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SBIG Aluma 814 cameraSKU: SBALUMA814Mfr. Part: ALUMA 814

Item Includes

Aluma 814 Camera - Power Cable - MaxIm AL Software - Deluxe Carrying Case - Universal Power Supply (110V / 220V & 50-60 Hz) - 2" Nosepiece Adapter - USB Flash Drive Containing Software and Drivers and Documentation - 15' (4.5 m) USB Cable - Tracking Interface Cable - SBIG 2 Year Limited Warranty on Camera Body and 1 Year Limited Warranty on Sensor


Aluma 814 Camera

9 megapixel high-performance CCD with 3,69 micron pixels, compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, Macintosh, and Linux

Our mid-size SBIG Aluma Series cameras offer performance and features not available in any other scientific-grade imaging camera. This lightweight (2.2 lbs) and compact (4.5" x 4.5" x 4" with handles) camera includes two-stage cooling, USB 2.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interfaces, ultra-reliable even-illumination shutter, and fast low-noise readout. Aluma can be operated from a tablet or smartphone, or from a Windows, Macintosh, or Linux PC.

The Aluma series supports a wide range of accessories, including the 8-position FW8S-Aluma filter wheel with micron-level filter positioning, FW8G-Aluma filter wheel with built-in autoguider, AO-8A Adaptive Optics accessory, Remote Guide Head, and CLA lens adapters.

Aluma Features

Multi-Platform Operation
Aluma is designed to operate either via USB 2.0 or WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. Designed from the ground-up to support operation on any modern computing platform, Aluma is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. Fully-documented and supported drivers are available for all platforms, including ASCOM drivers. The Aluma camera interface specification is fully documented, supporting the development of fully custom interfaces.

Software Included
All Aluma models ship with MaxIm AL for Windows. In addition our new Aluma software for iOS and Android is under development. Aluma also supports third-party applications through ASCOM and native SBIG drivers.

Compact and Lightweight Design
Aluma cameras measure just 4.25" x 4.25" x 4.0" with handles (3.5" without handles) and weigh just 2.2 lbs (1 kg).

Mechanical Shutter
The Aluma 814 has electronic shuttering, allowing a minimum exposure of just 0.001s. In addition it has a high reliability mechanical shutter, which facilitates accurate dark/bias calibration frames.

Efficient 2-Stage TE cooling
The Aluma uses two-stage TE cooling, twin variable-speed fans and a heat sink design optimized using computer thermal flow simulation. This permits high performance using air cooling only.

High Performance ICX-814 Image Sensor
The Aluma 814 uses the popular 9 megapixel SONY ICX-814ALG sensor. This sensor has 3388 x 2712 pixels at 3.69 microns square, for a 14.6 mm x 12.8 mm optical format.

This is a high sensitivity interline CCD sensor with extremely low dark current and very low read noise. Combining this high-performance sensor with Aluma's high cooling performance and low readout noise results in exceptionally clean images.

This sensor includes microlens technology that concentrates light on the sensitive area of each pixel.

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