The Imaging Source DMK 33UJ003.AS, 1/2.3 " CMOS, Aptina MT9J003 (progressive scan).

The Imaging Source DMK 33UJ003.AS

Monochrome USB 3.0 astronomy camera without IR cut filter.

  • 1/2.3 " CMOS, Aptina MT9J003 (progressive scan).
  • Resolution 3856 x 2764 pixels (10.7 MP).
  • Up to 14 FPS and 30 seconds exposure.
  • C mount.
  • Software included.

The camera ships with IC Capture.AS, a comprehensive software package with which you can capture lossless and uncompressed images sequences and write them to disk as AVI files, or as a series of singular bitmaps.

Aptina MT9J003 1/2.3 " CMOS Chip

The DMK 33UJ003.AS ships with the monochrome Aptina MT9J003 progressive scan CMOS chip. With its 1/2.3 " format, the CMOS chip produces a resolution of 3856 x 2764 pixels. Thanks to this extremely high quality, the Aptina MT9J003 CMOS chip is also often used in other scientific, industrial and medical image processing applications.

No Compression, No IR Cut Filter

The DMK 33UJ003.AS does not compress the video stream it outputs - the video data that is captured by the CMOS chip is outputted directly by the USB 3.0 connector. Similarly, the camera does not have an IR cut filter, a color filter, nor an other kind of electronic filter. The camera is, therefore, ideally suited to capturing very true-to-life images of the night sky.

High Speed Data Transfer Via USB 3.0

In order to transfer the vast amount of data created by the stream of uncompressed and lossless monochrome images to the host PC, you need a very high speed bus. Hence, the DMK 33UJ003.AS is fitted with a fast USB 3.0 connector.

Included Software

The DMK 33UJ003.AS ships with the device driver and the camera control and image acquisition application IC Capture.AS. Both of these run on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP (32 and 64 bit).

Software for Mac OS and Linux is available from third parties.

Technical details are subject to change
General Behavior
Video output format 8-Bit Monochrome, 16-Bit Monochrome
Dynamic range 8/12 bit
Optical Interface
IR cut filter no
CMOS specification Aptina MT9J003 [PDF]
Type progressive scan
Format 1/2.3 "
Resolution H: 3856 pixel, V: 2764 pixel (10.7 MP)
Lens mount C mount
Electrical Interface
Connector type USB 3.0
Supply voltage 4.5 VDC to 5.5 VDC (via USB 3.0 cable)
Current consumption approx. 250 mA at 5 VDC
Mechanical Interface
Dimensions H: 29 mm, W: 29 mm, L: 43 mm
Mass 65 g
Manual Adjustments
Shutter (exposure time) 1/10,000 to 30 seconds
Gain 0 dB to 5.83 dB
Max. temperature (operation) -5 °C to 45 °C
Max. temperature (storage) -20 °C to 30 °C
Max. humidity (operation) 20 % to 80 % non-condensing
Max. humidity (storage) 20 % to 95 % non-condensing