Starlight Xpress SX-42 camera kit is a joint effort between Sky-Watcher USA and Starlight Xpress in honor of our 20th Anniversary. The SX-42 addresses all usual headaches when setting up a new system. The back-focus is matched for all Sky-Watcher correctors, simply thread the camera system onto the corrector and you are ready to go. All camera components are produced by Starlight Xpress in the UK and meet their highest of standards.
The new Sky-Watcher Quattro Imaging Newtonian with dual-speed focuser incorporates a superb mirror-set with two significant advantages over competing products. A 2″ dual-speed 10:1 ratio focuser is included for excellent focusing precision. Additionally, the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimize performance for prime-focus photography. Even better performance for astro-photography, and visual use, can be achieved when used in combination with the Sky-Watcher Quattro coma corrector.
SX-42 camera kit:
Camera: Trius 694 monochrome
- Sensor: Sony ExView 694
- Size: 15.98 diagonal
- Pixel Size: 4.54uM
- Pixel Count: 6,050,000
- QE: 77% peak in
- 77% peak in yellow light, 65% at Hydrogen alpha (656 nm).
- Three port powered USB hub built-in. Can drive included Lodestar X and filter wheel
- High performance two stage cooling for better than -40C delta T
- Dry Argon CCD chamber fill for improved cooling performance.
- Exceptionally effective anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
- Back focal length 17mm +/-1mm.
- High speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 5 second downloads.
- Single USB cable control for all features – get rid of that dangerous cable tangle!
- Very low power consumption. Less than 1.5 amps at 12v DC.
- Compact and lightweight – only 75mm in diameter x 70mm long – less than 500 grams load on the telescope.
Guide Camera: Lodestar X2 monochrome
- Sensor: Sony ICX829
- Size: 8mm diagonal
- Pixel Size: 8.3uM
- QE: 77%
Filter Wheel: 7-position 1.25” with built-in Off Axis Guider
- Wheel positions: 7
- Filter size: 1.25”
- Built-in Off Axis Guider for use with include Lodestar X2 guider camera
- USB controlled and powered