Andor's product portfolio incorporates a range of high performance detector solutions for Astronomy, from fast time resolution EMCCDs and sCMOS cameras to the slow scan, very large area CCDs. Crucially, Andor’s unparalleled commitment to superb quality and ease of maintenance is designed to maximize your observing time and to minimize cost of ownership.
Andor’s innovative approach to ultra-high performance has delivered iKon-XL, a very large area CCD platform that uniquely cools a back-illuminated 16.8 MP sensor to -100°C. The 4 MP iKon-L camera has long been the mainstay detector for many observing projects, including SuperWasp and Next Generation Transit Survey exoplanet programs.
Key Application: Wide field spectroscopic survey, Deep space observation, Exoplanet detection & Radial velocimetry, Large sky surveys and NEO detectionRequest pricing Find out more Need help deciding?
Featuring single photon sensitivity, TE cooling to -100 °C and > 95% QE, the iXon EMCCD range has been central to many demanding observing initiatives, such as the RAVEN ‘Multi-Object Adaptive Optics’ system at the Subaru Telescope (Hawaii), CHIMERA, the Caltech high speed multi-color camera for detecting transiting objects in the Kuiper Belt and SOFIA (pictured).
Key Applications: Wavefront sensors, High time resolution astrophysics,
Speckle imaging and Transit surveys
Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology is especially relevant for fast time resolution astronomy, combining high resolution / large field of view coverage of the sky with very fast time resolution, yet without sacrificing ultra-low noise performance. We are currently developing a next-generation, very large area sCMOS camera – enquire for further details!
Key Applications: Solar astronomy, Near Earth Object detection,
Space debris tracking, Transit surveys and Wavefront sensors
Andor’s Apogee Camera Range presents a wide selection of ‘mid-range’ full frame and interline cooled CCD options, offering high resolution imaging solutions across a variety of budget levels.
The illustration below should help you to find the perfect solution for your Astronomy needs. Whether it is speed, resolution, field of view or even budget that you care most about, you can find it here.Alternatively, contact our Astronomy specialists and let them know what it is you're looking for.