 x 0.75mm 'C mount' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. 
  • Weight: approx. 50g.

 

 

     

     

    Specifications

    Name Starlight Xpress - Superstar Monochrome Autoguider
    Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
    Model STX-SX-SUPERSTAR
    Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 1000x
    CCD ICX205AL Sony SuperHAD interline CCD
    CCD Image Area 6.4mm (Horizontal) x 4.75mm (Vertical)
    CCD Quality Grade 1
    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 20,000 e- (unbinned)
    Gain e-/ADU 0.3 electrons per ADU
    Image Download Time Typically 0.6 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
    Pixel Size 4.65uM x 4.65uM, Image format: 1392 x 1040 pixels
    Power Requirements USB powered
    Read Noise Less than 10 electrons RMS - typically only 7 electrons
    Sensor Type ICX205AL Sony SuperHAD interline CCD
    Size 32 x 72mm black anodised aluminium barrel
    Spectral Response QE max at 520nM (~50%), 30% at 420nM and 670nM

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