Aluma CCD8300 / FW8S / SC-2 Package

Aluma CCD8300 / FW8S / SC-2 Package

$6,897.00 USD

In this package:

Aluma CCD8300

FW8S-Aluma filter wheel

StarChaser SC-2

 

SKU: AL-CCD8300-PACK

SBIG Aluma CCD8300

Back by popular request!  We have acquired a supply of KAF-8300 imaging sensors, and can once again offer the Aluma CCD8300.

Our high performance Aluma® 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 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.

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 best value in a high-performance mid-sized 16-bit CCD detector. We have carefully refined the camera electronics for improved performance, minimum amp glow, and low noise.

FW8S-Aluma

FW8S-Aluma is the 8-position filter wheel for Aluma CCD Series cameras. It includes a 40-12051-00 adapter plate for connection to a T-thread (M42 x 0.75mm) focuser draw tube.

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.

 

flatfield2

$1,399.00 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.

New!  All StarChasers now include Enhanced sensors with improved Infrared sensitivity.

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

 

SC-2E

Additional Information

Full Well Capacity

25,000 e-

Imaging Sensor

KAF-8300

Sensor Size

17.96 mm x 13.52 mm

Self-Guiding In Front of Filters

n

Filter Wheel Option

y

Imaging / Pixel Array

3326 px x 2504 px

OAG Option

y

Pixel Size

5.4 μm

Dark Current e-/p/s

0.2 e-/p/s

Antiblooming

y

Total Pixels

8.3 million pixels

Peak QE

56%

Shutter

Mechanical, Even-illumination

Exposure

0.1-3600 sec

A/D Converter

16 bits

Read Noise (typ)

9.3 e-

Pixel Digitization Rate

10 mhz

Full Frame Download

1 sec

Remote Guide Head

With STI/OAG

Cooling Delta

40 °C

Temperature Regulation

y

Power

12 VDC

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit OS, Mac

Computer Interface

USB

Weight

1.7 lbs

Adaptive Optics Option

N

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25"

SBIG Aluma CCD8300

OAG Option

StarChaser

Peak QE

56%

Antiblooming

y

Sensor Size

17.96 mm x 13.52 mm

Pixel Size

5.4 μm

Total Pixels

8.3 million pixels

Imaging / Pixel Array

3326 px x 2504 px

Imaging Sensor

KAF-8300

Full Well Capacity

25,000 e-

Dark Current e-/p/s

0.15 e-/p/s typical

Filter Wheel Option

y

Shutter

Mechanical, Even-illumination

Power

12 VDC, 5A max

Remote Guide Head

y

Adaptive Optics Option

Y

Pixel Digitization Rate

10 MPix/sec

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

Exposure

0.1 sec minimum

Cooling Delta

50 °C

Read Noise (typ)

10 e- typical

A/D Converter

16 bits

Weight

2.2 lbs

Filter Size

36mm / 1.25"

Full Frame Download

~1 sec via USB, ~7 sec via WiFi

Temperature Regulation

y

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)