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MallinCam StarVision CCD Camera

Mallin Cam   ——   SKU: MAL-SV-C
$1,421.19 CAD
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The MallinCam StarVision Imaging Camera includes some upgraded features, such as dual memory modules, DSP,  a front circuit board that is dedicated to the CCD sensor with 24 karat gold plating, and a Sony ICX825AQA CCD sensor. 

Sony ICX825AQA EXview HAD II Scientific Grade CCD Sensor

11mm (Type 2/3) Diagonal
Approximately 1.45 Effective Pixels
Progressive Scan
1492 x 1040 Array (Effective Pixels)
6.45 x 6.45 Micron Square Pixels
2000mv Sensitivity
Available in either Color or Monochrome

This sensor provides a wide field of view that is desirable for larger objects. In addition, the Sony ICX825 is capable of producing pinpoint stars with zero star artifacts and zero amp glow.

Dual Memory Modules & Digital Signal Processing

At the heart of the StarVision are internal dual memory modules.  By having dual internal memory modules, the data  transmission load needed is dramatically reduced. Also by incorporating DSP (digital signal processing) and other MallinCam developed noise reduction technologies, the StarVision achieves a level of low noise not achieved by other ICX825 CCD cameras.  Cameras from other manufacturers containing the ICX825 CCD sensor produce single frame images suffering from noise. To achieve acceptable images, stacking of multiple frames is needed. The StarVision is capable of producing excellent smooth, live, noise-free images without the need for stacking.

Front Circuit Board Design

The front circuit board containing the CCD sensor is free of any other electronic components. This eliminates electronically induced noise from affecting the sensor and dramatically reduces heat from reaching it. This technology is not utilized by other camera manufacturers. In addition, industrial grade components are used throughout the camera's three double sided populated circuit boards. Finally, the front CCD sensor board is made with 24 karat gold plating to insure the ultimate in connection integrity and low noise performance. Careful planning went into the design of this ultra compact USB camera, making it usable with ALT-AZ and EQ mounts.

The MallinCam StarVision is designed and built for a lifetime of durability. The body is composed of CNC machined aluminum and stainless steel, and the machine screws are also of stainless steel. The rigidity of the case insure that the sensor will maintain permanent alignment and the sealed, clear, multicoated optical window insure that the CCD sensor will never need cleaning. This insures low maintenance. The professional USB2.0 locking terminal and cable are designed for use in all environments and are especially suited for use outdoors.

StarVision Software

The software is supplied on a USB stick and can be installed on your favorite PC.
There is no Mac version of the StarVision software.

StarVision’s Software Main Features:

-  Exposures of up to One Hour
-  Adjustable Buffered CCD Gain from 2.00X to 100.00X – an industry first!
-  Countdown Timer
-  Adjustable Gamma
-  Adjustable Contrast
-  Adjustable Black Level
-  Adjustable Sharpness
-  Adjustable Noise Reduction
-  Adjustable 3D Noise Reduction
-  Hot Pixel Mapping Dark Frame
-  Dark Field Subtraction
-  Ability to save Dark Fields
-  Live Stacking Feature
-  And a whole lot more!

StarVision Main Camera Features:

-  IMX825AQA EXview HAD II Scientific Grade CCD Sensor
-  11mm (Type 2/3) Diagonal
-  Approximately 1.45 Effective Pixels
-  Progressive Scan
-  6.45x6.45 Micron Square Pixels
-  2000mv Sensitivity
-  Color (Monochrome Available)
-  Binning Mode
-  Monochrome Mode Available For Color Sensor
-  Ultra Compact 2”x2”x1.5” Size
-  6.80 Ounces (192 Grams)
-  Professional, Industrial USB2.0 Locking Terminal
-  15’ USB2.0 Professional Grade Cable with Locking Connection
-  Aluminum and Stainless Steel CNC Construction
-  Gold Plated Main CCD Board
-  Sealed CCD Chamber
-  Live Observing and Imaging Modes

StarVision Included Items:

-  StarVision Camera
-  15’ USB2.0 Professional Grade Cable with Locking Connection
-  C-mount to 1.25” Threaded Adapter
-  MRF-8 Kit (A $179.99 Value) – For a Limited Time