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Starlight Xpress Lodestar Color CCD Camera for Imaging and Autoguiding

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Starlight Xpress Lodestar C - sensitive Color USB2.0 imaging and guiding camera
... Sony Exview CCD Sensor 752x580 pixels - 8,6 x 8,3µm pixels - 2nd Generation

Starlight Xpress Lodestar C
-- sensitive USB2.0 Imaging and Guiding camera
-- small housing - 1,25" diameter - fits each 1,25" eyepiece holder, adapter or diagonal
-- powerful SONY Exview CCD sensor
-- Opto-Isolated control outputs

Sensivity of the Lodestar C

Lodestar C Senivity

■CCD type: ICX429AK Sony Exview interline CCD with low dark current and vertical anti-blooming.
■CCD Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 8.6uM x 8.3uM, Image format: 752 x 580 pixels
■CCD Image area: 6.4mm (Horizontal) x 4.75mm (Vertical).
■Colour filter grid array: YMCG secondary colour filters.
■CCD quality: Grade 1
■Spectral Response: QE max at 620nM (~65%), 35% at 400nM and 770nM.
■Readout Noise: Less than 15 electrons RMS - typically only 10 electrons.
■Full-well capacity: Greater than 50,000 e- (unbinned)
■Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x.
■Dark current: Dark frame saturation time greater than 1 hour. Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
■Data format: 16 bits.
■System gain: 0.9 electrons per ADU
■Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface.
■Image download time: Typically 0.2 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0.
■Power requirements: USB powered.
■Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.
■Size: 32 x 72mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 25 x 0.75mm 'C mount' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear.
■Weight: approx. 50g.

The Lodestar-C also makes an excellent guider!
Here is the rear socket connection diagram for the guider output:
Lodestar Autoguider Connections

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