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Medium Format G3 CCD Cameras for Astrophotography

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Medium format G3 CCD cameras

 

Medium Format G3 CCD Cameras for Astrophotography and Scientific Applications from Moravian Instruments – Made in Europe

The Moravian Instruments Medium Format G3 CCD cameras can be equipped with CCD detectors up to 24 × 36 mm. Precisely regulated and efficient cooling of the CCD up to 45ºC (80ºF) below ambient temperature allows high quality image calibration. There are mechanical shutter and filter wheel with 5 positions for 2-inch (or 50 mm) round filters inside the camera head, which allows these cameras to be used in unattended, robotic setups. G3 cameras can also be combined with external filter wheels with 7 positions for 2-inch (or 50 mm) filters.

truesense-imaging-kaf-ccd-moravian-instrumentsTruesense Imaging KAF CCD chips with linear response to light are suitable for scientific applications. The large area of these detectors suits long focal length of big telescopes and large pixels ensure high image dynamic range. The G3-1000 camera fits especially well telescopes with focal length of many meters due to its large 24 × 24 μm pixels.

Astrophotographers appreciate Truesense Imaging KAI detectors with ABG and electronic shutters. The anti-blooming feature ensures round images of bright stars, which cannot be avoided especially on wide-field images. The G3-11000 model offers unbeatable ratio between camera price and detector area and is a popular choice for high-end enthusiasts as well as professionals.

 

Model

CCD

ABG

Color mask

Resolution

Pixel size

Chip area

G3-1000

KAF1001E

no

none

1024 ×

1024

24

× 24 μm 24.6 × 24.6 mm

G3-6300

KAF6303E

no

none

3072 ×

2048

9

× 9 μm 27.7 × 18.4 mm

G3-11000

KAI1 1002

yes

none

4032 ×

2688

9

× 9 μm 36.3 × 24.2 mm

G3-11000C

KAI1 1002

yes

RGBG (Bayer)

4032 ×

2688

9

× 9 μm 36.3 × 24.2 mm

All these G3 Medium Format cameras are available from the official UK distributor, 365Astronomy.com.
Delivery will take approximately 2-4 weeks depending on the actual camera model.

Click here for a direct link to the product listings of G3 CCD cameras.

Article by Zoltan Trenovszki
www.365astronomy.com

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Posted on August 6th, 2013.