High resolution, fast refresh rate
The astronomy camera DBK 31AU03.AS combines a high resolution, fast refresh rate and a low price. Therefore, it is ideally suited to amateur astronomers wishing to deploy a mega pixel camera. Using the shipped software - IC Capture - you can save the captured images to lossless and uncompressed AVI files.
Fast display of color images
For the visualization of the raw data from the color CCD (RAW format), the data stream must be post processed (color interpolation). Interpolated color images require much more bandwidth to transfer than original RAW images. Color interpolation in the CCD camera DBK 31AU03.AS can be switched off and thus 30 color frames per second can be transfered. In this case, the images are color interpolated on the host PC with the shipped software IC Capture.AS. Alternatively, should color interpolation not be desirable at all, AVI files can be written in RAW format.
Sony® color CCD
The astro CCD camera DBK 31AU03.AS is fitted with the color CCD ICX204AK, manufactured by Sony®. The resolution of the CCD is 1024 x 768 pixel at a format of 1/3". Even at long exposure times, its noise is minimal. Due to the high quality of the ICX204AK, it is often used in medical image processing applications.
IR Cut Filter
Color cameras that do not possess a color filter offer users a large degree of flexibility: Filters may be added as required by a specific application. Therefore, we ship the astronomy camera DBK 31AU03.AS without an IR cut filter.
Fast data transfer via USB 2.0
The astro CCD camera DBK 31AU03.AS outputs high resolution images in a fast sequence. In order to transfer these large amounts of data to the host PC, a very fast bus is required - USB 2.0.
Shipped software for Windows®
This camera ships with the camera driver IC WDM DCAM TIS and the control software IC Capture.AS.