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Starlight Xpress Trius SX-9 Colour or Mono CCD Camera Sony ICX285AL

Starlight Xpress Trius SX-9 Colour or Mono CCD Camera Sony ICX285AL
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Starlight Xpress
Choose colour or Mono CCD Sensor

The SXV-H9C will work well with a telescope with a focal length roughly between 800mm (1.66 arc sec/pixel) and 500mm (2.66 arc sec.pixel).

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The Starlight Xpress Trius-H9 offers 1,447,680 pixels of resolution. Each pixel is 6.45 x 6.45 uM in size. It features exceptionally low dark signal so no dark frames are necessary for most deap sky objects. The new 'Trius' version also adds a triple USB hub and Argon filled CCD chamber.
The rear panel of the TRIUS-H9 provides multiple inputs and outputs, as shown. The three mini B USB sockets provide independent USB 2 outputs for controlling low power USB peripherals. For example, a Lodestar or SuperStar guider and an SX filter wheel may be connected via these ports. The RJ11 autoguider output is opto-isolated and will drive any standard active-low guider input via an RJ11 'telephone' lead.
  • High resolution 'Exview' CCD chip, with 1,447,680 x 6.45uM pixels in a 9 x 6.7mm array.
  • Exceptionally low dark signal - No dark frames necessary for most deep sky objects.
  • Triple output powered USB hub built-in for guider and wheel control etc.
  • Dual stage high performance cooler with -40C delta T
  • Dry Argon-filled CCD chamber for efficient cooling.
  • Exceptionally effective anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
  • Built-in very high speed USB 2.0 interface for sub-1 second downloads.
  • Exceptionally high QE over an extremely wide spectral range from near UV to deep IR.
  • 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.
  • Single USB cable control for all features - get rid of that dangerous cable tangle!
  • Only ONE computer needed to control all of the devices and functions.
  • Very low power consumption. Less than 1.5 amps at 12v DC.
  • Compact and lightweight - only 75mm in diameter x 70mm long - less than 300 grams load on the 'scope
CCD type Sony ICX285AL Exview HAD CCD with ultra low dark current, extended IR response and vertical anti-blooming
CCD Full resolution pixel data Pixel size: 6.45uM x 6.45uM, Image format: 1392 x 1040 pixels
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)
Spectral Response QE max at 540nM (~65%), 50% roll-off at 400nM and 750nM
Readout Noise Less than 7 electrons RMS - typically ONLY 5 electrons!
Full-well capacity Greater than 23,000 e- (unbinned)
Anti-blooming Overload margin greater than 800x
Dark current Dark frame saturation time greater than 100 hours. Less than 0.02 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
Data format 16 bits
System gain 0.35 electrons per ADU
Computer Interface Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface with 3 port USB 2 hub for peripheral devices
Image download time Typically 0.6 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0
Power requirements 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 1.5 A max
Cooling system Regulated set-point cooling supply with two stage thermoelectric cooler to give a CCD temperature of better than -40C below ambient. Dry Argon fill
Size 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 42mm 'T2' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear.
Weight approx. 300g


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