iNova PLA-M w/Sony 1/4″ ICX098BL-E

From planetary imaging to autoguiding.
Sony ICX098BL-E Mono Sensor.

 

 

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iNova PLA-M

 

 

Description

The PLA-M 310Kp Monochrome CCD Camera is a multi-purpose camera capable of planetary/lunar imaging to autoguiding. It includes the new Sony Exview CCD monochrome ICX098BL-E (640×480 pixel array) with very high quantum efficiency with extremely low noise. A high frame rate of 60fps enables you to “freeze-frame” a planetary or lunar image to keep only the best frames

Due to its excellent sensitivity, of the whole visible spectrum, this camera is ideally suited for planetary/lunar imaging. It provides 2×2 hardware binning (640 x 480) to get a 11.2 square pixel for autoguiding.

  • Adjustable exposure time from 0.1ms to infinity.
  • Plugin ASCOM V5 tested with software V1.12 PHDGuiding, AstroArt V4, V5 and MaximDL Prism.
  • CCD Sony Super HAD ICX098BL-E 1/4″
Technical specifications
  • Sony ICX098BL-E 1/4″
  • 640x 480
  • 5.6µm x 5.6µm
  • Yes
  • Yes 
  • 12bit
  • 60 8bit; 30 12bit
  • From 1/10000s to several minutes
  • USB2.0
  • For filter wheel control, focusing motors control, and telescope mount control (ASCOM V6)
  • BMP, AVI (8bit), FITS (8/16 bit) et SER (8/16bit) which can be read directly with main softwares like RegiStax V6.1, Avistacker V2, AutoStakkert V2
  • ASCOM V6 Plugin available and tested with PHDGuiding V1.14, AstroArt V4 & V5, MaximDL V5, Prism and all softwares using ASCOM protocol
  • 50 x 50 x 40mm
  • 170g (6 oz)
  • CCD Sensor
  • CCD Matrix (L*H)
  • Pixel size 
  • Hardware binning 2×2
  • Hardware ROI (region of interest)
  • A/D converter
  • Frame rate(8/12bit)
  • Exposure time
  • Interface 
  • Communication port
  • Format
  • ASCOM
  • Dimensions
  • Weight

 

 

Software and compatibility
Microsoft

Windows XP SP3, Vista, W7, 8, 8.1 x86/x64

Compliant with Microsoft Directshow

The SDK is available on request for programming (Microsoft C# or C++).

Linux

Linux drivers are available.

Mac

Drivers are not available but it is possible to run i-Nova cameras in emulation Windows mode with Bootcamp.

Performance

Frame rate (FPS) at full resolution:

Mode 

8-bit
12-bit

Frame Rate

Until 60 FPS
Until 30 FPS

 

Included accessories

C mount to 1.25’’ adapter

USB2 cable for PC connection

Software pack including:

PLxCapture control and acquisition specific software and conversion format utility (video)

ASCOM plugin

New software releases are available for download from FTP site www.inova-ccd.fr/download

Options

Autoguiding cable RJ12 connector for ST4 port

Peltier cooling system kit with or w/o temperature regulation

Recommended accessories

Motorised filter wheel – 5 or 8 positions provided with ASCOM plugin

Electronic viewfinder: C/CS mount objective lens, FL from 2.1mm (150° fov) to 25mm (11° fov)

GPS module with USB2.0 portC mount to T2 female adapter

 

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