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Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

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Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
AUD $899.00

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The Lodestar X2 autoguider / camera.
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The Lodestar X2 autoguider / camera.

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The Lodestar X2 is an upgraded version of the very popular Lodestar autoguider. The original Lodestar uses the ICX429 Exview chip from Sony and offers excellent sensitivity. However, Sony have now upgraded the ICX429 to the ICX829, with considerably improved QE and read noise. This new 'Exview 2' chip approximately doubles the Lodestar sensitivity and adds nearly a full star magnitude to the minimum guide star brightness. We have also redesigned the boards so that a standard RJ12 guide socket can be used. This will please many users who have found the small 'ZH' cable socket to be too delicate.

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10 second exposure of M31 with original Lodestar

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10 seconds with Lodestar X2

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Specifications
Product specification
Model Number
 
LODESTARX2
Imaging Camera Series
 
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Color or Monochrome Camera?
 
Monochrome
Cooled or Uncooled
 
Uncooled
Pixel Size in Microns
 
8.2
Pixel Array & Resolution
 
752 x 582 (0.4 MP)
Sensor Model
 
ICX829 EXview HAD
Camera Sensor Manufacturer
 
Sony
Sensor Type
 
CCD
Sensor Dimensions (mm x mm)
 
6.52 x 4.89
Sensor Diagonal (mm)
 
8 mm
Includes ST-4 Guide Port?
 
Yes
    • Lodestar X2 Autoguider

 

    • 3 meter USB2.0 Cable

 

    • 1.5 meter RJ12 Guider Cable

 

    • USB Drive w/ Drivers

 

    • Software

 

  • Case

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