A charge coupled device (CCD) camera consisting of a back illuminated frame transfer chip with 1024x1024, 13-mm pixels. The camera is capable of frame transfer (allowing between 3.5 and 35 full frames per second, up to a few hundred frames per second with binning and sub framing), has high quantum efficiency (>90%) across the visible wavelength range, low dark current (<0.0001 electrons/pixel/sec) and low read noise (6 electrons/pixel in 1 MHz mode). This model is a specialised UV coating to allow increased quantum efficiently at low wavelengths. There is thermoelectric cooling to lower than -70 degree C, and the option of further cooling with water. The camera has selection of either conventional readout or electron multiplying (EM) via an extended serial register, with three sensitivity setting per mode. The signal is then fed to one of two analog to digital converters (ADC): a 16-bit ADC with readout rate 1 MHz or a 14 bit ADC with readout rates 3, 5 or 10 MHz. The 1 and 3 MHz rates are usable in conventional mode and all rates function in EM mode. Frames can be triggered internally or externally.