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MINT- STARFISH INTEGRATED LONG EXPOSURE, COOLED SENSOR SMART IMAGING DIGITAL

MINT- STARFISH INTEGRATED LONG EXPOSURE, COOLED SENSOR SMART IMAGING DIGITAL

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Description

Brand: fishcamp

Type: DIGITAL

Lens Coating: Coated

Model: STARFISH DIGITAL CAMERA

Maximum Magnification: 1/2" OPTICAL

Features: Digital Camera

MINT- CONDITION, BARELY USED
STARFISH INTEGRATED LONG EXPOSURE, COOLED SENSOR SMART IMAGING DIGITAL CAMERA
  • MINIMAL SIGNS OF USE
  • OPERATES AS NEW

Overview - The STARFISH camera is a versatile imaging camera for the visible light frequency spectrum. The camera was designed to be used as a dedicated auto-guider camera and planetary imager for astro-photography applications. It uses a 1/2” optical format, 1.3-megapixel resolution, CMOS image sensor that provides exceptional performance. In fact, it rivals CCD quality based on signal-to-noise ratio and low-light sensitivity. The camera provides all of the benefits (high data rate, low power, cost) that only a CMOS image sensor can provide. And it does this without sacrificing image quality.


Integrated System - Fishcamp Engineering has designed a camera around this remarkable sensor to give the user a completely integrated, highly functional imaging device. All required logic elements including embedded CPU, frame grabber, and USB interface have been designed into a package just 2.75” in diameter by 3.125” long. Data and power are provided over the USB port on the back of the camera and a T-threaded coupling on the front allows direct connection to standard lens accessories. A C-mount adapter is available. For the Standard version of the Starfish, an external power connector is available when the internal TEC cooler is used to cool the image sensor for those applications requiring long exposures. The un-cooled, Guider version of the camera runs soley off of the +5v power available on the USB interface from your laptop. Optically coupled relay outputs and an RS-232 serial port allow the camera to drive external filter wheels and telescope mounts.

Embedded Image Processing - Hardware accelerated logic blocks in the pixel pipeline allow specialized image processing functions right on the camera. This allows for a more balanced system by relieving the host computer from having to handle this workload. Functions such as image statistics calculations, bias frame subtraction, and guide command timing operations are handled directly by the camera. A generous 64MByte memory is available for frame buffer and processing storage requirements.

Software Support - The STARFISH comes with our StarLink application that provides auto-guider and image capture when running under MacOS X. PC support is provided with drivers for popular software packages like CCDSoft and MaxIm DL. Also include with the camera are Stark-labs Nebulosity and PHDGuiding applications. These two programs are supported by both the Windows XP and Mac OS X operating systems. A software development kit is provided for those customers that need to write specialized application software.

Availability - The STARFISH camera is available immediately for delivery to our U.S. customers. We are currently working out the details of distribution to other markets. Please check this web site for future announcements.

Fishcamp Engineering - As a company, we have been involved in the design of custom imaging systems for many of our clients. We have designed systems as diverse as laser scanner and scientific imaging systems for the laboratory and industrial marketplaces. Some of our designs are being used in large professional astronomical observatories. We have experience in the visible, MWIR, and LWIR infrared spectrums. As amateur astronomers ourselves, we are excited to bring our expertise to the development of this camera and to make it available to the wider market.

Camera Features

  • Dedicated guide camera for auto-guiding applications. Standard ST-4 style guider port.
  • Planetary imaging with frame rates as fast as 25 fps and 5.2u pixel size.
  • Long exposures of up to 5 minutes and TEC cooled image sensor (Standard camera).
  • Integrated frame buffer and image processing hardware.

CONDITION

DESCRIPTION

NEW

NEW, NEVER USED, WITH ORIGINAL PACKAGING UNLESS SPECIFIED

MINT

OPEN BOX OR MISSING PACKAGING. LOOKS AND OPERATES AS NEW

MINT-

MAY HAVE MINIMAL MARKS, OPERATES AS NEW

EXCELLENT++

SOME LIGHT SIGNS OF USE, OPERATES AS NEW

EXCELLENT+

SOME USE, OPERATES AS NEW

EXCELLENT

MODERATE USE, OPERATES AS NEW

GOOD

USED HEAVILY, OPERATES WELL

USED AND ABUSED

USED AND ABUSED, MAY NOT WORK CONSISTENTLY AS NEW

BARGAIN

CHECK IT OUT – REFUNDS STILL APPLY

PARTS

DOES NOT WORK – WILL NEED PARTS OR REPAIR – SOLD AS IS – NO REFUNDS


SHIPPING

Shipping will be $16.00 via USPS mail with tracking.  International and/or air request bidders please inquire for a shipping quote before bidding. We do not ship without tracking so please do not ask.  Shipping is Monday through Friday, we do not ship over the weekend and/or on holidays unless special arrangements are made prior to purchase.

EXPEDITED SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE.

Upon receipt of payment, the item will usually ship the next business day or within 48 hours depending on the time of day the item was won and paid for.  We provide tracking information on all shipments.

Free local pickup is available.

CUSTOMS

Foreign country buyers (Outside of U.S.A) will have to accept full liability if the package is lost in route.  WE WILL NOT SHIP ANY ITEM WITHOUT TRACKING, WHICH USUALLY COSTS MORE. Also please do not ask us to adjust the declared customs value for a lesser amount.  A packing slip with the purchase information will be included with the item, and the customs forms will have the purchase price declared. WE DO NOT REFUND LOCAL TAXES OR CUSTOMS FEES INCURRED ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS.  FILE YOUR RETURN CLAIMS DIRECTLY WITH YOUR LOCAL AGENCY.

PAYMENT

PayPal payments ONLY are accepted.  Local pick-up is available.  Colorado (Boulder County) residents must add 8.64% sales tax.  Payment must be received within 2 days of close of auction or sale.  

RETURNS

Please ask questions before the end of the auction or prior to purchase if you have any.

Satisfaction is guaranteed or full purchase price is refunded (Minus any eBay or PayPal fees or shipping to destination unless there is an issue with either the item or the description, in which case we will reimburse you on the original shipping costs) if contacted within 30 days of receipt and returned with same shipping method.

We reserve the right to re-list items if the successful bidder does not respond to a confirmation notice within 3 days or pay for merchandise within 2 days of close of auction or sale.

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