TRIUS PRO-814C - BLUE Edition

The TRIUS PRO-814C is a higher resolution version of the very popular TRIUS PRO-694C camera. It has a similarly high QE and low thermal noise, but offers 9.19 megapixels of resolution. Each pixel is 3.69 x 3.69 uM in size. This very high resolution makes the 814C particularly well suited to the super-fast short focus 'scopes and 'Hyperstar' systems that are now widely in use. The 814C CCD uses a Bayer matrix single-shot colour filter array to enable you to take excellent colour images with the minimum of effort.

Blue PRO 814C

Major features:

  • A Bayer matrix single-shot colour version of the TRIUS PRO-814 mono camera.
  • Medium format, high resolution 'Exview' CCD chip with 9.19M pixels (3.69uM x 3.69uM square pixels) in a 15.98 mm diagonal array.
  • Exceptionally low dark signal - No dark frames necessary for most deep sky objects.
  • Excellent QE of 77% peak in yellow light, 65% at Hydrogen alpha (656 nm).
  • Three port powered USB hub built-in. Can drive a Lodestar or Superstar guider + SX filter wheel.
  • High performance two stage cooling for better than -40C delta T
  • Dry Argon CCD chamber fill for improved cooling performance.
  • Exceptionally effective anti-blooming with minimal effect on linearity and no lost active area.
  • Back focal length 17mm +/-1mm
  • High speed USB 2.0 interface for approx. 6 second downloads.
  • Built-in triple powered USB hub for guider and filter wheel control.
  • Single USB cable control for all features - get rid of that dangerous cable tangle!
  • Very low power consumption. Less than 1.5 amps at 12v DC.
  • Compact and lightweight - only 75mm in diameter x 70mm long - Only 450g load on the telescope.

Blue PRO Rear

Specifications:

  • CCD type: ICX814AQ EXview II CCD with ultra low dark current and vertical anti-blooming.
  • CCD Full resolution pixel data: Pixel size: 3.69uM x 3.69uM, Image format: 3388 x 2712 pixels
  • CCD Image area: 12.49mm (Horizontal) x 9.99mm (Vertical).
  • CCD quality: Grade 1 or better - No bad columns, no dead pixels, no more than 50 'hot' pixels (saturated in <10 seconds).
  • Spectral Response: QE max at 580nM (~77%), 50% roll-off at 360nM and 770nM. 
  • Readout Noise: Typically ONLY 3 electrons. 
  • Full-well capacity: Greater than 17,000 e- (unbinned)
  • Anti-blooming: Overload margin greater than 800x.
  • Dark current: Less than 0.002 electrons/second @ - 10C CCD temperature.
  • Data format: 16 bits.
  • System gain:  0.3 electrons per ADU
  • Computer Interface: Built-in USB 2.0 compatible interface.
  • Image download time: Typically 6 seconds at full resolution.
  • Power requirements: 115VAC / 240VAC @ 12VA, or 12VDC @ 900mA max.
  • Cooling system: Regulated set-point cooling supply with thermoelectric cooler to give a minimum CCD temperature of approximately -30C below ambient. 
  • Size: 75 x 70mm black anodised aluminium barrel with 42mm 'T2' thread at the CCD window end & input/output plugs at rear. CCD alignment screws are provided for setting the chip parallel to the focal plane.
  • Weight: approx. 450g.