The i-Nova PLA-Mx CCD is a multi-purpose, capable camera, from planetary imaging to autoguiding. It includes the Sony Exview ICX618ALA CCD sensor (640 x 480 pixel array) with a very high quantum efficiency from the visible spectrum to the near infrared (IR) region.
Due to an excellent sensitivity, from the visible spectrum to the near infrared (IR) region, this camera is ideally suited for planetary high resolution imaging. It provides 2x2 hardware binning (640 x 480) to get a 11.2µm square pixel to be able to detect a faint star for autoguiding.
There are few, if any, CCD imaging devices with this amount of cooling support in this market segment. Optional cooling fans will reduce the temperature of the CCD by 36°F/20C, resulting in considerably more clarity for both live imaging and recorded stills and video.
- Fast mode: Planetary 8/12bit; 24Mhz
- Normal mode: Planetary 12bit 12Mhz
- Low speed mode: Visual enhancement & Deepsky 12bit 6Mhz
- Sharper images through extreme cooling
User Manual PLxCAM V2.1f (PDF)
FAQ iNova May 2014 (PDF)
Warranty 1.1 (PDF)
|Name||iNova - PLA-Mx ICX618ALA 1/4" Monochrome CCD Camera|
|Binning Options||Yes, 2x2|
|CCD||Sony Exview ICX618ALA 1/4"|
|CCD Image Area||640x480|
|Communication Ports||For filter wheel control, focusing motors control, and telescope mount control (ASCOM V6)|
|Data Format||BMP, AVI (8bit), FITS (8/16 bit) et SER (8/16bit) which can be read directly with main softwares like RegiStax V6.1, Avistacker V2, AutoStakkert V2|
|Dimensions||50 x 50 x 40mm|
|Exposure time||From 0.1ms to infinity|
|Pixel Size||5.6µm x 5.6µm|