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Standalone smartcameras for astrophotography

Can be used without a PC because they have a powerful internal PC with Windows 10 or Linux: use your favorite applications to control your setup without carrying around a laptop and greatly reducing dangling cables. Connect your equipment to the 6 USB ports and 3 12V controlled power suppliers (on AST492). Interact with the camera through remote desktop via WiFi with Smartphone / Tablet / PC. 

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AST16200 B

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IMX183 CMOS mono/color

7 position  filter-wheel

AST183 X

AST8300 B

Enjoy an amazing deepsky smartcamera experience

KAF8300 CCD mono

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AST8300 X

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KAF8300 CCD mono

7 position  filter-wheel

KAF16200 CCD mono/color

4, 5, 7 position  filter-wheels

A short collection of comments from our customers:

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"All in all the decision to go with the Astrel AST8300A was a very good one, especially coming from DSLR imaging. I can highly recommend Astrel Instruments and their products." 

 Achim Armbruster, Germany

"...The overall performance of the Astrel is astounding, especially as it is not based on the newest sensor generation, but this is more than made up for by the smart solutions that Astrel is using to reduce noise. The image quality I am receiving is absolutely great..."

"...I need to say that the support is outstanding. They are always available to help with questions, support you via Teamviewer if the issue is a little more complex and are easy to deal with whenever something needs to get fixed. I have never been happier with a product support team..."

 

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Visit the gallery of the images taken with our cameras by our customers

M42 by Andrea Ricciardi
M42 by Andrea Ricciardi

Orion Nebula from Rome city center. AST16200B CCD Camera on 200mm F4 Newton, 24x7min H-alpha and 10x1min RGB

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Helix Nebula by Frank Breslawski
Helix Nebula by Frank Breslawski

NGC 7293 has been selected as November best image captured with his AST8300B!

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Simeis 147 by Tommy Nawratil
Simeis 147 by Tommy Nawratil

Another top pick on AstroBin with his AST8300B camera

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M106 by Frank Breslawski
M106 by Frank Breslawski

M106 Galaxy. AST8300B CCD Camera on 200mm F4 Newton, 12x5min H-alpha and 12x5min LRGB

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Have a look to the latest Articles & Reviews and read how some amazing images have been captured! 

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Rajko Eichhorn shows how to take perfect flats using Astrel Instruments Flatbox Controller connected to his AST8300B

The Flatbox Controller is integrated in the AST8300X! 

​​"Sorry, no picture today!

But people keep contacting me asking for flat generation tips with the AST8300. After having tried everything from sheets of papers under a light panel, the adjustable flat field box from LACERTA Austria I am now back to using the great Gerd Neumann 10" flat field panel on my 10" scope.

The trick is to using the Astrel Flatbox controller! ...."

 

Rajko Eichhorn Astrel Flat Box Controlle

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ASTREL STAND ALONE DEEPSKY SMART CAMERAS AWARDED AS HOT PRODUCT 2019  

Dec, 2018

 

 

Sky&Telescope, the most influential  specialized magazine inserted our stand alone smart camera product line in the HOT PRODUCT 2019 list.

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ASTREL LAUNCHES THE NEW AST492

Feb, 2022

 

 

This new high performance CMOS smartcamera is based on Sony IMX492 with an integrated Intel ATOM E3940 microprocessor; 4GB DDR3L and 32GB eMMC. A rich set of IO ports and an integrated optional 7P filter-wheel are included.

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Follow the latest news on our professional products and international scientific project 

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LASER POINTING CAMERA 

 

Fully operative since April 2017 at ESO VLT in Paranal, Chile with new versions installed on Gemini North and IAC ORM Telescopes. The LPC is a compact system, including a telescope and a smart camera, used to assist a single or multiple Laser Guide Stars (LGS) Adaptive Optics (AO) system to precisely pointing the guide stars to the expected sky position.

The complete system is available on our professional product line.

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ESO MOONS PROJECT

​Astrel completed the production of 20 miniature Smart CMOS cameras commissioned by the INAF (Italian National Astrophysics Institute) for MOONS project of the ESO (European Southern Observatory) VLT (Very Large Telescope) on the Cierro Paranal, Chile.

 

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ESO AAS CAMERAS

​Astrel completed the commissioning of 2 AAS (Aircraft Avoidance System) Smart CMOS cameras commissioned by the ESO (European Southern Observatory) for LGS (Laser Guide Star) LPC (Laser pointing Camera) project at VLT (Very Large Telescope) on the Cierro Paranal, Chile.

 

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