Aspen® Series:
High Performance
Cooled CCD Camera System

Aspen® is the newest in design innovation from Apogee Imaging Systems. Aspen increases cooling performance, improves stray light baffling, adds a Network interface with a built-in web server, and sets a new standard in shutter reliability. All Aspen systems are backed by a 2 year warranty on the camera and a 3 year warranty on the CCD chamber integrity.
  • 16-bit digitization
  • USB and Ethernet interface
  • Programmable cooling up to 60°C below ambient
  • High reliability shutter (>5 million cycles)
  • Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes
  • Adjustable fan speed for low/zero vibration
  • General purpose programmable I/O port
  • Programmable status indicators
  • 32/64 bit ActiveX drivers included with every system
  • AR coated silica windows
  • Moisture free chambers
  • Precision locking filter wheels optional

System Specifications
PC InterfaceUSB 2.0 to 16MHz; Network interface with built-in web server, up to 2MHz throughput
Max. Cable LengthUSB: Extension options available above standard lengths. Ethernet: 100 meters maximum
Digital Resolution16 bits, single or dual channel
System Noise (typical)7 e- RMS
Pixel Binning1 x 1 to 8 x height of CCD
Exposure TimeInterline CCDs:
100 microseconds to 183 minutes
Full Frame & Spectroscopy CCDs:
100 milliseconds to 183 minutes
(2.56 microsecond increments)
Image Sequencing1 to 65535 image sequences under software control
Frame SizesFull frame, subframe
Cooling (typical)Thermoelectric cooler with forced air. Maximum cooling up to 70°C below ambient temperature.
Dark Current (typical for interline and front-illuminated CCDs)0.01 e-/pixel/sec (-30°C)
Temperature Stability+/- 0.1°C
Operating Environment-25º to 40ºC. Relative humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing.
Power50W maximum power with cooling maximum. AC/DC "brick" supply with int'l AC input plug (100-240V, 50-60Hz). Alternate 12V input from user's source.
Remote TriggeringLVTTL trigger input, expose strobe output.
Op. System SupportWindows, Linux
Featured AccessoriesAFW50-7S Filter Wheel, AFW50-9R Filter Wheel, AFW50-10S Filter Wheel and AFW31-17R Filter Wheel

Aspen Series cameras are available with a wide variety of sensors. For assistance in matching a CCD to your application and optical path, please contact an Apogee sales representative at


home | products | about | support | privacy policy | contact us | sitemap

Aspen, Alta and Ascent are registered trademarks of Apogee Imaging Systems, Inc.
Apogee Imaging Systems, Inc. is part of the ANDOR group
Copyright © Apogee Imaging Systems

425 Sullivan Avenue, Suite 3, South Windsor, CT 06074
phone: 860-290-9211 fax: 860-290-9566