ZWO ASI294MC USB 3.0 Color Astronomy Camera - ASI294MC

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  • Sony's IMX294CJK CMOS color sensor is the first in-house imaging sensor to support the 4/3" format
  • The ZWO ASI294MC Astronomy Camera is perfect for low illumination astrophotography applications
  • Enjoy an extremely high estimated QE of more than 75% with the back illuminated IMX294 sensor
  • This camera offers triple the full well capacity of the ASI1600
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  • Description

    ZWO ASI294MC Color Astronomy Camera

    Exceptional Low Illumination Performance

    The combination of a large-size optical system and pixel area expansion to 4.63 µm enables extraordinary low-illumination performance. As a result, the IMX29CJK is the ideal sensor for astronomical imaging applications that necessitate low-illumination performance.

    Sony IMX294CJK CMOS Sensor

    The first in-house imaging sensor for astronomy cameras to support the Type 4/3 format, the Sony IMX294CJK achieves the pixel number output required for 4K at 120 frame/s (in ADC 10-bit output mode, the ASI294MC can run up to 25 fps at 4K format base on USB3.0 bandwidth). Furthermore, the ASI294MC uses a large-sized pixel to realize SNR1s of 0.14 1x* which is nearly the value of the ASI224 (0.13 1x*).


    Additional Highlights

    • The ASI294MC features 14-Bit ADC and can achieve a dynamic range of 13 stops, an improvement over even the ASI1600.
    • Full well capacity is 63700e, three times the capacity of the ASI1600. Even when exposed for long periods, bright stars won't saturate. The ASI294MC can reach a higher SNR (signal to noise ratio) with one individual exposure.
    • A back-illuminated type sensor, the IMX294 has a very high QE estimated to be more than 75%.
    • USB 3.0 port supplies 5 gb of bandwidth to make running the ASI294MC at 16 fps (14bit, normal mode) or 19 fps (10bit, high-speed mode) at full 11.7 MP resolution possible.



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    What's Included

    • ZWO ASI294MC USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera
    • ST4 Guide Cable
    • USB 3.0 Cable
    • 1.25" Nosepiece
    • 2" and 1.25" Covers
    • T2 - 1.25" Adapter
    • Quick Guide

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Sensor: 4/3" Sony IMX294 CMOS
    • Diagonal: 21.6mm
    • Resolution: 11.7 MP
    • Pixel Array: 4144 x 2822
    • Pixel Size: 4.63 µm
    • Bayer Pattern: RGGB
    • Minimum Exposure Time: 32 µs
    • Maximum Exposure Time: 2000 s
    • ROI: Supported
    • ST4 Guider Port: Yes
    • Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.5mm
    • Shutter Type: Rolling
    • Protect Window: AR coated
    • Operating System Compatibility: Mac/Windows/Linux
    • Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
    • Bit Rate: 14-bit output (14-bit ADC)
    • Adapter: 2"/1.25"/M42x0.75
    • Dimensions: 62mm x 36mm
    • Weight: 4.2 oz. without lens
    • 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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