We are pleased to announce our new SBIG® Aluma® 47-10 and SBIG Aluma 77-00 back-illuminated CCD cameras. These new models are among the highest sensitivity cameras available today, with a peak QE over 90% and very low read noise. A variety of coatings are available, providing optimal sensitivity at different wavelengths.
Aluma features both USB 2.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interfaces. This allows Aluma cameras to be controlled directly by tablets and smartphones, as well as conventional Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. Aluma cameras come with MaxIm LT software for Windows.
All cameras include a high reliability, even-illumination mechanical shutter, which facilitates dark/bias calibration and photometric-quality imaging. Exposure length can range from many hours down to 100 milliseconds. Strong sensor cooling and fast, low-noise readout provide the cleanest possible images.
The Aluma Series includes 8 position filter wheels with high precision filter positioning. For astronomical applications a version is available with a built-in autoguider ahead of the filters. Aluma is also compatible with the AO-8A adaptive optics unit.