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Starlight Xpress SXVR-H674
2/3rd Format Cooled CCD Camera, 2.8 MP
SXVR-H674 QE Comparison of H674/H694 with H9 
SXVR-H674 QE Comparison of H674/H694 with H9
Truly the next revolution in Cooled CCD Cameras from Starlight Xpress.

It doesn’t have to be big to be brilliant, but it certainly does require innovation, excellent electronics and huge amounts of experience to get such an amazing camera in such a small package. The SXVR-H674 uses the very latest and certainly the best CCD to be released by Sony since we started designing and producing cameras around Sony CCDs in 1991. It has a remarkable Quantum Efficiency of 77% which was previously unheard of in an interline sensor; but with all of the wonderful benefits of an interline CCD, especially from Sony such as incredibly low thermal noise and very fast electronic shutter (no need for mechanical shutters).

The CCD is available in both single-shot colour and mono, so you can have the ability to capture striking colour images with a single exposure or take full advantage of the versatility of using the monochrome version for scientific applications, such as photometry and narrow band imaging etc.

Key Features of the SXVR-H674

Exceptionally High QE • Incredibly low noise (thermal and readout) • Compact and light-weight
Remarkably Low Power consumption • Outstanding build quality • Fast downloads

SXVR-H674 Technical Specifications
CCD type: Sony ICX674ALG (mono), ICX674AQG (colour) Ex-view CCD with ultra low dark current and vertical anti-blooming
CCD Full resolution pixel data: Pixel size: 4.54uM x 4.54uM, Image format: 1940 x 1460 pixels
CCD Image area: 9mm (Horizontal) x 6.7mm (Vertical)
CCD quality: Grade 1 or better - No bad columns, no dead pixels, no more than 50 'hot' pixels (saturated in <10 seconds)
Spectral Response: QE max at 580nM (~77%), 50% roll-off at 360nM and 770nM
Readout Noise: Typically 5 electrons RMS
Full-well capacity: Greater than 20,000 e-(unbinned)
Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 800x
Dark current: Less than 0.002 electrons/second @ - 10C CCD temperature
Data format: 16 bits
System gain: 0.3 electrons per ADU
Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface
Image download time: Typically 2 seconds at full resolution
Power requirements: 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 900mA max
Cooling system: Regulated set-point cooling supply with thermoelectric cooler to give a minimum CCD temperature of approximately -30C below ambient
Size: 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 42mm 'T2' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. CCD alignment screws are provided for setting the chip parallel to the focal plane
Weight: approx. 400g
Download the SXVR-H674 Info-Sheet - CLICK HERE




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