Imaging Source IS-2M Firewire Monochrome CCD Camera
The Imaging Source IS-2M CCD Camera Highlights...
- Model DMK 31AF03.AS
- Monochrome FireWire camera
- 1/3" CCD, progressive scan
- Resolution 1024 x 768
- Max. 30 fps
- Max exposure time 60 min
- C/CS Mount
- Software included
High resolution, Fast Refresh Rate...
Imaging Source's DMK 31AF03.AS CCD Camera combines a high resolution, fast refresh rate and a low price. It is ideally suited to amateur astronomers wishing to deploy a mega pixel camera. Using the shipped software - IC Capture - you can save the captured images to lossless and uncompressed AVI files.
Monochrome Sony?? CCD...
The Imaging Source camera DMK 31AF03.AS uses the monochrome progressive scan CCD ICX204AL from Sony??. With its 1/3" format, the CCD produces a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Even at long exposure times, its noise is minimal.
No Compression, No Filters...
The image data produced by the CCD camera DMK 31AF03.AS is not compressed. Furthermore, the camera does not have any optical or electronic filters. Thus, the camera produces very true-to-life captures of the night sky.
Fast Data Transfer via FireWire...
The astro CCD camera DMK 31AF03.AS outputs a fast stream of uncompressed monochrome images. In order to transfer these to the host PC, a very fast bus is required. Hence, the camera is fitted with a FireWire connector (cable sold separately).
Included Device Driver for FireWire CCD Cameras...
The driver IC WDM DCAM TIS embeds all FireWire CCD cameras, manufactured by The Imaging Source, into Windows?? 2000 and Windows?? XP. By deploying this driver, all CCD cameras are compatible to DirectX??. Consequently, all The Imaging Source CCD cameras can be used with all astrophotography software that is compatible to DirectX??.
Included Camera Control Software...
IC Capture.AS is authored by The Imaging Source and has been specifically designed for use with CCD cameras. Using IC Capture.AS, you can do the following: Set all camera parameters... See the live image data stream from the camera... Retrieve singular images from the camera and save them as BMP or JPG files... Capture image sequences and save the single images as enumerated BMP or JPG files... Capture image sequences and save them as lossless, uncompressed AVI files. These files can be post-processed in other astronomy applications, such as RegiStax.
AVI File Generation...
With IC Capture.AS you can save the images outputted from the camera as an AVI file. There are two approaches to achieve this: If you would like to save a compressed AVI file, simply select the appropriate codec in IC Capture.AS (DivX, for example). If you prefer uncompressed AVIs, simply select the shipped codec (uncompressed Y800, uncompressed RGB24, uncompressed RGB32, uncompressed UYVY).
- RegiStax (Windows??): RegiStax can read the uncompressed AVI files that are created by IC Capture.AS
- Astro IIDC (Mac OS): Using Astro IIDC you can control all The Imaging Source FireWire CCD cameras on Mac OS.
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