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ZWO ASI094MC Pro Color Imaging Camera
ZWO's ASI094MC Pro Color Camera uses the Sony IMX094 full frame sensor, making this the first full frame cooled camera designed by ZWO. The ASI094MC Pro incorporates 7376 x 4928 pixels with a pixel size of 4.88 μm x 4.88 μm while supporting BIN2, BIN3, and BIN4 modes. Bit depth is 14-Bit ADC and its full well capacity is 52000e.
DDR Memory Buffer
The ASI094MC includes one 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to improve data transfer stability and to resolve amp-glow, the result of slow data transfer during read out under the USB 2.0 port. DDR memory buffer is the most significant difference between ASI "Cool" and "Pro" cameras.
An excellent performer for astrophotography, the ASI094MC Pro features low read noise, high dynamic range, 56% peak QE, and much more.
IMX094 vs. KAI-11002
The Sony IMX094 offers higher resolution, higher QE, lower read noise, and faster FPS when compared with older full frame CCD sensors like the KAI-11002.
Unique Tilt Adapter
The ZWO ASI094MC Pro includes a unique tilt adapter to completely eradicate tilt issues.
USB 3.0 Port and USB 2.0 Hub
The USB 3.0 port provides 5 GB of bandwidth to allow the ASI094MC to run at 5 frames per second at full resolution (36 Megapixels). Since ASI094 cameras have a full frame sensor, their power consumption (650mA @ 5V) is substantially higher than other cameras. However, the USB 3.0 port can supply 1000mA current to let the ASI094MC run without the need for an external power supply.
If the ZWO ASI094 is connected to the USB 2.0 host, you'll need to connect an external 12V power supply as the USB 2.0 only offers 500mA of current. ZWO suggests using a 12V at 3A or more DC adapter for a cooler power supply (2.1*5.5, center positive). Batteries ranging from 9-15V are also applicable for obtaining a cooler power supply.
The USB 2.0 Hub provides connection with a variety of accessories, such as a filter wheel, guide camera, or electronic focuser, so your cable can be better managed. Two short 0.5 m USB 2.0 cables are included with the ASI094MC Pro Camera. The power source for USB 2.0 is provided via an external connection.
Cooling and Anti-Dew Heater
The ASI094MC Pro Color Imaging Camera features a two-stage TEC cooling system to allow extremely deep cooling (-35℃ below ambient). An external power supply is required to power the cooler. An AC-DC power adapter, while not included in this package, can be obtained through the related products section on the left side of this page.
To avoid any dew-related problems, the anti-dew heater can heat the protective window. Heat power is approximately 6 watts and can be switched off via software in order to conserve power.
- ZWO ASI094MC Pro Color Cooled Imaging Camera
- Camera Bag
- USB 3.0 Cable
- 2x USB 2.0 Cables
- M42-M48 Adapter
- M54-M48 21 mm Extender
- M48-M48 16.5 mm Extender
- 2" Cover
- Hexagon Wrench
- Quick Guide
Dimensions & Specifications
- Sensor: Sony IMX094 CMOS
- Diagonal: 43.3mm
- Resolution: 36 MP (7376 x 4928)
- Pixel Size: 4.88 µm x 4.88 µm
- Bayer Pattern: RGGB
- Maximum FPS at Full Resolution: 5 FPS
- Shutter: Rolling
- Minimum Exposure: 32 µs
- Maximum Exposure: 2000 seconds
- ROI: Supported
- Read Noise: 2.1e @24db gain
- Peak QE: 56%
- Full Well Capacity: 52ke
- ADC: 14-Bit
- Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
- Adapter: M54x0.75
- Protect Window: AR window
- Dimensions: 86mm diameter
- Weight: 22.6 oz.
- Back Focus Distance: 17.5mm
- Cooling: Regulated Two-Stage TEC
- Delta T: -35ºC below ambient
- Camera Power Consumption: 650mA at 5V
- Cooler Power Consumption: 12V at 3A Max
- Working Temperature: -5°C - 45°C
- Storage Temperature: -20°C - 60°C
- Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%
- Storage Relative Humidity: 20% - 95%
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