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Astrel Instruments AST8300-A-M-FW Stand Alone Cooled MONOCHROME CCD Camera with 7-position Filter Wheel with KAF-8300 Sensor

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The AST8300-A-M-FW is based on the famous 8 megapixels Monochrome KAF-8300 CCD Sensor and is equipped with integrated 7 position Filter-Wheel.

The ASTREL is a unique approach to CCD photography as this camera features a built-in computer for STAND-ALONE OPERATION, so you don't actually have to connect it to an external PC or laptop.


Features of the AST8300-A product family: 

  • New concept low-vacuum CCD sensor chamber that guarantees no-frost with -42°C DeltaT at only 2.2A of power consumption
  • Readout Noise of only 5.5e- rms using low-noise acquisition mode
  • Powerful microprocessor for stand alone wire-free operation (no PC is needed)
  • PC like use with Operating System, Graphic Desktop, Web access, applications that can be created, installed and removed
  • Optional 4.3" touchscreen color display (removable)
  • 8 GB internal storage plus external USB pendrive or hard-disk
  • Ethernet/WiFi connection to PC / Tablet / Smartphone (WIFI MODULE IS OPTIONAL)
  • Open-Source Camera Processor Code available to the user to experiment ideas and specific SW application
  • User configurable I/O lines to implement triggers, alarms, custom interfaces
  • 2 USB, TX/RX serial port, I2C, SPI, +3.3V, +5V, +12V DC output power supplies

The base package includes

  • Suitcase filled with protective foam for the camera and its accessories
  • AST8300-A camera body
  • Vacuum pump with incorporated pressure gauge, tube and joint
  • Ethernet cable
  • Battery power cable: power cable extension with car lighter plug Support & Documentation


For detailed description of the features please go to the manufacturer's website.

Click here: AST8300-A Features

Support  & Documentation

Go to Support pages to read Q&A, download Documentation e see Video Tutorials.

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