|The Starlight Xpress Trius-SX-694 features the popular Sony ICX694AL Exview CCD with a 2750x2200 pixel array. |
This small Starlight Xpress CCD camera features small 4.54 micron pixels on its sensor, making it an ideal choice for use with short focal length refractors.
Starlight Xpress Trius 694 Major Features:
- Medium format, high resolution 'Exview' CCD chip, with 6,050,000 x 4.54uM square pixels in a 15.98mm diagonal array.
- Exceptionally low dark signal - No dark frames necessary for most deep sky objects.
- Excellent QE of 77% peak in yellow light, 65% at Hydrogen alpha (656 nm).
- Three port powered USB hub built-in. Can drive a Lodestar or Superstar guider + SX filter wheel.
- High performance two stage cooling for better than -40C delta T
- Dry Argon CCD chamber fill for improved cooling performance
- Exceptionally effective anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
- High-speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 5-second downloads
- Built-in triple powered USB hub for guider and filter wheel control
- Single USB cable control for all features - get rid of that dangerous cable tangle!
- Very low power consumption. Less than 1.5 amps at 12v DC
- Compact and lightweight - only 75mm in diameter x 70mm long - less than 500 grams load on the telescope
Starlight Xpress Camera Specifications:
- CCD type: ICX694AL Exview CCD with ultra low dark current and vertical anti-blooming
- CCD Full resolution pixel data: Pixel size: 4.54uM x 4.54uM, Image format: 2750 x 2200 pixels
- CCD Image area: 12.49mm (Horizontal) x 9.99mm (Vertical)
- CCD quality: Grade 1 or better - No bad columns, no dead pixels, no more than 50 'hot' pixels (saturated in <10 seconds)
- Spectral Response: QE max at 580nM (~77%), 50% roll-off at 360nm and 770nm
- Readout Noise: Less than 7 electrons RMS - typically ONLY 5 electrons
- Full-well capacity: Greater than 20,000 e- (unbinned)
- Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 800x.
- Dark current: Less than 0.002 electrons/second @ - 10C CCD temperature
- Data format: 16 bits
- System gain: 0.3 electrons per ADU
- Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
- Image download time: Typically 5 seconds at full resolution
- Power requirements: 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 900mA maximum
- Cooling system: Regulated set-point cooling supply with thermoelectric cooler to give a minimum CCD temperature of approximately -30C below ambient.
- Size: 75 x 70mm black anodized aluminum barrel with 42mm 'T2' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. CCD alignment screws are provided for setting the chip parallel to the focal plane.
- Weight: approx. 400 grams / 14 ounces.
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