The next generation of astronomy cameras, manufactured to industrial standards, robust and highly affordable, ideally suited for lunar, planetary and solar astrophotography! The new Signature Series from The Imaging Source features the latest CMOS technology. The cameras are extremly light sensitive and deliver exceptional image quality - perfect for low-light applications!
Aptina MT9J003 CMOS Chip
The camera ships with a modern progressive scan CMOS chip. Thanks to its extremely high quality, this chip is also often used in other scientific, industrial and medical image processing applications.
No Compression, No IR Cut Filter
The DMK and DBK cameras do not compress the video stream they output - the video data that is captured by the CMOS chip is outputted directly to the computer. Similarly, the cameras do not have an IR cut filter, nor an other kind of electronic filter. The DMK and DBK cameras are, therefore, ideally suited to capturing very true-to-life images of the night sky.
High Speed Data Transfer via GigE
In order to transfer the vast amount of data created by the stream of uncompressed and lossless images to the host PC, you need a very high speed bus. Hence, the camera is fitted with a fast data port.
The camera ships with the device driver and the camera control and image acquisition application IC Capture.AS. Both of these run on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP (32 and 64 bit).
Colour or mono? Black and white cameras have the advantage of higher sensitivity and resolution than colour cameras. However, more effort is required to obtain a colour image. You also need colour filters and a filter wheel