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1m F/8 Ritchey Chrétien with dual Nasmyth Foci, Cape Town (South Africa)

Another large telescope for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). An 1m F/8 Alt-Az mounted Ritchey Chrétien for robotic use. It has dual Nasmyth Foci. The main telescopes used for research are located at the SAAO observing station (32°22.795’S 20°48,657’E) near Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4-hour drive from Cape Town.

Andor Cameras

iKon-L 936 CCD

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iKon Slow-Scan Large CCD Cameras for Physical Science

The iKon ‘slow scan’ CCD camera series deliver unique thermoelectric cooling to -100°C for industry-leading low noise performance, highly efficient back-illuminated photon collection across a broad spectral range and exceptional dynamic range. Very large field of view is available from the iKon-XL CCD camera range, ideal for large sky surveys in astronomy. The robust quality, low maintenance, hassle-free design is ideal for usage across many experimental set-ups, including at remote observatories.

Andor’s iKon-L 936 is designed with scientific imaging in mind. The 2048 x 2048 array and 13.5 µm pixel pitch combine to deliver a 27.6 x 27.6 mm active image area, TE cooled down to -100°C. The iKon-L offers outstanding resolution, field of view, sensitivity and dynamic range performance. Ultimate sensitivity performance is achieved through combination of > 90% QE (back-illuminated sensor), low noise readout electronics and exceptionally deep TE cooling. The NEW Dual AR deep depletion ‘BEX2-DD’ sensor option provides an unmatched QE profile, offering highest possible QE from UV through to NIR.

iKon-L boasts a proprietary large area 5-stage TE cooler (4-stage optional), enabling cooling of this large area sensor down to an unprecedented -100°C without the aggravation of liquid nitrogen or compressed gas cooling, perfect for the longest of exposure times. Such performance renders this camera ideal for low-light applications such as astronomy or luminescence imaging, with ideal OEM adaptability and support. USB 2.0 connectivity and multi-MHz readout options provide for ease of integration and operation.

 
  • TE cooling to -100°C
  • Large area 2048 x 2048 sensor
  • 13.5µm Pixel
  • 4.2 Mega Pixel
  • 39mm Diagonal
  • 4-speed readout up to 5 MHz
  • Low read noise
  • UltraVac™
 

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Features

Broad wavelength coverage - Now available with BR-DD (red/NIR), BEX2-DD (UV-NIR Broadband) and BU2 (UV/blue) sensor options

TE cooling to -100°C - Critical for elimination of dark current detection limit

Fringe Suppression Technology™ - NIR etaloning greatly reduced (BEX2-DD and BR-DD sensor types)

4-speed readout up to 5 MHz - Slower readout for low noise, faster speeds for dynamic processes and 5 MHz for vizualization mode

Ultra low noise readout - Intelligent low-noise electronics offer the most ‘silent’ system noise performance available

Large area 2048 x 2048 sensor - Large field of view and high resolution.

UltraVac™ - Critical for sustained vacuum integrity and to maintain unequalled cooling and QE performance, year after year

Dual output - High Sensitivity output for low-light applications, or High Capacity output for maximum dynamic range

Integrated shutter - F-mount (EF optional) with integrated programmable 45 mm shutter

Fast Kinetics & Cropped Sensor modes - For fast temporal resolution down to sub-millisecond

 

 

 Resources

 

  Upgrades/Accessories

  • XW-RECR - Re-circulator for enhanced cooling performance
  • ACC-XW-CHIL-160 - Oasis 160 Ultra compact chiller unit
  • OA-CCFM - C-mount to Canon FD-mount adapter
  • OA-CF - C-mount to Nikon F-mount adapter
  • OA-COFM - C-mount to Olympus OM adapter
  • OA-CTOT - C-mount to T-mount adapter
  • OA-ECAF - Auto extension tubes (set of 3) for Canon EF
  • OA-ECMT - Auto extension tubes (set of 3) for C-mount
  • OA-EF - Auto extension tubes (set of 3) for Nikon F
  • ACC-USBX-EU - USB Extender: Icron USB 2.0 Ranger 2201 (100 m) - EU
  • ACC-USBX-UK - USB Extender: Icron USB 2.0 Ranger 2201 (100 m) - UK
  • ACC-USBX-US - USB Extender: Icron USB 2.0 Ranger 2201 (100 m) - US

 

Sensor Options

BV: Back Illuminated CCD231-84 sensor, mid-band AR coating
BB: Back Illuminated CCD231-84 sensor, broadband AR coating (blue optimized)
BEX2: Back Illuminated CCD (231-84) sensor and dual AR coating
BEX2-DD: Back Illuminated CCD (231-84) sensor, deep depletion with fringe suppression and
dual AR coating

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Software & Driver

Andor ASCOM Setup - 3.15.30065.0 (sCMOS)

Standalone installer to install software for ASCOM driver for sCMOS systems.

download treiber

More Driver (New Window, external Link):  here

Software Manuals

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User Manuals

Please use our downloads section to view technical documentation and software assets. Please create an account to access User Guides, Quick Start Guides, Software Downloads and Software Guides (New Window, external Link)..Software Downloads and Software Guides (New Window, external Link)..

Astro.Control Astronomical CCD Cameras

Software for Andor Cameras

from Astro.tech
Astro.Control Astronomical CCD Cameras

 

 

APM Professional Telescopes

1m F/8 Ritchey Chrétien with dual Nasmyth Foci, Cape Town (South Africa)

Another large telescope for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). An 1m F/8 Alt-Az mounted Ritchey Chrétien for robotic use. It has dual Nasmyth Foci. The main telescopes used for research are located at the SAAO observing station (32°22.795’S 20°48,657’E) near Sutherland in the Northern Cape, a 4-hour drive from Cape Town.

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