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Starlight Xpress announces the Lodestar X2 Autoguider ($649). This tiny imaging and autoguiding camera features a low-noise Sony ICX829ALA EXview HAD CCD II detector with a 752 × 580 array of 8.2 × 8.4-micron pixels. Weighing 3 ounces, this ultra-light camera is housed in a convenient 1¼-inch-diameter aluminum body that fits into any standard 1¼-inch focuser. The detector end also includes C-mount threads for additional interface requirements. The camera connects to your computer via a USB 2.0 Mini interface (which also provides power) and downloads a full-resolution image in 0.2 seconds. The autoguider also has an RJ12 connector port to directly connect to your telescope mount.
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