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									Celestron® Launches Skyris™ USB 3.0 Planetary Imaging Cameras

Powered by The Imaging Source, Skyris turns the solar system into your personal photography

Torrance, CA, July 01, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Get ready to explore the sky as a new horizon of creativity.
For years, The Imaging Source has provided amateur astronomers with high-quality CCD cameras that
elevate planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. Now, Celestron, the world's number one
telescope maker, is thrilled to announce not only a landmark partnership with The Imaging Source, but
the game-changing result of that collaboration: Skyris, a revolutionary new line of astronomical CCD

Designed for beginning and advanced imagers alike, each of the six color and monochromatic Skyris
models reveals the solar system from a completely new perspective, allowing you to create stunning
planetary images in crisp, high resolution. Superior internal components—including Sony®
EXview HAD™ imaging sensors and high-speed USB 3.0 connections—result in great camera
sensitivity with ultra-fast image capture. Capture more exposures in less time to record moments of the
most stable air, resulting in the best image quality. Finally, the dynamic 12-bit image output dramatically
outranges the 8-bit output of standard planetary CCDs.

It's all surrounded by Celestron's carefully engineered external camera housing, designed for improved
heat dissipation to minimize the temperature effect on CCD noise. The included Celestron iCap software
and stacking software (for Windows) aid with capturing, filtering, aligning, stacking, and exporting your
best images.

Skyris is available in six optimized configurations:

* 618C and 618M are their fastest cameras. Use for color and monochromatic planetary imaging with
long focal-length telescopes like Schmidt-Cassegrains and EdgeHDs.
* 445C and 445M feature small pixels to generate exquisitely detailed images. Use for color and
monochromatic planetary, lunar, and solar imaging.
* 274C and 274M have the biggest sensors, field of view, and pixel array. Use for color and
monochromatic planetary, lunar, and solar imaging.

Skyris is now shipping and is available through Celestron's vast network of dealers. Please visit
Celestron.com for dealer locations or more information.

About Celestron
Celestron is a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of high-quality optical products including
computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, GPS devices, binoculars, spotting
scopes, and microscopes. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become
the world's #1 telescope maker, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers
for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron's extraordinary products

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continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive
list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader's Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine,
Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately-held
company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, California.

About The Imaging Source
The Imaging Source is a multi-national enterprise with branches in the US, Taiwan and Germany. They
have been manufacturing imaging products for scientific, industrial and medical applications for more
than twenty years. The industrial cameras, converters and frame grabbers manufactured by The Imaging
Source are highly robust and are designed to run for years with no maintenance. The Imaging Source
products are typically deployed in factory automation, quality inspection, medical systems, microscopy
systems, life science projects, and, as of 2007, amateur astronomy. All imaging products manufactured by
The Imaging Source ship with Microsoft Windows drivers, an SDK, and powerful software for device
control, display, and saving of images.

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