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DSI-IV is the ideal camera for all of your astrophotography pursuits

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Meade 16MP Monochrome Deep Sky Imager IV is equipped with a 16MP Panasonic CMOS image sensor, regulated two-stage thermo-electric cooler, and 3.8µm pixels, the new DSI-IV is the ideal camera for all of your astrophotography pursuits. The low-noise, high-resolution and fast USB 3.0 readout make this camera suitable for both deep-sky and planetary imaging, making it one of the most versatile astronomy cameras available.

The DSI-IV offers immense value beyond the camera itself. It not only comes with its own high-quality, weather-resistant hard carrying case and AC power adapter, but a new version of SkyCapture camera control software is included as well. With complete camera control, SkyCapture can run automatic image capture sequences without the need to purchase additional software. Capture high-quality images and video of galaxies, nebulae, and other beautiful objects of the night sky with Meade's DSI-IV.

Minimum system requirements

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP or later CPU Requirements: Equal to Intel Core2 2.8GHz or Higher Memory & USB Port: 2GB or More. USB 3.0


  • Large 4/3" format 16 Megapixel, low noise CMOS Sensor
  • Dual-stage, regulated, thermo-electric cooler suppresses thermal noise for clean, high-quality images
  • Includes SkyCapture camera control software
  • ASCOM compatible, drivers included
  • 23 Frames Per Second at Full Resolution (faster when subframed)
  • Captures in both video mode and still frame mode, suitable for lunar, planetary, and deep sky astro-imaging
  • Compatible with Windows operating system

The kit includes:

  • DSI IV Camera
  • M42 to 2" Nosepiece
  • AC Power Adapter (US plug only)
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Desiccant plug
  • Meade SkyCapture Software CD
  • Hard carrying case
Power SourceDC 5V over PC USB Port.
External Power Adapter for Cooling System, DC12V, 3A
Image SensorMN34230PLJ CMOS (Panasonic)
Chip Dimensions4/3“ (21.9mm diagonal) (17.6mm Lx13.3mm W)
Pixels16 megapixels (4640x3506)
Pixel Size, μm3.8x3.8
A/D Conversion12-bit
Read Noise1.2e @30db gain
Frames per second/Resolution23 fps at full resolution in 8-bit mode (faster when subframed)
Max Cooling40-45C below ambient
ShutterElectronic Rolling Shutter
Minimum Exposure Time0.15ms
Maximum Exposure Time3,600s
Mounting TypeM42x0.75 or 2" Nosepiece
Interface TypeUSB 2.0 or 3.0
Back Focus Distance, mm17.5
Video FormatSER, AVI
Binning1x1, 2x2, 3x3
Spectral Range350-1050nm (with Double Side AR Coating)
Operating Temperature, °C-10...+50
Storage Temperature, °C-20...+60
Operating Humidity, %30–80%
Product Dimensions, cm8.75x8.16x10.49
Product Weight1.51lbs (0.69 kg)