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Mintron 12V6HC-EX Mono Camera

£279.00

The 12V6HC-EX mono camera has a 1/2″ highly sensitive Sony EXview Mono CCD and accumulates light for up to two and a half seconds outputting an apparently continuous signal.

All controls are on the back of the camera and can be accessed remotely, from a PC, using our cable (see accessories sub-menu below).

The controls cover a wide range of shutter speeds, with digital zoom, negative image, and image flipping and masking.

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Description

The 12V6HC-EX mono camera has a 1/2″ highly sensitive Sony EXview Mono CCD and accumulates light for up to two and a half seconds outputting an apparently continuous signal.

 

All controls are on the back of the camera and can be accessed remotely, from a PC, using our cable (see accessories sub-menu below).

 

The controls cover a wide range of shutter speeds, with digital zoom, negative image, and image flipping and masking.

 

There are two video outputs, Svideo and BNC, Svideo being useful for imaging.

 

Capable of lunar & planetary work and chasing DSO’s, the Mintron 12V6HC-EX is a most versatile observing camera.

 

It can “grab” a lot of light in a short period making it excellent at meteor and guiding work.

 

It places a low demand on the tracking accuracy of your mount. Image quality is very good with excellent control of amp glow.

 

Specifications

Image device 1/2″ inline transfer SONY CCD
Signal system CCIR
Picture element 795(H) x 596(V)
Scanning system 2 : 1 interlace
S/N ratio More than 52dB
Resolution 600 TV-Lines
Minimum illumination
Typical 0.01 Lux @ F1.2, 5600K, 30IRE
Star light mode 0.0001 to 0.00005 Lux @ F0.8, 5600K, 10IRE
White balance
Gain control Selectable by OSD (On Screen Display)
Mode AGC ON / OFF /MANU
Range 0 ~ 18dB
Shutter control Selectable by OSD
Mode OFF / AUTO / MANU 1/50 ~ 1/120 000 second
Auto iris lens AES / DC
Gamma 0.45
Back light compensation ON / OFF ,48 zone, selectable by OSD
Negative image ON / OFF, Selectable by OSD
Mirror function ON / OFF, Selectable by OSD
Digital zoom 1…2x, Selectable by OSD
Masking area 4 x, Selectable by OSD
Video output signal BAS and Y/C: 1Vpp, 75 Ohm load
Lens mount C & CS acceptable
Operation temp. -20°C ~ 50°C, 85% RH
Power supply DC 12V
Power consumption 180mA
Dimensions 115mm(L), 51mm(W), 51mm(H)

 

Images from Mintron Users

 

Lunar/planetary imaging

Moon Hartwig Lüthen’s work illustrates well the Mintron’s all round capabilities.

He has images of the moon, planets, comets & meteors, as well as deep sky objects.

 

 

Deep Sky Astronomy in a large city

Mintron GalaxyMartin Elsässer’s image gallery of DSO’s taken with a Mintron 12V1-EX.

This page is in German, but some of the site is in English and is a goldmine!

 

 

Mintron M51In a backyard observatory on the outskirts of light polluted Munich, Ulrich Schmidbauer has created an impressive image gallery of DSO’s taken with a Mintron camera on a 13 inch Newtonian Telescope, as well as creating an animated gif of asteriod 2002NY40. Visit his homepage at www.psw-muenchen.de

Guiding

Mintron Guiding

 

Klaus-Peter Schroeder uses his Mintron with its on-board integration of images for up to 2.5 secs, for convenient guiding from a monitor, seated on a table instead of balancing precariously up a ladder by the newtonian focuser.

 

 

 

 

 

piggyback1And amateur astronomer Alan Chen describes how he uses a Mintron for guiding his 12″LX200. Visit his image galleries taken with his SXV-H9C one-shot megapixel camera at www.heavenlyview.com

 

 

 

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