Starlight Xpress

Unit 3, Brooklands Farm,
Bottle Lane, Binfield, Berkshire
UK. RG42 5QX

NPS_Lodestar-X2-300pxStarlight Xpress announces the Lodestar X2 Autoguider ($649). This tiny imaging and autoguiding camera features a low-noise Sony ICX829ALA EXview HAD CCD II detector with a 752 × 580 array of 8.2 × 8.4-micron pixels. Weighing 3 ounces, this ultra-light camera is housed in a convenient 1¼-inch-diameter aluminum body that fits into any standard 1¼-inch focuser. The detector end also includes C-mount threads for additional interface requirements. The camera connects to your computer via a USB 2.0 Mini interface (which also provides power) and downloads a full-resolution image in 0.2 seconds. The autoguider also has an RJ12 connector port to directly connect to your telescope mount.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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