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Celestron partners with high-end video camera manufacturer The Imaging Source to bring you the new Skyris planetary camera series (starting at $449.95). The Skyris 618M and 618C (monochrome and color) cameras feature a highly sensitive Sony IC618 CCD sensor with a 640 × 480 array of 5.6-micron pixels. The high-speed data transfer of USB 3.0 allows you to record up to 120 frames per second on bright subjects. Skyris incorporates a global electronic shutter and weighs only 3.6 ounces (102 grams). The camera is capable of recording in 12-bit mode and comes with a C-to-11/4-inch nosepiece, a 10-foot USB 3.0 cable, and Celestron iCap PC camera-control software. See the manufacturer’s website for additional models in the Skyris series.
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