Superstar Autoguider

Major features:


Although the Superstar is primarily intended as a high performance guider, it makes a superb electronic finder and planetary imaging camera!

Superstar autoguider

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Superstar Autoguider


Specifications:

  • CCD type: ICX205AL Sony SuperHAD interline CCD with low dark current and vertical anti-blooming.
  • CCD Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 4.65uM x 4.65uM, Image format: 1392 x 1040 pixels
  • CCD Image area: 6.4mm (Horizontal) x 4.75mm (Vertical).
  • CCD quality: Grade 1
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 520nM (~50%), 30% at 420nM and 670nM. 
  • Readout Noise: Less than 10 electrons RMS - typically only 7 electrons. 
  • Full-well capacity: Greater than 20,000 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:  0.3 electrons per ADU
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface. 
  • Image download time: Typically 0.6 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.

Superstar Autoguider

A rear view of the Superstar, showing the USB and Guider ports.