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Where sCMOS is Wonderful

CCD users have suffered for years with high read noise, snail-like digitization, and download speeds. It was like that three-hour movie that dragged on. Although CCD detectors benefited from consistent images with a few hot pixels and a column or two, sensitivity across the visible spectrum was only tolerable for mid-priced CCDs. The higher QE...

How does the SBIG AC4040 compare to the SBIG STX-16803?

The classic KAF-16803 CCD was the leading camera in SBIG cameras for many years. However, since ON Semiconductor discontinued it in 2019, the latest sensors in Gpixel's GSENSE4040 family have improved it. Combined with years of SBIG camera manufacturing experience, the SBIG AC4040 series has surpassed the SBIG STX-16803 in many ways. For example, compared to...

More Bits, Less Hassle: Introducing StackPro™ In-Camera Stacking Feature

Have you heard about Diffraction’s StackPro™ in-camera stacking feature? Before we get to describing all the fantastic things it does, let’s first talk about some of the challenges that necessitate it. Modern CMOS active pixel sensors have all the analog processing built into the sensor. Certainly, this is an advantage compared to the older, more mature...