Apogee Atla F42 Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera

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Apogee Atla F42 Cooled Monochrome CCD Camera

The Alta F42 has a back-illuminated full frame 4.2 megapixel CCD with very high quantum efficiency (>90% @550nm) and without anti-blooming structures to further improve sensitivity. The midband coating provides the highest peak in the visible range. Cooling down to 50°C below ambient results in a low dark current contribution. These features combine to make the Alta F42 an exceptionally versatile performer, and an ideal solution for many astronomy or physical science applications that require high sensitivity and a large field of view.

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

e2v CCD42-40

High Resolution Sensor

4.2 Megapixel sensor with 13.5 mm pixels delivers a large field of view with high resolution. The CCD42-40 offers QE greater than 90% 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 8 e- (RMS @ 0.67 MHz). This give you a Maximum dynamic rages of 79.7db or 13.2 stops.

Apogee Alta with 63mm Shutter

How To customize The Apogee Atlta F42

Step 1: Select Your Camera Type

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Description Part Code
Apogee Alta F42 4.2 Megapixel Full frame CCD camera
with grade 1 sensor, midband coating and 43 mm Shutter
Apogee Alta F42 4.2 Megapixel Full frame CCD camera
with grade 1 sensor,UV-enhanced coating and 43 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 Focus26 mm
Camera ConnectionFemale 2"—24 TPI
Color or MonoMonochrome
Delta T50C
Dynamic Range13.3 Stops
Full Well77ke
Mega Pixels4.2 mp
Peak QE90%
Pixel Array2048 x 2048
Pixel Size13.5 microns
Read Noise8e
Sensor Diagonal39.1 mm
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensore2v CCD42 40
Weight3.1 lbs