SBIG - Aluma 694 Monochrome CCD Camera

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SBIG's Aluma 694 features Sony's ICX-694ALG monochrome sensor which boasts exceptional high resolution and high speed performance.
with remarkably low read noise and dark current. Paired with SBIG's two stage TE cooling system, post processing times are greatly reduced.
The 6MP camera is well suited to all astronomy imaging applications.
A compact body and lightweight make the Aluma cameras easy to integrate into your imaging system and are designed for easy remote operation.
The Camera has the Ability run the AO, filter wheel and guider remotely.
SKU: SBI-ALUMA-694
Manufactured by:
Santa Barbara Instrument Group (SBIG)
 

Product Description

SBIG - Aluma 694 Monochrome CCD Camera

SBIG's Aluma camera series are scientific-grade imaging performance in a mid-size camera body offering exceptional resolution and application flexibility in a lightweight and compact camera body.  

The Aluma 694 is built on the 6MP Sony ICX-694ALG sensor.  This sensor has a pixel array of 2750x2200 with 4.54 micron square pixels for a sensor that is 14.6mm x 12.8mm.  A high sensitivity interline CCD sensor, the ICX-694ALG has extremely low dark current and very low read noise and when paired with the high effective two stage TE cooling system your post processing times will be greatly minimized thanks to wonderfully clean images.  Microlens technology is utilized to concentrate light onto the light sensitive areas of the pixels only and the CCD sensitivity peaks at 550nm, maintaining that high sensitivity throughout the visible spectrum.  

The camera body is a compact 4.25x4.25x4 inches (or 3.5 inches deep with the handles removed) and weighs just 2.2 pounds making it lighter and more compact than predessors of similar performance levels and easily integrated into your system without weighing your telescope focuser down.  The two stage cooling system uses two variable speed fans and a very effective heat sink capable of cooling to -50C delta T.  A mechanical shutter produces reliable results and accurate dark frames and gives you amazing control over exposure times with a range of .001 seconds to 49 days

Designed for wireless and remote operation, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n and USB 2.0 ports are included.  A specialized version of MaxIm DL is included with every Aluma camera but they are also compatible with ASCOM and native SBIG drivers.  

Aluma 694 Features... 

  • Wide variety of imaging sensors
  • Light weight, compact design
  • Centered optical axis for optimum instrument balance
  • Ultra reliable even-illumination (photometric) mechanical shutter
  • Support for iOS, Android, Windows, Macintosh, and Linux
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and USB 2.0 communications interfaces
  • Full frame image buffering eliminates readout artifacts and provides 100% reliable wireless download
  • 2-Stage TE cooling for typical maximum -50C delta T
  • Twin variable speed fans
  • High accuracy temperature regulation
  • Built-in RBI Pre-flash (full frame front-illuminated sensors only)
  • External TTL trigger inputs and output
  • Included 110V / 220V power supply and optional 12VDC operation
  • User-rechargeable desiccant plug
  • Built-in 1/4-20 tripod mount
  • Support for high precision 8-position filter wheels
  • Support for external guide head, self-guiding filter wheels, and adaptive optics
  • Bulletproof firmware update capability – virtually impossible to “brick”

Specifications

Name SBIG - Aluma 694 Monochrome CCD Camera
Manufacturer Santa Barbara Instrument Group (SBIG)
Model SBI-ALUMA-694
In The Box SBIG Aluma 694 CCD Camera MaxIm LT Software Deluxe carrying case Universal power supply (110V / 220V, 50-60 Hz) 2″ Nosepiece adapter USB flash drive containing software, drivers, and documentation 15 foot (4.5 m) USB cable Tracking interface cable
CCD Sensor Sony - ICX694
A/D Converter 16 bits
Computer Interface USB2 / WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Cooling Typical 50 °C
Dark Current e-/p/s at 0°C 0.025 e-/p/s typical
Exposure 0.001 sec minimum
Filter(s) 36mm / 1.25″
Full Frame Download ~1 sec via USB
Full Well Capacity 18,000 e-
Peak QE 75%
Pixel Size 4.54
Pixel Digitization Rate 8 MPix/sec
Power 12 VDC, 5A max
Read Noise 4.5 e- typical
Sensor Size 14.6 mm x 12.8 mm
Shutter Mechanical, Even-illumination
Total Pixels 6 million pixels

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In the Box

SBIG Aluma 694 CCD Camera
MaxIm LT Software
Deluxe carrying case
Universal power supply (110V / 220V, 50-60 Hz)
2″ Nosepiece adapter
USB flash drive containing software, drivers, and documentation
15 foot (4.5 m) USB cable
Tracking interface cable