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Starlight Xpress Lodestar C Interlaced Scan Colour CCD Camera

Starlight Xpress Lodestar C Interlaced Scan Colour CCD Camera
Price:  £379.00
List Price:  £450.00
(Inc. 20% VAT)

Product Code:  LODESTARC
Brand:  Starlight Xpress
Cooled or Uncooled:  Uncooled
Resolution:  752 x 580
Pixel Size:  8.2uM x 8.4µm
Sensor Size:  6.4 x 4.75 mm



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Starlight Xpress

Major features:

A sensitive USB2.0 imaging / guiding camera in a miniature package. Colour Exview CCD with 752 x 580 pixels, USB powered, Opto-Isolated control outputs.

The Lodestar-C also makes an excellent guider! Here is the rear socket connection diagram for the guider output:


  • CCD type: ICX429AK Sony Exview interline CCD with low dark current and vertical anti-blooming.
  • CCD Full resolution Pixel data: Pixel size: 8.6uM x 8.3uM, Image format: 752 x 580 pixels
  • CCD Image area: 6.4mm (Horizontal) x 4.75mm (Vertical).
  • Colour filter grid array: YMCG secondary colour filters.
  • CCD quality: Grade 1
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 620nM (~65%), 35% at 400nM and 770nM. 
  • Readout Noise: Less than 15 electrons RMS - typically only 10 electrons. 
  • Full-well capacity: Greater than 50,000 e- (unbinned)
  • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 1000x.
  • Dark current: Dark frame saturation time greater than 1 hour. Less than 0.1 electrons/second @ + 10C ambient.
  • Data format: 16 bits.
  • System gain:  0.9 electrons per ADU
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface. 
  • Image download time: Typically 0.2 seconds at full resolution using USB 2.0.
  • Power requirements: USB powered.
  • Cooling system: Ambient air cooling.
  • Size: 32 x 72mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 25 x 0.75mm 'C mount' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. 
  • Weight: approx. 50g.

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