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Starlight Xpress - M26C USB 2.0 Color CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED


Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Starlight Xpress, LTD


This is a discontinued item. We recommend the QHYCCD 10 Megapixel APS Sized One Shot Color CCD Camera as a replacement.

Starlight Xpress M26C USB 2.0 Color CCD Camera


  • Very large, high resolution 'SuperHAD' CCD chip, with 10,202,400 x 6.05uM square pixels in a 23.4 x 15.6mm array.
  • Single-shot colour, using a Bayer matrix of R, G and B on-chip filters. No filter wheel required.
  • Exceptionally low dark signal - No dark frames necessary for most deep sky objects.
  • Exceptionally effective anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
  • High sensitivity, equivalent to 55% QE at peak of green filters.
  • Built-in super high speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 10 second downloads.
  • Built-in autoguider interface and output - compatible with our optional dedicated external guide cameras.
  • Built-in dual serial ports for accessory control - directly drive filter wheels, GOTO 'scopes etc.
  • Single USB cable control for all features - get rid of that dangerous cable tangle!
  • Very low power consumption. Less than 1 amp at 12v DC.
  • Compact and lightweight - only 75mm in diameter x 70mm long - less than 500 grams load on the telescope.






Additional Information

Name Starlight Xpress - M26C USB 2.0 Color CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model SXVR‐M26C
Discountinued Yes
Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 800x
Computer Interface Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
Cooling Regulated set-point cooling supply with two stage thermoelectric cooler
Dark Current e-/p/s at 0°C Dark frame saturation time greater than 100 hours
Gain e-/ADU 0.3 electrons per ADU
Power Requirements 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 900mA max
Sensor Type Sony ICX493AQA SuperHAD
Size 75 x 70mm