The i-Nova PLB-Mx CCD is a multi-purpose camera capable of lunar/solar and deepsky imaging to autoguiding. It includes the Sony Exview ICX445ALA CCD sensor (1280 x 960 pixel array) with very high quantum efficiency from the visible spectrum to the near infrared (IR) region.
Due to its excellent sensitivity, from the visible spectrum to the near infrared (IR) region with very low electronic noise, this camera is ideally suited for lunar/solar high resolution imaging. It provides 2x2 hardware binning (640 x 480) to get a 7.5µm 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.
User Manual PLxCAM V2.1f (PDF)
FAQ iNova May 2014 (PDF)
Warranty 1.1 (PDF)
|Name||iNova - PLB-Mx ICX445ALA 1/3" Monochrome CCD Camera|
|A/D Converter||12 bit|
|Binning Options||Yes , 2x2|
|CCD||Sony Exview ICX445ALA 1/4"|
|CCD Image Area||1280*960|
|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|
|Frame Rate||Up to 23 FPS at full resolution|
|Pixel Size||3.75µm x 3.75µm|