Farpoint OpticStar DS-142M 1.4MP Ice Camera with Sony ICX205AK CCD Sensor, TEC Cooling

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About Farpoint

The Farpoint OpticStar DS-142M 1.4MP Ice Camera's electronics and sensor are housed inside a high quality aluminum body that entirely seals the sensor and on-board electronics from the outside environment. This is important as it protects the camera internals from high humidity and water running down the telescope and into the camera damaging the electronics or sensor, quite common in inadequate camera designs. The camera relies for fast data transfers on an efficient USB2.0 sub-system.

Farpoint Features

  • Noise reduction electronics
  • Gain functionality in hardware
  • Robust all metal case
  • Sealed sensor and electronics
  • USB 2.0 high-speed interface
  • Focusing preview mode
  • High quality regulated PSU
  • Full Nebulosity software included for camera control and image processing

Farpoint Specifications

Sensor type
Sony ICX205AK CCD, progressive scan
Sensor size
7.60mm x 6.20mm (2/3")
1.4 Megapixels, 1434 x 1050 pixels
Pixel size
4.65µm x 4.65µm
Binning modes
1x1, 2x2, 4x4, (all in color)
Preview mode
1434x1050 at 2.5 frames per second
On Board Functions
Gain x1024, Noise Reduction, Black Level
Dark Current
0.15e-/pix/s (cooled)
Data output
16-bit and 8-bit
Readout speed
20, 10MHz
Exposure time
User defined from 3ms to over 1 hour
Raw 16-bit image transfer
1 second approximately at 1434x1050
Peltier cooled with fan assist, up to 30deg.C below ambient
Optical interface
Computer interface
USB 2.0
Robust all metal case and sealed electronics
Bundled Software
Software drivers for Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Computer requirements
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
71 x 95 x 86.7 mm/ 2.7 x 3.7 x 3.41 inches
730 grams (26 oz.)
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