Apogee Alta F260 Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera

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Apogee Alta F260 Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera

The Alta F260 has a 0.3 megapixel full frame sensor. It has two output amplifiers enabling it to be configured in either a Low Noise, or a High Dynamic Range version depending on the application. High quantum efficiency and large pixels maximise sensitivity making the Apogee Alta F260 an exceptional performer for OEMs, biological sciences, spectroscopy, and astronomy.

cooling down to 50°C below ambient

Ideal for detection of weak chemiluminescence or astronomy images, enabling long exposure acquisitions with optimized signal to noise ratio

Apogee Alta Cooler

On Semiconductor KAF-0261

High Resolution Sensor

0.4 Megapixel sensor with 20 mm pixels delivers a large field of view with high resolution. The KAF-0261 offers QE greater than 64% and a linearity better than 99%! Making it perfect for wide field, high-res, scientific imaging or Astrophotography.

16-Bit digitization

High photometric accuracy and low read noise performace of 15 e- (RMS @1 Mhz). This give you a Maximum dynamic rages of 83 db (13.8 stops.)

Apogee Alta with 63mm Shutter

How To customize The Apogee Atlta F260

Step 1: Select Your Camera Type

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Description Part Code
Apogee Alta F260 Low Noise 0.3 Megapixel Full frame CCD camera
with grade S sensor and 25 mm Shutter
Apogee Alta F260 High Dynamic Range 0.3 Megapixel Full frame CCD
camera with grade S sensor and 25 mm Shutter

Step 2: Be sure to pick up adapter & Accessories You Need

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Adapters & Accesories

A wide range of mounting adapters and accessory options are available for the Alta. Please refer to the links below for further information on filters and adapters.

Filter Wheels & Filters

There are Three Filter wheeled available from Apogee: AFW50-7S, AFW50-10S, and AFW50-9R. Also OPT offers a comprehensive selection professional 50 mm Square and 50mm Round filters.

Lens Adapters and flanges

Select the required camera mounting option for the device you whish to connect to, Apogee Adapters offers a range of lens, telescope, slip-fit, and faceplate adapters.

Step 3: Get The Correct Drivers You'll need

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Description Source
Windows SDK for apogee andor.com/downloads
Ascom Camera and filter Wheel Driver andor.com/downloads
Linux Driver andor.com/downloads
μManager micro-manager.org/download

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ADC16 bit
Back Focus17.5 mm
Camera ConnectionFemale C/CS—Mount (1"—32 TPI)
Color or MonoMonochrome
Delta T50C
Dynamic Range13.7 Stops
Dynamic Range15.1 Stops
Full Well200ke
Full Well500ke
Mega Pixels0.3 mp
MPLess than 2 MP
Peak QE65%
Pixel Array512 x 512
Pixel Size20 microns
PS10 Microns or Larger
Read Noise15e
Sensor Diagonal14.5 mm
Sensor TypeCCD
SensorOn Semi KAF 0261
Weight3.1 lbs