Re-inventing Hyperspectral Imaging


MUSES9-HS is the today’s most advanced hyperspectral imaging technology. It acquires, in half a min, up to150 q-HD narrow band images, across the UV-VIS-NIR spectrum and 6 million spectra, one/pixel.

MUSES9-HS Cameras are first-choice technology for the non destructive analysis of spatially heterogeneous materials


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The University of Turin has acquired the MUSES9-HS to be used for the non destructive analysis of the new treasures discovered in Pompeii (Italy) excavations

MUSES9-HS: The today’s most advanced hyperspectral camera technology

MUSES9-HS camera is based on an innovative electronically tunable optical filter. Unlike push broom technologies, it offers real-time inspection at any, randomly selected, spectral band, requiring no spatial scanning platform to acquire data. It therefore offers high portability and freedom to be used in both benchtop and field applications. 


Hyperspectral cameras merge imaging with spectroscopy in a single and powerful analytical instrument. Unlike images taken with the standard three channel color imagers, hyperspectral cameras acquire several dozens light frequencies in every spatial point, spanning both visible and invisible spectral bands.

The sampling technology utilized for capturing the spectral and spatial information of a scene classifies hyperspectral cameras as spatial scanners (push broom) or spectral scanners (tunable filter). 

Push broom cameras are line scanners reconstructing spectral images after completing a line-by-line scanning of the field-of-view. As such, they are best suited for production line inspections.

Tunable filter cameras are full frame scanners offering live spectral imaging of randomly selected imaging wavelengths. They require no translation platform offering portability and freedom to use in both benchtop and field applications. 



MUSES9-HS hyperspectral camera family is today’s most advanced tunable filter imager. It stands far ahead the competition by offering:

– The broader spectral range covering, with a single camera, the 365-1000nm band @ 3-15 nm spectral resolution.

– Hight light throughput optics in combination with ultrasensitive high S/N ratio sensor, allowing for operation in transmission, reflection and fluorescence modes. 

– Integrated broad band illumination and multiwavelength fluorescence excitation light sources 

– The highest spatial resolution > 6MP per spectral image 

– Real time display of randomly selected spectral images @ full resolution 

– Freedom to select universal format lenses ensuring also direct adaptability to all kinds of microscopes/telescopes  


MUSES9-HS hyperspectral camera integrating light sources in a turn-key portable package


MUSES9-HS hyperspectral camera coupled with a microscope for micron-scale imaging, micro-spectroscopy and spectral mapping

The MUSES9HS Hyper Spectral camera superiority

MUSES9-HS is a tunable filter-based hyperspectral imager. The heart of MUSES9-HS is an electro-optic filter (EOF) module that selects and tunes the imaging central wavelength. The EOF is synchronized with the imaging sensor module, so that several images are captured during a spectral scanning. In the image domain, the data set includes a full image at each individual wavelength. In the spectroscopy domain, a fully resolved spectrum at each individual pixel is recorded. The nature of imagery data is typically multidimensional, spanning spatial and spectral dimensions (x, y, λ). 

MUSES9-HS has a universal C-Mount thread but accepts different thread lenses with adapters. It can also be adapted to standard microscopes or telescopes, further expanding the addressable applications. MUSES9-HS comes with all necessary accessories that ensure turnkey operation by non experts.  The compete system is light weighted and portable, allowing for examining samples in their natural location. 

The MUSES9-HS software offers high level of automation, requiring no technical skills for system’s operation. It also offers advanced tools for spectral classification, which generates and displays spectral maps depicting the spectral topography of the sample/scene. When spectral mapping is combined with machine learning/AI by utilizing spectral libraries, the system’s analytical capabilities are greatly enhanced.

MUSES9-HS comprises an indispensable documentation and analytical tool for routine professional use in an endless list of non-destructive testing applications. It also comprises an open platform for customization, which makes it suitable for research uses.  Customization may involve the transformation of spectral mapping to chemical/structural mapping through spectral machine learning/AI  in specialized fields.


MUSE9-HS acquire series of images at many wavelengths, producing the so-called spectral cube. Each pixel in the spectral cube represents the spectrum of the scene at that point.


MUSE9-HS spectral or AI-chemical mapping is based on millions of spectra, properly classified and labelled.

MUSES9-HS Camera Specifications