-90°C 1MP and 4MP Scientific CCDs

Introducing one of the most sensitive CCD camera platforms in the World. Using a choice of back-illuminated CCD sensor from e2v (CCD42-40 and CCD47-10), and putting into Raptor’s proprietary PentaVac vacuum enclosure and cooling it to -90°C, the Eagle is the perfect camera for long exposures. Offering low read noise of <2.3e- unbinned and binning options up to 64×64, the Eagle also offers dual read-out rates of 75kHz and 2MHz.
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  • Lifetime vacuum guarantee – Protection and integrity of the sensor
  • Extremely low dark current – Deep cooled to greater than -110°C delta enables long exposure times
  • Back illuminated 1MP and 4MP sensors from e2v – Enables large field of view imaging
  • 13.5µm x 13.5µm pixels (4MP) – Enables ultra sharp image resolution
  • High QE: >90% @ 525nm and 50% @ 380nm & 720nm– Optimum photon collection
4MP Sensor E2V CCD42-40 Back Illuminated, AIMO
1MP Sensor E2V CCD47-10 Back Illuminated, AIMO
4MP Active Pixel Array Size (2048 × 2048) pixels
1MP Active Pixel Array Size (1024 x 1024) pixels
4MP Active Area 27.65mm × 27.65mm (39.10mm diagonal)
1MP Active Area 13mm × 13mm (18.8mm diagonal)
Camera Specification
Binning Programmable, up to 64×64 pixels
Full Well Capacity 100 000 e-
Non-Linearity < 1%
Readout Noise @ 75kHz pixel readout rate, 2.3 e- rms
Readout Noise @ 2MHz pixel readout rate, 9.0 e- rms
Binned Read Noise @75kHz pixel readout rate, 16×16 binning < 5.0 e- rms
Peak Quantum Efficiency (QE) > 90% @ 550nm
Spectral Response 180nm-1100nm
Dark Current (e/p/s) <0.0001 @ -90°C
Shutter Mechanical, aperture φ = 45mm
Cooling Active, ΔT > 110°C
Cooling Method TEC with liquid (utilizing PentaVac™ Technology)
Lens Mount Nikon F mount (others on request)
Synchronization Trigger IN and OUT – TTL compatible
Digital Output 16-bit
Data Interface Cameralink (base)
Power Supply 12V DC ±10%
Total Power Consumption TEC OFF < 9W / TEC ON < 100W
Operating Temperature Range 0°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature Range -30°C to +60°C
Dimensions 155.08mm x 140.89mm x 110mm
Weight (excluding lens) 3.0kg [6.6lb]

  • Adaptive Optics and Astronomy
  • Calcium Signaling
  • Fluorescence imaging / spectroscopy
  • Luminescence
  • X-Ray
  • PentaVac Technology

  • Messier 42 - Eagle V

    Messier 42 - Eagle V Courtesy of Michel Böer and Alain Klotz