Starlight Xpress Trius SX-56 Mono

Starlight Xpress Trius SX-56 Mono

£7,612.50✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  sx-trius-56m
Part Number:  Trius-SX-56m

The new SX-56 camera from Starlight Xpress is a large area, full-frame CCD camera with a 16.7 megapixel sensor!

It utilises the popular KAF-16903 sensor which has a square format array of 36.8mm x 36.8mm, 9uM square pixels.

The use of a full frame chip requires a mechanical shutter so Starlight Xpress have developed a custom 'roller blind' assembly that uses mini stepper motors to provide an extremely uniform shutter action.


  • Full Frame KAF-16803 Sensor with 9uM square pixels.
  • 36.8mm x 36.8mm sensor array.
  • Hugh 4096 x 4096 16.7 megapixel resolution.
  • Multi-coated synthetic sapphire input window - elements the need for a dew heater by conducting waste heat from the camera body. Dewing is extremely unlikely even with maximum CCD cooling.
  • Stepper motor driven roller blind shutter with extremely uniform illumination of the sensor even at 0.1 seconds exposure time.
  • Shutter designed for robust long-term use but also very easy to service or replace if neccessary.
  • Compact, dry argo filled CCD chamber with O ring sealing - no desiccant required.
  • Optical window is easy to clean with an air duster or soft cloth.
  • Build-in LED flood illuminator for RBI elimination (trapped electrons from previous images).
  • Fast image download time - approximately 6.5 seconds for a full 16.7 megapixel image.
  • Three-stage Peltier cooler to give greater than -45C below ambient.
  • Efficient temperature controller to keep power consumption to less than 2 amps at 12v DC.
  • Standard 'Trius' 3 port USB2.0 hub built-in.
  • Compact overall size of 136mm x 136mm and 70mm deep (excluding handles).
  • Only 1.7kg total weight.

Camera Field of View Simulator

Camera Performance

Active Area: 36.8mm x 36.8mm
Number of pixels: 4096 x 4096
Pixel Size: 9.0uM x 9.0uM
Read Noise: 9e typical
Full well capacity: Approx. 100,000e
Peak QE: Approx. 58% at 530nM
Camera gain: 1.5e / ADU


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