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Apogee - Alta F29050 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade 1

Model#: F29050M-G1

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APOGEE Imaging Systems   - Alta F29050 -   Interline Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade 1

The F29050 represents the next step in the evolution of the Alta line of cameras with faster readout speeds. The Alta F29050 has a 29-megapixel interline transfer sensor with high quantum efficiency. The camera is available with a monochrome sensor (F29050M) or color (F29050C) sensor with a Bayer mosaic. Low noise and small pixels are ideal for OEM applications, biological and physical sciences. All Alta systems are backed by a 2 year warranty on the camera and lifetime warranty on the CCD chamber integrity.


  • 1 to 8 MHz 16-Bit digitization
  • 32 MByte camera memory
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes
  • 32/64 bit ActiveX drivers included with every system
  • Programmable cooling to 50°C below ambient
  • General purpose programmable I/O port
  • Adjustable fan speed for low/zero vibration
  • Programmable status indicators
  • AR coated silica windows
  • Moisture free chambers
  • Liquid cooling option
  • Precision locking filter wheels optional



                                                                                            CCD Sensitivity



CCD Specifications
Array Size (pixels) 6576 x 4384
Pixel Size 5.5 x 5.5 microns
Imaging Area 36 x 24mm (872mm2)
Imaging Diagonal 43.5mm
Linear Full Well (typical) 20K electrons
Dynamic Range 64 dB
QE at 400nm 33%
Peak QE (550nm) 50%
Anti-blooming 300X
Camera System Performance
PC Interface USB 2.0
Max. Cable Length 5 meters between hubs, 5 hubs maximum (max. total of 30m); or up to 50m with icron 2.0 Ranger extender
Digital Resolution 16 bits to 8 MHz
System Noise (typical) 6 e- RMS at 3 MHz
Pixel Binning 1 x 1 to 8 x 4384 on chip
Exposure Time 20 milliseconds to 183 minutes (2.56 microsecond increments)
Image Sequencing 1 to 65535 image sequences under software control
Frame Sizes Full frame, subframe, focus mode
Cooling (typical) Thermoelectric cooler with forced air. Maximum cooling up to 50°C below ambient temperature.
Dark Current (typical) 0.15 e-/pixel/sec (-5°C)
Temperature Stability +/- 0.1°C
Operating Environment -22° to 27°C. Relative humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing.
Power 40W maximum power with shutter open and cooling maximum. AC/DC "brick" supply with int'l AC input plug (100-240V, 50-60Hz). Alternate 12V input from user's source.
Remote Triggering LVTTL input allows exposure to start within 25 microseconds of rising edge of trigger.
Camera Head Size Standard: D07. Low Profile: D11. Aluminum, hard blue anodized. 7"x7"x2.55" (17.8x17.8x6.48 cm). Weight: 4.2 lb.(1.9 kg).
Back Focal Distance Standard: 1.005" (2.56 cm). Low Profile: 0.585" (1.5 cm). [optical]
Mounting 5.125" bolt circle. 2.5" 24 TPI thread. Optional Nikon F-mount or Canon EOS/EF or FD mount.
Shutter Standard: 63mm shutter. Low Profile: no shutter.










Product Series

Alta cameras offer the best warranty in the business, and for good reason: Apogee's Alta Camera Series focuses on quality and reliability so you can focus on innovation and discovery. With a lifetime warranty against condensation in the inner chamber, and a two year parts and labor warranty, including the CCD, we have the best warranty in the industry. If you've got an out-of-box issue with one of our cameras, we're the only company that pays for shipping both ways. Why do we offer such an outstanding warranty? Because Alta cameras are rock solid from day one.

Front Illuminated Full Frame CCD 



Back Illuminated Full Frame CCD

Additional Information

Name Apogee - Alta F29050 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade 1
Manufacturer Apogee Imaging Systems
Model F29050M-G1