Astrovid NEPTUNE 100 Complete Video Imaging System For Video Astronomy
Item No. 754-30000
Free Shipping (within the 48 contiguous US States only)
Manuf. No. Astrovid N100
Special Order Item
This Video Offering for Video Astronomy from Japan; the Neptune 100 by Watec Co., Ltd. is sensitive to 0.001 lux, detecting visible and near-infrared spectra to 940nm.
The camera can be directly attached to a telescope or a photographic lens using either a C mount lens adaptor or a 1.25 inch telescope adaptor.
TURN KEY SYSTEM:
Camera adjustments are made through the included control box allowing for automatic or manual gain control, 3-position adjustable gamma, and shutter speed.
The C-mount camera, a c to 1.25 inch telescope adaptor, control box, and power supply are included with the camera.
Also included is 25 feet of video cable making this a complete turn-key system for Video Astronomy.
USES FOR THE NEPTUNE 100:
1.The increased sensitivity of the Neptune 100 makes it useful for heavily filtered imaging.
a. Using darker Wratten Filters instead of Dichroic filters for Tri-Colored imaging
2.Use as a video finder scope for recording and identifying stellar fields
3.Use as a device to record spectral lines
4. Use for faint occultation work. ( much more sensitive than the PC-232 )
5. Experimental work for limited capturing of deep sky objects ( the larger the telescope the better, optional frame grabbing equipment required for best images)
6. Very small size and increased sensitivity suitable for small telescopes such as the ETX 90.
MANUFACTURING PROCESS EVALUATION:
A hot pixel is a pixel that does not respond to light the same way as do the neighboring pixels. It will often appear brighter than the neighboring pixels.
The increased sensitivity of the Neptune 100 may or may not result in the presence of hot pixels. The camera will be repaired or replaced if they number of hot pixels exceeds the criteria listed below. All information was furnished by Genwac Ltd.
The warranty is three years. After 30 days Genwac has a repair or replace option. Cameras and control boxes should be sent to AVA and will be in turn sent to Genwac.
The most common reasons for camera failure are power-related.
You must use only the power supply supplied by AVA with the camera.