Ideally suited to challenging astronomy and physical science imaging applications, the Apogee Aspen family offers a range of popular full frame and interline CCD sensors, within a camera platform that is designed to push performance. Thermoelectric cooling down to 60ºC below ambient ensures optimal sensitivity for long exposure applications. The simple convenience of a USB 2.0 interface is accompanied by an Ethernet network interface with a built-in web server. The Apogee Aspen also utilizes a new extremely high reliability shutter, specified for > 5 million shutter cycles.
Apogee Aspen 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; Front-illuminated CCDs with high sensitivity in the near-IR without etaloning and a range of resolution options up to 16.8 Megapixel (CG16M model).
High resolution sensors - Sensors up to 16.8 Megapixel, offering large field of view at high resolution
Ethernet interface with built-in web server - Remote access and control over the Internet, via standard web browser
USB 2.0 interface - Direct ‘Plug and Play’ simplicity of USB 2.0 or Ethernet with built-in web server
High Dynamic Range - Large pixel sensor variants offer extended intrascene quantification of weak and bright objects
16-bit digitization - High photometric accuracy
High longevity shutter - Shutter during readout and take dark reference frames - 35 or 63mm. Specified for > 5 million cycles
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
XU-RECR/TRANS USB 2.0 - USB 2.0 fibre optic extender. Transmitter and Receiver, including 2 power supplies