Review EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Deep Sky Astro Camera 7,1MP

Photographer: Lóránd Fényes – Ungarn (2019)

Deep-Sky 25 hrs Long-Exposure Picture of Object NGC 7023

Lóránd Fényes is a member of the Hungarian amateur astrophotographer community. Special award winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition and had the honor of being selected for the NASA's APOD several times. After many years of practicing DSLR astrophotography, he graduated to an other experience and started working with CCD and CMOS cameras. URL:

Comment of the photographer:

Deep-space objects are displayed by Explore Scientific’s new camera in superb detail. The Sony Exmor IMX428 CMOS Sensor (has got a diameter of 17.6 mm, so a resolution of 7.1 MP produces a pixel size of 4.5 µm x 4.5 µm) is surprisingly sensitive, delivering more detailed results per time unit than I have managed to in any other way so far. It produces a relatively visible glow, but that is completely eliminated at the production of dark images. I have particularly grown to like the EXPLORE CAPTURE software, which allows me to apply detailed settings, making it, in turn, extremely easy to adjust the focus on and the composition of a stable live-view image, even for dim objects. The camera body is pleasantly light, just over 500 g. It was a mindful gesture to provide two extra USB ports (there is a built-in USB hub in the camera), which makes it easy to power my guider I am using near the camera.

Exposure Data:

Object: NGC 7023

Date: 09.2019

Site: Balatonalmádi/Ungarn

Exposure time: 25h (255 x 360 sec)

Telescope: F/4.0 Newton 305/1200mm

Mounting: FORNAX 52

Camera: EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 7.1MP CMOS – Part-No.0510520

Filter: IDAS LPS D1

Correktor: TeleVue Paracorr Type-II

Autoguiding via: QHY5L-II

Constellation Cepheus with NGC7023

Constellation Cepheus with NGC7023

Time-lapse of image processing



Telescope and Camera Setup

Telescope and Camera Setup

Further Images