Planet Imager

S&T: Sean Walker
The Imaging Source offers the DMK series of high-speed, low-noise webcams ideal for capturing the best pictures of our solar system. The model 21AF04.AS camera ($390) features a ¼-inch Sony CCD chip with a 640-by-480 array of 5.6-micron pixels capable of recording up to 60 uncompressed frames per second. Larger, fancier models are available with your choice of monochrome or color CCD detectors. FireWire (IEEE 1394) 4-pin or 6-pin cable and C-to-1¼-inch adapter sold separately.

The Imaging Source, 7257 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Suite 2200, Charlotte, NC 28226; 704-370-0110;'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.

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