The GPCAM-AR0130C is an all-in-one General Purpose astronomy camera with a 1.2mpx Colour CMOS AR0130 sensor. It's the size of a small eyepiece, and weighs about 70 grams. You can image the Moon, Sun and Planets in full HD high speed video mode, or take long exposure deep-sky images.
The GPCAM is great for Video Astronomy or "EAA" (Electronically Assisted Astronomy), for real-time viewing of deep-sky objects. Replace your eyepiece with a GPCAM and prepare to be amazed by the detail and colour you can see in for example, the Messier objects. An ST4 auto-guiding port is included along with all the cables and adapters you need for imaging with almost any telescope.
Special voltage regulation hardware and on-board noise reduction circuitry creating less noise in long exposure mode. Non-essential circuitry is shut down during long exposures resulting in even less noise and a stronger signal. Japanese SMD boards with US made components give better reliability than older style cameras on the market.
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Before plugging in the camera
GPCAM is perfect for autoguiding with the Altair Miniguider 60 and Starwave 50 finder/guider optical tube ranges. GPCAM fits direct to your Miniguider 60 optical tube just like a 1.25" eyepiece, and no additional adapters are required to achieve focus. Full ROI (Region Of Interest) support is included, allowing you to increase the frame rate to very high speeds by isolating planets or solar features
The free downloadable AltairCapture software, enables recording of high speed video, timelapse video, or single frame long exposure images.