Starlight Xpress SXVR-H16 Mono Cooled CCD Imaging Camera

Brand: Starlight Xpress | Product Code: Starlight Xpress SXVR-H16 Mono | Availability: Out Of Stock
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Starlight Xpress SXVR-H16 Mono Cooled CCD Imaging Camera
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Description

A cracking camera with a good pixel size as well as a convenient square CCD Chip

Although unboxed the camera has never been used and compared to the new price for a Trius at £2500 this is a bargain, especially when you consider the only difference is the USB hub at the back

Major features:

  • Large, high resolution Kodak CCD chip, with 4,194,304 x 7.4uM square pixels in a 15.15 x 15.15mm array.
  • Low dark signal - Dark frames not necessary for most of the brighter deep sky objects.
  • Anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
  • Built-in super high speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 2.5 second downloads.
  • High sensitivity, 55% QE at peak (green light).
  • Back focal distance 17mm +/- 1mm.
SXVR-H16

Response

 

  • Built-in autoguider interface and output - compatible with the optional dedicated external guide camera.
  • Built-in dual serial ports for accessory control - directly drive filter wheels, GOTO 'scopes etc.
  • Very low power consumption. Less than 1.0 amps at 12v DC - 12VA at 110v or 240v AC.
  • Compact and lightweight - only 75mm in diameter x 100mm long - less than 500 grams load on the 'scope!

The SXV-H16 is a departure from the normal SX line of Sony CCD based cameras. As Sony do not manufacture a large mono chip, we researched the available devices and decided that the Kodak KAI4022M was the best option for a new mono camera. To reduce the negative effects of the greater Kodak dark signal, we have used a two stage Peltier cooler for a 10 degree reduction in the CCD temperature, and a new high-speed USB2 interface circuit to greatly reduce the download time. The fast download minimises the visibility of bias frame artefacts, such as hot columns and the top to bottom gradient that is commonly seen on such chips. We think that the result is a highly satisfactory mono camera which overcomes the lack of suitable Sony mono devices.