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Moravian G2-8300 Mark II CCD Camera

The cooled G2 series Mark II CCD cameras were developed for imaging under extremely low-light conditions in astronomy, microscopy and similar areas. Design of this series inherits from earlier G2 Mark I cameras but brings some significant enhancements. G2 cameras employ precise electronics providing uniform frames and extremely low read noise limited only by CCD detector itself. Modular mechanical construction allows various camera variants to be combined with a rich set of accessories, including telescope adapters, off-axis guider adapters, internal or external filter wheels, Ethernet adapters, guiding cameras, etc.

KAF-8300 Sensor

G2 series of CCD cameras are manufactured with “Full Frame” CCD sensors manufactured by On Semiconductor (formerly Kodak) This model uses the KAF-8300 CCD which is known for its high resolution and dynamic range.

Sensor Specs

  • An array of 3358 x 2536 (8.5-Megapixels)
  • 5.4-micron pixel size
  • Anti-blooming Technology
  • A Quantum Efficiency of 55%
  • Dark Current Doubling Temperature is 5.8℃
  • A 25,500 electron well depth.
Moravian G4-16000 Mark II Camera Body Back

Camera Electronics

The G2 cameras have a 16-bit analog to digital converter that offers correlated double sampling to ensure high dynamic range and limit readout noise.

The USB interface offers two types for download speeds, Preview, and Low Noise, which allows you to download your full fame images in seconds. When using a USB interface, the maximum cable length is approximately 16ft. The cable length can be extended up to 49ft if you are using an active USB extender cable.

Gain 0.8 e/ADU (1x1 binning)
1.3 e/ADU (other binnings)
System Read Noise 7 e RMS (Low Noise mode)
9 e RMS (Preview mode)
Full frame download 4.95s (Low Noise mode)
3.48s (Preview mode

If the USB cable option is too short for your observatory setup, the GX Camera Ethernet Adapter allows connection of up to four GX cameras of any type through a TCP/IP and Ethernet interface, which increases the connection range to an unlimited distance.

Cooling & Power Supply

Thermoelectric cooling (TEC) can cool the CCD down to 50°C below ambient temperature. Precision regulation ensures a very low dark current for long exposures.

Moravian G2 cameras come with a 12V DC power supply adapter and a universal 100-240 V AC/50-60Hz, 60W “brick” adapter. The power connector on the camera head uses a center-positive pin.

Moravian G4 Mark II Cooling Option Body Comparison Pofile

Moravian Power Supply

Moravian G2 Mark II Mechanical Drawing

Moravian G2 Mark II System Chart

Mechanical Specifications

The Moravian G2 cameras are sold in several configurations. Here are the back focus measurements for each component available at the time of purchase.

21mm

12.5mm

33.5mm

33.5mm

Software Support

Scientific Image Processing System (SIPS) software comes with the camera and allows complete camera control. The software also allows for automatic sequences, complete image calibration, and more.ASCOM

Drivers and native third-party software drivers are also available like The Sky X, MaxIm DL, Prism, Nebulosity, SkyTools, and others.

SPECIFICATIONS

ADC16 bit
Back focus55mm
Bayer MatrixMonochrome
Camera ConnectionFemale M42x0.75
CooledCooled
Delta T50°C Below Ambient
Dynamic Range11.7 Stops
Full Well25.5ke
Mega Pixels8.6 mp
Peak QE54%
Pixel Array3366 x 2544
Pixel Size5.4 microns
Power Consumption12V 3.3A
Read Noise8e
Sensor Diagonal22.8mm
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor8300
Weight2.2 lbs
Weight2.5 lbs

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • Camera Body
  • AC Power Supply
  • 10ft USB2.0 cable
  • USB Flash Drive with camera drivers and SIPS software
  • A printed copy of the camera User's Manual