Aluma CCD47-10 / FW8S / SC-2 Package

Aluma CCD47-10 / FW8S / SC-2 Package

$15,693.00 USD$17,693.00 USD

In this package:

Aluma CCD47-10

FW8S-Aluma filter wheel

StarChaser SC-2

 

SKU: AL-CCD47-10-SC-PACK

SBIG Aluma CCD47-10

Our new high performance Aluma® CCD Series cameras offer capabilities and features not available in any other scientific-grade imaging camera.  This lightweight (2.2 lbs) and compact (4.5" x 4.5" x 4" with handles) camera includes two-stage cooling, USB 2.0 interface, ultra-reliable even-illumination shutter, and fast low-noise readout.

The Aluma CCD series supports a wide range of accessories, including the 8-position FW8S-Aluma filter wheel with micron-level filter positioning, StarChaser SC-2 off-axis guide camera, and AO-8A Adaptive Optics accessory.

The Aluma CCD47-10 has an extremely high sensitivity, 1 megapixel back-illuminated CCD sensor with 13.3 micron pixels.  These are research-grade cameras designed for longer focal length instruments typically with apertures greater than 40 cm.

Aluma CCD is a new generation of research cameras tuned for even better performance. Over two years of collaboration with university researchers helped us bring you an enhanced new Aluma CCD series that represent the ultimate in a high-performance mid-sized 16-bit CCD detector. Using E2V's best-in-class research grade back-illuminated sensors, the Aluma CCD47-10 gives you the high sensitivity, low noise, and high well depth needed for the most demanding research applications.

Available with Midband (default), Broadband, and Enhanced UV coatings.  See QE chart below for more information.

Note:  Special order item.  Nonrefundable deposit is required for sensor.  Balance charged when ready for shipment.

FW8S-Aluma

FW8S-Aluma is the 8-position filter wheel for Aluma CCD Series cameras.  It is compatible with Canon EOS and Nikon lens adapters.

fw_detent_close1Features

The carousel holds eight 36mm filters and inserts are available for 1.25" filters.  The 36 mm filters provide unvignetted imaging for the largest Aluma sensors.

Aluma wheels include a positive centering mechanism that precisely centers each filter in the exact same position every time. This single-pixel accuracy completely eliminates ghost images of dust spots and other artifacts after flat-fielding.

The left-hand image below shows a dust spot on the filters.  A flat-field calibration frame was taken, then the filter wheel was rotated several times before taking a second picture, which was flat-field calibrated, at right.  No evidence of the dust spot is visible.  This high precision results in the highest quality images and excellent photometric accuracy.

Compatible filters are available at additional cost - please see Optical Filters.

 

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$1,195.00 USD

SBIG StarChaser Off-Axis Guider Cameras

The SBIG StarChaser is the world's first all-in-one off-axis guider with built-in camera and integrated AO support.  Comes complete with MaxIm LT software.

Several versions are available to fit our various SBIG camera models.  Please read the Description below to make sure you choose the correct option.

Download Product Data Sheet

 

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Additional Information

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25"

Remote Guide Head

With STI/OAG

Full Frame Download

1 sec

Pixel Digitization Rate

10 mhz

A/D Converter

16 bits

Read Noise (typ)

9.3 e-

Cooling Delta

40 °C

Temperature Regulation

y

Adaptive Optics Option

N

Weight

1.7 lbs

Computer Interface

USB

Power

12 VDC

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit OS, Mac

Exposure

0.1-3600 sec

Shutter

Mechanical, Even-illumination

Filter Wheel Option

y

Self-Guiding In Front of Filters

n

Sensor Size

17.96 mm x 13.52 mm

Full Well Capacity

25,000 e-

Imaging Sensor

KAF-8300

Imaging / Pixel Array

3326 px x 2504 px

OAG Option

y

Peak QE

56%

Total Pixels

8.3 million pixels

Antiblooming

y

Pixel Size

5.4 μm

Dark Current e-/p/s

0.2 e-/p/s

SBIG Aluma CCD47-10

Peak QE

93%

Antiblooming

n

Sensor Size

13.3 mm x 13.3 mm

Pixel Size

13 μm

Total Pixels

1 million pixels

Self-Guiding In Front of Filters

y

Imaging / Pixel Array

1056 x 1027

Imaging Sensor

E2V CCD47-10 AIMO

Full Well Capacity

100,000 e-

Filter Wheel Option

y

Shutter

Mechanical, Even-illumination

Power

12 VDC, 5A max

Remote Guide Head

y

Adaptive Optics Option

Y

Pixel Digitization Rate

1 MPix/sec

Computer Interface

USB 2.0

Exposure

0.1 sec minimum

Cooling Delta

~ 50 °C

Read Noise (typ)

5 e- typical

A/D Converter

16 bits

Weight

2.2 lbs

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25"

Full Frame Download

~1 sec via USB or WiFi

Temperature Regulation

y

Sensor

Midband, Broadband, Enhanced UV

Dark Current e-/p/s

typical 20 e-/pix/sec; 0.2 at -30C

Binning Modes

Horizontal 1, 2, 3, 4; Vertical 1-255

FW8S-Aluma

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25"

Weight

1.8 lbs

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit OS, Mac, Linux

SBIG StarChaser Off-Axis Guider Cameras

Temperature Regulation

No

OS Compatibility

Windows 7, 8, 10 x86/x64, MacOS 10.14 "Mojave" x86 binaries, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x64, Raspbian Buster armhf, Ubuntu MATE arm64

Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Mini

Full Frame Download

0.2 sec

Adaptive Optics Option

Works with AO-X (cable required)

Pixel Digitization Rate

72 megapixels / second

A/D Converter

10 bits

Weight

0.9 lb / 400 g

Read Noise (typ)

5 e- typical

Power

12V, 300 mA

Exposure

13.5 ns to 59.26 s

Pixel Size

4.8 μm

Total Pixels

1,310,720 pixels

Sensor Size

6.18 mm x 4.95 mm

Shutter

Electronic Global Shutter plus Mechanical Dark Frame Shutter

Imaging Sensor

Astronomical CMOS 1.3 Megapixel

Filter Wheel Option

Attaches to FW7-STX and FW8S-STXL filter wheels

Dark Current e-/p/s

5 e-/p/s typical at 20C

Imaging / Pixel Array

1280 x 1024 pixels

Full Well Capacity

10,000 e-

Backfocus

Adds 0.87" (22.1 mm)