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 Monochrome Imaging Camera features a 1/2" format CCD sensor and an on-board thermoelectric cooler (TEC) to cool the chip to -10° 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 greyscale 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.
Couple the G3 monochrome camera with colored filters and a robotic filter wheel to produce high quality color images using an LRGB process (Luminance, Red, Green, Blue). Highly suitable for producing images in the Hubble palette, using SII, Ha and OIII filters mapped into the RGB planes (filters and robotic filter wheel sold separately).
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.