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Imaging Source - DMK51 Sony ICX274AL USB CCD Monochrome Camera

Model#:DMK 51AU02.AS

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Manufactured by: Imaging Source Astronomy Cameras



IMAGING SOURCE  DMK 51AU02.AS w/  Extremely High Resolution of 1600 x 1200 Pixels

With its extremely high resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, The IMAGING SOURCE  DMK 51AU02.AS  Monochrome USB astronomy camera without an IR cut filter is ideally suited to capture detailed images of the night sky, which demand the finest precision. The camera ships with IC Capture.AS, a comprehensive software package with which you can capture lossless and uncompressed images sequences and write them to disk as AVI files, or as a series of singular bitmaps.

Sony ICX274AL 1/1.8 " CCD Chip

The DMK 51AU02.AS ships with the monochrome Sony ICX274AL progressive scan CCD chip. With its 1/1.8 " format, the CCD chip produces a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Even at very long exposure times - up to 60 minutes exposure are possible - noise is minimal. Thanks to this extremely high quality, the Sony ICX274AL CCD chip is also often used in other scientific, industrial and medical image processing applications.

No Compression, No IR Cut Filter

The DMK 51AU02.AS does not compress the video stream it outputs - the video data that is captured by the CCD chip is outputted directly by the USB connector. Similarly, the camera does not have an IR cut filter, a color filter, nor an other kind of electronic filter. The camera is, therefore, ideally suited to capturing very true-to-life images of the night sky.

High Speed Data Transfer Via USB

In order to transfer the vast amount of data created by the stream of uncompressed and lossless monochrome images to the host PC, you need a very high speed bus. Hence, the DMK 51AU02.AS is fitted with a fast USB connector.

Included Software

The DMK 51AU02.AS ships with the device driver IC WDM UVCCAM TIS and the camera control and image acquisition application IC Capture.AS. Both of these run on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit).

Software for Mac OS and Linux is available from third parties



  • 1/1.8 " CCD, Sony ICX274AL (progressive scan).
  • Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels.
  • Up to 12 FPS and 60 minutes exposure.
  • C/CS mount.
  • Software included.


Additional Information

Name Imaging Source - DMK51 Sony ICX274AL USB CCD Monochrome Camera
Manufacturer Imaging Source Astronomy Cameras
Model DMK 51AU02.AS
Manufacturer Part No DMK 51AU02.AS
CCD Sensor Sony - ICX274