ZWO ASI224MC USB3.0 Color Planetary Camera - ASI224MC

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Regular price $201.00 CAD

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ZWO ASI224MC Color Planetary Camera Features:

  • The ASI224MC supports planetary as well as some deep sky imaging
  • Resolution: 1304 x 976 at up to 64 fps (at 12-bit ADC) or 150 fps (at 10-bit ADC)
  • Maximum exposure time of 1000 seconds!
  • Autoguider port
  • Includes Anti-amp glow function (version 1.3)
  • Extremely low read noise (0.75e - 1.5 e)
  • High Sensitivity, especially in IR range
  • Full aluminium housing with standard 2-inch interface
  • M42x0.75 internal thread
  • Includes 1.25-inch T-adapter

The ZWO ASI224MC color camera features the Sony 1/3-inch, 1.2MP IMX224 sensor. This sensor supports SONY Exmor and NIR technology. It is a highly sensitive back-illuminated color sensor with a QE peak of approximately 75%-80%.

The ASI224MC features extremely low read noise (0.8e) and ultra-high sensitivity, especially in the infrared range. Ultra-low readout noise below 0.8e is comparable to CMOS or EMCCD sensors without the huge price tag!

With a resolution of 1304×976 the ASI224 beats it’s younger brother, the ASI120. With a pixel size of 3.75 um, the same as the ASI120, the ASI224MC offers the same field of view but with higher resolution and lower noise.

With an ultra-low readout noise of 0.8e, images from the ASI224MC have a higher signal-to-noise ratio and a wider gain range than the ASI120. This makes the ASI224MC the ideal camera for planetary photography, and since the camera has such ultra-low readout noise, it is possible to do some deep space astrophotography as well!

ZWO ASI224MC Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: 1/3" CMOS IMX224/MX225
  • Resolution: 1.2Mega Pixels 1304X976
  • Pixel Size: 3.75µm
  • Sensor Size: 4.8mm*3.6mm
  • Diagonal: 6.09mm
  • Exposure Range: 32µs-1000s
  • ROI: Supported
  • Non-volatile memory/On camera storage: Build-in total 192K byte user-accessible space(image size up to 480X320)
  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
  • Binning: 2×2 binning supported
  • Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.5mm
  • Shutter Type: Rolling Shutter
  • Protect window: AR coated window
  • Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
  • Bit rate: 12bit output(12bit ADC)
  • Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
  • Dimensions: 62 mm Diameter
  • Weight:100g
  • Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
  • Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
  • Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%

Supported resolution

  • 10bit ADC / 12bit ADC
  • 1304×976 150fps / 64fps
  • 1280×960 152.4fps / 65fps
  • 800×600 241.2fps / 102.9fps
  • 640×480 299.4fps / 127.6fps
  • 320×240 577.9fps / 256.4fps

More resolutions can be user defined