Hypercam AA61MFX Full Frame Cooled Mono Camera 16bit

Product code: AA61MFX
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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 61M 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 61MFX Specifications:

Model number: AA61MFX
USB Interface USB3.0 Type-B socket (Supports USB2.0).
Colour / Mono Mono
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
Shutter Rolling
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
Weight 710g
Guide Port None
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
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. USB3.0 and a premium USB3.0 cable of no longer than 2metres, or Altair Optical USB3.0 cable up to 15metres.

** for two years from delivery date, normal use, not applicable if camera casing has been opened.

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

Product Info

GTIN 0747742378911
Brand Altair
Product Code AA61MFX
Delivery Weight Package