ZWO ASI290MC USB 3.0 Color Imaging Camera - ASI290MC

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  • The ZWO ASI290MC USB 3.0 Color CMOS Astronomy Camera is a versatile instrument capable of imaging the Sun, Moon, planets, and even the deep sky
  • Contains Sony's 1/3" IMX290/291 CMOS imaging sensor with a 1936 x 1096 pixel array and 2.9 µm x 2.9 µm pixels
  • USB 3.0 and ST4 guide ports, 1/4" tripod thread mount, and an AR window are among this camera's features
  • STARVIS back illuminated technology, used by the Sony IMX290/291 sensor, improve visible and IR regions
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  • Description

    ZWO ASI290MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera

    This ZWO ASI290MC CMOS camera is ideal for solar, lunar, and planetary imaging, even capable of capturing deep-space objects. This camera is equipped with a Sony IMX290/291 color 1/3" CMOS 2.13 MP sensor that hasa 1936 x 1096 array of 2.9um pixels. This sensor has extremely low read noise of 1.0e at 30db gain and can fire off a maximum of 170 FPS at full resolution.

    The ZWO ASI290MC body has a back focus of 12.5mm. A high-speed USB 3.0 port, ST4 guide port, 1/4” tripod thread mount on the back, and an AR window are features of this ZWO imaging camera. The included software is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Everything you will need to control your ZWO camera is available and easily downloadable in one centralized location on the ZWO website. Click here for ZWO Software Downloads.

    More about the Sony IMX290LRQ Sensor

    The Sony IMX290/291LRQ uses STARVIS back-illuminated pixel technology for improvements in visible and IR light regions. Besides a back-illuminated structure, the Sony IMX290LRQ also has an expanded photodiode area. When applied simultaneously, these features improve sensitivity in both light regions compared to the existing front-illuminated structure.

    The IMX290/291 has a diagonal size of 6.46 mm (Type 1/2.8) and uses a 2.9 um square pixel that was newly developed by Sony to further enhance picture quality at low illuminations.


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    What's Included

    • ZWO ASI290MC USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera
    • 1.25" Nosepiece
    • 1.25" Cover
    • USB Cable
    • ST4 Guide Cable
    • Quick Guide

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Sensor: 1/2.8" Color CMOS
    • Resolution: 2.13 MP
    • Diagonal: 6.46mm
    • Image Array: 1936 x 1096
    • Pixel Size: 2.9 µm x 2.9 µm
    • Max Frame Rate at Full Resolution: 170 FPS
    • Window: AR
    • Guide Port: ST4
    • Minimum Exposure: 32 µs
    • Maximum Exposure: 2000 s
    • ROI: Supported
    • Read Noise: 1.0e at 30db gain
    • Full Well Capacity: 14.6ke
    • Back Focus Distance: 12.5mm
    • Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
    • ADC: 12bit
    • Adapter: 2” to 1.25”/M42 x 0.75
    • Dimensions: 62mm Diameter
    • Weight: 210 g (7.4 oz.)
    • Working Temperature: -5ºC - 45ºC
    • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%

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