Princeton Instruments COSMOS 66 Megapixel Large-Array Cameras for Astronomy Available to Order!
The deeply cooled COSMOS camera, supercharged by the next generation of Teledyne’s LACera™ (large area CMOS image sensor technology), is here to help astronomers peer deep into the universe. The camera provides unprecedented performance—up to 81 mm x 81 mm imaging area, back side illuminated (BSI) technology, sub electron read noise and >90% peak quantum efficiency.
The CMOS camera, now available to order, is designed for mission-critical operations and delivers performance required by cutting-edge astronomy applications such as low orbital object tracking, exoplanet characterization, time-domain astronomy, and more.
“CMOS designs have a parallel readout architecture for high-image rates,” explains Jason McClure, chief technology officer of Princeton Instruments. “The charge-to-voltage conversion takes place at each individual pixel, allowing read-out nodes on every column of the sensor to operate simultaneously.”
Teledyne’s lightweight, thermally stable, maintenance-accessible camera for ground-based telescopes is enabled by our world-class engineers and expertise in design and integration of all components of astronomy cameras including sensor, electronics, cooling system, data transfer and software.
“The COSMOS camera with 66, 42, and 10-megapixels sensors will enable advancements in astronomy, and open paths for further commercialization of large area CMOS by other industries,” says Ravi Guntupalli, vice president and general manager of Teledyne Scientific Camera group. “We’re excited to provide a powerful imaging solution that both drives innovation and expands exploration of our universe.”
Teledyne’s Commitment to Space and Ground-based Astronomy Innovation.
As the market for space and ground-based astronomy technologies continues to grow, Teledyne is leveraging its advanced sensor and camera expertise in unique ways to offer complete end-to-end solutions that enrich our customers’ lives. These solutions span from the James Webb infrared deep-field imaging telescope to the development of payload subsystems for communication satellites, to extremely broad-spectrum, and cooling technologies that enable deep space exploration. With our global footprint we can easily lend our expertise to observatories, educational institutions, and researchers around the world.