The manufacturer of this tiny B/W camera is the same as the Stellacam by Astrovid. The difference is theis modell does not have the controls ported to a seperate hand box. Instead the controls are on the rear of the camera. The camera has the identical specs as the one offered under the brand name, Astrovid Stellacam. You get extreme sensitivity, .00001 lux. This is a deepsky video camera ( takes a 6 inch scope and amplifies to what you would see with a 16" scope) as well as the moon and planets. You can get the Messier objects on a portable TV real time. The internal firmware does 128 frame accumulation. If you want more info, visit the A/V site. The Stellacam sells for twice what this camera sells for. This is quite a bargain at $ 300.00 plus shipping. Comes with a 20 foot Video BNC cable, also has an S video output jack. Camera run on 12 volts DC cord included as well as the 1.25" adapter and cap. You can record your planetary image or deepsky image at the same time you are viewing it. I also have a 9" Color Magnavox/VCR available for sale.