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Quantum Scientific Imaging

QSI 516ws Monochrome Cooled Full Frame CCD Camera with 1.6MP KAF-1603ME Image Sensor with Microlens Technology, Shutter and Filter Wheel

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The standard 516ws camera employs a 1.6 megapixel Kodak Enhanced Response full-frame CCD image sensor with microlens technology. The high quantum efficiency, wide dynamic range and low noise performance make the 516ws ideally suited to a broad range of demanding astronomical, scientific and industrial imaging applications.

The 500 series sets a new benchmark for compact design and power efficiency in a high performance, full-featured scientific CCD camera. With optional features and upgradeability, the 516ws can be tailored to fit your needs today and in the future.

The 516ws camera system is supported by industry leading image acquisition software and development tools are available for creating custom Windows or Linux imaging applications.

What's Included With This Item

  • QSI 516ws Monochrome Cooled Full Frame CCD Camera
  • T-Mount Camera Adapter
  • T-Mount Adapter Cover
  • T-Mount to 2" Nosepiece
  • 12VDC / 90-240VAC Power Supply
  • 10' USB 2.0 Interface Cable
  • 10' Standard Guider Cable
  • QSI Software Installation CDROM
  • Drivers for MaxIm DL/CCD and CCDSoft
  • ActiveX Developer's Toolkit
  • Custom Fit Pelican Storage Case
  • QSI Warranty

Key Features

  • Full-frame 1.6 megapixel KAF-1603 sensor
  • Low noise, wide dynamic range
  • Up to 45 deg. C CCD cooling
  • Built-in mechanical shutter
  • Extensive Software Support

Technical Specs

Standard CCD Image Sensor KAF-1603ME
Shutter Mechanical, exposure range: 0.03 seconds to 240 minutes
Internal Color Filter Wheel Yes - 5 Position, 1.25" std filters
Filters Standard with LRGB
Optional configurations available
Camera Body Configuration Full Enclosure
Optical Back Focus 1.40" with T mounting adapter
1.18" with C mounting adapter
1.18" w/o mounting adapter
Thermoelectric CCD Cooling Temperature regulation +/- 0.1deg.C, at 0deg.C to -40deg.C CCD temperature
In free air, Fans at Full Speed Typically 38deg.C below ambient air with 85% cooling power
With Opt Liquid Cooling - Fans Off Typically 45deg.C below circulating liquid with 85% cooling power (adds 0.75" to camera depth)
Cooling Fan Control Intelligent, user configurable
Camera Gain 2.5 electrons per ADU
Digital Resolution 16 bits
Total System Read Noise Typically < 15 electrons RMS (CCD specification limited)
Pixel Dark Current <1.0 electron per second at 0deg.C
< 0.1 electron per second at -25deg.C
Full Image Read and Download Time Typically < 4 seconds (host computer dependent)
Binning Modes Symmetrical on-chip 2 x 2 and 3 x 3, user selectable
Status and Notification User configurable multi-color LED status indicator and multifunction audible beeper. Over-temperature and high/low voltage alarms.
Operating Environment Temperature: -20deg.C to 30deg.C, Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Computer Connectivity USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
Other Ports Optically isolated 4 channel control port for telescope guiding or other application specific control
T Mounting Adapter Standard adapter - T-Thread, 42mm x .75mm
C Mounting Adapter (1" x 32TPI) Optional, for non-lens adapters and accessories (standard C-Mount lens does not reach focus)
Nosepiece Standard, T-Adapter to 2" nosepiece
Optional, T-Adapter to 1.25" nosepiece
Power Consumption 12v, 1.5A (18 watts) at max cooling, max fans and filter moving
(25 AC watts max with included 90-240V AC power supply)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.45 x 4.45 x 2.50in / 11.30 x 11.30 x 6.35cm
(add 0.23" for T-Mount)
Weight, without Nosepiece 40 oz. / 1120g
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