Meade LPI-G Advanced Cameras


Experience the universe like never before.

The LPI-G Advanced is expected in the United Kingdom in December 2018.


The LPI-G Cameras are an excellent camera for auto-guiding and solar system astrophotography. Now available in two models, our solar, lunar, and planetary guide cameras, will help you experience the universe on a whole new level! The LPI-G and LPI-G Advanced are available in both Colour & Monochrome.

Better performance

The LPI-G Advanced allows the user to experience our universe on a whole new level with Meade's Advanced solar, lunar, and planetary guide camera.

This USB 3.0 14-bit camera allows for increased dynamic range allowing the user to experience the universe like never before! The LPI-G Advanced features a large image sensor along with a high pixel count that allows for increased resolution, making it ideal for planets and solar imaging. The LPI-G Advanced has a back illuminated CMOS - SONY IMX178, image sensor with 2.4 x 2.4 micron pixel size and pixel array of 6.3 Megapixels (3072 x 2048). This Imager & Guider is able to take 59 frames per second at full resolution. The camera has a 3.0 connection and ASCOM ST-4 Guider Port for easy connection to the mount.

The LPI-G Advanced also includes a high-speed USB 3.0 connecting cable, ST-4 Guide Cable, 1.25" nose extension with C-Mount, and Meade Sky Capture Software on CD Rom - includes Installation and Operating instructions.

The LPI-G Advanced is able to save images in a variety of formats including: JPEG, BITMAP, FITS, TIFF, PNG, PCX, TGA & BCM. It can also save videos in either SER or AVI formats.

Warning: When using to image the Sun, use appropriate solar filters.


Product Features

  • LPI-G Advanced camera comes in Colour or Monochrome
  • Can be used for auto-guiding or astrophotography
  • 1.25" Nosepiece and C-mount
  • 1.2 Megapixels CMOS sensor
  • ASCOM compliant ST-4 auto guider port


Computer Requirements

Computer Requirements: Equal to Intel Core 2.8GHz or higher. Solid State hard drive recommended for getting the maximum frame rates. The LPI-G Advanced is available in both Colour & Monochrome.

Note: Auto-guiding support is only available on Microsoft Windows.




Models and Prices

LPI-G Advanced Colour LPI-G Advanced Monochrome
Product Code 645003 645004
UPC 709942999419 709942999426
Opticstar Retail Price (inc VAT) £425.00 £450.00
Image Sensor Sony IMX178 CMOS sensor
Pixels 6.3 Megapixels (3072 x 2048)
Pixel Size 2.4 x 2.4 microns
Frames per second / Resolution 59 FPS at full resolution
Image File Format JPEG, BITMAP, FITS, TIFF, PNG, PCX, TGA, BCM
Video File Format SER, AVI
Shutter Electronic Rolling Shutter
Power Source DC 5V over PC USB port
Accessories USB 3.0 A male-to-B male gold plated Cable; ST-4 Guide Cable (1.5m long); 1.25" nosepiece
Software Includes Meade Sky Capture software on CD-ROM
Computer Requirements Windows (32 & 64 bit) Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX, Linux; USB 3.0 Port; 2GB memory;
Auto-guide support is only available on Microsoft Windows.

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