Alta® ASP-F30 1024 x 256 pixel 26micron sensor e2v CCD Scientific Camera

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  • 1 to 8 MHz 16-Bit digitization
  • 32 MByte camera memory
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes

The F30 represents the next step in the evolution of the Alta line of cameras with faster readout speeds. The Alta F30 has a back-illuminated full frame spectroscopy format CCD with exceptionally high quantum efficiency. The standard midband coating (F30-MB) has the highest peak in the visible; the optional broadband coating (F30-BB) has somewhat higher QE in the near UV but lower QE across the visible. The UV-enhanced version (F30-UV) has the highest QE in the UV. All Alta systems are backed by a 2 year warranty on the camera and lifetime warranty on the CCD chamber integrity.


Additional Features 

  • 32/64 bit ActiveX drivers included with every system
  • Programmable cooling to 55°C below ambient
  • General purpose programmable I/O port
  • Adjustable fan speed for low/zero vibration
  • Programmable status indicators
  • AR coated silica windows
  • RBI pre-flash available
  • Moisture free chambers
  • Liquid cooling option
  • Precision locking filter wheels optional

CCD Specification
CCD E2V CCD30-11
Array Size (pixels) 1024 x 256
Pixel Size 26 x 26 microns
Imaging Area 26.6 x 6.6mm (177mm2)
Imaging Diagonal 27.4mm
Linear Full Well (typical) 500K electrons
Dynamic Range 96 dB
QE at 400nm 52% (MB); 75% (BB); 57% (UV)
Peak QE 96% (MB); 86% (BB); 65% (UV)
Anti-blooming None
Camera System Performance
PC Interface USB 2.0
Max. Cable Length 5 meters between hubs, 5 hubs maximum (max. total of 30m); or up to 50m with icron 2.0 Ranger extender
Digital Resolution 16 bits to 8 MHz
System Noise (typical) 23 e- RMS at 1 MHz.
Pixel Binning 1 x 1 to 8 x 256 on chip
Exposure Time 20 milliseconds to 183 minutes (2.56 microsecond increments)
Image Sequencing 1 to 65535 image sequences under software control
Frame Sizes Full frame, subframe, focus mode
Cooling (typical) Thermoelectric cooler with forced air. Maximum cooling up to 55°C below ambient temperature.
Dark Current (typical) 0.7 e-/pixel/sec (-25°C)
Temperature Stability +/- 0.1°C
Operating Environment -25° to 40°C. Relative humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing.
Power 40W maximum power with shutter open and cooling maximum. AC/DC "brick" supply with int'l AC input plug (100-240V, 50-60Hz). Alternate 12V input from user's source.
Remote Triggering LVTTL input allows exposure to start within 25 microseconds of rising edge of trigger.
Camera Head Size Standard: D02. Low profile: D06. Aluminum, hard blue anodized. 6"x6"x2.5" (15x15x6.25cm). Weight: 3.1lb (1.4kg).
Back Focal Distance Standard: 1.025" (2.6cm). Low profile: 0.461" (1.171cm) [optical]
Mounting 3.5" bolt circle. 2" 24 TPI thread. Optional Nikon F-mount or Canon FD or EOS/EF mount.
Shutter Standard: 43mm shutter. Low profile: no shutter.