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Meade Deep Sky Imager IV (DSI-IV) Monochrome CCD Camera

The acclaimed Deep Sky Imager (DSI) camera series is back, and it’s more advanced than ever. Equipped with a 16MP Panasonic CMOS image sensor, regulated two-stage thermoelectric cooler, and 3.8µm pixels, the new DSI-IV is the ideal camera for all of your astrophotography pursuits.The low-noise, high-resolution and fast USB 3.0 readout make this camera suitable for both deep-sky and planetary imaging, making it one of the most versatile astronomy cameras available.

The DSI-IV offers immense value beyond the camera itself. It not only comes with its own high-quality, weather-resistant hard carrying case and AC power adapter, but we’ve included a new version of SkyCapture camera control software. With complete camera control, SkyCapture can run automatic image capture sequences without the need to purchase additional software. Capture high-quality images and video of galaxies, nebulae, and other beautiful objects of the night sky with Meade's DSI-IV.

Minimum Computer System Requirements

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • CPU Requirements: Equal to Intel Core2 2.8GHz or Higher
  • Memory & USB Port: 2GB or More. USB 3.0

Note: Development for Mac OS X compatibility is in progress. Access the latest updates from the SkyCapture Software Downloads in the Support tab.

Included Items

  • DSI IV Camera
  • 2" Nosepiece
  • AC Power Adapter (US plug only)
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Desiccant plug
  • Software CD
  • Hard carrying case

Specifications

  • UPC: 709942999402
  • Power Source: DC 5V over PC USB Port. External Power Adapter for Cooling System, DC12V, 3A
  • Image Sensor: MN34230PLJ CMOS (Panasonic)
  • Sensor Dimensions: 4/3" (21.9mm diagonal) (17.6mm L x 13.3mm W)
  • Pixels: 16 Megapixels (4640 x 3506)
  • Pixel Size: 3.8μm x 3.8μm
  • A/D Conversion: 12-bit
  • Read Noise: 1.2e @30db gain
  • Frames per second/Resolution: 23 fps at full resolution in 8-bit mode (faster when sub-framed)
  • Max Cooling: 40-45C below ambient
  • Shutter: Electronic Rolling Shutter
  • Minimum Exposure Time: 0.15ms
  • Maximum Exposure Time: 3,600s (1 hr)
  • Mounting Type: M42x0.75 or 2" Nosepiece
  • Interface Type: USB 2.0 or 3.0
  • Built-in USB Hub: 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • Back Focus Distance: 17.5mm
  • Image Format: JPEG, BITMAP, FITS
  • Video Format: SER, AVI
  • Binning: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3
  • Spectral Range: 350-1050nm (with Double Side AR Coating)
  • Operating Temperature: -10C ~ 50C
  • Software: Meade SkyCapture- v2.1 or greater
  • Camera Dimensions: 8.75cm x 8.16cm x 10.49cm (3.4" x 3.2" x 4.1")
  • Camera Weight: 690 g (1.51 lbs)
  • Hard Carry Case Weight: 5.24 lbs (2.4kg)
  • Hard Case Dimensions with Camera & Accessories: 28cm x 23cm x 15cm (11.02" x 9.06" x 5.91")