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Apogee Alta

APOGEE ALTA NOTICE OF DISCONTINUANCE - Andor have recently received a Notice of Discontinuance announcement from On Semiconductor, relating to their entire CCD sensor range. On Semiconductor CCD sensors constitute the vast majority of Andor’s Apogee Alta camera range. As a result of these factors, Andor have taken the difficult decision to discontinue the Apogee Alta camera platform. For Recommended Replacement Products please click here.

  • Programmable cooling to 50°C below ambient
  • Range of sensors up to 16.8 Megapixel
  • 16-Bit digitization
  • Subarray readout
  • USB 2.0 interface

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The Apogee Alta family has been a mainstay of high performance imaging for many years, offering a wide range of full frame and interline CCDs up to 16.8 Megapixel, ideally suited to both OEM and research markets. Cooling performance down to 50 °C below ambient offers low darkcurrent contribution, ensuring optimal signal to noise for long exposure applications such as astronomy or chemiluminescence detection. USB 2.0 interface offers the convenience of simple, robust connection to PC.

Apogee Alta cameras are available with a wide variety of sensors, including: Back-illuminated sensors with very high quantum efficiency, some with sensitivity in the deep UV; Interline transfer sensors with fast electronic shuttering and inherent anti-blooming; front-illuminated CCDs with high sensitivity in the near-IR without etaloning and a range of resolution options up to 16.8 Megapixel.

High resolution sensors - Sensors up to 16.8 Megapixel, offering large field of view at high resolution

Programmable TE cooling to 50 °C below ambient - Ideal for detection of weak chemiluminescence or astronomy images, enabling long exposure acquisitions with optimized signal to noise ratio

High Dynamic Range - Large pixel sensor variants offer extended intrascene quantification of weak and bright objects

16-bit digitization - High photometric accuracy

In built shutter - Shutter during readout and take dark reference frames - 25, 43mm or 63mm.

USB 2.0 - Direct ‘Plug and Play’ connectivity

Programmable I/O port - Synchronization with intricate experimental set-ups

Remote triggering - LVTTL input allows exposure to start within 25 microseconds of rising edge of trigger

Focusing mode - Faster readout option, ideal for focus optimization

Andor OEM optimization - Compact and robust, Andor integration support, Andor quality enhancement, Andor post-sale support. Now also supported by 'Andor SDK3'


XU-RECR/TRANS USB 2.0 - USB 2.0 fibre optic extender. Transmitter and Receiver, including 2 power supplies

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