This monochrome USB Astronomy Camera offers up to 60 fps and features the near infrared, extremely sensitive CCD ICX618ALA from Sony.
- Monochrome USB camera without IR cut filter
- 1/4" CCD, progressive scan
- Resolution 640 x 480
- Max. 60 fps
- Max exposure time 60 min
- C/CS Mount
Up to 60 frames per second
The astronomy camera DMK 21AU618.AS outputs up to 60 monochrome images per second. It is therefore ideally suited to methods in astrophotography that require high frame rates. It is ideally suited to black and white astrophotography, in which very fast image sequences are captured. Using the shipped software - IC Capture.AS - you can capture lossless and uncompressed images sequences as AVI files.
Monochrome Sony CCD
The camera DMK 21AU618.AS uses the near infrared, extremely sensitive CCD ICX618ALA from Sony. With its 1/4" format, the CCD produces a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Even at long exposure times, its noise is minimal. Thanks to its unsurpassed quality, the ICX618ALA is often used in industrial image processing applications.
No compression, no filter
The CCD camera DMK 21AU618.AS does not use compression, nor does it have an IR cut filter, a color filter or an electronic filter. Thus, the camera produces very true-to-life captures of the night sky.
Fast data transfer via USB 2.0
The astronomy camera DMK 21AU618.AS generates a high rate of uncompressed, monochrome images. In order to transfer these to the host PC, a very fast bus is required. Hence, the camera is fitted with a USB 2.0 connector.
NB: Some USB controllers built into PCs might not be able to handle the data rate required for 60 FPS. If you have USB3 (USB3 is better even in USB2-mode) you should not experience a problem. The same might be true of some Firewire connections but we don't have enough feedback yet to comment.