Orion G3 Deep Sky Color CCD Camera with TEC

Orion G3 Deep Sky Color CCD Camera with TEC

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The Orion G3 ushers in a new era of affordable and capable astrophotography cameras. Anyone can take amazing images of starry skies with a telescope. What sets this camera apart from earlier deep sky cameras in this price range are all the pro features usually found in more expensive cameras.

The StarShoot G3 Deep Space Color Imaging Camera features a 1/2" format CCD sensor and an on-board thermoelectric cooler (TEC) to cool the chip to -10&deg C of ambient, which improves sensitivity to low light by reducing noise. A cooling fan helps rid the camera of heat and improve cooling efficiency.

16-bit A/D conversion delivers greater color accuracy than 8 and 12-bit cameras. The Orion StarShoot G3 can also be used as a dedicated, high-performance, low-noise autoguider with ST-4 output built right in.

Complete Orion Camera Studio software is included for easy image capture, processing, and sharing of your astro-images. ASCOM drivers are also included for use of the StarShoot G3 with other imaging software programs, or for autoguiding use.


  • Single-shot color produces color images with fewer steps
  • Large pixel size provides more signal with lower noise
  • Peltier thermo-electrically cooled to improve sensitivity to low light
  • ST4 compatible autoguider port allows use as an autoguider camera
  • Flexible mounting options using 1.25" nosepiece or t-mounts (42mm)


  • Imaging sensor: Sony ICX419AKL CCD single shot color
  • Imaging sensor size: 7.40mm x 5.95mm
  • Resolution: 752 x 582 (437,664 total)
  • Pixel size: 8.6µ x 8.3µ
  • Autoguider capability: Yes
  • Exposure range: 0.01 seconds to indefinite
  • A/D conversion: 16 bit
  • Thermoelectric cooling: Yes
  • Fan: Yes (always on)
  • IR filter: No (sold separately)
  • Mounting: 1.25" nozzle, 2" nozzle or t-thread
  • Full well capacity: 50000e-
  • Read noise: 9e- (RMS)
  • Dark signal: 0.01e-/pixel/sec (at 0º C)
  • Gain: 0.79e- per ADU
  • Binning: 1x1, 2x2
  • Max cooling: -10C from ambient
  • Full frame download time: 2 sec
  • Backfocus distance: 19mm (from T-threads)
  • Connectivity: High-speed USB 2.0
  • Weight: 342g (12oz)
  • One year warranty

System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • 1.3Ghz or faster CPU
  • 512Mb RAM
  • 40Mb of hard drive space
  • Screen resolution 1024x768 or higher
  • USB 1.1 or better (USB 2.0 recommended)