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

Meade Deep Sky Imager (DSI) IV (Monochrome)

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Your Price: CAD1,679.00
Generally Ships in 5-7 Business Days, ETA LATE AUGUST 2018
Part Number:633002

Product Highlights

  • 2" Barrel Adapter and M42 Thread Mount
  • 4/3" 16MP Monochrome 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 Monochrome Deep Sky Imager IV is a high-resolution digital imaging system that allows you to capture monochrome images by itself, or attach single or stacked astronomical filters for custom-colored 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 monochrome 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 monochrome 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

Meade Deep Sky Imager IV CMOS Camera Features

  • Monochrome or Color: Monochrome
  • Image Sensor: Panasonic MN34230
  • Pixels: 16 Megapixels
  • Pixel Size: 3.8µm
  • A/D Conversion: 10 or 12 ADC
  • Resolution: 23 frames per second at full resolution (8-bit mode)
  • Shutter: Electronic Rolling Shutter
  • Exposure Times: Min - 0.15ms Max - 3,600s
  • Cooling: Two-Stage Regulated Thermo-Electric Cooling
  • Memory: Onboard DDRAM memory
  • Mounting Type: M42x0.75
  • Interface Type: USB 2.0 or 3.0
  • Back Focus Distance: 17.5mm
  • Image/Video Format: JPEG, BITMAp, FITS / SER, AVI
  • Binning: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3
  • Spectral Range: 405µm - 690µm (with IR-Cut Filter)
  • Power Supply: DC 5V over PC USB port, External power adapter for cooling system: DC12V, 3A
  • Software: Meade SkyCapture
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 & 34 Bit), Mac OS X, Linux
  • CPU Requirements: Equal to Intel Core2 2.8GHz or higher
  • Memory: 2GB or more
Specifications
Imaging Camera Series Meade DSI-IV
Camera Sensor Manufacturer Panasonic
Sensor Model MN34230
Sensor Type CMOS
Pixel Size (µm) 3.8
Minimum Exposure 0.15ms
Maximum Exposure 3,600s
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Software Included Meade SkyCapture
Camera Dimensions 3.4" x 3.2" x 4.1"
Camera Weight (lb.) 1.51
OS Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 & 34 Bit), Mac OS X, Linux

In the Box
  • Meade DSI IV CMOS Monochrome Camera
  • Hard Carry Case
  • AC Adapter
  • Meade SkyCapture CD-ROM
  • USB Cable

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