Explore Scientific Deep Sky 16MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 16MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 16MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 16MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 16MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 16MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 16MP Astro Camera - Colour

Explore Scientific Deep Sky 16MP Astro Camera - Colour


Regular price€1.109,00
(Including VAT)
This high resolution and very capable deep sky Astro camera comes with a large Panasonic CMOS sensor and active camera cooling.

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 high resolution and very low sensor noise. Thanks to the fast USB 3.0 computer interface, all image data is transferred within a seconds. Long waiting times are now a thing of the past.

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 your Astro photos to the next level.

The Explore Capture Pro software included 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, time-lapse recording and so much more can be configured separately.

Choose to use the automatic settings to produce absolutely fantastic results without any previous knowledge or simply switch off the automatic settings and adjust the individual professional settings to your own preference - Its up to you.

The new Explore Deep Sky Camera has a highly sensitive and very low-noise Panasonic CMOS sensor which can also be 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. This results in images that are not only much sharper and more brilliant, but also contain more usable image information.

Through the controlled setting of the desired camera temperature, you can now produce dark frames under reproducible shooting conditions at any time. The large-format CMOS sensor with 21.9mm diagonal also allows large image fields and makes the adjustment and centering of objects considerably easier. 

The camera has a built-in USB hub with 2 x USB2.0 ports at the rear. Connect your additional Auto-guider 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 also no longer necessary. 

Key Camera Features:
  • Camera type: ASTRO Camera 16.0MP ATR3CMOS16000KPA 
  • Data output: single pictures and video 
  • Image Sensor: Panasonic NM34230PLI CMOS Color Sensor 
  • Adjustable resolution: 4648x3506 / 2304x1750 / 1536x1168 
  • Adjustable binning: 1x1 / 2x2 / 3x3 
  • Frame rate per second (FBS): 22.5 / 43 / 48 
  • Physical sensor size in pixels: 4648 x 3506 
  • Megapixel: 16 MP 
  • Sensor size: 17.6 x 13.3 mm (4/3 inch) 
  • Pixel size: 3.8 µm x 3.8 µm 
  • Bit depth: 12 Bit 
  • Backfocus: 17,5 mm  
  • Shutter Type: rolling 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 7, 8 and 10 
  • PC requirements: CPU Intel Core2 2.8Ghz or higher / 2 GB Ram / USB 3.0

General Technical Data:
  • One Shot Colour Astro Camera 16.0MP
  • Material: Blue - Aluminium Casing
  • Dimensions: Length 102mm, Diameter 80mm
  • Net Weight: 530g (without Accessories) 
  • Telescope adapter T2 thread to 2.0" (50,8mm) 
  • USB 3.0 connection cable 150cm 
  • Power supply 230V/12V3,0A (Included) 
  • Dust cap
  • Software CD 
  • Hard case 
  • Instruction manual
  1. Download the Explore Scientific Astro Cam ASCOM Drivers here
  2. Download the Explore Scientific Astro Cam Capture Software here
  3. Download the Explore Capture Manual here
  4. Download the Explore Scientific Astro Cam User Manual here


Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24 - 72hrs. We always try to offer the quickest possible delivery so items may be sent directly from either our Dublin or our Munich location, depending on stock availability. If an item is a 'Special Order Item' it will require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.

All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. While we do offer International Delivery, we are unable to ship large Telescopes and Mounts outside of Ireland.



Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Ireland Nationwide: from €9.95

Note: Larger telescopes which contain multiple boxes include an additional surcharge. Shipping is calculated automatically at the checkout.





Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Norther Ireland: from €19.50+

Additional Info:

Standard Express Shipping rate applies up to a max order weight of 30kg Nationwide. - Large heavy items from 30kg+ include an additional surcharge, depending on the overall weight.

Unfortunately due to Brexit we are currently unable to ship to Mainland UK at this time. 


Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
European Union: from €18.95+

Shipping available for items up to a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 27kg.

Additional Info:

If your country is not listed below please contact us for more information.

Standard EU Delivery Regions:
Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Luxumbourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malta, Greece


Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
48 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
US & Canada: from €28.50+

Shipping service available for items up to a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 20kg.

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