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Meade DSI PRO III Monochrome CCD Imager

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The user-friendly astrophotography revolution continues with the introduction of the new DSI III. It combines ease-of-use with a 1.4 megapixel chip, higher resolution, wider field of view and lower thermal noise. Meade engineers have invented a remarkable new way to reduce noise without a cooling fan. This means you can stack exposures for hours at a time. The thermal monitoring sensors automatically match your dark frames to ambient temperature so it’s nearly impossible to take an uncalibrated picture. The software includes a zoom feature for easier focusing and the square pixels of the new larger chip make processing simpler and images more beautiful than ever. With extremely low noise, the DSI III is the world's best un-cooled astro imager.

Deep Sky Imager III and Deep Sky Imager PRO III: Two new cameras are being added to the Deep Sky Imager family of CCD imaging. The Deep Sky Imager III boasts a 1.4MP Color Sony CCD Sensor. The Deep Sky Imager Pro III has a 1.4MP Monochrome Sony CCD Sensor. Achieve fast one-shot color images with the Deep Sky Imager III. With greater sensitivity of the monochrome chip, go deeper with the Deep Sky Imager PRO III and achieve greater detail with the CCD Color filter set.

High Sensitivity (1.4MP) CCD Sensor from Sony®: The Meade Deep Sky Imager III utilizes Sony’s large 2/3" ExView HAD™ CCD Image Sensor. This sensor provides dramatically lower noise and higher dynamic range featuring a 16-Bit A/D converter.

USB 2.0 High Speed: Download images with fast USB connection.

2x2 Binning Mode: Use binning for fast focusing, centering the image and advanced imaging techniques.

Multiple Imager Operation: AutoStar™ Envisage™ will support any number of Deep Sky Imager cameras and one LPI™, so you can image with one DSI and guide with the other.

Temperature Sensor: The DSI III has a built in temperature sensor for fast and accurate auto-dark frame subraction. The temperature sensor matches the current temperature of the CCD chip to each dark frame so it’s nearly impossible to take an uncalibrated picture.

Less Noise Means More Data: You get all the data from your Deep Sky Imager without compression, and that means no loss of information in your raw images.

Drizzle Technology: Drizzle was developed by NASA for processing images from the Hubble Space Telescope. It will work on any AutoStar® controlled telescope. There are three enhancements that Drizzle adds:

Increased Resolution - increases resolution without interpolation.

Extended View - a final image that is nearly four times larger.

Field De-Rotation - eliminate field rotation with simple two-star selection.

No Batteries Required: Just plug the Deep Sky Imager’s USB 2.0 High Speed cable into your laptop and you are ready to image or autoguide. No other power supplies are needed.

Envisage™ Software Camera Control and Image Processing Software is inclulded, eliminating the need to purchase expensive aftermarket programs.

Lightweight and Portable: Weighs only 11 ounces and is very compact, measuring only 4.0" x 3.75" x 1.25" with no need for additional balance weights.

Versatile: Deep Sky Imager works on any telescope and can also be used as a sensitive and simple-to-use Autoguider on AutoStar computerized telescopes.

Priced For the Astronomer on a Budget: The DSI III is about 1/2 the price of competing brands.

CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

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