Incorporating the Texas Instruments TC-255 CCD microchip, the Pictor 208XT's 3.3mm x 2.4mm active area is comprised of a 336 x 242-pixel array of 10-micron-square pixels. Combining low (less than 36 electrons) readout noise, very low dark current, and an 8-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) converter permitting 256 shades of image brightness, the 208XT is an excellent device for black-and-white imaging, whether in the hands of the novice or the more experienced user.
The Pictor 208XT may be operated either as an autoguider or as an imaging camera. In the autoguider mode, operation of the Pictor 208XT is identical to that of the Pictor 201XT, except that, because of the Pictor 208XT's thermoelectric cooling system, guide stars as faint as 14th-magnitude may be employed.
This unit is like new in original box. Cigarette-lighter plug has been replaced with a more durable version. Also includes a Belkin F5U109 Serial-to-USB adapter (download the driver from Belkin).
You'll need to download the latest Pictor software from Meade or use MaxIm DL/CCD or Meade's Autostar Suite to control the camera in either imaging or autoguider mode. It can also stand-alone as an autoguider with no computer required.
Only $350.00 including shipping to CONUS/Canada.