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Quantum Scientific Imaging

QSI 520i Monochrome Cooled Interline CCD Camera with 2 Megapixel KAI-2020M Image Sensor, Microlens Technology, Electronic Shutter

SKU: QSI520I MFR: 520I
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The QSI 520i camera employs a 2 megapixels Kodak interline transfer CCD image sensor with microlens technology. The high quantum efficiency, wide dynamic range and low noise performance make the 520i 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 520i can be tailored to fit your needs today and in the future.

The 520i 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 520i Monochrome Cooled Interline CCD Camera
  • T-Mount Camera Adapter
  • T-Mount Adapter Cover
  • T-Mount to 2-inch Nosepiece
  • 12VDC/90-240VAC Power Supply
  • 10 Ft USB 2.0 Interface Cable
  • 10 Ft 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

  • Interline 2 megapixel KAI-2020M sensor
  • Low noise, wide dynamic range
  • Very fast electronic shutter
  • Up to 45 deg.C CCD cooling
  • Available mechanical shutter
  • Available internal 5-position color filter wheel
  • Available MaxIm LE camera control and image processing software
  • Available CCDSoft and MaxIm DL Drivers
  • ASCOM-compatible Windows API

Technical Specs

CCD Image Sensor KAI-2020M
Electronic Shutter 100 microsecond to 240 minutes
Mechanical Shutter No
Internal Color Filter Wheel No
Filters None
Camera Body Configuration Slim Enclosure
Optical Back Focus 0.61" with T mounting adapter
0.68" with C mounting adapter
0.39" w/o mounting adapter
Thermoelectric CCD Cooling Temperature regulation +/- 0.1 deg.C, at 0 to -40 deg.C CCD temperature
In free air, Fans at Full Speed Typically 38 deg.C below ambient air with 85% cooling power
With Opt Liquid Cooling - Fans Off Typically 45 deg.C below circulating liquid with 85% cooling power (adds 0.75" to camera depth)
Cooling Fan Control Intelligent, user configurable
Digital Resolution 16 bits
Total System Read Noise Typically < 8 electrons RMS (CCD specification limited)
Pixel Dark Current < 0.1 electron per second at 0 deg.C
Full Image Read and Download Time Typically < 5 second (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
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)
Operating Environment Temperature: -20 to 30 deg.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, C-Mount lens focus compatible (17.5mm backfocus)
Nosepiece Standard, T-Adapter to 2" nosepiece
Optional, T-Adapter to 1.25" nosepiece
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.45 x 4.45 x 1.68in / 11.30 x 11.30 x 4.27cm (add 0.23" for T-Mount)
Weight, without Nosepiece 26oz / 740g
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