QHYCCD InterCam 8300 - IC8300
InterCam 8300 Camera is the world’s first open source standalone cooled Deep Sky Astronomical CCD Camera and the world’s first CCD camera with wireless Internet Connection via WIFI. IC8300 is a classic mono camera using the very popular 8.6 mega pixel KAF8300 CCD sensor. This sensor has a good QE for deep sky imaging. It has a two-stage thermoelectric cooler with a typical delta T of -45C below ambient. The built-in heating plate and external drying interfaces effectively avoid condensation problems at low temperatures.
In addition to the strong cooling performance with low thermal noise and low readout noise, the IC8300 also has a built-in ARM system. You can use it without a computer. The WIFI interface allows wireless control and remote login. The camera also includes two serial ports, a USB host interface, and a 4-pin filter wheel interface.
With appropriate software, you can access an equatorial mount, electric focusing, and guiding camera. Achieve a complete imaging system. IC8300 includes built-in LINUX operating system. QHYCCD provides LINUX version of EZCAP software, INDI drivers. IC8300 global open source developers also provides iAstroHub for IC8300 and other applications. In addition to stand-alone mode, IC8300 also provides a common USB camera mode, you can connect with the computer as an ordinary astronomical camera via USB cable.
QHYCCD provides WINDOWS version of EZCAP software and ASCOM drivers.
|InterCam C8300 Specs|
|CCD Sensor||KAF8300 Mono|
|Effective Pixels||8.6 mega|
|Imager Size||17.96mm*13.52mm; 4*3 inch|
|Readout Noise||Typical 9e-|
|Binning||1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4|
|Cooling||Typical -45, Max -50 C below Ambient|
|Shutter||Butterfly Mechanical Shutter with Uniform illumination|
|CCD window heater||Yes|
|Fully Airproof CCD chamber||Yes, with silicon gel tube socket|
Can this camera run as a normal USB cooled camera?
Yes. This camera supports two modes: Normal Slave USB mode and stand alone Host mode. The Normal Slave USB mode will bypass the processor in the camera and it will work like a normal USB astronomy camera.
What software can be used in IC8300?
The EZCAP linux version is already installed into the IC8300. You can use remote desktop software to log into the camera to run it remotely. QHYCCD also provides the INDI driver for IC8300. You can install Linux astronomy software like KStars into it.
Camera Software and SDK List:
- System Driver (windows)
- ASCOM Driver (windows)
- EZCAP (windows)
- LINUX Driver (inside the linux system)
- EZCAP (linux)
- Camera hardware API (linux)
- INDI driver (linux)
- LINUX img file (with desktop)
- LINUX Camera Remote Control Web Server (under development)
- Android/IOS Control APP (under development)