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Table 2.

Specifications of the Andor Zyla 5.5 sCMOS camera for the NELIOTA project with a 2 × 2 binning configuration.

Parameter Specification
Sensor type Front illuminated Scientific CMOS
Pixel size 6.48 μm
Active pixels 1280 × 1080 (binning 2 × 2)
Size 16.6 × 14.0 mm2
Shutter Global
Gain settings Low & High well capacity (16-bit)
Gain 0.4 e per A/D count
Read noise 5.1 e rms
Read-out rate 560 MHz (280 MHz × 2 sensor halves)
Pixel scale 0.8 arcsec pixel−1
(or ∼1.5 km pixel−1 on the lunar surface)
Frame rate 30 fps
Field of view 17.0 × 14.4 arcmin2
Exposure time 23 msec
Linearity < 60 000 ADUs (16-bit)
Cooling Thermoelectrical (constant at 0 °C)
Connection USB 3.0

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