£349.00

DFK 21AU618.AS Colour USB Camera

This new colour USB Astronomy Camera offers up to 60 fps and features the near infrared, extremely sensitive CCD ICX618AQA from Sony.
Colour USB camera with 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 colour frame per second

The astronomy camera DFK 21AU618.AS outputs up to 60 colour images per second. It is therefore ideally suited to methods in astrophotography that require high frame rates. Using the shipped software - IC Capture.AS - you can capture lossless and uncompressed images sequences as AVI files.

Fast display of colour images

IC Capture.AS performs colour interpolation on the raw colour data (RAW format) from the CCD chip. This reduces the load on the camera processor. Should, on the other hand, the camera be installed on a host PC in which the CPU is not particularly fast, colour interpolation can be performed by the camera itself. In this case, the maximum refresh rate is 30 fps. Alternatively, should colour interpolation not be desirable at all, AVI files can be written in RAW format.

Sony colour CCD

The camera DFK 21AU618.AS uses the near infrared, extremely sensitive CCD ICX618AQA from Sony. It outputs a resolution of 640 x 480 pixel at a 1/4" format. Even at long exposure times, its noise is minimal. The high quality of the SonyŽ ICX618AQA also permits its deployment in scientific image processing applications.

IR Cut Filter

The CCD camera DFK 21AU618.AS is equipped with an IR cut filter that blocks wavelengths above 700nm. Thus, its properties are similar to those of the human eye.

Fast data transfer via USB 2.0

The astronomy camera DFK 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.

£385.00

DMK 21AU618.AS Mono USB Camera

his new 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 ICX098BL 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.