by Player One
Original price $404.00 - Original price $404.00
$404.00 - $404.00
Current price $404.00
The Neptune series is a 1/2-inch format planetary camera series for the top player. It is larger than 1/3-inch and has a higher resolution, and is more suitable for astronomy enthusiasts.
The main hit of the Neptune series is Neptune-C II, yes, you read it right. We directly released the second-generation Neptune model on the grounds that the plan could not keep up with the changes.
Beside the brightest star Neptune-C II, we also grandly launch other two highly praised models Neptune-C and Neptune-M.
Neptune-M is a planetary camera developed by Player One Astronomy, which adopts the Sony IMX178 1/1.8” format sensor. The 2.4um pixel size accommodates a well depth of 15ke with a total of 6.4MP (the resolution is 3096*2078), and the diagonal is 9mm.
We need Neptune-M (IMX178 mono sensor), because IMX464 only has color type. For many enthusiasts, without monochrome camera, a lot of shooting flexibility will be vanished, so Neptune-M is to make up for this.
With a 1/1.8 inch sensor, the Neptune series are very suitable for sun and moon mosaic photography.
Connecting the Neptune-C camera to a telescope with an 1.25″ T-Mount, or adding a Barlow lens between the camera and a telescope to extend the focal length for more details.
With a CS lens attached on the Neptune-C camera,it can be used as an all-day camera or meteor monitoring camera.
The naming of Player One Astronomy cameras is unique. For example, we name the planetary cameras after planets (They are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, Earth is not included). The size of each planet to a certain extent, represents the size of camera sensors. We will name Saturn with a 1-inch sensor camera, and for Neptune, we will named it with a 1/1.8 inch senor camera. All names will be engraved on the housing of the cameras.
The planetary cameras developed by Player One Astronomy uses a scientific and technological regular hexagon to construct the main body line, supplemented by round chamfers to achieve both rigidity and flexibility. The positive red, which is like a summer fire, is matched with the low-key and steady black, and the super-fine frosting process on the entire surface makes the camera look luxurious and cool, highlighting the style of high-end players.
The built-in high-density sponge shading pad can block the light from the side slits without any side leakage.
When taking solar photograph with prominence telescope, the Newton ring is annoying. Smoother solar image without Newton ring could be taken by adjusting the focal plate. Get a much smaller field curvature of the telescope.
256M DDR3 Cache
Player One Astronomy cameras are the first one who adpots the DDR3 cache in all planetary cameras in the world! It helps stabilize and secure data transmission, it effectively avoids frame dropping and greatly reduces readnoise.
With the DDR3 cache, the camera does not have high demands on computing needs any longer, it will still has excellent performance even if it is connected to a USB 2.0 port.
SONY IMX178 1/1.8" CMOS (mono)
6.4 Mega Pixels
1.25″ / M42X0.75
|Back Focal Length
D21*1.1MM High Quality AR Plus (Anti Reflection) Multi-Layer Coating
|Resolution and FPS
Under USB3.0 mode