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Starlight Xpress Introduces the Ultrastar Live Viewing Guider and Camera

6 Sep 2015, 17:54 UTC
Starlight Xpress Introduces the Ultrastar Live Viewing Guider and Camera
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There is change in the air. Not long ago, the ONLY option out there for live viewing of astronomical objects was a dedicated (thus expensive) astronomical video camera. Well you need to get with the times and do yourself a favor and checkout the extremely capable options the Starlight Xpress cameras now offer. I have been using the Lodestar X2 monochrome camera for almost a year now and I am extremely happy with its performance as a live viewing camera for astronomy.It appears Starlight Xpress has finally acknowledged the huge popularity of their Lodestar X2 as a live viewing camera and has introduced a dedicated live viewing camera in the Ultrastar. Quoted as a "Lodestar X2" format, simply meaning using the same physical housing as the Lodestar X2, the Ultrastar uses the much larger ICX825 (1395x1040) chip vs. the ICX829 (752x580) in the X2.The tiny but capable Ultrastar CameraNo doubt a significant if not pinnacle reason of the popularity of their Lodestar X2 as a live viewing camera is the software Lodestar Live, written by Paul Shears' in the UK. This software has now apparently been licensed and is now included with the Ultrastar. Way to go Paul!Below is information ...

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