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Altair Hypercam 294C PRO TEC Cooled Color

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I have an Altair Hypercam 294C Pro TEC Cooled Color camera available. I bought it as a backup for another camera with an IMX294 chip, but have since added several more cameras to my collection. It got used only a handful of times, like maybe 4-5 times. It's essentially new.

It's a beautiful instrument and captures beautiful shots. Altair's anti-amp glow circuitry does a pretty good job of reducing the amp glow, which was never an issue for me since IMX 294s calibrate darks quite well. It comes in the heavy-duty carrying case. In US dollars, you'd pay about $1490 for this camera. I'll let it go for $1000, but I'm open to offers.

Shipping in the US is $20, and I'd drive 100 miles in any direction from Grand Junction, CO to meet and deliver. You cover PayPal fees, unless you use the Send to Friend option.


  • 4 GB DDR onboard (and yes, it's true it has 4 gig - I called Altair myself to verify).
  • 11.6mp resolution SONY STARVIS Exmor R Back Side Illuminated IMX294 CMOS sensor
  • 4128×2808 active 4.63 micron pixels in a 16.05mm x 12.61mm array. Physical sensor size, 4/3rds” 23.1mm diagonal.
  • Extremely low read noise enabling deepsky lucky imaging and very smooth image quality.
  • Amp glow reduction technology onboard reduces amp glow, reduces noise, and increases contrast.
  •  High Dynamic Range with 14 bit ADC to 16bit output .FITS files in RAW mode, for beautiful deepsky images.
  • Up to 17.5 Frames per second video in full 20mp resolution. (You will need a computer with high USB bandwidth to achieve these speeds, preferably with Intel or Via hardware USB controller on the motherboard).