Cameras for Astronomy


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Cameras for Astronomy High Performance, Low Maintenance Solutions

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Andor’s Astronomy Vision Quality is Paramount As more and more professional astronomers look for high performance commercial alternatives to time consuming, and ultimately costly, ‘build it yourself’ model, they are turning to Andor’s track record as the leading provider of high-end, exceptional quality camera solutions. Andor excels at the design and manufacture of robust and hassle-free detector solutions, designed to operate with low maintenance and exceptional longevity in remote observing sites around the globe. Example: iKon-XL’s Low Maintenance Advantage Andor’s high performance Very...

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Large Area & High Resolution CCDs Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellan Galaxy. Courtesy of the Chinese Bright Star Survey Telescope (BSST), Antarctica. iKon CCD Camera Range Gone are the days of laborious self-build high-end camera solutions. Andor’s unwavering approach to ‘off-the-shelf’ ultrahigh performance has delivered iKon-XL, a new very large area CCD platform that uniquely cools back-illuminated 16.8 megapixel sensors to -100ºC with thermoelectric cooling. 16.8 Megapixel backilluminated CCDs TE cooled to -100 °C, with no liquid nitrogen or cryo-cooling Near Infra-Red optimization...

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EMCCDs for Fast Time Resolution 3x3 mosaic of the dramatic solar chromosphere. Image courtesy of Kevin Reardon, INAF, Italy. iXon EMCCD Camera Range For more than 17 years, Andor’s iXon EMCCD cameras have been the high time resolution detectors of choice at a great many cutting edge observatories worldwide. Single photon sensitivity Quantum efficiency > 95% Up to 1 Megapixel 26 - 56 full frames per second (faster with binning / sub-array) Featuring single photon sensitivity, TE cooling to -100°C and >95% QE, the iXon EMCCD range has been central to many demanding observing initiatives, such...

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sCMOS for Fast Time Resolution Orbital debris, or space debris, is defined as any man-made, defunct object in near-Earth space. Andor sCMOS Camera Range Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology is especially relevant in fast time resolution astronomy, combining high resolution / large field of view coverage of the sky with very fast time resolution, without sacrificing any of the ultra-low noise performance. Extremely low noise down to 0.9 e- Andor’s Balor, Marana, Neo and Zyla sCMOS cameras have been used successfully in fast time resolution applications such as solar astronomy, Near Earth...

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Featured Projects Next-Generation Transit Survey, Chile The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is a wide-field photometric survey designed to discover transiting exoplanets of Neptune-size and smaller. NGTS is sited at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile, using an array of customized -100ºC TE-cooled Andor iKon-L cameras, incorporating NIR optimized back-illuminated 4.2 Megapixel sensors. SOFIA - NASA and DLR SOFIA is the world’s largest airborne observatory, capable of making observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest groundbased...

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M42 - The Great Orion Nebula. M42 is an emission and reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It is approximately 1,350 lights years from Earth and approximately 25 light years across. Exposures: L:3hrs; R:2 hours; G:2 hours; B:2 hours 10 minutes subs. Total exposure time: 9hrs Image courtesy of Bill Snyder, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Customer Support Andor products are regularly used in critical applications and we can provide a variety of customer support services to maximize the return on your investment and ensure that your product continues to operate at its optimum performance. Andor has customer support teams located across North America, Asia and Europe, allowing us to provide local technical assistance and advice. Requests for support can be made at any time by contacting our technical support team at Andor offers a variety of support under the following format: • On-site product...

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All Andor Technology catalogs and technical brochures

  1. Optistat

    11 Pages

  2. BC43

    13 Pages

  3. Sona sCMOS

    9 Pages

  4. iXon EMCCD

    13 Pages

  5. MicroPoint

    7 Pages

  6. iVac OEM 2

    2 Pages

  7. Newton EMCCD

    16 Pages

  8. iQ Software

    12 Pages

  9. sCMOS

    16 Pages

  10. Darkcurrent

    3 Pages

  11. Revolution

    23 Pages

  12. Clara Flyer

    2 Pages

  13. Revolution DSD

    11 Pages

  14. iXon

    33 Pages

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