|Efficient Lens System
The lens used in the Oculus is a high quality, multicoated fisheye lens with a 180 degree
field of view. With a very low F/2 focal ratio, the light gathering capacity of this small
lens is incredibly good and imaging the night sky is very simple.
Permanently mounting electronic equipment outside in all weathers is always a concern.
With the Oculus, great care has been taken during the design process to incredibly reduce
weather affects on the camera. Four drain holes have been machined into the outer flange
at the base of the dome allowing water to simply run off the dome and down the outside
of the housing. The housing has a beautiful bead blasted, clear anodised finished which
is hardwearing and looks stunning.
The dome is a quality, highly polished polycarbonate 3" dome with the lens positioned at
the optimum point in the dome to ensure there is no distortion in the star field.
Mounting & Rear Panel
The Oculus comes with a right angled aluminum tripod bracket to secure it to the side of
your dome or building. This has the standard 1/4" tripod thread on the base but can
also be easily drilled and adapted for other mounting options. The USB cable comes fitted
to the Oculus and can be extended using powered USB2.0 hubs. The Oculus also has a
2.1mm power socked in the rear to allow the supplied power supply to connect and power
the heaters in the Oculus to ensure the dome does not dew up during.