iNova PLB-Mx CCD Multi-Purpose Camera ICX445ALA

From lunar/solar & deepsky imaging to autoguiding.
Sony Exview ICX445ALA – 1.2 Mpx Monochrome CCD Sensor.

 

 

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iNova PLB-Mx

 

Description

New Sony Exview ICX445ALA CCD sensor (1280 x 960 pixel array) with a very high quantum efficiency from the visible spectrum to the near infrared (IR) region.

Ideally suited for lunar/solar high resolution imaging, thanks to an excellent sensitivity from the visible spectral range to the near infrared region, with a very low electronic noise which allows long exposure times.

Provides 2×2 hardware binning (640 x 480) to get a 7.5µm square pixel to be able to detect a faint star for autoguiding.

C-mount thread (this standard allows users to take different kinds of adapters like 1.25” eyepiece holder, camera objective lens with step down ring).

Technical specifications
  • Sony Exview ICX445ALA 1/4″
  • 1280*960
  • 3.75µm x 3.75µm
  • Yes
  • Yes 
  • 10/12bit
  • Up to 23 FPS at full resolution
  • From 0.1ms to infinity
  • 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.

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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