We have two high quality astronomical charged coupled devices (CCDs) produced by Starlight Express that are used for imaging. The SXV H9 images in monochrome using a Sony ICX285AL chip; the SXV H9C images in colour using a Sony ICX285AK chip with a RGBG Bayer colour filter matrix. 

CCD chip size: 8.95 mm x 6.7 mm (1392 pixels x 1040 pixels)

CCD pixel size: 6.45 micrometers x 6.45 micrometers

Camera size: 63 mm diameter x 100 mm long




One of the CCD cameras used at the observatory