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Astrophotography

For stunning images, Point Grey cameras are sought after by planetary, lunar, solar, and deep sky astrophotographers. Leveraging industrial camera technological advances in image quality, sensitivity, and speed, Point Grey cameras allow for precise resolution and frame rate control. Point Grey cameras are available in a range of popular Sony CMOS and CCD sensors housed in rugged, compact cases with unbeatable price points.

Unique Features:

  • Hardware ROI for higher frame rates (reduced bandwidth), the ability to be "focused" on the target, and savings in both disk space and processing time.
  • Support for 16 bit video important for DSO imaging, doing Photometry for Exoplanet transits and teasing subtle details such as clouds on Venus using UV Cut filters.
  • Amongst the lightest cameras in the industry (37g - 104g)
  • Support for variable ROI and variable frame rates
  • Excellent low noise characteristics for DSO imaging (without cooling)
  • All Point Grey FireWire, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 cameras are powered by bus to reduce cable clutter without requiring an AC adapter.

Solar Astrophotography - Alan Friedman
Solar image by Alan Friedman

Standard software packages known to support Point Grey cameras include FireCaptureLucam Recorder is currently developing support for Point Grey cameras. Telescope Mounting Note: Point Grey cameras can easily be mounted onto any telescope by purchasing a 3rd party C-mount to 1.25" mount adapter or C-mount to T-mount adapter. Point Grey does not sell these adapters and they must be purchased through a 3rd party company. 

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