Surplus Astronomical Equipment
1. CCD Camera Apogee Alta U9000-HC - Serial Number 110440
The Alta U9000-HC is a High Cooling version of U9000, capable of cooling down to -50o below the ambient temperature. It uses a very large format 9-megapixel full frame sensor with anti-blooming gates, ideal for applications requiring large field of view, such as astrophotography and sky surveys. The camera was bought in 2011 and used for sky survey purposes on a 60-cm, f/3.3 telescope, until July 2021. Last maintenance service at Andor was in December 2020 (remove of ice crystals). Camera is in working condition. Apogee (now Andor Technologies) warrants the sealed chamber integrity for the lifetime of the product. If condensation appears in the inner chamber, Andor will restore the inner chamber seal and its purge gas at no charge. We are the first owner, complete purchase documentation is available on request.

We sell because we switched to a new observing programs, such as occultation observations and lucky imaging, requiring camera with very fast image readout.

Technical data

  • 3056 x 3056 array, 12 x12 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 40C below ambient
  • Binning up to 8 Horizontal x 3056 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
  • General purpose programmable I/O port
  • External triggering and strobe controls
  • ActiveX drivers included with every system
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • Fused silica windows
  • Runs from single 12V supply with input voltage monitor
  • Compact enclosure
  • Programmable status indicators
  • Camera to telescope adapter M64 X 1 thread (can be easily replaced)

  • Apogee Alta U9000-HC camera specifications .
  • Andor test report after warranty repair (ice crystals) in December 2020 Apogee Alta U9000-HC.

    In the box

  • Alta U9000-HC Camera Head (including M64 X 1 adapter)
  • 230V/12V, 5A DC power supply together with 7-m long cable
  • 4-m long USB cable

    Price 2000,00 EUR
    Free shipping within the EU
    Contact: herman.mikuz@gmail.com

  • Apogee Alta U9000-HC CCD Camera Apogee Alta U9000-HC CCD Camera Apogee Alta U9000-HC CCD Camera Apogee Alta U9000-HC CCD Camera




    2. Filter wheel for CCD Camera Apogee Alta U9000-HC

  • Standard 50 x 50 mm BVR+L astronomical photometric filters made my Astrodon in 2011.
  • Filters are undamaged and in working condition. They are delivered separately or mounted in 4-position filter wheel, without the additional costs. Filter wheel is driven by stepper motor. Images

    Price 300,00 EUR
    Free shipping within the EU
    Contact: herman.mikuz@gmail.com

  • Filter wheel for Apogee Alta U9000-HC CCD Camera Filter wheel for Apogee Alta U9000-HC CCD Camera


    3. CCD Camera Apogee Alta U16M - Serial Number A70657
    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.

    Technical data

  • 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 45C 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
    Contact: herman.mikuz@gmail.com

  • Apogee Alta U16M Camera Apogee Alta U16M Camera Apogee Alta U16M Camera Apogee Alta U16M Camera




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