The Revolution Imager R2 Astronomy Camera kit offers an affordable way for those who are new to astronomy to view and image Solar system and deep sky objects. The system’s simplicity also should appeal to more seasoned amateur astronomers because of its low price point, simple implementation and functionality for astronomy outreach.
The Revolution Imager R2 is a complete camera and monitor kit that allows you examine the view through your telescope on screen and in real time. All you have to do is make some simple connections and you can use the power of the most modern technology to see on the included color monitor the mountains, valleys and seas of The Moon.
You can easily change the exposure of the video camera and seamlessly go to seeing the reds and greens of Nebulosity or even the spiral arms of The Whirlpool Galaxy. All from your backyard using the amazing sensitivity of the most modern Sony imaging chips and built in live automated video processing.
This newest version, Revolution Imager R2, has an easier menu to operate, better contrast control, better gain control and finer image processing on board. This new version does a maximum of 5.12 second exposure and now stacks up to 6 images instead of 5.
And now, you can use the power and sensitivity of the Revolution Imager R2 to explore new dimensions with the optional microscope system, Revolution: Micro!
The Revolution Imager includes everything you need to get up-and-running and get the most out of your existing telescope. Included are:
– Portable 7″ LCD monitor.
– 12v Li-Ion Battery with charger to run both the camera and LCD screen.
– 0.5x Focal Reducer to dramatically widen the field of view.
– UV/IR filter.
– Hand-held remote control to control the camera.
– Shock-proof carry case.
– All required cables.
The newest version of the R2 comes with the HD UHTC wired remote that allows left, right and scrolling up through all menus when in CVBS mode. Using the 2 included AA batteries, navigating to the exposure is easy and maintains complete hands-free operation of the camera during a long exposure.
For more information on using the R2, take a look at the following pages:
– How to use the on-screen menus and control the camera
– How to view Deep Sky Objects
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