Apogee Aspen CG9000: Compact, 9.3 Megapixel CCD
Ideally suited to challenging astronomy and physical science imaging applications, the
Apogee Aspen family offers a range of popular full frame and interline CCD sensors, within
a camera platform that is designed to push performance. Deep thermoelectric cooling
ensures optimal sensitivity for long exposure applications. The simple convenience of a
USB 2.0 interface is accompanied by an Ethernet network interface with a built-in web
server. The Apogee Aspen also utilizes a new extremely high reliability shutter, specified for
> 5 million shutter cycles.
The Aspen CG9000 uses a very large format 9.3 megapixel full frame sensor with 12 mm
pixels and anti-blooming gates. Cooling down to 60oC below ambient results in a low
dark current contribution. These features make the Aspen CG9000 an ideal solution for
applications requiring both a large field of view and optimal signal to noise ratio, such as
astrophotography, sky surveys and radiology.