Since 1993, Apogee Imaging Systems has been manufacturing cool CCD cameras for scientific applications. Our cameras are now used in more than 50 countries, from government and private research laboratories to the best of world-class professional observatories.
In order to expand into markets with diverse demands, Apogee continues to develop a wide variety of technologies to solve our customers' problems. Our life science customers demand speed and ease of use. Our spectroscopy and astronomy customers demand low noise, high sensitivity, and high quantitative accuracy. Both groups are constantly pushing for higher performance at lower prices.
In our new Ascent, we will reduce the size and cost of our electronics and housings, while at the same time maintaining the key features of our popular Alta® Series cameras. We'll be adding high-speed 16-bit electronics and some new sensors with resolutions up to 16 mega pixels.
The current Alta cameras offer lower noise and deeper cooling than the Ascent® cameras. They also support very high quantum efficiency back-illuminated CCDs.
For both camera series, the direct USB 2.0 link between the camera and computer allows easy installation, portability and fast data transfer rate. Ascent maintains compatibility without Alta ActiveX drivers, as well as Linux and Mac OS X Drivers.
Image courtesy Dr. David Rapaport, UCSD. Visit the Image Gallery for more extraordinary images taken with Apogee cameras.