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Advanced Astrophotography Kit - Meade 80mm Refractor

Advanced astrophotography kit

Keywords: Advanced Astrophotography Refractor

Description

Currently there are 4 requests to borrow this.

This advanced astrophotography kit includes a Meade Series 6000 APO ED APO 80mm refractor, a Celestron Advanced VX telescope mount, a ZWO ASI294MC Pro cooled camera with a reducer/flattener, and all the necessary cables and power supply.  It comes with all the pertinent manuals to use the various gear.  This astrophotography kit is designed for imaging deep sky objects.

The Meade Series 6000 80mm APO triplet refractor is built with the observer and imager in mind.  With the three element optical design using the highest grade extra-low dispersion optical glass, false color is virtually eliminated, yielding astonishing color correction, contrast, and sharpness.

Details

Note: Please note that a computer (not provided) is needed to use this astrophotography kit.

The specifications below are from the vendors' website.

Meade Series 6000 APO 80mm refractor

http://www.meade.com/80mm-series-6000-ed-triplet-apo.html

Series Series 6000 APO Refractors
UPC 709942360202
Warranty 1 Year
Focus System 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
# of Elements 3
Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
Clear Aperture 3.1"
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings FULLY MULTI-COATED
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 1.4478
Focuser Mechanism 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
Dovetail Vixen®-style
Dew Shield Yes
Control Panel N
Assembled Product Dimensions 15.5" x 4.5" x 6"
Assembled Product Weight 6.9 lbs.

Celestron Advanced VX Mount

http://www.celestron.com/products/advanced-vx-mount

Telescope Type Computerized (GOTO)
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Leg Diameter 2"
Mount Height (Max) 1626 mm (64")
Mount Height (Min) 1118 mm (44")
Weight Capacity (Max) 30 lbs
Tripod Weight 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Weight of Counterweights 1 x 12 lbs

 

ZWO ASI294MC Pro Camera

http://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/asi-cooled-cameras/asi294mc-pro-color/

Camera technical details

Sensor: 4/3″ SONY IMX294 CMOS
Diagonal: 23.2mm
Resolution: 11.7Mega Pixels 4144X2822
Pixel Size: 4.63µm
Bayer Pattern: RGGB
Shutter:Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
ROI: Supported
Read Noise: 1.2e @39db gain
QE peak: TBD
Full well: 63.7ke
ADC:14bit
DDRIII Buffer: 256MB
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Adaptor: M42X0.75
Protect window:AR window
Dimensions: 78mm Diameter
Weight: 410g
Back Focus Distance: 6.5mm
Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
Delta T: 35°C-40°C below ambient
Camera Power consumption: 650mA at 5V
Cooler Power consumption: 12V at 3A Max
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%
Max FPS at full resolution:
10Bit ADC
4144×2822 19fps
14bit ADC
4144×2822 16fps
more resolutions are in software, support customize resolution.

 

 

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