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Celestron unveils its Nightscape CCD Camera ($1,499), a new one-shot color camera for deep-sky imaging. This model features Kodak’s 10.7-megapixel KAI-10100 color CCD sensor with 4.75-micron-square pixels in an array measuring 17.9 by 13.5 millimeters in a compact 4-inch-diameter housing. The Nightscape CCD Camera incorporates regulated thermoelectric cooling capable of reducing the sensor’s temperature to as much as 20ºC below ambient temperature, and an internal mechanical shutter that makes it a snap to record dark calibration frames. A full-frame image buffer allows you to simultaneously record a new image while downloading the previous one. Each purchase comes with Celestron’s AstroFX camera-control and post-processing software, as well as drivers for MaxIm DL, an AC power supply, a 10-foot USB 2.0 cable, and a 2-inch-to-T-thread adapter.
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