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Product no.: 61045

Camera veTEC 16000 C Color

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Colour camera Price
no $ 1,390.00
yes $ 1,190.00

Product description

The Omegon Pro veTEC 16000 Camera is a professional all-round astro-camera. With a large Sensor and thermoelectric cooling, it is perfect for deep-sky photography. The camera also excels at lunar, planetary and solar astrophotography.

Professional Deep-Sky Astrophotography: The giant sensor is perfect for wide nebulas, star fields or the lunar surface. Compared to other astrophotography cameras, this one is more akin to the generously sized sensors in DSLR-cameras.

Thermoelectric cooling: The cooling system reduces noise in the image. At 40°C below ambient temperature, the noise caused by dark current is almost completely gone. In addition, the precise control of the sensor's temperature is very helpful for calibrating your astrophotos with dark frames: They all can be made at the correct temperature. The final images are impressively clean.

USB-Hub: 2 USB ports at the back of the camera are reducing the cable chaos of your astrophotography setup. Additional devices (for example guiding cameras) can be daisy chained through this hub. A separate cable connection to your pc for every single device is now a thing of the past.

The camera can be adapted to almost any astrophotography setup, thanks to a T2 thread and a short back focus of only 17.5mm. Of course a 2" nosepiece adapter allows you to simply connect the camera like any 2" eyepiece.

The provided sturdy case with fitting foam inlet gives anyone peace of mind when transporting or storing this valuable camera.

Professional planetary-, lunar- and solar-astrophotography: Capturing the shadows of Jupiter's moons, separations in Saturn's rings, detailed mountain ranges on the Moon or impressive prominences on the surface of the sun - these impressive targets in our solar system can only be photographed properly with a very high framerate: This freezes the so called seeing, turbulences of the atmosphere that usually hide details from view. This 'lucky imaging' technique is now a breeze, thanks to sophisticated electronics and the high bandwidth of the camera's USB3.0. We recommend the Region-Of-Interest feature of the supplied Omegon AstroPhotoCapture software: This optimized the framerate by reading out only the relevant part of the sensor that contains the planet or detail you are interested in.

Transmission: A filter window protects the sensor chamber from dust and humidity. The Omegon Pro colour cameras are equipped with and infrared-blocking filter. Modern CMOS sensors are sensitive to infrared light, so a correct color representation in the final image is only possible by removing these wavelengths before capture. On the other hand, the Omegon Pro mono cameras feature an anti-reflection window, that is transparent to a wide range of wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the infrared. You can add your own filters for unrestricted control over your transmission curve - invaluable for advanced imaging and photometric applications.

Convenient Capture Software: The downlodable software Omegon AstroPhotoCapture allows straightforward and easy-to-learn camera control. The correct camera settings during the capture process are crucial for astrophotography. AstroPhotoCapture gives you full control over every parameter of your camera, without an overburdening interface. Easy to follow tutorials cover the capture process step for step, to make your first astrophotography session successful. The software is compatible with Windows 8/10/11.

Compatibility: The Omegon Pro cameras are compatible with a wide range of available astrophotography programs through the common interfaces ASCOM and INDI. Native compatibility is also being added to a growing number of programs, like PHD2 and N.I.N.A.

Scope of delivery:

  • Camera
  • T2 to 2" adapter
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 12V 3A Power Supply (EU-Plug)
  • Sturdy carrying case
  • Desiccant plug

Specifications

Capacity


Sensor type
CMOS Chip (Panasonic MN34230)
Size of chip (mm)
17.6 x 13.3
Chip - Diagonal (mm)
21.9
Pixel size
3.8
Resolution Photograph (Pixel)
4640 x 3506
Megapixel
16
Bit depth (Bit)
12
Images per second
7 (at full resolution)
Colour camera
yes
Active cooling
yes
Max. cooling difference below room temperature
-40°C
Power supply
12 (3A)
Interfaces
USB 3.0 (2x USB2.0 Hub)
Autoguider
no
Supported operating systems
Windows 7/8/10 (Linux (INDI))
Connection (to the telescope)
2"
Filter thread
yes (2")
Flange focal distance (mm)
17.5
Software
download
Operating temperature
-10°C - +50°C
Binning
2x2, 3x3, 4x4 (Digital)
buffer memory (Megabyte)
512
Internal memory
DDR3 RAM
Shutter
Rolling Shutter

Equipment


Filter wheel
no
Transport cases
yes
Other contents
USB cable
Connection (to the telescope)
T2
Power pack
yes

General


Series
veTEC
Length (mm)
104
Diameter (mm)
84
Weight (g)
540
Outer material
Aluminium
Colour
Bronze
Type
Camera
Type of build
Astronomical Cameras

Area of application


Autoguider
no
Moon & Planets
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
AllSky, Meteore
no

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Omegon Camera veTEC 16000 C Color
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Omegon Camera veTEC 16000 C Color
Desiccant plug
Omegon Camera veTEC 16000 C Color
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Customer reviews

Dissapointed

Review by Kardan1984 on 22.09.2020 09:51:14

( 1 / 5 )

After first capturing session, camera has issue to maintain target temperature
It vary from -15 to +80 and totally unstable! Maybe something is faulty, maybe firmware...who knows

I will give it one or two tries and possibly send it for a claim....It will be just great to wait 30 days for claim return after one capturing session :(

One "star" for nice touch feeling and case color

Response on this review by our expert Ulrich Zehndbauer

on 22.09.2020 15:54:52

Dear customer,
a defective unit may be possible, please contact our customer service via service@astroshop.eu
if the problem goes on. We can exchange the camera in case.
Team Astroshop

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