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SBIG Aluma AC4040 Front and Back Illuminated


Our most popular camera, the SBIG Aluma AC4040 is a large format Scientific CMOS camera, featuring a 16.8 megapixel sensor with 9 micron pixels.  The camera is compatible with the StarChaser SC-3 Guider and optional AO-X Adaptive Optics accessories.

The Aluma AC4040 is available in Front Illuminated (FSI) and ultra-sensitive Back-Illuminated (BSI) versions.  BSI versions are offered with VIS-NIR and UV-VIS optical coating options.

FSI cameras are currently available with Class 1 or Class 2 sensors.  Class 2 sensors have been individually selected to meet SBIG’s requirements for long exposure operation. BSI models are offered with Class 1 sensors.

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Exposure 0.001-3600 sec
OS Compatibility Windows 7, 8, 10 x86/x64, MacOS 10.14 “Mojave” x86 binaries, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x64, Raspbian Buster armhf, Ubuntu MATE arm64
Full Frame Download 0.75 second
Pixel Digitization Rate 100 MHz
Weight 3.5 lbs / 1.6 kG
Filter Size 50mm Square
Read Noise (typ) 3.7 e- typical
Temperature Regulation Yes
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Power 12 VDC 8A
Cooling Delta ~ 35C from ambient with air cooling, water cooling available
Adaptive Optics Option AO-X with StarChaser SC-3
A/D Converter Dual 12 bit with HDR capability
Dark Current e-/p/s 0.3 e-/p/s typical
Full Well Capacity In HDR mode, FSI ~ 70,000 e-; BSI ~ 39,000 e-
Sensor Size 36.8 mm x 36.8 mm
Imaging / Pixel Array 4096 px x 4096 px
Shutter Rolling electronic, Mechanical dark shutter
Self-Guiding In Front of Filters Yes with StarChaser SC-3
Pixel Size 9 μm
Total Pixels 16.8 million pixels
Filter Wheel Option FW7-STX
OAG Option StarChaser SC-3
Imaging Sensor Gpixel GSENSE4040
Sensor Grade FSI Class 2, FSI Class 1, BSI UV-VIS Class 1, BSI VIS-NIR Class 1

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