Apogee Alta F8300 Monochrome Camera - AFW50-9R Filter Wheel

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Apogee Alta F8300 Monochrome Camera - AFW50-9R Filter Wheel
Item # AI-F8300-9R
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  • The Apogee Alta F8300 CCD Camera (USB 2.0 interface) has a front-illuminated Kodak KAF-8300 Blue Plus sensor.
  • Ideal for astronomy due to its large field of view and smaller pixel size - 3326 x 2504 pixel array, at 5.4 microns.
  • The Alta F8300 CCD Camera includes a D2 body and shutter.
  • Prices include Apogee TE cooled camera head, CCD, 5m cable, international power supply, ActiveX driver and AFW50-9R 9-position carousel that houses 50mm Round filters (sold separately).


Apogee Alta® F Series

Faster readout speeds, Alta reliability

The Apogee Alta® F Series represents the next step in the evolution of the Alta line of cameras with faster readout speeds. The Alta line continues to support a wide variety of front-illuminated, back-illuminated and interline transfer CCDs. All Alta systems are backed by a 2 year warranty on the camera and lifetime warranty on the CCD chamber integrity.

Apogee's Alta Camera Series focuses on quality and reliability so you can focus on innovation and discovery. Every Alta camera includes a lifetime warranty against condensation in the inner chamber, and a two year parts and labor warranty, including the CCD.

Apogee Alta F Series Highlights…

  • 1 to 8 MHz 16-Bit digitization

  • 32 MByte camera memory

  • Field upgradeable firmware

  • USB 2.0 interface

  • Resolution from 512 x 512 to more than 39 megapixels

  • Wide variety of CCD architectures

  • Free / open source driver for MicroManager / Image J software

  • No plug in cards or external controllers

  • Runs from single 12V supply

  • Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes

  • 32/64 bit ActiveX drivers included with every system

  • Programmable cooling to 65C below ambient

  • General purpose programmable I/O port

  • Adjustable fan speed for low/zero vibration

  • Programmable status indicators

  • AR coated fused silica windows

  • RBI pre-flash

  • Maintenance free chambers - No desiccant plugs required

  • Liquid cooling option

  • Precision locking filter wheels optional

About the Kodak KAF-8300 Sensor

The Kodak KAF-8300 Image Sensor is a 22.5mm diagonal (Four Thirds Format) high performance color or monochrome full frame CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensor designed for a wide range of image sensing applications including digital imaging.

Each pixel contains blooming protection by means of a lateral overflow drain thereby preventing image corruption during high light level conditions. For the color version, each of the 5.4μm square pixels are patterned with an RGB mosaic color filter with overlying microlenses for improved color response and reproduction. Several versions of monochrome devices are available with or without microlenses.

Kodak KAF-8300 Imaging Sensor Features

  • High Resolution - High Dynamic Range - Low Noise Architecture
  • Photography, Industrial Imaging and Medical Imaging Applications
  • Quantum Efficiency, color: R(600nm), G(540nm), B(480nm) 33%, 40 %, 33% - Quantum Efficiency, monochrome: Microlens, clear glass (540nm) Microlens, no glass (540nm) Microlens, AR glass (540nm) No Microlens, clear glass (560nm): 54% 60% 56% 37%
  • Dark Signal: < 200 e-/s - Dark Current Doubling Temperature: 5.8 °C - Linear Dynamic Range: 64.4 dB - Linearity Error at 12ºC +/- 10%
  • Active Image Size: 17.96mm (H) x 13.52mm (V) 22.5mm (diagonal) - Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Blooming Protection: (1ms integration time) 1000x saturation exposure - Maximum Data Rate: 28 MHz

About the Apogee AFW50-9R - 9 Position Color Filter Wheel

The FW50 series of filter wheels provide large format filtering solutions for the Alta and Ascent series of imaging systems. The FW50 filter wheel currently has two interchangeable filter carousels; A large 7 position 50mm square wheel ideal for the U9000 and U16 imaging systems, and a 9 position 50mm round wheel ideal for any other Alta or Ascent system.

The filter wheel is controlled via USB 2.0. The filter wheel easily adapts to the Alta D2, D7, and D9 bodies, as well as to AP systems.

Apogee AFW50-9R - 9 Position Color Filter Wheel Specifications

  • Filter Size: 50mm round
  • Max. filter thickness: 5mm
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg) with filters
  • Thickness: 1.0” (2.54 cm) with mounting plate
  • Camera mount method: Adapter plate attached to any Alta camera
  • Mechanical mount: 3” 24 threads/inch
  • Power input: 12V DC
  • Interface: USB 2.0

Apogee Instruments Product Number: F8300-9R

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU AI-F8300-9R
Manufacturer Apogee
Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W)
Series Apogee Alta
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Truesense, formerly Kodak
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model KAF-8300
Filter Wheel Yes
Included Items

Included Items

  • Apogee Alta F8300 CCD Camera
  • KAF8300 Monochrome Sensor
  • D2 Body
  • Apogee TE Cooled Camera Head
  • Cable
  • International Power Supply
  • ActiveX Driver
  • AFW50-9R Filter Wheel
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