2835 Columbia St., Torrance, CA 90503

310-328-9560; Celestron.com

Celestron International

Celestron partners with high-end video camera manufacturer The Imaging Source to bring you the new Skyris planetary camera series (starting at $449.95). The Skyris 618M and 618C (monochrome and color) cameras feature a highly sensitive Sony IC618 CCD sensor with a 640 × 480 array of 5.6-micron pixels. The high-speed data transfer of USB 3.0 allows you to record up to 120 frames per second on bright subjects. Skyris incorporates a global electronic shutter and weighs only 3.6 ounces (102 grams). The camera is capable of recording in 12-bit mode and comes with a C-to-11/4-inch nosepiece, a 10-foot USB 3.0 cable, and Celestron iCap PC camera-control software. See the manufacturer’s website for additional models in the Skyris series.

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April 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm

In the April edition you stated that the "die was cast" in 2003 speaking of web cam imaging and you referred to your article in S&T December 2003, page 30. I respectfully would refer you to my article Shooting The Planets With Webcams, S&T June,2003,page117. Perhaps the die was cast 6 months earlier.
Mike Davis MD

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