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Imaging Source 1280x960 Monochrome FireWire Telescope Camera


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Imaging Source 1280x960 CCD Camera: Picture 1 regular $629.95

About Imaging Source 1280x960 CCD Camera

With a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels, the astro CCD camera DMK 41AF02.AS is ideally suited for rich captures, full of intricate details. In spite of the high resolution, this telescope camera can capture images with up to 15 frames per second. Using the software - IC Capture.AS - you can capture lossless and uncompressed images sequences as AVI files.

Due to its high resolution, uncompressed output and fast refresh rate, the telescope camera DMK 41AF02.AS produces large amounts of data. In order to transfer these to the host PC, a very fast bus is required. Hence, the camera is fitted with a FireWire connector.

At the heart of the high resolution, telescope camera DMK 41AF02.AS is the CCD ICX205AL, manufactured by Sony. The chip has a 1/2" format and offers a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixel. Even at long exposure times, its noise is minimal. Thanks to the high quality of the ICX205BL CCD chip, it is often deployed in industrial image processing applications.

The CCD camera DMK 41AF02.AS outputs its image data in an uncompressed data stream. IR cut filters, color filters and electronic filters are not deployed in the camera. Thus, the camera produces very true-to-life captures of the night sky.

Imaging Source 1280x960 CCD Camera Features

  • Camera Features:
  • Monochrome FireWire camera without IR cut filter
  • 1/2" CCD, progressive scan
  • Resolution 1280 x 960
  • Max. 15 fps
  • Max exposure time 60 min
  • C/CS Mount
  • Resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels
  • Monochrome Sony CCD
  • No compression, no filter
  • Fast data transfer via FireWire
  • Sony ICX205AL Sensor Features:
  • Progressive scan allows individual readout of the image signals from all pixels.
  • High horizontal and vertical resolution (both approx. 1024TV-lines) still image without a mechanical shutter.
  • Supports high frame rate readout mode (effective 256 lines output, 30 frame/s)
  • Square pixel
  • Horizontal drive frequency: 14.318MHz
  • No voltage adjustments (reset gate and substrate bias are not adjusted.)
  • High resolution, high sensitivity, low dark current
  • Low smear, excellent anti-blooming characteristics
  • Continuous variable-speed shutter

Imaging Source 1280x960 CCD Camera Specifications

Camera Type
Monochrome FireWire camera without IR cut filter
Astronomy FireWire CCD Imager for Telescope Astrophotography
Sensor Type
Progressive scan
1280 x 960 pixel
Dynamic Range
8 bit
Exposure Time
1/10000 s to 60 minutes
0 dB to 36 dB
Fps @ Max Resolution
15 fps
Video Formats @ Frame Rate
1280 x 960, Y800 @ 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
Lens Mount
Sensor Image Size
Diagonal 8mm (Type 1/2)
Sensor Total Number Of Pixels
1434 (H) x 1050 (V) approx. 1.50M pixels
Sensor Number Of Effective Pixels
1392 (H) x 1040 (V) approx. 1.45M pixels
Sensor Number Of Active Pixels
1360 (H) x 1024 (V) approx. 1.40M pixels (7.959mm diagonal)
Sensor Chip Size
7.60mm (H) x 6.20mm (V)
Sensor Unit Cell Size
4.65µm (H) x 4.65µm (V)
Sensor Optical Black
Horizontal (H) direction: Front 2 pixels, rear 40 pixels
Vertical (V) direction: Front 8 pixels, rear 2 pixels
Sensor Number Of Dummy Bits
Horizontal 20
Vertical 3
Sensor Substrate Material
Supply Voltage
8 V to 30 V via the FireWire cable
Current Consumption
approx 200 mA @ 12 VDC
Max. Temperature (Operation)
-5 °C to 45 °C
Max. Temperature (Storage)
-20 °C to 60 °C
Max. Humidity (Operation)
20 % to 80 %
Max. Humidity (Storage)
20 % to 95 %
Dimensions (H x W x L)
50.6 mm x 50.6 mm x 50 mm
265 g
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