Skyris Cameras


2835 Columbia St., Torrance, CA 90503


Celestron International
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.'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 current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.

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  1. doctormike

    In the April edition you stated that the “die was cast” in 2003 speaking of web cam imaging and you referred to your article in S&T December 2003, page 30. I respectfully would refer you to my article Shooting The Planets With Webcams, S&T June,2003,page117. Perhaps the die was cast 6 months earlier.
    Mike Davis MD

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