Orion StarShoot Video Eyepiece

Manufactured by: Orion
Model: 52174


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Orion StarShoot Video Eyepiece
  • Video eyepiece with 1/3" Color CMOS sensor transmits live color images to your attached TV, camcorder, DVR, VCR, projector or any other composite input-equipped recording or display device
  • Small 4.69 x 3.54 pixel size accurately detects fine details
  • 1.25-inch filter threads for 1.25-inch Orion filters and Orion Focal Reducers
  • RCA cable connection to camcorder, TV set, DVR,VCR, or other recording device
  • Power supplied via AC-to-DC adapter, included

Have you ever wanted to share the enjoyable view seen through your telescope with a few friends or family members? Well, now you can do just that with the innovative and affordable Orion StarShoot Video Eyepiece. Now you can easily view what you see in your telescope on your TV screen or camcorder! The Video eyepiece sends live images of the Moon, bright planets, Sun (solar filter required), and terrestrial subjects as seen through the telescope to a TV set, camcorder, or any other device with an RCA video input. 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 Video eyepiece is compatible with any telescope equipped with a 1.25-inch focuser, or a 2-inch focuser with a 2"-to- 1.25" step-down adapter. While a telescope attached to a tracking motor-equipped mount 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 StarShoot Video 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 TV screen.

This handy video "eyepiece" imager provides an inexpensive entry into the rewarding realm of astro-imaging. The StarShoot Video Eyepiece features a CMOS sensor chip with 8-bit output and RGB 24-bit color resolution. The sensor's small 4.69 x 3.54 pixel size accurately detects fine details. While not sensitive enough to capture images of faint deep space objects, the Video Eyepiece enables you to share telescopic views of brighter objects within our solar system like the Moon and brighter planets like Jupiter and Saturn. The view through a StarShoot Video Eyepiece is comparable to what you would see through an eyepiece with a 2.89-degree true field-of-view, which is like viewing with a 5mm 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 your 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 StarShoot Video Eyepiece is powered by the included AC-to-DC adapter, which has a long 70-inch cable for convenient use with your telescope.

With a StarShoot Video Eyepiece you can start enjoying the night sky and daytime terrestrial views through your TV!

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