Meade LPI-G Advanced Colour Camera

Advanced computer controlled Lunar Planetary Imager & Guider (LPI-G) for your telescope.

  • Sony IMX178 CMOS Colour Sensor
  • Sensor size: 1/1.8"
  • Resolution: 6.3 Mega pixels (3072x2048)
  • Autoguide port
  • For Windows PC, Mac OSX, Linux PC
  • UK warranty
Meade LPI-G Advanced Colour Camera
  • Product code: 645003
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 485.00
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£ 5.00
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£ 5.00
Scotland North
£ 5.00
Northern Ireland
£ 5.00
UK islands (from)
£ 5.00
European Union (from)
£ 10.00
Worldwide (from)
£ 15.00

Description

Caution: When using any camera to image the Sun, always use appropriate solar filters.

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 USB 3.0 connection to the computer and an ASCOM ST-4 Guider Port for easy connection to the mount.


U.K. WARRANTY

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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.

Computer Requirements

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

Will work with the following Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux

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

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.

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Meade LPI-G Advanced Colour Camera
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code (SKU) 645003
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942999419
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar on behalf of Meade Instruments
Experience Level Intermediate
Sensor Sony IMX178 Colour CMOS
Optical Format 1/1.8" (7.4mm x 4.9mm) sensor
Resolution 6.3 Megapixels - 3072(W) x 2048(H)
Pixel Size 2.4µm x 2.4µm
Data format 8-bit or 14-bit
Frame Rate 59 fps @ full resolution
Shutter Electronic Rolling
Minimum Exposure Time 0.244 milliseconds
Maximum Exposure Time 1,000 seconds
Binning • Sensor Binning: 1x1, 2x2
• Digital Binning: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4
Guider Port ASCOM ST-4 Port
Back Focus Distance 17.8mm
Spectral Range 405 - 690nm
Operating Temperature -10C ~ 50C
Storage Temperature -20C ~ 60C
Operating Humidity 30% ~ 80%
Computer Interface USB 3.0 A-B type (USB 2.0 compatible)
Power Requirement 5V DC over USB Bus Power
Mounting to telescope 1.25" nosepiece included (threaded for filters)
Bundled software Meade SkyCapture; ASCOM compliant
Autoguide support Microsoft Windows only
Image Format JPEG, BITMAP, FITS, TIFF, PNG, PCX, TGA, BCM
Operating System • Microsoft Windows (32-bit & 64-bt) 7/8/10; Mac OSX; Linux
• Solid State hard drive recommended for achieving maximum frame rates
• Auto-guide support is only available on Microsoft Windows
Contents • LPI-G Advanced colour camera
• USB 3.0 A-B type cable, 1.5m long
• ST-4 guide cable (1.5m)
• 1.25" nosepiece with C-mount
• Meade SkyCapture software CD
Product Dimensions 1.25" diameter. 43mm x 72mm (1.7" x 2.8")
Product Weight 96 grams (3.4 ounces)
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15 July 2019

If you’re looking to capture lunar, planetary, and even solar images at an affordable price, then Meade’s LPI-G might be exactly what you need.

05 July 2017

A review of the LPI-G Colour camera has been published in the July 2017 issue of BBC Sky at Night magazine.

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