EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Deep Sky Astro Camera 7.1MP

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Astro Camera 7.1MP

  • camera with a high sensitive SONY CMOS sensor and cooling
  • the perfect entrance into the world of astrophotography
  • convenient creation of astro photos and videos
  • very low noise SONY Exmor CMOS sensor with 17.6mm diagonale
  • large image fields, low noise and easy centering of objects
  • sensor resolution: 7.1 MP (3200 x 2200 pixels)
  • sensor size: 14.4 x 9.9 mm (1.1 inch)
  • built-in USB hub with 2 x USB2.0 ports
  • camera diameter: 80mm; length: 102mm; weight: 0,53 kg
  • delivery: camera, accessories, software, case, manual


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Product number: 0510520
GTIN/EAN: 4007922060965

Testbericht zu EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Deep Sky Astro Kamera 7,1MP

Fotograf: Lóránd Fényes – Ungarn (2019)

Deep-Sky Astrofoto von Objekt NGC 7023 - 25 Stunden Langzeitbelichtung

Lóránd Fényes ist Mitglied der ungarischen Vereinigung der Amateur-Astrofotografen. Sonderpreisträger des Wettbewerbs Astronomy Astronomy Photographer of the Year und hatte die Ehre, mehrmals für das NASA's APOD ausgewählt zu werden. Nach vielen Jahren der DSLR-Astrofotografie benutzte er zunehmend gekühlte CCD und CMOS Kameras. URL: fenyeslorand.hu/irisz_ngc7023

Kommentar des Fotografen:

Deep-Sky Objekte werden von der neuen Kamera von Explore Scientific in hervorragender Detailtreue dargestellt. Der Sony Exmor IMX428 CMOS Sensor (mit einer Diagonale von 17,6 mm, so dass eine Auflösung von 7,1 MP eine Pixelgröße von 4,5 µm x 4,5 µm ergibt) ist überraschend empfindlich und liefert detailliertere Ergebnisse, als ich jemals zuvor mit anderen Kameras erreicht habe. Es erzeugt ein relativ sichtbares Glow, das aber bei der Erstellung von Dunkelbildern vollständig eliminiert wird. Besonders gut gefällt mir die EXPLORE CAPTURE Software, die es mir ermöglicht, detaillierte Einstellungen vorzunehmen, so dass es wiederum sehr einfach ist, den Fokus für ein stabiles Live-View-Bild auch für dunkle Objekte anzupassen. Das Kameragehäuse ist angenehm leicht, etwas über 500g. Zwei zusätzliche USB-Ports zur Verfügung zu stellen (in der Kamera ist ein USB-Hub eingebaut), ist ein sehr nützliches Ausstattungsdetail. Dies macht es mir sehr einfach, meinen Guider, den ich in der Nähe der Kamera verwende, mit Strom zu versorgen.


Objekt: NGC 7023

Datum: 09.2019

Ort: Balatonalmádi/Ungarn

Belichtungszeit: 25 Stunden (255 x 360 sek.)

Teleskop: 12“ F/4.0 Newton 305/1200mm

Montierung: FORNAX 52

Kamera: EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 7.1MP CMOS - Art.Nr. 0510520

Filter: IDAS LPS D1

Korrektor: TeleVue Paracorr Type-II

Autoguiding per: QHY5L-II

Sternbild Cepheus mit NGC7023

Sternbild Cepheus mit NGC7023



Das Teleskop und Kamera Setup

Das Teleskop und Kamera Setup

Weitere Aufnahmen des Fotografen

Product information "EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Deep Sky Astro Camera 7.1MP "
High resolution deep sky camera with large SONY Exmor IMX428 CMOS sensor and active cooling for telescopes with short and moderate focal lengths. 

Enter the world of astrophotography now. With the new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC DEEP SKY ASTRO camera you get a modern complete package for the comfortable shooting of astro photos and videos. Finally, an easy-to-use camera for capturing galaxies, star clusters, the moon and even planets with extreme high sensor sensivity and extreme low sensor noise. The high sensitivity enables very short exposure times and the freezing of the air turbulence (seeing) in planetary images. Thanks to the fast USB 3.0 computer interface, all image data is transferred within a few seconds. Long waiting times are now history. 

Simply connect the camera to your telescope using the T2 female thread (M42.0.75mm) or the supplied 2'' (50.8mm) plug-in adapter and after installing the drivers and the included EXPLORE Capture recording and editing software, you are ready to take the first real astro photos with a highly specialized camera for your application.  

The EXPLORE Capture pro software included in delivery not only offers the basic functions required for image and video capture, but also many helpful special functions for image post-processing and camera setup. Functions such as live image display, exposure settings, white balance, dark image print, stacking, timelapse recording and much more can be configured individually. Especially the very sophisticated software makes your entry into astrophotography really easy. With the automatic settings you can produce absolutely presentable results without any previous knowledge. If you like, simply switch off the automatic settings and gradually dare to adjust the individual professional settings. 

The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC DEEP SKY camera has a highly sensitive and very low-noise SONY Exmor IMX428 CMOS sensor which is additionally cooled down to 40°C below ambient temperature by the two-stage thermoelectric cooling. In contrast to normal DSLR cameras, this guarantees much lower noise and fewer hot pixels in your shots. The images are not only much sharper and more brilliant, but also contain more usable image information. Through the controlled setting of the desired camera temperature, the creation of dark frames under reproducible shooting conditions is possible at any time. The large-format CMOS sensor with 17,6mm diagonal also allows large image fields and simplifies the adjustment and centering of objects considerably. 

The camera has a built-in USB hub with 2 x USB2.0 ports at the rear. Connect your additional autoguider camera or motor focus etc. via a short USB cable and reduce the risk of cable spaghetti and cable breaks. Separate cable connections between your accessories and your computer are no longer necessary. 

sturdy hard case for the camera plus accessories is also included. 


Don't get confused by the megapixel data and the contrary price structure. In the field of astronomy, the key criterion is not the sensor resolution but the maximum light sensitivity. The main goal is to capture as much light as possible in a short time.

DOWNLOAD latest camera software and drivers see download folder "Manuals" or here: http://www.touptek.com/download/showdownload.php?lang=en&id=2

Sample photos made by Lóránd Fényes in Hungary: https://fenyeslorand.hu/asztrofotok/

Field of view for different focal lengths in arc minutes and degrees: 

400 mm - 124´x 85´ (2.1 x 1.4 degrees) 
500 mm - 99´x 68´ (1,7 x 1.1 degrees) 
600 mm - 82´x 56´ (1.4 x 0.9 degrees) 
700 mm - 70´x 49´ (1.2 x 0.8 degrees) 
800 mm - 62´x 43´ (1.0 x 0.7 degrees) 
900 mm - 55´x 38´ (0,9 x 0.6 degrees) 
1000 mm - 49´x 34´ (0.8 x 0.6 degrees) 
1250 mm - 40´x 27´ (0.7 x 0.5 degrees)
1500 mm - 55´x 23´ (0.6 x 0.4 degrees) 
1750 mm - 28´x 19´ (0.5 x 0.3 degrees) 
2000 mm - 25´x 17´ (0.4 x 0.3 degrees) 


camera type: ASTRO Camera  7.1MP ATR3CMOS07100KPA 
data output: single pictures and video 
image Sensor: SONY Exmor IMX428 CMOS Color Sensor 
resolution: 3200x2200 
binning: 1x1 / 2x2 
frame rate per second (FBS): 51 / 133 
physical sensor size in pixels: 3200 x 2200 / 1600 x 1100
megapixel: 7.1 MP 
sensor size: 14.4 x 9.9 mm (1.1 inch) 
pixel size: 4.5 µm x 4.5 µm 
bit depth: 12 Bit 
backfocus: 17,5 mm  
shutter Type: global shutter
internal camera memory: DDR 3 RAM
thermoelectric cooling with fan: yes, up to 40°C below ambient temperature 
adjustable exposure times: 150µs to 60min 
operating temperature: -10 to +50°C (30-80% RLH) 
cable length USB 3.0: 150cm 
DC cable length power supply: 200cm 
CNC machined aluminium housing 
camera diameter: 80mm; length: 102mm 
camera weight: 0,53 kg 
camera connection diameter: 2.0 inch ( 50.8mm) 
camera connection thread: T2 (M42x0,75mm) 
filter thread: Yes, 2.0 inch in receptacle 
camera connection to PC: USB 3.0 
built-in USB hub with 2 x USB 2.0 ports 
power supply: Power supply 12 Volt 3,0 Ampere included 
software: EXPLORE Capture included 
camera driver and ASCOM driver included
operating system: WINDOWS 10 + 11
PC requirements: CPU Intel Core2 2.8Ghz or higher / 2 GB Ram / USB 3.0 

  • DEEP SKY ASTRO Camera 7.1MP 
  • telescope adapter T2 thread to 2.0'' (50,8mm) 
  • USB 3.0 connection cable 150cm 
  • power supply 230V/12V3,0A 
  • dust cap 
  • software CD 
  • hard case 
  • instruction manual
Colour: blue
Material: Aluminium

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Take pictures with your smartphone through the telescope or microskope? With the Smartphone camera adapter this is now child's play! Simply screw the adapter to the eyepiece and use your smartphone as a camera with a super-telephoto / super-macrophoto lens. It lets you take pictures of distant objects or very small objects as if you were very close.The Deluxe version offers an even more comfortable and secure attachment to the eyepiece. By a rotary movement of the clamping ring 3 clamping jaws are evenly applied to the eyepiece housing and the Smartphone adapter sits firmly and centrically on the eyepiece. The fine adjustment of the height of the smartphone support allows a quick and precise adjustment of the viewing height of the smartphone camera above the eyepiece lens. Good image results are thus guaranteed.  FEATURES Take photos through the telescope Smartphone camera with super telephoto lens Fine Height adjustment of phone support Wide adjustment range for eyepiece housing diameter Fits 31.7mm (1.25") eyepieces For eyepiece housing diameters from 22-38mm SCOPE OF DELIVERY Smartphone holder deluxeLocking ring for the smartphone

BRESSER T2 Ring Nikon
Connect your BRESSER Microscope or Telescope with a Nikon SLR camera and take images or videos of your observed object!The BRESSER T-Mount is the connecting piece between the camera adapter and SLR camera. To find out what T2-ring you need, look into the instruction manual of your camera.FEATURESConnecting piece between the camera adapter and Nikon SLR cameraHigh-quality and precise workmanship made of metalA corresponding camera adapter is neededSCOPE OF DELIVERYT2 Ring Nikon

BRESSER Viewfinder Holder 6x30 for Messier Telescope
BRESSER Viewfinder Holder 6x30 for Messier Telescopes Category: Spare Part for Messier Telescope Series Description: The sturdy Viewfinder Holder 6x30 made of plastic ensures stable hold and precise alignment of the viewfinder for Messier Telescopes. Easy mounting and adjustment make it an essential accessory. With an integrated aiming hole for easier finding of the sun (solar filter for finder and telescope optics required!). Compatible with the BRESSER Messier Telescope series (not compatible with AR90/500 & AR 90/900).

BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100
Do you already own a photo camera and would like to create impressive pictures of the night sky with the help of the long exposure or even make time-lapse pictures with little effort ? The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical PhotoMount PM-100 is the ideal base. Not only for beginners in astrophotography, this mount is particularly well suited, but also the experts swear by a compact and easy-to-use mount to automatically compensate for the natural rotation of the earth. The built-in tracking motor rotates the saddle-mounted camera precisely against the earth's rotation and thus the stars remain in pinpoint shape even with long exposures. If you already own a sturdy photo tripod with a video tilt head you can use the photo mount's head directly with the 1/4 inch & 3/8 inch photo thread holes. The pole height (latitude) is then adjusted by the video tilt head. The photo-mount with tripod with carry-case and polar wedge are also available as a bundle - Product No.: 4964120 Which cameras are basically suitable for use with the BRESSER photo mount ? All cameras with ¼ inch (6.3mm) tripod connection thread and bulb length" B "for long exposure are suitable. The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100 is designed for a camera with lens of max. 2.0 kg total weight to carry and track in polar mode. In Azimut mode also a camera weight up to 5.0kg is possible.  Large aperture, wide-angle lenses are ideal for the beginning, because the requirements for tracking accuracy accumulate with increasing focal length and exposure time. Thus, a shot with wide-angle lens can be exposed for up to several minutes and the stars remain punctiform without problems. For example, with a 200mm telephoto lens the polar alignment of the photo mount must be exactly right. But thanks to the integrated pole finder tunnel, this is done quickly. After setting up the light and compact StarTracker Photo Mount, simply set the approximate latitude (pole height) and aim Polaris through the integrated pole finder tunnel. Then mount the camera with the photo lens using the quick-release plate on the supplied ball head. With the ball head, the camera can be aligned and determined at any time on any section of the sky. As soon as the tracking motor is switched on, long-time exposure can be started immediately. This does not even take 5 minutes ... The tracking is carried out by a precise stepper motor, which can be controlled by an easy digital setup on LCD screen. Low power consumption allows up to 20 hours of operation with just one battery charge or simply use the micro USB port for an unlimited power supply. FEATURES Equatorial StarTracker Photo-Mount Automatic siderial tracking against the Earth rotation  Different tracking speed setting possible Suitable for northern and southern henisphere Time lapse: from 15 minutes to 48 hours Ballhead with quick release saddle plate and 1/4" Photo thread for Kamera mountingPhoto-Mount with 1/4" threaded bolt for ballhead mounting Additional quick release coupling for ball head removal High precision stepper motor with helical gear for accurate tracking Clear LCD screen and easy setup menu Battery operation 4 x AA batteries or mico USB (optional acc.)  Battery life: up to 20 hours Weight Photo-Mont: 0.63kg Load capacity of Photo-Mount: up to 2.0kg/5.0kg (EQ/AZ) Optional Acc: Polar-wedge, Tripod and carry-case, optical pole finder scope with illumination unit SCOPE OF DELIVERY StarTracker astronomical Photo-Mount head Ballhead with quick release saddle plate User manual

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Hybrid Finder Scope Base - black
​The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Hybrid Finder Scope Base is designed to accept all legacy EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC and BRESSER Messier finder scope brackets and mini dovetail-type (e.g. Vixen, Synta, and many other brands) finder scope brackets. The base has rugged all-metal parts with black-anodized base and chrome-plated metal screws. Safety stops prevent the finder scope from sliding through and from falling when attaching screws are loosened. There are threaded holes on the left and right sides of the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Hybrid Finder Scope Base for desired access to attaching screws. Includes bolts and screws for mounting the base to the optical tube assembly. Direct replacement for all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC and BRESSER Messier telescopes, allowing the use of a wide range of other-brand finder scope options.FEATURESDirect replacement for all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC and BRESSER Messier telescopesAccepts all legacy EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC and BRESSER Messier finder scope bracketsAccepts also mini dovetail-type fittings from e.g. Vixen, Synta and many other manufacturersRugged all-metal parts with black-anodized baseIntegrated safety stopsIncludes bolts and screws for mounting the baseBolt hole spacing 32.5mm for mounting on telescope tubeSuitable for screw diameter M4/M5 SCOPE OF DELIEVERYHybrid Finder Scope BaseBolts and screws for mounting

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 68° Ar Eyepiece 16mm (1,25")
With the introduction of the 68° Series we are pleased to make two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture, the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD™) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body. Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 68° Series™ eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing. All 68° Series eyepieces are fully EMD (Enhanced Multi-Layer Deposition) coated and edge-blackened to produce superior contrast.

A new focal length joins the Explore Scientific line of inert gas-purged Waterproof Eyepieces with the 3mm 52° LER Series Eyepiece. A logical companion for the grab-and-go ED APO 80mm f/6 Air-Spaced Triplet, this eyepiece produces 160X which will perform very well with good seeing conditions on planetary objects, and to split double stars. On the ED APO 152 at f/8, 405X is achieved without the use of a Focal Extender or Barlow for those nights of near perfect seeing, with a very comfortable 15mm of eye relief. Comfort, Quality, Value. The Explore Scientific 52° LER Series Most short focal length eyepieces are excellent flat-field multi-element oculars that can transform your visual astronomy experience. With an apparent field of view of 52 degrees, these eyepieces offer incredible value in a very nice eyepiece. Expect exceptional quality and value versus a comparably priced Plossl.  These eyepieces are the choice for observers wearing glasses - with excellent performance and durability. The rubber inlet and the foldable eyecups make handling and using in the field easy. The patented EMD-coating produces high contrast images and prevents reflexes and ghosting. The argon purging effectively prevents internal fogging, and you don´t have to deal with dirt, fungus or cleansing fluids getting between the lenses. The eyepieces are sealed - this makes sure you will be able to enjoy these eyepieces for many years to come.SPECIFICATIONSLarge eye distance, large field and great image sharpnessExcellent viewing position for people with glassesExcellent field sharpness even with fast optics52° apparent field of viewArgon-purging prevents internal fogging, the sealing facilitates cleaningPatented EMD-coating to maximize contrastBlackened lens edges to avoid reflexesAll eyepieces of this series are parfocalStainless steel barrel with conical security cutoffDust covers and protective bag includedSCOPE OF DELIVERY52° EyepieceDust coversProtective bag