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Every photon counts...
Welcome to the Moravian Instruments web site devoted to CCD cameras for low light imaging in astronomy and microscopy.



Introducing new series of CCD cameras G4 Mark II

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NGC5128 “Centaurus A” galaxy
 This unique image of the NGC5128 galaxy, better known under the name “Centaurs A”, combines several unique qualities. (more...)
SIPS v3.8.1
 New minor update of the Scientific Image Processing System software package was introduced to significantly speed up searching for new variables in the observed fields and at the same time it fixes one small problem in astrometry, affecting rotated images. (more...)
NGC7000 “North America” and NGC6888 “Crescent Nebula” in narrow band
 Thomas Lelu sent us another wonderful examples of great images captured with small camera. Thomas uses his G2-4000 camera on 10" Newtonian telescope (and also G1-0301 guiding camera) to capture very long exposures through filters, passing only very small interval of wavelengths. (more...)
New Gx camera driver for Astroart v6
 The Gx camera driver for the Astroart camera control software was updated to work properly with version 6 of this software. Driver can be downloaded form our Download page. (more...)
G4 Mark II cameras
 G4 Mark II cameras inherited all proven design concepts and features from the previous generation, like precise electronics providing uniform frames and extremely low read noise, efficient regulated CCD cooling, reliable mechanical shutter, modular mechanical construction ensuring compatibility with wide variety of accessories including off-axis guider adapters, external filter wheels, Ethernet adapters, guiding cameras etc. But Mark II cameras bring some important enhancements, like much faster download speeds and adjustable (tiltable) telescope adapters. (more...)
G2 Mark II cameras
 The cooled G2 series MarkáII CCD cameras were developed for imaging under extremely low-light conditions in astronomy, microscopy and similar areas. Design of this series inherits from earlier G2 MarkáI cameras but brings some significant enhancements. G2 cameras employ precise electronics providing uniform frames and extremely low read noise limited only by CCD detector itself. Modular mechanical construction allows various camera variants to be combined with rich set of accessories, including telescope adapters, off-axis guider adapters, internal or external filter wheels, Ethernet adapters, guiding cameras etc. (more...)
Gx Cameras Mark II
 Gx series of cooled astronomical cameras evolved through many revisions, each bringing improvements, new features or just more aesthetic design. We are proud these cameras are now used to capture state-of-the-art astrophotographs (just see our Gallery section) as well as to acquire professional-grade research data. Now we introduce redesigned cameras with important enhancements, so they deserve denotation Mark II. (more...)
G4 cameras on the BART telescope
 CCD cameras caused revolution in astronomy. Despite amateur astronomers use them mainly to capture images of deep-sky objects in unprecedented details, CCD cameras are behind the inflation of our knowledge of the laws ruling the Universe, which we witness in recent years. (more...)
The Gx CCD camera drivers for INDILIB
 Standardized software interfaces bring the possibility to use various devices in many programs, providing device manufactures as well as software developers implement particular standard. ASCOM standard for CCD cameras and other astronomy equipment is widely used within the Windows operating system, while a new INDILIB initiative stars to appear as emerging standard in the world of Linux-based operating systems. Libraries and drivers supporting this standard are now available for all CCD cameras of the Gx series, connected through both USB and Ethernet. (more...)
Gx Camera Ethernet Adapter Ś Standard, Mini and Micro versions
 Gx Camera Ethernet Adapter allows connection of Gx series cameras (models G0 to G4) to the control computer using Ethernet interface and TCP/IP protocol stack (this means over Local or Wide Area Networks). Single Gx Camera Ethernet Adapter contains four USBá2.0 ports and allows connection of up to four Gx cameras at the same time (regardless of the specific series, cameras can be freely combined). (more...)
What can 64ábit operating system do and which driver versions to choose?
 “64ábits” is a new marketing buzz-word in the world of mobile phones and tablets, but it is rather common in the world of Personal Computers. Despite the 64ábit systems are available for many years, especially recently number of newly installed 32ábit systems sharply declines and 64ábit systems dominate. Surprisingly, general understanding what does it mean is very low and particularly baffling is the fact, that 64ábit operating system is (fortunately) perfectly capable to run 32ábit applications. The answer to the question which driver version (32ábit or 64ábit) to install requires understanding of a few concepts. (more...)
External filter wheels for Gx CCD cameras
 The ability to capture individual exposures through various filters is one of the key features of the cooled CCD cameras, regardless if being used for scientific research or for astronomical photography. This is why the Gx CCD cameras were designed to include the filter wheel inside the camera head and to integrate filter wheel control into camera control from the beginning. When more than 5 or 6 filters are necessary or the filter wheel has to be used with G4 camera, the filter wheel is too large to be placed inside the camera head. External filter wheel is then the only option. (more...)
Back focal distances of Gx cameras
 Gx CCD cameras are available in many variants. There are small guiding and planetary G0 and G1 cameras, cooled G2 series, large format G3 and G4 series. G2, G3 and G4 cameras are provided without filter wheel and with internal or external filter wheel. These variants have different mechanical dimensions and naturally offer different back focal distance. (more...)
G3-11000, G3-16200, G3-1000 and G3-6300 CCD Cameras
 Large format CCD cameras of the G3 series are designed for up to 24x36ámm (photographic “full-frame” format) CCD detectors. G3 series inherits from G2 cameras Ś camera handling, software control, power supply and connection to the host PC using fast USB interface is the same. Design of both series is very similar and although G3 camera head is naturally bigger, it contains all mechanics and electronics and offers only power and USB connectors. As like in the case of G2 cameras, G3 head contains mechanical shutter and integrated filter wheel for five 2-inch filters. Read noise is also limited only by CCD itself so G3 series surpasses competing products. Precisely regulated cooling achieves detector temperatures up to 50á░C below ambient temperature. (more...)
Moravian Instruments is now ISO9001 certified company
 Moravian Instruments quality management system successfully passed the certification, which confirmed that it complies to ISO9001:2001 standards. (more...)
G0 and G1series of imaging/guiding cameras
 The G0 and G1 series of CCD cameras is based on Sony ICX CCD detectors. Cameras are powered from the USB so they are connected to the PC with only single cable. Standard “Autoguider” port allows the camera to directly control telescope mount. G0 cameras are similar to ordinary 1.25" eyepiece. G1 camera head is somewhat bigger, because it contains cooling fan, which significantly reduces CCD dark current. G1 cameras are also equipped with standard CS-thread adapter, so they are compatible with various CCTV lenses, microscopes and other devices. (more...)
 
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