Signal Limits for The Imaging Source Cameras

Blogged by John Berryman on November 13, 2007 and tagged with FAQ.

The Imaging Source FireWire astronomy cameras can be connected with 10 meter (30+ feet) cables without signal loss or the aid of any type of repeater. Additionally, due to numerous requests from stargazers with remote observatories, The Imaging Source is now offering inexpensive electrical repeaters for the DMK 21AF04.AS (and its siblings).


Although the USB are as of yet untested, it is now possible to connect up to 5 repeaters with our 10 meter FireWire cables enabling stargazers to reach out 60 meters (197 feet) to their computing station.

With the new electrical repeaters from The Imaging Source, it is now easier to stay indoors, free from mosquitoes in the summer and warm and toasty in the winter, while remotely operating all of your imaging equipment. Stay tuned for the USB solution.