The Alta U16M uses a very large format 16-megapixel full frame sensor with micro-lenses and anti-blooming gates, ideal for applications requiring large field of view, such as astrophotography,
sky surveys, and radiology.
The camera was bought in 2007 and used for sky survey purposes on a 60-cm, f/3.3 and 20-cm, f/4 Flat-Field telescopes until December 2019. Camera is basicly in working condition, though
we occasionally experienced problem with USB port communication, presumably on camera side. For this reason, we offer the camera at highly reduced price.
Since the CCD sensor is by far the most expensive component in any camera, it can be transplanted in a new camera as offered by
Diffraction Limited Company.
Our Alta U16M has undamaged large 4000 x 4000K format sensor and small 9 micron pixels. Transplanted in a new camera would be ideal option for astrophotography or
sky survey application. We are the first owner, complete purchase documentation is available on request.
4096 x 4096 array, 9 x 9 micron pixels
5 MHz 12-bit and 1 MHz 16-bit digitization
32Mbyte camera memory
USB 2.0 interface: no plug in cards or external controllers
Programmable, intelligent cooling to 45°C below ambient
Binning up to 8 Horizontal x 4096 Vertical
Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes
Precision time delayed integration (TDI) and kinetics mode readout
Programmable fan speed for low / zero vibration
Two serial port outputs for control of peripheral devices
Fused silica windows
Runs from single 12V supply with input voltage monitor
Programmable status indicators
Camera to telescope adapter M64 X 1 thread (not included)
Apogee Alta U16M camera specifications .
Test report 2008 Apogee Alta U16M.
In the box
Alta U16M Camera Head
230V/12V, 5A DC power supply
4-m long USB cable
Price 700,00 EUR
Shipping not included