Apogee Ascent A205 Color
Apogee Ascent cameras work great with scientific computer processes that are extremely demanding. The Ascent's high sensitivity sensors can detect very weak signals that aren't visible by humans or other astrophotography CCD equipment. Apogee has made sure the Ascent camera series is equipped with portable and easy installation methodsm with USB 2.0 which most computers now these days have. In addition, the cameras feature high resolution which can detect very small detail in large field of views. Since the Ascent cameras have micron pixel ranges from 6.8-7.4 microns, they make a great choice to balance optical balance and dynamic ranges. If the user chooses to use the optional CRI liquid crystal tunable filters, these Apogee cameras acquire stunning publication quality color images. All Ascent cameras come with software that is simple. An ActiveX software development kit and Linux drivers are available from Apogee.
The Ascent camera series from Apogee ship with advanced and simpler features than previous cameras. The Ascent cameras use forced air that accurately regulates heat. These new Apogee cameras can withstand temperature delta's of approximately 30C below ambient temperature. The Ascent CCD cameras also come with a new optional advance filter wheel by Apogee, the AL-AFW25-4R. This filter wheel gives more convenience when using your camera. It plugs in simply to the front of the camera with no other steps. Another great feature ofn the Ascent cameras from Apogee include computer compatibility with drivers. Last but not least, the Ascent cameras can take a maximum of 65535 image sequence rate.
Components of the Apogee Ascent A205 Camera:
Sony ICX205 Sensor:
The Ascent A205 by Apogee comes with the Sony ICX205 sensor. This sensor chip is solid state and has an optical interline of 0.5 inches. With a square pixel array of 1.45M, all pixels are independently outputted in 1/7/5 seconds!
The Sony ICX205 sensor has high vertical and horizontal resolutions without mechanical shutters. In addition, the Apogee Ascent A205 camera can support up to 256 lines with a 30 frames output. The horizontal drive in the Sony ICX205 has a frequency of 14.318MHz. and the sensor's main key areas are high sensitivity, high resolution, and low dark currents.
Ascent® Camera Series
The Ascent Camera Series supports a variety of interline transfer sensors with high quantum efficiency and low dark current. Most cameras are available with a choice of monochrome sensor or color sensor with a Bayer mosaic. Low noise and small pixels are ideal for OEM applications, astrophotography, biological sciences, guiding / adaptive optics, and other high frame rate applications.
|Name||Apogee - Ascent A205 Color CCD Camera|
|Manufacturer Part No||A205C|