Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider

Starlight Xpress
CCD Cameras
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Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider

A sensitive USB2.0 Guide Camera in a miniature package.


CCD type: ICX429AL Sony Exview interline CCD with low dark current and vertical anti-blooming.

CCD Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 8.2uM x 8.4uM, Image format: 752 x 580 pixels

CCD Image area: 6.4mm (Horizontal) x 4.75mm (Vertical).

CCD quality: Grade 1

Spectral Response: QE max at 620nM (~65%), 35% at 400nM and 770nM.

Readout Noise: Less than 15 electrons RMS - typically only 10 electrons.

Full-well capacity: Greater than 50,000 e- (unbinned)

Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x.

Dark current: Dark frame saturation time greater than 1 hour. Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.

Data format: 16 bits.

System gain: 0.9 electrons per ADU

Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface.

Image download time: Typically 0.2 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0.

Power requirements: USB powered.

Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.

Size: 32 x 72mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 25 x 0.75mm 'C mount' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear.

Weight: approx. 50g.

See the review in the October 2010 issue of Astronomy Now.

You are buying from an authorized Starlight Xpress UK dealer.

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Delivery to mainland UK only.

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