Imaging Source DBK 21AU04.AS Color USB Astronomy Camera without IR Cut Filter, 640x480 Pixel Resolution, C/CS Mount

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Imaging Source DBK 21AU04.AS: Picture 1 regular $350.00

About Imaging Source DBK 21AU04.AS

The Imaging Source DBK 21AU04.AS Color USB Astronomy Camera will allow you to capture breath taking lunar and planetary detail in color. The exceptionally high frame rate "freezes" the atmospheric turbulence that plagues less sensitive, slower cameras. The advanced progressive scan CCD provides amazing resolution compared to inferior webcam and CMOS type imagers. No need to capture individual RGB frames with this imager making it perfect for people just beginning imaging of Solar System objects.

Imaging Source DBK 21AU04.AS Features

  • Up to 60 FPS: With 60 FPS, the DBK 21AU04.AS is the fastest within its category. The camera comes with IC Capture.AS, a comprehensive software package with which you can capture lossless and uncompressed images sequences and write them to disk as AVI files
  • Color Interpolation: For visualization applications, it does not make sense to view the RAW image stream from the CCD chip. It must be interpolated, before it may be viewed or saved in common formats. IC Capture.AS perform color interpolation, thus reducing the load on the DBK 21AU04.AS's processor
  • Sony ICX098BQ 1/4 " CCD Chip: The DBK 21AU04.AS ships with the color Sony ICX098BQ progressive scan CCD chip. With its 1/4 " format, the CCD chip produces a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Even at very long exposure times - up to 60 minutes exposure are possible - noise is minimal
  • No Compression, No IR Cut Filter: The DBK 21AU04.AS does not compress the video stream it outputs - the video data that is captured by the CCD chip is outputted directly by the USB connector. Similarly, the camera does not have an IR cut filter, a color filter, nor an other kind of electronic filter
  • High Speed Data Transfer Via USB: In order to transfer the vast amount of data created by the stream of uncompressed and lossless color images to the host PC, you need a very high speed bus. Hence, the DBK 21AU04.AS is fitted with a fast USB connector

Imaging Source DBK 21AU04.AS Specifications

Video formats @ FPS
640 x 480, BY8 (RAW) at 60, 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 FPS
640 x 480, UYVY at 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 FPS
Dynamic range
8 bit
IR cut filter
Optical Interface Type
Progressive scan
1/4 "
H: 640 pixel, V: 480 pixel
Lens mount
C/CS mount
Connector type
Supply voltage
4.5 VDC to 5.5 VDC (via USB cable)
Current consumption
Approx. 500 mA at 5 VDC
Shutter (exposure time)
1/10,000 second to 60 minutes
0 dB to 36 dB
Max. temperature (operation)
-5 deg.C to 45 deg.C
Max. temperature (storage)
-20 deg.C to 60 deg.C
Max. humidity (operation)
20 % to 80 % non-condensing
Max. humidity (storage)
20 % to 95 % non-condensing
Dimensions (H x W x L)
50.6mm x 50.6mm x 50mm (1.99" x1.99" x 1.96")
265 g / 9.34 oz
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