• High sensitivity, low noise 7 megapixel IMX428 imaging sensor
  • Electronic global shutter for fast exposure times (0.001 to 3600 sec.)
  • High-speed USB 3.0 interface (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Downloads in under 50 milliseconds (depending on computer speed)
  • Stack Pro™ automatic in-camera sub-exposure stacking
  • Regulated two-stage cooling with delta ~ -30C
  • SmartCooling™ active temperature regulation to 0.1 degrees C for high calibration stability
  • Integrated 8-Position Filter Wheel with LRGB + Halpha, OIII, and SII filters, plus an opaque filter for dark frames
  • Compatible with SBIG StarChaser SC-2 off-axis guiding camera
  • Supports AO-8A adaptive optics unit via StarChaser SC-2
  • MaxIm LT control software
  • Multiplatform software API and sample code available

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A/D Converter 12-bit
Adaptive Optics Option AO-8A via StarChaser SC-2
Sensor Size 14.4 mm X 9.9 mm
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Cooling Delta 30 °C
Dark Current e-/p/s typical 0.1 e-/p/s at -5C
Exposure 0.001 – 3600 seconds
Filter Wheel Option Built-in 8 position wheel including a set of seven 25.4 mm round 2 mm thick filters, and an optical blank
Full Frame Download 90 ms typical
Imaging Sensor IMX428
Imaging / Pixel Array 3208 x 2200 pixels
OAG Option StarChaser SC-2
Peak QE 78% typical
Pixel Size 4.5 x 4.5 micron
Power 12VDC, 4A max
Read Noise (typ) 1.9 e- High Gain, 2.5 e- Med Gain, 5 e- Low Gain
Temperature Regulation Yes
Total Pixels 7.1 megapixel
Shutter Global Shutter (electronic), Opaque Slot on Filter Wheel for Dark Frames
Weight 2 lbs
Binning Modes 1×1, 2×2
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


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