Never used Moravian G2 / 8300 CCD Camera

by Moravian Instruments

Price: £899.00

Moravian Instruments G2-8300 Monochrome CCD Camera

Moravian Instruments G2-8300 Monochrome CCD Camera with Low Noise, High Quantum Efficiency Kodak KAF-8300 CCD Sensor

for Narrow-Band ASTROPHOTO Imaging, this is our bestseller CCD camera in this price range; most of the published images were made with these cameras!
Designed and manufactured in Europe!

Sensor: Kodak KAF8300 Monochrome CCD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Resolution: 3358 x 2536 pixels
Quantum Efficiency:  55% max
Pixel Size: 5.4 x 5.4 µm
Interface:  USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Cooling: Two-stage Peltier up to -50°C
Available on back order. Usual delivery time: appr. 2-4 weeks


According to our calculations, the limiting focal ratio of the G2-8300 camera with an external filter wheel is f/5.83 or with a built-in filter wheel it is f/5.

So, for example, if you have an f/5 telescope, you could either go for the version with the built-in 5-position filter wheel if you don't need more than 5 filters, or you could go for the 7 or 10 position external filter wheel that accepts 36mm filters.

If you will use it with a SCT at f/10 or even f/6.3 then you can go for the 8 or 10-position external filter wheel and use them with 31mm filters with this camera without vignetting. (The version with the internal filter wheel would also serve an SCT user well when used with 31mm filters.)

The  G2-8300 is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by the famous UK based astrophotographer, Nik Szymanek.
Read his review of the Moravian G2-8300 CCD camera here: CLICK HERE to open or download a Pdf file.
Courtesy of Astronomy Now Magazine.

Shipping and Packaging
G2 CCD cameras are supplied in a foam-filled, hard carrying case containing:

  • Camera body with an optional telescope adapter. The standard 2" barrel adapter is included by default. If ordered, the filter wheel is already mounted inside the camera head and filters are threaded into place (if ordered).
  • A 100-240 V AC input, 12 V DC output “brick” adapter with 1.8 m long power cable.
  • 5 m long USB A-B cable for connecting camera to host PC.
  • A CD-ROM or USB Flash Drive with camera drivers, SIPS software package with electronic documentation and PDF version of User's Manual.
  • A printed copy of camera User's Manual