Imaging Source

About The Imaging Source…

The Imaging Source has been developing image processing components that have been exclusively used by developers and engineers in industry, medicine and science for nearly two decades. Imaging Source FireWire CCD cameras are universally known in all technological regions of the world, and both their Firewire and USB cameras have become popular with amateur astronomers entering into the field of astrophotography.  Imaging Source cameras have won several awards since they entered the astronomy market,  from respected magazines and periodicals like Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now, and BBC Sky at Night.


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Imaging Source IS-618MU Monochrome CCD Camera and IS-1CU Color CCD Camera

ImagingSourceCamera_GrayThe Imaging Source IS-618MU USB CCD Camera, or DMK21AU618, valued at $490, is ideally suited for black and white astrophotography, where very fast image sequences are ideal. This camera uses a USB 2.0 connection and has 60 frames per second capability. The Imaging Source IS-618MU CCD Camera uses the monochrome progressive scan CCD ICX618from Sony. With its 1/4″ format, the CCD produces a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Thanks to its unsurpassed quality, the ICX618 is often used in industrial image processing applications.

The Imaging Source IS-1CU USB CCD Camera, or DFK 21AU04S, valued at $350, is a color CCD camera with a USB 2.0 connection and 60 frames per second capability. The IS-1CU employs the Sony ICX098BQ progressive scan CCD with a 640 x 480 pixel array. This camera is equipped with an IR cut filter that blocks wavelengths above 700nm. Thus, its properties are similar to those of the human eye.

Total Value: $840