Starlight Xpress Oculus all-sky camera

Product code: sx-oculus-all-sky-cam-150
£755.00
The Oculus all-sky camera is designed to provide high quality sky images for weather and meteor observations.
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Starlight Xpress Oculus all-sky camera

The Oculus all-sky camera is designed to provide high quality sky images for weather and meteor observations. The camera uses a  SuperHAD CCD from Sony which has all of the wonderful benefits of an interline Sony CCD, such as incredibly low thermal noise and a very fast electronic shutter. It also employs a 2.5mm FL f1.2 'Fish-Eye' lens to achieve 150 degrees coverage. (A 1.55mm f2 180 degree 'Fish-Eye' lens is also available as an optional extra giving horizon to horizon coverage) 

The Oculus is USB powered but does require a 12v DC input to power its built in dew heaters.  The software supplied allows you to capture a series of exposures and add them together to create a dramatic avi movie of the night sky.

The Oculus Specification;
 

  • CCD Type - ICX267AL Sony SuperHAD InterlinCCD with low dark current
  • CCD Full resolution pixel data - Pixel size; 4.65uM x 4.65uM, Image format; 1392 x 1040 pixels
  • Readout noise - RMS typically only 7 electrons
  • Full-well capacity - greater than 15,000 e- (unbinned)
  • Dark Current - Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ +10C ambient
  • Data format - 16 Bits
  • Lens Details - 2.5mm FL F/1.2 150 degree 'fisheye'
  • Computer interface - Built-in USB 2.0
  • Image download time - Typically 0.6 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
  • Power requirements -Camera is USB powered, dew heater requires 12v at 1amp max
  • Input connection - 'Mini B' USB socket for USB 2.0 and a 2.1mm jack for 12v heater supply
  • Cooling system - Ambient air cooling
  • Overall size - 150mm tall x 95mm diameter, including polycarbonate weather dome.

Oculus meteor pic

Oculus head

Oculus on tripod

Oculus rear

Download an MP4 movie generated from Oculus frames

Download the Oculus product brochure

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MPN sx-oculus-all-sky-cam-150
EAN 0
Product Code sx-oculus-all-sky-cam-150
Brand Starlight Xpress
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