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MallinCam SkyRaider DS10c Color Video Astronomy Camera - DS10c

Mallin Cam   ——   SKU: MAL-DS10C
$1,265.00 CAD
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MallinCam SkyRaider DS10c Color Video Astronomy Camera

SkyRaider DS10c Features:

  • This is a color camera, DS10c
  • Industrial Sony CMOS sensor, IMX294 Series, class 1
  • Hand-selected Industrial Sony CMOS sensor
  • Passive Heat Sink Cooling with a fan
  • Heavy Duty Heat sink plus fan for heat removal assistance
  • 10.7 MP Detector Array
  • 21.63 mm diagonal sensor size
  • Correlated Double Sampling technology
  • Detector has NO amplifier glow
  • Multiple resolution specs based on frame rate
  • Standard T-mount for convenient mounting
  • Digital Binning: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4
  • Full Video Mode: AVI, SER

This MallinCam DS10c Color Video Camera is a new addition to the SkyRaider Video Camera series. The DS10c has a 10.7 megapixel Back Illuminated Sony IMX294 class 1, hand-selected CMOS Industrial sensor. Note that this Sony sensor has no amplifier glow. The DS10c color camera from MallinCam has 4 gigabits DDR internal memory for smooth effective image transfer and easy control on a USB 3 port connected computer. A passive cooling system has been included with fan assist, to keep the CMOS sensor temperature stable. No Peltier cooler is needed as the software can eliminate all noise, hot pixels, and warm pixels, during live applications or during imaging sessions. Thus, passive cooling will be sufficient to provide stable operation of this camera. The sensor and camera electronics support full 4K resolution for high-resolution live images in full color!

In addition, it is useful to disclose that CMOS sensors cannot be deep-cooled with thermoelectric coolers (TECs) as delamination will occur among other problems affecting the CMOS sensor, such as the timing generator, A/D converter and other functions. Consequently, TEC cooling would cause diminished performance and affect life span of the sensor. But, with this MallinCam DS10c color video camera, this is not a problem as the passive cooling system utilized is completely adequate.

The smaller package used with this color camera was designed with the "HyperStar"-compatible type optical systems where a minimal foot print is desired. The DS10c is a compact unit that will produce a minimal light obstruction when used in the light path entering the telescope's aperture. It comes with a 2" to T mount adapter. The large sensitive sensor will satisfy the most demanding video imager. The unique Conversion Gain system can be activated in either HCG to LCG (High Conversion Gain or Low Conversion Gain) mode, where either high gain or low gain is desirable for certain imaging applications or for live video.

The use of Correlated Double Sampling signal processing which is built in to this camera's signal chain provides an unusually high signal-to-noise ratio under various modes of operation with different exposure times. This technology also sets the MallinCam SkyRaider DS10c Color Video Astronomy Camera apart from many other video cameras used in amateur astronomy and is a professional feature.

Using the free MallinCam SKY software, many features are accessible making the DS10c a highly desirable camera to own. Features such as Conversion Gain, Dark Field correction, Flat Field correction, Digital Binning up to 4x4 pixel mode are included increasing sensitivity to levels never witnessed before in a large format CMOS sensor. Bit Depth for processing from 8 bits to 12 bits is selectable. Black Level, Histogram, Live Stack in either Additive or Averaged mode are also selectable. The Frame Alignment Feature keeps all stacking perfectly aligned with one another, even with ALT-AZ mount operation mode, which is a first in the industry for a larger format video CMOS Camera. Exposures can be selected from 100 micro second up to 16 minutes and 40 seconds. The DS10c is also fully compatible with the Universe T-mount 0.5X focal reducer.

Specifications:

  • 4 Gigabits DDR Internal Memory for unsurpassed smooth operation
  • Sony IMX294 Back Illuminated, Class 1, Hand-Picked CMOS Sensor (Scientific grade)
  • Back Illuminated CMOS Sensor for highest sensitivity
  • 1900 mV Output
  • HCG and LCG Mode ( High Conversion gain, Low Conversion Gain, Selectable)
  • Correlated Double Sampling signal processing built in
  • A high S/N ratio
  • No Amplifier Glow
  • 21.63 mm Diagonal Sensor Size
  • Resolution Sizes:
  • - 4096 X 2160, 38 FPS @ 0.100 ms
  • - 3704 X 2778, 35 FPS @ 0.100 ms
  • - 2048 X 1080, 70 FPS @ 0.100 ms
  • - 1360 X 720, 100 FPS @ 0.100 ms
  • Digital Binning Mode:
  • Selectable 1 x 1, 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4
  • Global Shutter
  • Image Format, FITS, JPEG, BMP, PNG
  • Full Video Mode: AVI, SER
  • Sealed Optical Window
  • T mount for convenient mounting
  • One-cable Operation
  • Precision All Aluminum Construction with Stainless Steel hardware
  • 8.5 cm X 6.75 cm (3.26 inches X 2.65 inches)
  • 310 Grams / 10.95 Oz
  • High Speed USB 3.0
  • 5 volt operation @900 mA current draw

What's In The Box:

  • MallinCam SkyRaider DS10c camera body
  • 5 meter (15 feet) premium Heavy Duty USB3.0 cable
  • 2" to T-mount Adapter
  • 2 meter (6.5 feet) Guiding Cable
  • Software available for free download from the MallinCam.net Website
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