A major breakthrough in Astrophotographic CCD technology !!
How would you like to image the night sky using an advanced capability 23.2 megapixel minus 38 degree celsius Cooled Astronomy dedicated CCD !! – PLUS – get it at a world beating price !!
Like many super serious digital photographers, I have been a massive fan of Canon’s DSLR’s for many years.
The Canon 5D Mark III revolutionised the world of modern digital photography, and is still well deservedly regarded today as the world’s best DSLR.
BUT – I hear you say – If only I could use this, the world’s best DSLR’s CCD, and COOL it for astroimaging !!
Today due to the innovation of Central DS in Korea we have achieved this goal, and have the best performing and value astrophotography CCD in the world – the Central DS Canon 5D Mark III Astrophotography Cooled CCD System.
Canon’s 5D Mark III is the world’s premier CCD chip. It is deservedly the leader in signal to noise performance. It also features an ultra purity manufacturing quality CCD chipset, which is an optimal tool for amateur astronomers to acquire the Astro images with its exceptional colour rendering on low-light imaging with lower noise than other comparable CCD’s available.
Canon’s 5D Mark III is a top of the line DSLR camera that carries a full-frame FX 24mm X 36mm 23.2 megapixel colour sensor. It is a magnificent camera with the highest reduction in signal to noise while supporting an astonishing ISO 102,800 which is 32 times of the standard DSLR’s best performance capability at ISO 3,200. It is Canon technology’s flagship model with the engineered high-quality camera shielding, the improved image sensor technology, and the great noise removal algorithms through the up-to-date Digic5+ image processor.
CentralDS has extended the feature design advantages of Canon’s 5D Mark III and re-envisioned in the CDS-5D to accommodate its exceptional high performance with extreme low-light imaging capabilities.
If you are considering a large sized dedicated Astronomy colour CCD then you will find this system achieves a significantly higher capability and performance, making it (in colour) the world’s most powerful colour CCD for Astrophotography.
If you are considering a CCD this system achieves that unusual positioning of having a capability placing in in the middle of the performance between an 11,000 series CCD and the world’s best CCD the 16803 series. But at a fraction of the cost of a 11,000 or 16803 series CCD.
How does it achieve this, simple – Canon’s chip – there is NO CCD chipset in the world that equals the capability and quality of Canon’s engineering (Nikon fans please accept our apology – but Canon ARE that far ahead).
• 23.2 MP full frame colour CMOS sensor, exceptional pixel size:6.25 x 6.25µm
• 36 x 24 mm colour Canon of Japan premier quality CMOS sensor
• Limiting low-pass filter removed
• 3:2 aspect ratio
RAW (CR2 14bit), JPEG
Canon advanced professional level DIGIC 5+ processor – same as Canon 5D Mark III
＊Sensitivity: Exceptional ISO 100 -102,400
＊High power 2 stage TEC cooling
＊Cool down to ambient temperature -38℃(±2℃)
＊External Temperature Controller included
＊High performance quiet cooling ( NOCTUA silence fan installed)
＊Transcend 16Gb Wifi SD Memory included
＊USB 2.0 interface ＊Power source: DC12V (not Li-ion rechargeable battery)
＊Shooting mode: B shutter Only
＊Backfocus – using T Mount – Without drop in filter fitted 55.7mm. With drop in filter fitted 55mm
＊Backfocus – using Canon Mount – Without drop in filter fitted 44.7mm. With drop in filter fitted 44mm
＊Focus mode: Manual focus only
＊Body material: Aluminum Alloy
＊12V, 4A Two Stage TEC cooling
＊Included Software: Backyard EOS, EOS utility
＊1 year CentralDS warranty included
Also available the full range of Central DS Cooled CCD systems, includingL
also Canon models: 5D Mark II, 6D, 40D, 50D, 60D & 600D (Rebel T3i),
Also Spectrum Enhanced Models: Canon 1100D-FM, 600D-FM, 60D-FM & 5D MarkII-FM
Please call or email for details.
Please see the last thumbnail image – it is taken by world renowned astromager Phil Hart – the image is M8 the Lagoon nebula – taken with a Pentax 300mm lens at f5.6 ISO 800 with a 5 minute single image – the detail is as expected – staggering !!
For a review of this CCD system from world leading astrophotography specialist Phil Hart please see – http://philhart.com/content/cds-5d-seriously-cool-camera-review