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Meade Deep Sky Imager (DSI) IV  (Color)
Meade Deep Sky Imager (DSI) IV (Monochrome)

Meade Deep Sky Imager (DSI) IV (Color)

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Your Price: CAD1,399.00
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Part Number:633001

Product Highlights

  • 2" Barrel Adapter and M42 Thread Mount
  • 4/3" 16MP Color Imaging Sensor
  • 23 fps Frame Rate at Full Resolution
  • 0.15 ms to 3600 Sec Exposure Times
  • USB 3.0 or 2.0 Compatible
  • JPEG, BITMAP, FITS/SER, AVI Image Format
  • Meade SkyCapture CD-ROM

The Meade Instruments 16MP Color Deep Sky Imager IV is a high-resolution digital imaging system that allows you to capture full-color images through a 2" focuser, visual back, or other accessories like Barlows or diagonals. M42x0.75 threads allow it to be mounted on a variety of imaging accessories. Images are captured using a 4/3" 16MP imaging sensor and sent directly to your Windows or Mac computer running the included SkyCapture imaging software via the fast USB 3.0 connection. It is also backward compatible with USB 2.0, but download speeds will be slower. The fast download speed of USB 3.0 allows you to gather more images in less time, which is critical if the weather and atmospheric conditions are fluctuating and you have limited time for imaging. Whether you're looking at the Moon, Mars, or the rings of Saturn, the color DSI-IV takes your view of the sky and makes it available for everyone to see.

Meade recommends that you use a motorized mount for capturing clear and steady images. Out of the box it is compatible with larger 2" focusers to pass the maximum amount of light for capturing dim subjects, and to ensure full coverage of the large sensor and avoid vignetting. For use in Cassegrain-style scopes, an M42 thread allows it to be attached directly onto the visual back. The included software for Windows and Mac lets you control the camera, snap pictures or create a movie file, and export them. An integrated stacking program in SkyCapture lets you automatically filter the best images and stack them to create the perfect composite celestial picture.

Camera Performance
  • 4/3" 16MP color imaging sensor
  • Pixel size: 3.8 x 3.8µm
  • 23 fps at full resolution
  • 0.15 ms minimum exposure time; 3600 sec maximum
  • 17.5mm back focus distance
  • Image/video formats: JPEG, BITMAP, FITS / SER, AVI
  • 405-690nm spectral range, with IR-cut filter
  • 2-stage signal to noise ratio greatly reduces thermal noise
  • Broad 14 to 122°F operating temperature range
Mounting
  • 2" nosepiece to fit in larger drawtubes, holders, Barlow lenses, diagonals
  • M42x0.75 mounting threads for SCT visual backs and other imaging accessories
Minimum System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows or Mac operating system
  • CPU requirements: equal to Intel Core2 2.8 GHz or higher
  • 2GB of memory
  • USB 3.0 port is backward compatible with USB 2.0, with slower transfer rates
Specifications
Output 12 bit
Back Focus Distance 17.5 mm
Exposure Range Minimum: 0.15 ms
Maximum: 3600 sec
Image Sensor 16MP color
Sensor Size 4/3" / 21.9 mm diagonal
17.6 x 13.3 mm
Frames Per Second 23 fps at full resolution
Pixel Size 3.8 x 3.8 µm
Spectral Range 405 - 690 nm, with IR-cut filter
Mount 2" barrel
M42x0.75 thread
USB Connection USB 3.0
Backward compatible with USB 2.0
Power Source 5 VDC via USB cable to computer
12 VDC, 3A external power adapter for cooling system
Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
Dimensions 4.1 x 3.4 x 3.2" / 10.4 x 8.6 x 8.1 cm
Weight 24.2 oz / 684.9 g

In the Box
Meade 16MP Color Deep Sky Imager IV (2")
  • 2" Nosepiece
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Hard Carry Case
  • SkyCapture CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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