With Orion's StarShoot USB Eyepiece, you can easily view what you see in your telescope on your laptop or desktop PC! The USB eyepiece transmits live images of the Moon, bright planets, Sun (solar filter required), and terrestrial subjects as seen through the telescope to your laptop or desktop PC. Now the whole family, classroom, or astronomical society can enjoy the view right along with you, as if you were all looking through the same telescope.
The StarShoot USB eyepiece fits in any telescope with a 1.25-inch focuser, or a 2"-to- 1.25" step-down adapter. While a telescope attached to a mount equipped with a tracking motor will provide the best results for nighttime use, even non-motorized telescopes like Dobsonian reflectors work well with this petite performer. During daylight hours, the USB eyepiece can add crowd-pleasing performance to any telescope outfitted for terrestrial use. Telescopic views of birds, wildlife, and scenery can be seen and enjoyed on your laptop or desktop PC screen.
This nifty "eyepiece" imager provides an inexpensive entry into the rewarding realm of astro-imaging. The StarShoot USB Eyepiece features a CMOS sensor chip with 8-bit output and RGB 24-bit color resolution. While not sensitive enough to capture images of faint deep space objects, the USB eyepiece enables you to share telescopic views of brighter objects within our solar system like the Moon and brighter planets. The view through a StarShoot USB Eyepiece is comparable to what you would see through a visual eyepiece with a 2.20-degree true field-of-view, which is like viewing with a 3.8mm eyepiece and 2x Barlow lens combination. The 1.25-inch nosepiece is threaded for use with any Orion 1.25-inch eyepiece filter, so you can enhance the view to your liking by using a Moon filter, light pollution filter, color planetary filters, and more (filters sold separately). You can also use our StarShoot 0.5x Focal Reducer (sold separately) if you'd like to view a wider area.
The included Orion AmCap movie capture software allows you to save and process the views transmitted through the eyepiece. The StarShoot USB Eyepiece can capture up to 24 frames per second at its native resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Progressive scan imaging means information from each and every pixel is delivered to your computer for each frame. The color CMOS sensor features small 5.6µ x 5.6µ pixels for great resolution on bright targets. All power is supplied to the StarShoot USB Eyepiece through its USB connection to your computer.
Get a StarShoot USB Eyepiece today and start enjoying the night sky and daytime terrestrial views through your laptop or PC!