Apogee, F42

CCD Specifications


e2v, back illuminated, grade 1

Array Size (pixels)

2048 x 2048

Pixel Size

13.5 x 13.5 microns

Imaging Area

27.6 x 27.6mm (764mm2)

Imaging Diagonal


>52% (MB); 75% (BB)

Peak QE (550nm)




Camera System Performance

PC Interface

USB 2.0

Max. Cable Length

5 meters between hubs; 5 hubs maximum (max. total of 30m)

Digital Resolution

16 bits to 5 MHz

System Noise (typical)

9 e- RMS at 1 MHz

Pixel Binning

1 x 1 to 8 x 2048 on chip

Exposure Time

20 milliseconds to 183 minutes (2.56 microsecond increments)

Image Sequencing

1 to 65535 image sequences under software control

Frame Sizes

Full frame, subframe, focus mode

Cooling (typical)

Thermoelectric cooler with forced air. Maximum cooling up to 55?C below ambient temperature.

Dark Current (typical)

<1 e-/pixel/sec (-25?C)

Temperature Stability

+/- 0.1?C

Operating Environment

-25o to 40?C. Relative humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing.


40W maximum power with shutter open and cooling maximum. AC/DC "brick" supply with int'l AC input plug (100-240V, 50-60Hz). Alternate 12V input from user's source.

Remote Triggering

LVTTL input allows exposure to start within 25 microseconds of rising edge of trigger.

Camera Head Size

Standard: D02. Low profile: D06. Aluminum, hard blue anodized. 6"x6"x 2.5" (15x15x6.35 cm) Weight: 3.1 lb. (1.4 kg).

Back Focal Distance

Standard: 1.025" (2.60cm). Low profile: 0.460" (1.17cm) [optical].


3.5" bolt circle. 2" 24 TPI thread. Optional Nikon F-mount or Canon FD or EF/EOS mount.


Standard: 43mm shutter. Low profile: no shutter.