HyperStar Lens Assemblies for the 8", 11" and
Starizona has released models of their very popular HyperStar lens
assembly for use with Fastar versions of Celestron's 8", 11" and 14" SCTs.
This allows the scope to be used as a super-fast (8 and 11 are f/1.8, 14 is
f/1.9) imaging system, resulting in dramatically reduced exposure times and
wider fields of view.
The HyperStar 8 and 11 are compatible with the SBIG ST-237A. The
HyperStar 14 is compatible with several of SBIG's CCD cameras, with the more
expensive cameras providing fields of view previously unheard of when using
an SCT. The following table from the Starizona web site summarizes:
||HyperStar 14 Field of View
||24' x 18'
||35' x 23'
||60' x 45'
||75' x 51'
For more details on HyperStar, visit the
Starizona web site - www.starizona.com. For
more details on Fastar, visit the Celestron web site -