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Starlight Xpress - 35mm Interline Monochrome CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED

Model#: SXVR-H36

Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Starlight Xpress, LTD


This is a discontinued item. We recommend the FLI MicroLine KAI-16000M Grade 2 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera as a replacement.

Starlight Xpress 35mm Interline Monochrome Camera


  • Large, high resolution Kodak CCD chip, with 16,085,120 x 7.4uM square pixels in a 36.3 x 24.2mm array.
  • Low dark signal - Dark frames not necessary for most of the brighter deep sky objects.
  • Anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
  • Built-in super high speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 10 second downloads.
  • High sensitivity, approx. 52% QE at peak (green light), 31% at H alpha.
  • Built-in autoguider interface and output - compatible with the optional dedicated external guide camera
  • 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!
  • Only ONE computer needed to control all of the devices and functions
  • Very low power consumption. Less than 1.0 amps at 12v DC - 12VA at 110v or 240v AC
  • Compact and lightweight - only 118mm in diameter x 102mm long - less than 1100 grams load on the telescope.
  • 72 x 1mm input thread, compatible with Takahashi FSQ106 etc.


The SXVF-H36 cameras are the largest in the SX line of Kodak CCD based imagers. We have used a two stage Peltier cooler for efficient CCD cooling, and a high-speed USB2 interface circuit for a short download time. The fast download minimises the visibility of bias frame artefacts, such as hot columns and the top to bottom gradient that is commonly seen on such chips.





Additional Information

Name Starlight Xpress - 35mm Interline Monochrome CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model SXVR-H36
Discountinued Yes
Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 1000x
CCD Kodak KAI16000M interline CCD with low dark current and vertical anti-blooming
CCD Image Area 36.3mm (Horizontal) x 24.2mm (Vertical)
CCD Quality Grade 2 available at this time
Computer Interface Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
Cooling Regulated constant current cooling supply with two stage thermoelectric cooler to give a CCD temperature of approximately -40C below ambient
Dark Current Dark frame saturation time greater than 10 hours. Less than 0.05 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient
Data Format 16 bits
Full Well Capacity Greater than 30,000 e- (unbinned)
Gain e-/ADU 0.4 electrons per ADU
Image Download Time Typically 10 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
Pixel Size 7.4uM x 7.4uM, Image format: 4904 x 3280 pixels
Power Requirements 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 750mA max
Size 118 x 102mm black anodised aluminium barrel
Spectral Response QE max at 540nM (~52%), 30% at 400nM and 660nM