2/3" format, high resolution 'EXview' CCD chip, with 2,830,000 x 4.54uM square pixels in a 10.97mm diagonal array.
Exceptionally low dark signal - No dark frames necessary for most deep sky objects.
Very high sensitivity - 77% QE at peak in yellow light - 65% at H alpha (656 nm)
Exceptionally effective anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
High speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 2 second downloads.
Three port powered USB hub built-in.
Dry Argon filled CCD chamber.
Back focal length 17mm +/-1mm.
Built-in USB hub with three ports for USB accessories.
Two stage cooler with dry Argon filled CCD chamber.
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.
CCD type: Sony ICX674ALG (mono) 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: 1940 x 1460 pixels
CCD Image area: 8.81mm (Horizontal) x 6.63mm (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 5 electrons RMS - typically ONLY 4 electrons!
Full-well capacity: Greater than 17,000 e- (unbinned)
Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 800x.
Dark current: Less than 0.003 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 2 seconds at full resolution.
Power requirements: 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 900mA max.
Cooling system: Regulated set-point cooling supply with thermoelectric cooler to give a minimum CCD temperature of approximately -40C below ambient.
Size: 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium 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. 400g.