Meade LPI-G Cameras


Introducing the Lunar, Planetary Imager and Guider, the camera that is made for auto-guiding and astrophotography.

With our Solar System and guide camera, experience the universe on a whole new level. Lightweight and portable, LPI-G comes in either Colour or Monochrome, and a 1280 x 960 pixel CMOS sensor with the ability of capturing 28 frames per second at full resolution!

Dual Purpose Camera

The LPI-G Camera perfect for those looking to make the jump into astrophotography. As an astrophotography camera, the 1.25" barrel size allows you to use it in place of your eyepiece. You'll be imaging the Moon, planets, and the Sun (with appropriate filters) in no time with the high-performance CMOS image sensor. As a guide camera, the built-in ST4 auto guider port makes for easy connection. The LPI-G is compatible with a number of guiding and image capture programs such as Maxim DL, PHD, and FireCapture.

The LPI-G comes with dedicated Meade astronomy software called Sky Capture, which allows you to record and process video, image capture and processing, as well as other features like dark field correction and image stitching.

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


Product Features

Let the Lunar, Planetary Imager and Guider (LPI-G) unleash the inner astrophotographer in you. With our solar, lunar and planetary guide camera, experience the universe on a whole new level. Lightweight and portable, LPI-G comes with a 1280 x 960 pixel CMOS sensor with the ability of capturing 28 frames per second at full resolution.

This camera has a USB 2.0 connection and ST-4 guider port for easy connection to the mount. The LPI-G also includes USB cable, software drivers and image capture and processing software.

  • LPI-G 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

The LPI-G requires a computer running Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX or Linux. The LPI-G plugs to the computer's USB 2.0 (or USB 3.0) port. The LPI-G is bundled with software for image capture and processing. The LPI-G is software controlled.
Note: Auto-guiding support is only available on Microsoft Windows.




Models and Prices

LPI-G Colour LPI-G Monochrome
Product Code 645001 645002
Opticstar Retail Price (inc VAT) £180.00 £189.00
Pixels 1.2 Mega Pixels (1280x960)
Pixel Size 3.75 x 3.75 microns
Frames per second / Resolution 28@1280x960; 30@640x480
Image Format JPEG, BITMAP, PNG, TIFF, AVI, FITS
Shutter Electronic Rolling Shutter
Power Source DC 5V over PC USB port
Accessories USB 2.0 Cable; ST-4 Guide Cable; 1.25" nosepiece
Software Includes Meade Sky Capture software on CD-ROM
Image Sensor CMOS - AR0130 Colour CMOS - AR0130 Monochrome
Computer Requirements Windows (32 & 64 bit) Vista/7/8/10, Windows XP (32 bit), Mac OSX, Linux; USB 2.0 Port; 2GB memory;
Auto-guide support is only available on Microsoft Windows.

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