• Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera
  • Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera
  • Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera
  • Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera
  • Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera
  • Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera
  • Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera
  • Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera

Celestron Skyris 236C – CMOS Camera

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  • Designed and engineered in Germany by The Imaging Source, the leader in high-end planetary imaging, in collaboration with Celestron engineers in California
  • Uses the latest Sony Exmor CMOS technology which is very sensitive to near infrared, which is beneficial for planetary imaging
  • Powered by SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, Skyris transfers data at the fastest possible speeds
  • The Skyris 236 is the best planetary imaging camera on the market. The world’s top planetary imagers, including Christopher Go, beta-tested and use Skyris cameras


CMOS technology is emerging as the hottest thing in imaging, and SONY’S EXMOR IMX236 sensor leads the way. Twice as sensitive in the near-infrared as the IMX136, the IMX236 offers the perfect combination of speed, sensitivity, and value. You’ll get results that rival those of more expensive cameras, at a price that’s well suited to the budding astroimager. The IMX236’s small pixel size of just 2.8 microns delivers more resolution and requires less focal length than cameras with larger pixels – a big advantage for planetary imaging. Small to medium telescopes can achieve a bigger image scale without compromising sensitivity.


For years, The Imaging Source has produced astronomical cameras known for quality, performance, and value, elevating planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. Now, The Imaging Source design team in Germany has joined forces with Celestron’s engineers in California to create the Skyris line.

Skyris combines the unmatched expertise of The Imaging Source, with Celestron’s innovative industrial design. And of course, it’s backed by Celestron’s world-class product support and 2-year warranty. Whether you're an advanced user or a beginner, you'll love creating beautiful astroimages with these easy-to-use cameras. Capture the Sun, Moon, and planets like never before and create crisp, high-resolution images.


Skyris is capable of super-fast image download thanks to USB 3.0 connections. Even more impressive, Skyris’ CMOS sensor is capable of capturing up to 200 frames per second when subframed on planets. Or image the full 2.3 megapixel 1/3-inch sensor at 60 frames per second—great for lunar and solar imaging.

Skyris 236C is a one-shot color camera, allowing you to capture full-color images instantly. There's no need to image the same target multiple times to capture different colors. You also won't need to invest in filters and a filter wheel.

Skyris also features a Celestron-designed camera body, which helps dissipate heat to minimize the effect of thermal noise on the CCD. Skyris cameras do not have an optical window, which makes cleaning your camera easier and ensures maximum light transmission with no risk of internal reflections.


All Skyris cameras include Celestron iCap capture software and stacking software (for Windows systems only). This software suite allows you to easily control the camera, capture, and export your images or movie files. Next, you’ll filter your images and stack the best shots to create your masterpiece.

With a 1.25" nosepiece and 10' USB 3.0 cable included, Skyris has everything you need to get started with lunar, solar, or planetary imaging.


Skyris cameras also make excellent autoguiders. If used with a Celestron mount, Skyris connects as a DirectShow device or WDM-style webcam. Just plug the hand control into the supplied serial cable using an optional USB to RS-232 Adapter. Skyris works with popular software like MaxIm DL or freeware like PHD Guiding.


A/D Conversion 12 bit
Back Focus Distance 19mm with nosepiece, 17.5mm with C-mount
Binning 2x2
Camera Resolution 1920x1200
Exposure Range 0.0001 to 10 second
Frames per Second Over 200 (60 fps at full frame)
Imaging Sensor Super-high sensitivity, low-noise Sony Exmor" IMX236 CMOS. 
Included Items Skyris 236 camera body, 1.25" nosepiece, software, USB cable, manual
Mounting 1.25" barrel and C-thread
Operating Environment 40" C to -40"C (104? to -40?)
Optical Coatings Anti-Reflection multi-coatings on cover glass
Optical Window None
Pixel Size 2.8 micron square
Power Requirements Powered by USB
Sensor Size 5.44mm x 3.42mm
Shutter Rolling
Software Compatibility iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow, oaCapture
Sub-Framing Selectable
USB Cable High-speed 3.0, 10" cable length
USB Connection High-speed 3.0, 10' cable length
Weight 3.6 oz

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