Apogee Ascent A29050 G2 Color Camera
Apogee Ascent cameras work great with scientific computer processes that are extremely demanding. The Ascent's high sensitivity sensors can detect very weak signals that aren't visible by humans or other astrophotography CCD equipment. Apogee has made sure the Ascent camera series is equipped with portable and easy installation methodsm with USB 2.0 which most computers now these days have. In addition, the cameras feature high resolution which can detect very small detail in large field of views. Since the Ascent cameras have micron pixel ranges from 6.8-7.4 microns, they make a great choice to balance optical balance and dynamic ranges. If the user chooses to use the optional CRI liquid crystal tunable filters, these Apogee cameras acquire stunning publication quality color images. All Ascent cameras come with software that is simple. An ActiveX software development kit and Linux drivers are available from Apogee.
The Ascent camera series from Apogee ship with advanced and simpler features than previous cameras. The Ascent cameras use forced air that accurately regulates heat. These new Apogee cameras can withstand temperature delta's of approximately 30C below ambient temperature. The Ascent CCD cameras also come with a new optional advance filter wheel by Apogee, the AL-AFW25-4R. This filter wheel gives more convenience when using your camera. It plugs in simply to the front of the camera with no other steps. Another great feature ofn the Ascent cameras from Apogee include computer compatibility with drivers. Last but not least, the Ascent cameras can take a maximum of 65535 image sequence rate.
Components of the Apogee Ascent A29050- G1 Camera:
KAI-29050 G1 Sensor:
The Apogee Ascent CCD features the KAI-29050 image sensor from kodak with a 29 megapixel CCD in 35mm optical format. The KAI-29050 G1 uses the Kodak Truesense 5.5 micron Interline Transfer CCD Platform to broaded dynamic range with excellent imaging performance. The Kodak sensor also has flexible readout architectures with 1,2, or 4 outputs full resolutions at 4 frames a second. Image blooming can be suppressed by a vertical overflow drain and electronic shuttering is now possible to enhance and improve performance. Other features this sensor adds to this Apogee Ascent camera include low dark current, negligible lag, and low smear.
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.
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