Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour
Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour

Explore Scientific Deep Sky 7.1MP Astro Camera - Colour


Regular price€2.409,00
(Including VAT)
This high resolution deep sky camera incorporates a large 'Sony Exmor IMX428 CMOS' sensor and active cooling and is ideal for telescopes with short and moderate focal lengths.

The Explore Scientific 7.1MP Astro camera comes in a modern complete package for the comfortable imaging of a wide range of night sky targets. This easy-to-use camera is ideal for capturing galaxies, star clusters, the moon and even planets with an extremely high sensor sensitivity and very 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 to your storage device within seconds.

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 start imaging.

The Explore Capture pro software included, not only offers the basic functions required for imaging 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 much more can be configured individually. This sophisticated software makes your entry into astrophotography much easier and using the automatic default settings you can produce stunning results without any previous knowledge.

The 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 detailed, but also contain more usable signal information. As this camera is cooled, you can carry out your dark and bias frame calibrations at any time. The large-format CMOS sensor with 17.6mm diagonal also allows large image fields and makes framing objects so much 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 no longer necessary. To protect the camera when not in use, a sturdy hard case is also included.

Key Camera Features:
  • Camera type: ASTRO Camera 7.1MP ATR3CMOS07100KPA
  • Colour: Blue
  • Material: Aluminium
  • 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 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
Weight & Dimensions:
  • Total length 102 mm
  • Total width 80 mm
  • Total height 80 mm
  • Net weight (without access.): 0.53kg
  • Net Weight total (incl. accessories): 2.2kg
Whats included:
  1. Deep Sky Astro Camera 7.1MP
  2. Telescope adapter T2 thread to 2.0" (50.8mm)
  3. USB 3.0 connection cable 150cm
  4. Power supply 230V/12V3,0A
  5. Dust cap
  6. Hard case
  7. Instruction manual
  1. Download the ASCOM & Explore Scientific Astro Cam Software here
  2. Download the Explore Capture Manual here
  3. Download the Explore Scientific Astro Cam User Manual here
Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24-48hrs. Some items may be 'Special Order Items' and 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 - 48 hrs

Standard Express Shipping:
Ireland Nationwide: from €9.95

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


You can also avail of our FREE 'Click & Collect' service at the checkout, where you can order online and collect from our head office. Depending on the items and availability, these can be ready for collection within a few hours.

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Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 48 hrs

Standard Express Shipping:
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

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European Union: from €18.95+

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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

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