Whereas CCD and DSLR astrophotography normally requires many minutes, or even hours, of painstaking data acquisition and processing in order to create an astrophoto, the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II lets you view real-time images of deep space objects in all their glory. Views of deep space delicacies can be displayed with any device equipped with RCA composite video inputs, such as a TV or projector. This second generation Deep Space Video Camera features a serial input interface which allows use with a growing number of optional accessories, which can help optimize efficiency of the camera. It's compatible with both Apple and Windows computers for enhanced versatility. The SSDSVC II is built around the sensitive Mintron 72S85HN-EX-R color sensor which is capable of providing pleasing real-time views of the 110 Messier objects, as well as many other bright galaxies, star clusters and nebulas. The astronomical video camera also performs admirably when trained on objects such as the Moon and planets within our solar system. The included Orion Video Capture Device easily attaches to your video camera, camcorder, DVD player, DVR, VCR, or any device equipped with RCA composite, component, or S-Video output, and makes it possible for you to view, record and capture footage from those devices for viewing on your laptop or desktop Apple computer.
From the Manufacturer
Our second generation astrophotography video camera is compatible with both Windows and Apple computers. Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 Operating systems. See real-time views of deep space objects in color with this versatile and fun video imaging camera for your telescope. Features a serial input interface which allows the video camera to be connected with a growing number of accessories for versatile control options. Display real-time views of deep space objects as seen through your telescope on a TV, on the Orion LCD-DVR (sold separately), through a projector, or on any device with RCA inputs. Highly sensitive deep space video camera excels at imaging brighter deep space objects such as the Messier catalog, bright nebulas, galaxies, comets, meteors and closer targets like the Moon, planets, and Sun (with a properly fitting telescope solar filter)