Altair Hypercam 183M PRO USB3.0 Mono Deepsky Imaging / PRO Version
The Hypercam 183M Mono camera is the thinkers' alternative to a DSLR camera when it comes to astro-imaging.
It has a 20mp Sony IMX183 sensor, featuring amp glow reduction and high sensitivity for extremely smooth, detailed images.
The IMX183 is one of the most sensitive Back Side Illuminated BSI sensors available, with incredibly low read noise.
Version 2 has the following additional features:
Temperature sensor, with data available in realtime.
ROI (Region of Interest) for cropped higher speed solar, lunar and planetary imaging.
4K Mode (cropped).
- 4GB DDR3 RAM Memory Buffer for better performance
Easier than a DSLR and no "astro modding" required:
Hypercam is much easier to use and focus than a DSLR, thanks to the live
preview mode in AltairCapture and SharpCap software. You can see a tiny
star clearly in real-time, because there is no video compression.
Unlike a DSLR, there's no need to modify your camera to capture detail
in red hydrogen wavelengths, because it has no red blocking filter in
the way. There are no clumsy power connectors, no mirror to lock up, and
a "true" RAW mode output. You get what this Sony sensor sees.
Low read noise. The Sony IMX183 CMOS sensor has very
low read noise, wide dynamic range, and high sensitivity. The IMX183
ExmorR rated Back Illuminated Sensor has high-sensitivty, low dark
current, no smear, and excellent anti-blooming charateristics. BSI
technology moves the sensor circuitry behind the pixel, so unlike
conventional sensors the light path is not blocked, resulting in higher
quantum efficiency than a CCD sensor.
Try deep-sky "lucky" imaging. Short exposures stacked
take advantage of high resolution sensors with low read noise, reducing
atmospheric aberrations and tracking errors or wind vibration. The more
frames you stack, the smoother the image becomes, and the higher the
dymanic range. Long cumulative exposure times of many hours can be
achieved with modest equipment. The result is a smoother, sharper image,
while suppressing any residual amp glow.
Great for refractors. With a pixel size of 2.4um, and
an active imaging area of 13 x 9mm, the Hypercam 183M is best suited
for imaging at F7 or faster speeds, and performs extremely well an
Altair refractor, and say an 0.8sx focal reducer.
Video Astronomy/EAA Friendly.
The Hypercam IMX183
sensor is not only desirable for Deepsky Imaging - it's also great for
Video Astronomy or "EAA" Electronically Assisted Astronomy. All thanks
to the 20mp resolution, high sensitivity, and amp glow reduction
technology. What's more you can use the Live Stacking features in the AltairCapture software
or SharpCap PRO. Time-lapse all-sky imaging or video is easy with a DSLR lens and optional Hypercam Lens Adapters
(product code: CLA-EOS or CLA-NIKON).
4GB DDR3 RAM Memory Buffer for smoothest performance with mini-PCs
Included in the box:
Camera body with internal cooling fan, heat-sink, and front female M42x0.75mm T-Thread interface (12.5mm backfocus).
1.8m High-speed USB3.0 cable.
1.5m ST4 guide cable.
2" OD Nosepiece with standard 2" M48x0.75mm filter thread on the front. (code ALTAIRH-2IN).
C-Mount insert ring (for C-Mount lenses requiring 12.5mm back-focus) is included.
Built-in UV-IR Blocking Filter, AR coatings. (Removable for sensor cleaning).
Plastic screw-on dust cap.
Allen key for removing the C-Thread insert.
Note: This camera does not come with software in the box. To operate
the camera you will need to download the latest camera drivers at cameras.altairastro.com (opens new window)
The Altair Hypercam IMX183M PRO is a 20mp astronomy camera, featuring amp glow reduction, and low read noise, producing extremely smooth, detailed images.