Designed and engineered in Germany by The Imaging Source, the leader in high-end planetary imaging, in collaboration with Celestron engineers in California.
Powered by SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, Skyris transfers data at the fastest possible speeds.
Features the Aptina AR0132 CMOS imaging sensor, a state-of-the-art chip used by imaging companies worldwide.
The world’s top planetary imagers, including Christopher Go, beta-tested and use Skyris cameras.
Celestron offers a wide array of high-quality, affordable, and user-friendly planetary imagers! Click here to learn more on how to choose an imager that’s right for you.
Celestron Partners with The Imaging Source
years, The Imaging Source has produced astronomical cameras known for
quality, performance, and value, elevating planetary imaging from a
casual hobby into an art form. Now, The Imaging Source design team in
Germany has joined forces with Celestron’s engineers in California to
create the Skyris line.
Skyris combines the unmatched expertise of The Imaging Source, with
Celestron’s innovative industrial design. And of course, it’s backed by
Celestron’s world-class product support and 2-year warranty. Whether
you're an advanced user or a beginner, you'll love creating beautiful
astroimages with these easy-to-use cameras. Capture the Sun, Moon, and
planets like never before and create crisp, high-resolution images.
More Data, Faster with USB 3.0 and Lightning-Fast Readout
is capable of super-fast image download thanks to USB 3.0 connections.
Even more impressive, Skyris’ CMOS sensor is capable of capturing up to
200 frames per second when subframed on planets. Or image the full 1.2
megapixel 1/3-inch sensor at 60 frames per second—great for lunar and
Ultra-Sensitive Aptina AR0132 CMOS Sensor
technology is emerging as the hottest thing in imaging, and Aptina’s
AR0132 sensor leads the way. This updated version of the popular MT9M034
sensor offers the perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value.
You’ll get results that rival those of more expensive cameras, at a
price that’s well suited to the budding astroimager.
Skyris 132M is a monochrome camera, offering you the most sensitivity
for capturing the best possible astroimages. Attach the specially
designed Skyris Filter Wheel to image in color.
Skyris also features a Celestron-designed camera body, which helps
dissipate heat to minimize the effect of thermal noise on the CCD.
Skyris cameras do not have an optical window, which makes cleaning your
camera easier and ensures maximum light transmission with no risk of
A Complete Imaging Solution—Just Add Your Telescope and PC!
Skyris cameras include Celestron iCap capture software and stacking
software (for Windows systems only). This software suite allows you to
easily control the camera, capture, and export your images or movie
files. Next, you’ll filter your images and stack the best shots to
create your masterpiece.
With a 1.25" nosepiece and 10' USB 3.0 cable included, Skyris has
everything you need to get started with lunar, solar, or planetary
Using Skyris as an Autoguider
cameras also make excellent autoguiders. If used with a Celestron
mount, Skyris connects as a DirectShow device or WDM-style webcam. Just
plug the hand control into the supplied serial cable using an
optional USB to RS-232 Adapter. Skyris works with popular software like
MaxIm DL or freeware like PHD Guiding. Or, plug the camera into the
ST-4 autoguider port on select non-Celestron mounts, turning your Skyris
into a high-end autoguider. Learn more on our Support Tab.
Praise for Skyris 132M from the World's Top Astroimagers
Acclaimed astroimager Christopher Go had this to say about Skyris 132M:
"The new Skyris 132M uses
the newest version of the MT9M034. This version has the same sensitivity
of the M034 but less noise. The resulting image has better contrast
compared to the older M034.
The Skyris 132M has a USB
3.0 interface, which allows the camera to capture the full frame of
1280X960 at 60 frames per second. This will be excellent for lunar and
The Skyris 132M supports
hardware Region of Interest (ROI). When imaging planets and cropping
the frame, the frame rate can go over 100 fps even when using a USB 2.0