Hypercam AA24CFX Full Frame Cooled Colour Camera 14bit

Product code: AA24CFX
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A 14bit Colour Full Frame astro imaging camera with latest Sony 24 mega-pixel IMX410 BSI sensor.

Ultra low read noise and high quantum efficiency in a large 36x24mm format. The comparatively large pixels are suitable for imaging with both reflectors, such as RC's, Newtonians or Schmidt Cassegrains, and larger aperture refractors such as the Altair 125EDF, 130EDT, 150EDF and so-on.

The Hypercam AA24CFX is the ultimate choice for the serious astro imaging enthusiast who wants a full frame camera with large pixels, which will outperform any CCD camera in both in read noise and sensitivity.

Performance is exemplary: An incredible Peak Quantum Efficiency of approx. 80%, extremely low read noise in HCG + Ultra modes, and a maximum full well depth of 104Ke- in LCG mode (20Ke in HCG mode). This means you can get above the noise threshold quickly, maximising signal with minimal exposure times. 

The camera sensor chamber is guaranteed not to frost for two years in normal use, and has a heated optical window with variable power settings.**

In terms of read noise and sensitivity, this camera outperforms any full frame DSLR using the same sensor, or CCD astronomy camera we know of.

Hypercam 24 FX Camera headline specs:

  • 24mp Full Frame FX size Back Illuminated Sony IMX410 sensor
  • 14bit ADC yields 16,384 grey levels in the image 
  • Zero Amp Glow even at 10mins exposure
  • Special ULTRA Low Read Noise mode
  • True Faster Hardware Binning up to 3x
  • 2 Stage TEC Cooling +-35C below ambient.
  • Heated Optical Window with adjustable levels.
  • 2 year warranty, with no sensor frosting guarantee**
  • Rear USB2.0 hub with 2x ports for guider, filter wheels, etc.
  • 12v power is required to run this camera.
  • Included basic 240~110v compatible 12v DC power supply with your choice UK, USA or EU plug.
  • Armoured case included.
  • Software & drivers downloaded at www.altairastro.help

Hypercam 24CFX Specifications:

Model number:


USB Interface

USB3.0 Type-B socket 

Colour / Mono



Sony IMX410


24mp 6064 x 4040px

Pixel Size

5.94 um

Image Area

35.976mm x 23.989mm

Sensor Diagonal

43.3 mm

Sensor Optical Window

Colour: UVIR filter 400-690nm AR coated



Read Noise (depends on gain setting, HCG, LCG and Ultra Mode)

0.7e-0.3e (HCG + Ultra Mode)

Qe Approx.

>80% Peak

Full Well Capacity

110.40Ke- LCG (50.8Ke- HCG)


8 - 14bit


TEC, -35C below ambient

Max Frame Rate @ Full Resolution

16 FPS 8bit - 8 FPS 16bit



Guide Port


Rear USB Hub

2x USB2.0 Ports

Region Of Interest ROI



50.2 dB

Dynamic Range

87.3 dB (Ultra Low Noise Mode)

Exposure range

0.1ms 3600secs

HCG Mode/ LCG Mode Support


Camera front flange thread

M54x075mm Female and M48x075mm front flange adaptors included.

Sensor to flange distance

16.5mm with included M54 flange, 16.5mm with with optional M48 flange

TEC Power input

12.0v-13.0v DC (required to run the camera)

Recommended PC and USB system:

Windows 10 PRO 64bit OS, Intel processor i7 or better with USB 3.0 or 3.1 port. 16GB RAM (best).

SSD drive recommended, disabling power policy and BIOS C-States or equivalent also recommended.

Camera must have 12v power input connected to operate.

We recommend a high conductivity premium USB3.0 cable of no longer than 2 metres.

** for two years from delivery date, normal use, not applicable if camera sensor chamber seal is breached.

Altair Astro and dealers reserve the right to change product specification at any time.

Product Info

GTIN 0747742379062
Brand Altair
Product Code AA24CFX
Delivery Weight Package