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Starlight Xpress - Sony ICX694AQG Monochrome CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED


Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Starlight Xpress, LTD


This is a discontinued item. We recommend the ATIK 460EX Monochrome CCD Camera as a replacement.

Starlight Xpress SXVR-H694 Monochrome CCD Camera


monochrome ccd camera astrophotography sensor sony starlight xpress

  • Medium format, high resolution 'Exview' CCD chip, with 6,050,000 x 4.54uM square pixels in a 15.98mm diagonal array.
  • 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.
  • Very high sensitivity - 77% QE at peak of response in yellow light, 65% at Hydrogen alpha line (656 nM).
  • High speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 5 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 - Sony ICX694AQG Monochrome CCD Camera - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model SXVR-H694
Discountinued Yes
Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 800x
CCD ICX694AQG (colour) Exview CCD with ultra low dark current and vertical anti-blooming
CCD Image Area 12.49mm (Horizontal) x 9.99mm (Vertical)
CCD Quality Grade 1 or better - No bad columns, no dead pixels, no more than 50 'hot' pixels (saturated in <10 seconds)
Computer Interface Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
Cooling Regulated set-point cooling supply with thermoelectric cooler to give a minimum CCD temperature of approximately -30C below ambient
Dark Current Less than 0.002 electrons/second @ - 10C CCD temperature
Data Format 16 bits
Full Frame Download Greater than 20,000 e- (unbinned)
Gain e-/ADU 0.3 electrons per ADU
Image Download Time Typically 5 seconds at full resolution
Pixel Size 4.54uM x 4.54uM, Image format: 2750 x 2200 pixels
Power Requirements 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 900mA max
Read Noise Less than 7 electrons RMS - typically ONLY 5 electrons!
Size 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel
Spectral Response QE max at 580nM (~77%), 50% roll-off at 360nM and 770nM