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Starlight Xpress Trius SX-46 Full Frame CCD Camera - SX-46

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Starlight Xpress Trius SX-46 Full Frame Monochrome CCD Camera

The Starlight Xpress Trius SX-46 is a full frame monochrome CCD camera incorporating the well-known 16.7 MP "APS-H" format KAF-16200 imaging sensor with a 4540 x 3640 array consisting of 6.0 µm square pixels. Since a mechanical shutter is needed to operate a full frame chip, Starlight Xpress has created a custom "roller blind" assembly utilizing mini stepper motors for an exceptionally smooth shutter action.

Starlight Xpress Trius SX-46 Special Features

  • Multi-coated synthetic sapphire input window. Sapphire's extremely high thermal conductivity (25x superior to glass) makes a window heater unnecessary by conducting waste heat from the camera body to the entire window surface. Even with maximum CCD cooling, dewing of the window is an extremely remote possibility.
  • A stepper driven roller blind shutter with exceptionally uniform sensor illumination, even at an exposure time of 0.1 seconds. This shutter, while made for lasting, rigorous use, can also be easily serviced or replaced if required.
  • Compact O-ring sealed CCD chamber filled with dry argon. No desiccant to replace on a regular basis. Window is easy to clean using an air duster or soft cloth.
  • Built-in LED flood illuminator for RBI elimination (trapped electrons from previous images).
  • Fast image downloads. A full 16.7 MP image takes only approximately 6.5 seconds.
  • Three stage Peltier cooler offers better than -50ºC below ambient, and features an efficient temperature controller to limit power consumption to under 2 amps at 12v DC.
  • Built-in standard "Trius" three-port USB 2.0 hub.
  • At 136 mm square with 70 mm depth (plus handles), this compact camera weighs only 3.75 lbs.

Starlight Xpress Trius SX-46 CCD Camera Specifications

  • Imaging Sensor: KAF-16200 monochrome
  • Sensor Type: CCD
  • CCD Architecture: Full Frame
  • Resolution: 16.7 MP
  • Active Area: 27 mm x 21.6 mm
  • Pixel Array: 4540 x 3640
  • Pixel Size: 6.0 µm x 6.0 µm
  • Read Noise: 9e typical
  • Full Well Capacity: Approx. 41,000e
  • Peak QE: Approx. 58% at 530nM
  • Camera Gain: 0.6e/ADU
  • Computer Interface: USB 2.0