MallinCam 3MP Color Solar System Imager
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The new MallinCam SSI is a dedicated planetary, lunar, and solar (with proper solar filter) imager that runs through USB-2 and a PC computer. Images are displayed live with the same CRS system (Constant Refreshed System) as the MallinCam Universe. Not only you can view live solar system objects but you can record in AVI, BMP, TIFF and JPEG for unsurpassed image quality.
The heart of the new MallinCam SSI is the 1.49 MegaPixel superCMOS ceramic scientific class 0 sensor with pixel size of 3.63 microns and total image size of 1.39 MegaPixels. This high performance sensor boasts a Readout Noise of 3e- (rms) and a Quantum Efficiency of 76% (@ 500nm).
The external case is made of all metal cast aluminum for more efficient heat transfer. The external color of the camera has been selected after extensive testing to reject all solar heat in those cases when the camera is exposed to direct sunlight. A C-mount to 1.25" eyepiece adapter is included, and the SSI comes with a 5 meter (16.4 feet ) USB-2 cable.
The camera is powered from the USB source from your existing PC computer. The MallinCam SSI use a C mount system to facilitate mounting with other MallinCam accessories and from third party accessories. The front has a sealed chamber with a multicoated optical glass, preventing dust entering on the superCMOS and keeping maintenance to a minimum. The MallinCam SSI incorporate the high QE and highly acclaimed Sony IMX035LQR superCMOS class 0 made of ceramic, a contrast to other cameras on the market which use sensors in plastic packaging. This camera is a color (SSIc) device, with stunning performance when used with quality optics. This version (SSIc) can be switched from color to monochrome in the control software at a click of a mouse and yet retain the high performance of the sCMOS in either mode.
The internal rear of the camera has a CNC machined Cold Finger which offers effective passive cooling right to the back side of the superCMOS sensor, stabilizing the sensor temperature and spreading the heat to the entire external cabinet and front of 1.25" adapter and through the telescope focuser. (A unique design in the industry only from MallinCam.) MallinCam shares with you their pride in performance, perfection, and unbeatable quality, only found in a MallinCam camera!
- Camera Type/Processing: Color sCMOS
- Sensor Size: 1/2.8 inch
- Pixel Size: 2.5 x 2.5 micrometer
- Effective pixels: 3.0 Mp
- Max. Resolution: 2048 H x 1536 V
- Scan Mode: Progressive
- Shutter Type: Rolling shutter
- Frame Rate (1): 11 fps, for full frame
- Frame Rate (2): 27 fps, 2x2 binning
- Frame Rate (3): 38 fps, 4x4 binning
- Color Depth: 36 bits
- A/D Conversion: 12 bits
- Exposure Control: Manual or Auto
- Integration Time: 0.0001 sec to 8 seconds
- White Balance: Manual or Auto
- Dynamic Range: 69dB
- Optical Port: C-mount
- Operating Temp: -30°C to +60°C
- Cooling Method: Passive
- Humidity Range: 0-95%
- Storage Temp: -30°C to +70°C
- Data Interface: USB2.0 / 480 Mbits/sec
- Operating System Compatibility: Windows (only)