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Starlight Xpress - SXVR-H35 35mm Interline Camera - DISCONTINUED


Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Starlight Xpress, LTD


Starlight Xpress SXVR-H35 35mm Interline CCD Camera


  • Large, high resolution Kodak CCD chip, with 10,838,016 x 9uM 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. 7 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-H35 and 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. The camera shown on this page is the H36, as both versions have a closely similar appearance.











Additional Information

Name Starlight Xpress - SXVR-H35 35mm Interline Camera - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model SXVR-H35
Discountinued Yes
Custom Stock Status Out of Stock
Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 1000x
CCD Kodak KAI11002M interline CCD with low dark current and vertical anti-blooming
CCD Image Area 36.3mm (Horizontal) x 24.2mm (Vertical)
CCD Quality Grade 2 as standard
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 e-/p/s at 0°C Dark frame saturation time greater than 10 hours. Less than 0.08 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient
Data Format 16 bits
Full Well Capacity Greater than 50,000 e- (unbinned)
Gain e-/ADU 0.9 electrons per ADU
Image Download Time Typically 7 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
Pixel Size 9uM x 9uM, Image format: 4032 x 2688 pixels
Power Requirements 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 750mA max
Read Noise Less than 15 electrons RMS - typically only 12 electrons
Size 98 x 100mm black anodised aluminium barrel
Spectral Response QE max at 540nM (~52%), 30% at 400nM and 660nM