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Meade Deep Sky Imager (DSI) w/ Autostar Suite 04522 Product Info

A new version of Autostar firmware has been posted at: http://www.meade.com/support/auto.html.
  • Improved pointing on Alignment Stars after Cal Sensors.
  • Park position now shortest distance on ETX scopes.
  • Park position fixed after automatic alignment.
  • Smart Drive is now normalized.
You can also download in PDF format Operating Instructions for New #497 AutoStar Software.

Meade Deep Sky Imager with Autostar Suite 04522 represents a revolutionary breakthrough in CCD astro-imaging. Meade Deep Sky Imager is a high-performance, easy-to-use color CCD camera that allows every astronomer to shoot and process stunning deep sky photographs of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and planets their first night out.

Meade DSI Deep Sky Imager with Autostar Suite works on any telescope !   Want to see what you can do? Please make sure to check out Drizzle Your Way to Beautiful Images Part I - Introduction and Image Capture article by Stephen P. Hamilton provided by Meade.

One Pass Color CCD Sensor from Sony:

DSI Deep Sky Meade Imager utilizes Sony's Super HAD™ Color CCD Image Sensor Technology for incredible low noise and higher dynamic range:

  • 16-Bit A/D converter
  • High dynamic range
  • 48-Bit Color

More Meade Deep Sky Imager #04522Features :

USB 2.0 High Speed:

New Meade 04522 Deep Sky Imager features a fast USB 2.0 High Speed connection. This will allow fast data transfer. The actual download time for daytime or planetary imaging is up to 5 frames per second. For longer exposures the download time is 1/2 a second in order to sustain a higher signal to noise ratio. There is virtually no delay between the time the image is taken and when it appears on your computer screen. Meade Deep Sky Imager-04522 is also backward compatible with USB 1.1.

Meade Deep-Sky Imager is Convection Cooled:

Deep Sky Imager Meade -04522 draws away heat from the CCD sensor with Meade's proprietary "Convection cooling" design, allowing longer exposures with less noise.

Less Noise Means More Data:

With Meade's proprietary collection of noise reduction techniques managing the data coming from the imaging chip, you get more data for every second of exposure.

No Compression, no Loss:

You get all the data from your Deep Sky-Imager without compression, and that means no loss of information in your raw images. So no matter if you take image for beauty or for science, Deep Sky Meade 04522 Imager will give you the results you need.

No Batteries Required:

Just plug the Meade Sky Imager's USB 2.0 High Speed cable into your laptop and you are ready to image or autoguide. No other power supplies are needed.

Specifications for Meade Deep Sky Imager with Autostar Suite 04522:

CCD Sensor:   High Sensitvity Sony® Super HAD™ Color CCD Sensor
Pixels:   510 x 492 pixels (250,000 pixels)
Pixel Size (in microns):   9.6 microns (W) x 7.5 microns (H)
A/D Conversion:   16-bit (greater image depth and contrast)
Min.-Max. Exposure Time:   1/10,000 of a second to one hour
Housing:   Anodized die-cast aluminum
USB Compatibility:   USB 2.0 High Speed and 1.1
Size / Weight of Product:   3.25" x 3.25" x 1.25" / 10 oz.

Features of Meade Deep Sky Imager with Autostar Suite 04522:

Meade Deep Sky Imager DSI:

  • One pass color imaging
  • No filters required
  • Can be used as a sensitive and simple to use Autoguider
  • Exposure times as short as 1/10,000th of a second
  • Perfect for imaging the Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects
  • USB 2.0 High Speed connection.
  • Fast Data transfer speed
  • Camera Control and Image Processing software
  • Weighs only 10 ounces and is very compact
  • Works on any telescope

Meade Autostar Suite Software Package:

  • Adjusts color saturation and balance
  • Time Lapse photography tool - Create movies of the rotation of Jupiter, moons transiting Jupiter, etc.
  • Auto and Manual exposure settings
  • Auto-stretch automatically brings out dim objects at short exposures
  • Optimizes the contrast of objects, with adjustable contrast settings
  • Automatic Dark Subtraction
  • Automatically align and stack images using state-of-the-art techniques
  • Magic Eye™ focus for super fast, no-hassle focusing.
  • Live histogram helps you optimize for the best exposure

Package Contents:

  • Meade Deep Sky Imager DSI
  • Meade Autostar Suite

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Helpful Positive Review Using the Meade Deep Sky Imager with Celestron by Legacy Reviewer, July 30, 2007
Although I haven't had time to talk with the folks at OpticsPlanet or Meade to see if there's a fix, the imager works fine with Celestron but the AutoStar "talks" Meade while my telescope (a NexStar 114 reflector) speaks Celestron. I recommend the im...
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