Hypercam AA61CFX Full Frame Cooled Colour Camera 16bit
The ultimate Full Frame 16bit astro imaging camera with latest Sony 61 mega-pixel IMX455 BSI sensor.
Ultra low read noise and super high quantum efficiency in a large 36x24mm format.
The Hypercam AA61CFX is the ultimate choice for the serious astro imaging enthusiast who wants a full frame camera which will outperform any CCD camera in both in read noise and sensitivity.
Performance is exemplary: An incredible Peak Quantum Efficiency of over 90%, extremely low read noise in HCG + Ultra modes, and a maximum full well depth of 110.4Ke- in LCG mode (50.8Ke 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 61 FX Camera headline specs:
- 61mp Full Frame FX size Back Illuminated Sony IMX455 sensor
- 16bit ADC yields 65,536 grey levels in the image
- Zero Amp Glow even at 10mins exposure
- Special ULTRA Low Read Noise mode
- True Hardware Binning
- 2 Stage TEC Cooling
- Heated Optical Window
- 2 year warranty, with no sensor frosting guarantee**
- Rear USB2.0 hub 2x ports
- 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 61CFX Specifications:
|USB Interface||USB3.0 Type-B socket (Supports USB2.0).|
|Colour / Mono||Colour|
|Sensor||Sony IMX455 BSI Sensor|
|Resolution||61mp 9568 x 6380px|
|Pixel Size||3.76 um|
|Active Image Area||35.976mm x 23.989mm|
|Sensor Diagonal||43.3 mm|
|Sensor Optical Window||Mono: 380-1050nm AR coated|
|Colour: UVIR filter 400-690nm AR coated|
|Read Noise (depends on gain setting, HCG, LCG and Ultra Mode)||1.95e- (HCG + Ultra Mode)|
|Qe Approx.||>90% Peak|
|Full Well Capacity||110.40Ke- LCG (50.8Ke- HCG)|
|ADC||8bit / 16bit|
|Cooling||TEC, -35C below ambient|
|Max Frame Rate @ Full Resolution||6.2 FPS 8bit - 3.1 FPS 16bit|
|Rear USB Hub||2x USB2.0 Ports|
|Region Of Interest ROI||Supported|
|SNR Max||47.1 dB|
|Dynamic Range||88.3 dB (Ultra Low Noise Mode)|
|Exposure range||0.1ms 3600secs|
|HCG Mode/ LCG Mode Support||Yes|
|Camera front flange thread||M54x075mm Female (M48 with optional adaptor)|
|Sensor to flange distance||16.5mm (Front flange is tilt-adjustable)|
|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 (or more). SSD drive recommended, disabling power policy and BIOS C-States or equivalent also recommended. Camera must have 12v power input connected to operate. Customers feedback that USB2.0 systems often do not have the bandwidth to support this camera and may work intermittently therefore we recommend a high conductivity USB3.0 and a premium cable of no longer than 2metres.|
** 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.
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