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iOptron iE5100 Planetarium Imager


With the iOptron iE5100 Digital Camera you can experience astro-video and astrophotography for yourself! The iOptron iE5100 allows you to view real-time images from your telescope on a computer screen. The iE5100 transmits live video images of the Moon, Sun, planets and terrestrial objects through a USB cable to your computer. Images can be recorded for later playback or frame imaging.


Package includes:

  • iE5100 Digital Camera
  • USB cable
  • 1.25” telescope eyepiece adapter
  • Software CD (also downloadable from iOptron website)


Operating System:

  • Microsoft  Windows  XP / Vista / 7 /8 (32 & 64 bit)
  • OS X (Mac OS X)
  • Linux




  • Micron® 5 mega pixel color CMOS sensor with DigitalClarity®technology to dramatically reduce image noise levels

  • 1/2.5” chip size with 2.2µm x 2.2µm pixel

  • Progressive scan

  • Detailed and crispy image with maximum resolution 2592 x 1944

  • Capture video on your PC with a frame rate up to 60fps @640 x 480

  • 1.25” telescope eyepiece adapter make iE5100 compatible with most telescope

  • Threaded adapter accepts standard 1.25” eyepiece filters

  • Advanced camera control software allows you to adjust the exposure parameter using your PC

  • Real time flip/rotation to allow you adjust what you are seeing on the screen

  • Image software provides a powerful tool for imaging measurement and processing

  • Included stacking function automatically selects those sharpest, clearest frames to be stacked and aligned into one high quality image.

  • Standard camera C-mount allows you to direct mount the camera to a microscope w/ C-mount thread

  • Optional SDK development package allows you to develop your own camera control

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