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Apogee - Ascent A16000 Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade 2


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APOGEE Imaging Systems - Ascent A16000 - Interline Transfer, Cooled CCD Camera System - Mono G2 Sensor

The Ascent® A16000 has a 16-megapixel interline transfer sensor with high quantum efficiency, low dark current, low noise and small pixels.  The Ascent line from the minds at Apogee Imaging Systems is ideal for astrophotography, guiding and adaptive optics, and general high frame rate applications.1 to 16 MHz 16-Bit digitization 

  • Binning up to 8 horizontal x 3248 height
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes
  • 32/64 bit ActiveX drivers included with every system
  • Programmable cooling to 30 degrees C  below ambient
  • External triggering and strobe controls
  • Programmable offset and gain
  • Programmable status indicators
  • Dual channel CCD support
  • Moisture free chambers
  • Video focus mode
  • Precision locking filter wheels optional






Product Series

Ascent® Camera Series


The Ascent Camera Series supports a variety of interline transfer sensors with high quantum efficiency and low dark current. Most cameras are available with a choice of monochrome sensor or color sensor with a Bayer mosaic. Low noise and small pixels are ideal for OEM applications, astrophotography, biological sciences, guiding / adaptive optics, and other high frame rate applications.





Additional Information

Name Apogee - Ascent A16000 Monochrome CCD Camera - Grade 2
Manufacturer Andor/Apogee
Model A16000M-G2
Antiblooming 300X
Array 4872 x 3248
Backfocus Distance Standard: 0.32" (0.81cm). [optical]
Binning Modes 1 x 1 to 8 x 3248 on chip
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Cooling Thermoelectric cooler with forced air. Maximum cooling 35°C below ambient temperature.
Dark Current 0.15 e-/pixel/sec (-5°C)
Digital Resolution 16 bit
Dynamic Range 74 dB
Exposure time 100 microseconds to 183 minutes (2.56 microsecond increments)
Imaging Sensor KAI-16000
Mounting connections 1.5" x 2.5" bolt pattern, 6-32 thread. Optional C-mount (1" 32 tpi thread), Nikon F-mount, or 2" slip-fit adapters.
Operating System Windows, Linux
Peak QE 56% (480nm)
Pixel Size 7.4 x 7.4 microns
Power Requirements 20W maximum power with cooling maximum. AC/DC "brick" supply with int'l AC input plug (100-240V, 50-60Hz). Alternate 6V input from user's source.
Quantum Efficiency 47% (400nm)
Remote Triggering LVTTL input allows exposure to start within 25 microseconds of rising edge of trigger.
Sensor Diagonal 43.3mm
Temperature Stability +/- 0.1°C