Used Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera

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  • $199.99
  • Regular price $1,699.00

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This is a like new Nighscape 8300 camera.  Originally selling for $1699 just 6 years ago, because this is an older model, this is an absolute steal at just $199.  Comes in its original box with manual and software CD. Appears it was never used.

  • 8.3MP KAF-8300 CCD Sensor
  • 16-Bit A/D Conversion
  • 32MB SDRAM Internal Memory Buffer
  • B270 SCHOTT Glass Elements
  • IR Filter / Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Thermoelectric Cooler / Adjustable Fan
  • AstroFX Software
  • 2" Barrel / T-Thread Mounts
  • Fastar Compatible
  • Aluminum Housing

The Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera from Celestron is an 8.3 megapixel camera specially designed for astro-imaging. This digital imaging device uses a Kodak KAF-8300 CCD sensor to capture 16-bit color images that feature low-noise and broad dynamic range. To improve the signal-to-noise ratio and efficiency of the sensor, the Nightscape camera has a built-in cooling system. An integrated heat sink, regulated thermoelectric cooler (TEC), and adjustable fan transfer heat away from the sensor, resulting in better image quality by reducing thermal noise and improving the transmission of sensor data. Complementing the TEC is a 32MB SDRAM memory buffer that further improves the transfer of image data.

In addition to the imaging performance of the KAF-8300 sensor, the Nightscape 8300 camera also features multicoated SCHOTT glass optics that are optimized for astro-imaging. This lens system is engineered to enhance the transmission of the H-alpha wavelength while filtering infrared light that can degrade image quality. The Nightscape also has a built-in mechanical shutter, 2" threaded filter mount, and included AstroFX imaging software. AstroFX software allows the operator to control camera functions and process captured images using a Windows computer. The KAF-8300 CCD sensor, integrated cooling system, finely-tuned SCHOTT glass optics, and range of imaging features make the Nightscape 8300 well-equipped for capturing deep sky and wide field astrophotographs.

Imaging Performance

  • Kodak KAF-8300 CCD color sensor
  • 18x13.5mm sensor size, 5.4µ pixel size
  • 8.3MP (3326x2504) resolution
  • 16-bit A/D conversion
  • 64.4 dB dynamic range
  • 32MB SDRAM internal memory buffer

Optical Performance

  • Schott B270 glass optics
  • IR filter optical coating
  • Anti-reflective multicoating

AstroFX Software

  • Temperature regulation
  • Exposure control
  • Shutter release
  • Image stacking and stretching
  • Adjustable sharpness and saturation
  • Compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems

Use and Handling

  • Software compatibility: AstroFX, MaximDL, ASCOM Driver
  • Sub-framing: Full, Half, Quarter, user-defined
  • 2" and T-thread mounting options
  • Internal mechanical shutter
  • FASTAR compatible

Construction Details

  • -40 to 104°F operating temperature
  • Integrated thermoelectric cooling, heat sink and fan
  • 32 oz weight
    SKU: U2204-DA-8300