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Starlight Xpress - Trius SX-26Color USB Hub CCD Camera

Model#: SX-26C

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Manufactured by: Starlight Xpress, LTD

Details

Rear Camera Panel, Fused Silica Window, Efficient Cooling System, Argon Filled CCD Filter, Unique Tilted Camera Front

Major features:

  • 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.
  • Triple USB hub for accessories, built-in.
  • High performance two stage cooler for better than -35 C chip temperature reduction.
  • Dry Argon chamber fill for improved cooling performance.
  • 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.
  • Back focal length 17mm +/-1mm.
  • Built-in super high speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 10 second downloads.
  • Built-in autoguider output.
  • Single USB cable control for all features - get rid of that dangerous cable tangle!
  • Very low power consumption. Less than 1.5 amps at 12v DC.
  • Compact and lightweight - only 75mm in diameter x 70mm long - less than 500 grams load on the telescope.

Specifications:

  • CCD type: Sony ICX493AQA SuperHAD CCD with ultra low dark current, Bayer RGB matrix and vertical anti-blooming.
  • CCD Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 6.05uM x 6.05uM, Image format: 3900 x 2616 pixels
  • CCD Image area: 23.4mm (Horizontal) x 15.6mm (Vertical).
  • CCD quality: Grade 1 or better - No bad columns, no dead pixels, no more than 50 'hot' pixels (saturated in <10 seconds).
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 540nM (~55%), 50% roll-off at 400nM and 650nM. 
  • Readout Noise: Less than 9 electrons RMS - typically ONLY 7 electrons! 
  • Full-well capacity: Greater than 25,000 e- (unbinned)
  • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 800x.
  • Dark current: Dark frame saturation time greater than 100 hours. Less than 0.02 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
  • Data format: 16 bits.
  • System gain:  0.3 electrons per ADU
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface and triple output USB hub.
  • Image download time: Typically 10 seconds at full resolution.
  • Power requirements: 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 1.5 A max.
  • Cooling system: Regulated set-point cooling supply with two stage thermoelectric cooler to give a minimum CCD temperature of approximately -35C below ambient. 
  • Dry Argon filled CCD chamber.
  • Size: 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 42mm 'T2' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. CCD alignment screws are provided for setting the chip parallel to the focal plane.
  • Weight: approx. 400g

Additional Information

Name Starlight Xpress - Trius SX-26Color USB Hub CCD Camera
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model SX-26C
Chip ICX493
Cooling Fan - Built In
Dimensions 3" x 2.8"
Full Well Capacity ~25,000 electrons
Interface USB 2.0
Pixel Size 5-7 Microns
Resolution 3900 x 2616
Sensor Type Sony