Moravian G3-16200 Mark II CCD Camera With Internal Filter Wheel

  • Research-grade camera system
  • Built-in filter wheel for easy imaging
  • Impeccable design and cooling 
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Moravian G3-16200 Mark II CCD Camera With Internal Filter Wheel

G3 CCD cameras offer all essential astronomical camera features like great sensitivity, low noise, efficient and regulated cooling, robust design, rich set of accessories and software support and especially large sensor area for an affordable price. And Mark II series of G3 cameras inherits all these features, but brings some significant enhancements, like much faster download speeds and adjustable (tiltable) telescope adapters.

The cooled G3 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 G3 Mark I cameras but brings some significant enhancements. G3 cameras employ precise electronics providing uniform frames and extremely low read noise limited only by CCD detector itself.

No matter if your target is reliable scientific data or beautiful images of deep-sky objects, G3 cameras are able to provide both.

KAF-16200 Sensor

G3 series of CCD cameras are manufactured with “Full Frame” CCD sensors manufactured by On Semiconductor (formerly Kodak) This model uses the KAF-16200 CCD which is known for its large electron well capacity, big pixel size, and large surface area.

Sensor Specs

  • An array of 4524  x 3624  (16.4-Megapixels)
  • 6-micron pixel size
  • Anti-blooming Technology with 2800x suppression
  • A Quantum Efficiency of 60%
  • A Dark Current less than 3 electrons per second at 25℃
  • Dark Current Doubling Temperature is 6.3℃
  • A 100,000 electron well depth.
Moravian G4-16000 Mark II Camera Body Back

Camera Electronics

The G3 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 0.6 e-/ADU (1x1 binning)
1.0 e-/ADU (other binnings)
System read noise 10 e RMS (low Noise)
11 e RMS (low Noise)
Full frame download 9.61 s (Low noise)
6.77 s (Preview)

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.

5-position Internal filter wheel

Included with this camera is a 5x50mm-round Internal filter wheel. The filter wheel provides the best sensor coverage while offering a large number of filter positions. The large diameter pivot pin and bushings provide a smooth, quiet no-fuss operation night after night.

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Cooling & Power Supply

Thermoelectric cooling (TEC) can cool the CCD down to 48°C (53°C with enhanced cooling) below ambient temperature. Precision regulation ensures a very low dark current for long exposures.

Moravian G3 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

Mechanical Specifications

The Moravian G3 cameras are sold in several configurations. Here are the back focus measurements for each component available at the time of purchase.

Standard Enhanced Cooling
Back Focus 33.5mm
Dimensions 154mm x 82mm x 154mm 154mm x 93mm x 154mm
Weight 4.2 lbs 4.6 lbs

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.


ADC16 bit
Back focus33.5mm
Camera ConnectionMoravian G3/G4 Mark II Bolt Pattern
Color or MonoColor
Color or MonoMonochrome
Delta T48°C Below Ambient
Dynamic Range12 Stops
Full Well41ke
Mega Pixels16.5 mp
Peak QE60%
Pixel Array4540 x 3640
Pixel Size6 microns
Power Consumption12V 3.3A
Read Noise10e
Sensor Diagonal34.9mm
Sensor TypeCCD
Weight4.6 lbs


  • Camera Body
  • Filter Wheel
  • 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