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Starlight Xpress - Trius SX-9 USB Hub CCD Camera (Monochrome)


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Manufactured by: Starlight Xpress, LTD


Starlight Xpress has built the new Trius SX-9 camera on a low noise objective without sacrificing a 2 million pixels per second download time due to its lower gain per ADU of 0.35 electrons. For smoother CCD sessions, there are 3x USB 2.0 ports (200mA) on the backside of the camera which allow a maximum of three peripheral devices such as autoguiders and filter wheels to be connected, effectively minimizing the amount of cords and wires when taking exposures or slewing the mount. There is also a +12v DC Jack Socket and an RJ11 Guider Port included as well. Starlight Xpress has also implemented other thermal and temperature stabilization features that keep the CCD sensor working to its best. The CCD chambers are Argon-Filled due to its low thermal conductivity, meaning the camera has a greater differential cooling delta. Moisture, condensation and dew can also be destructive when imaging, therefore Starlight Xpress has included a 7 layered fused silica window that helps prevent moisture damage and intrusion.

  • Low noise CCD camera
  • Fast 2 million pixels per second download time
  • 3x USB 2.0 Hub included in camera for peripheral devices
  • Argon-Filled for thermal stability of sensor
  • 7 layered fused silica window for moisture prevention









Additional Information

Name Starlight Xpress - Trius SX-9 USB Hub CCD Camera (Monochrome)
Manufacturer Starlight Xpress, LTD
Model SX-9
Manufacturer Part No SX-9
Antiblooming Overload margin greater than 800x
CCD Image Area 8.98mm (Horizontal) x 6.7mm (Vertical)
CCD Quality Grade 1 or better - No bad columns, no dead pixels, no more than 6 'hot' pixels (saturated in <10 seconds)
CCD Type Sony ICX285AL Exview HAD CCD with ultra low dark current, extended IR response and vertical anti-blooming
Computer Interface Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface with 3 port USB 2 hub for peripheral devices
Cooling Regulated set-point cooling supply with two stage thermoelectric cooler to give a CCD temperature of better than -40C below ambient. Dry Argon fill
Dark Current Dark frame saturation time greater than 100 hours. Less than 0.02 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient
Data Format 16 bits
Full Well Capacity Greater than 23,000 e- (unbinned)
Gain 0.35 electrons per ADU
Image Download Time Typically 0.6 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
Image Format 1392 x 1040 pixels
Pixel Size 6.45uM x 6.45uM
Power Requirements 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 1.5 A max
Read Noise Less than 7 electrons RMS - typically only 5 electrons
Size 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 42mm 'T2' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear
Spectral Response QE max at 540nM (~65%), 50% roll-off at 400nM and 750nM