Starlight Xpress Oculus all-sky camera


Starlight Xpress Oculus all-sky camera

(Lens: With 150 Lens)


Delivery period: 30 working days

1,150.00

21% VAT incl.
(will be deducted for out of the E.U. sales),
plus shipping



Possible delivery methods: Registered mail: Spain, Registered mail: rest of the world, Courier service: Spain/Peninsula, Courier service: Spain/Island, Courier service: U.E., Courier service: rest of the world, Cash on delivery: Spain only



The Oculus all-sky camera is designed to provide high quality sky images for weather and meteor observations. The camera core is based on the 1.4 megapixel 'SuperStar' and it employs a 2.5mm FL f1.2 'Fish-Eye' lens to achieve 150 degrees coverage. A 1.55mm f2 180 degree 'Fish-Eye' lens is also available as an optional extra giving horizon to horizon coverage.

 

 

Efficient Lens System.

 

 

The lens used in the Oculus is a high quality, multicoated fisheye lens with a 150 or 180 degree field of view (depending on model).

 

With a very low F/2 focal ratio, the light gathering capacity of this small lens is excellent and imaging the night sky is very simple.

oculus SX
oculus SX       

Weatherproofing.

 

 

Permanently mounting electronic equipment outside in all weathers is always a concern. With the Oculus, great care has been taken during the design process to greatly reduce weather effects on the camera.

 

Four drain holes have been machined into the outer flange at the base of the dome, allowing water to simply run off the dome and down the outside of the housing. The housing has a beautiful bead blasted, clear anodised finished which is hardwearing and looks stunning. No coloured dyes to fade in the sun!

Dome Construction.

 

 

The dome is a quality, highly polished polycarbonate 3? casting with the lens positioned at the optimum point in the dome to ensure there is no distortion in the star field.

oculus SX
oculus SX

Mounting & Rear Panel.

 

 

The Oculus comes with a right angled aluminum tripod bracket to secure it to the side of your dome or building. This has the standard ¼? tripod thread on the base but can also be easily drilled and adapted for other mounting options.

 

A 3m USB cable comes fitted to the Oculus and can be extended using powered USB2.0 hubs. The Oculus also has a 2.1mm. power socket in the rear panel to connect the (supplied) 12v. power module. This operates the heaters in the Oculus to ensure that the dome does not dew up during humid nights.



 


Main Features:

  • 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 quality: Grade 1
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 520nM (~50%), 30% at 420nM and 670nM.
  • Readout Noise: RMS - typically only 7 electrons.
  • Full-well capacity: Greater than 15,000 e- (unbinned)
  • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x.
  • Dark current: Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
  • Data format: 16 bits.
  • Lens details: 2.5mm FL f1.2 'Fish-Eye' (ojo de pez) lens to achieve 150 degrees coverage.
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0
  • Image download time: Typically 0.6 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0.
  • Power requirements: Camera is USB powered, dew heater requires 12v at 1 amp max.
  • Input connection: ?Mini B? USB socket for USB2.0 and a 2.1mm jack for +12v heater supply.
  • Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.
  • Overall size: 150mm tall x 95mm diameter, including the polycarbonate weather dome.

 

oculus SX

Additional product information

Lens With 150 Lens

Selection: Starlight Xpress Oculus all-sky camera

Product no. Lens Price
CAMSXOC-1 With 150 Lens 1,150.00 *
CAMSXOC-2 With 180 Lens 1,150.00 *
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