About this product
Part Number: ASI462MC
Latest ZWO Planetary Camera - ASI462MC
Features the new Sony IMX462 1/2.8” format 12bit ADC sensor with 2.9um pixels.
With the ability in capture infrared light, super high sensitivity and ultra low readout noise, this camera is considered as the upgraded version of ASI290MC, and will offer great performance for planetary imaging, solar and lunar imaging.
Supports Full HD 1080p
Anti-reflective (AR) optical window.
Comes with a 2.1mm accessory 'all sky' lens which can provide a nearly 150° view of the sky!
All ZWO cameras include a 2-year warranty.
Camera Field of View Simulator
The format of the IMX462 sensor is 1/2.8”. The sensor length and width are 5.6mm*3.2mm and the diagonal is 6.46mm. The resolution is 1936*1096.
The cameras has a built-in HCG mode which can effectively reduce the readout noise at high gain and keep the same wide dynamic range for this camera as at low gain. When the gain is 80, the HCG mode will be automatically turned on. Additionally, the read noise is as low as 0.47e while the dynamic range can still be close to 12stops.
ASI462 has very high QE value at 800-1000nm wavelength (almost 2 times higher than that of ASI290MC). It’s sensitivity in near infrared light regions ranks first among all ASI planetary cameras.
ASI462MC vs ASI290MC
In general ASI462MC and ASI290MC share very similar parameters but ASI462MC has lower readout noise and higher QE value.
USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port
USB 3.0 Port: Providing 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI462 run at 136.1fps (10bit, high speed mode) or 63.9fps (12bit, normal mode) at full resolution (2.1MB).
ST4 Port: Can be used to connect with auto guide port of mount for guiding.
What's in the box
- ASI462MC Camera
- 150° Lens
- M42-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
- 1.25" Cap
- 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
- 2-metre ST-4 Cable
|Sensor ||SONY IMX462 CMOS |
|Format ||1/2.8” |
|Diagonal ||6.46mm |
|Resolution ||21 Mega Pixels, 1936*1096 |
|Pixel size ||2.9µm |
|Sensor size ||5.6mm * 3.2mm |
|Max fps ||136FPS |
|Shutter ||Rolling shutter |
|Exposure range ||32µs-2000s |
|Readout noise ||0.47~2.65e |
|QE peak ||TBD |
|Full well ||11.2ke |
|ADC ||12bit |
|USB interface ||USB3.0 |
|Adapters ||2”/ 1.25”/ M42*0.75 |
|Protect window ||AR |
|Dimension ||φ62mm*35.5mm |
|Weight ||0.11kg |
|Back focus length ||12.5mm |
|Working temperature ||-5°C~50°C |
|Working relative humidity ||0~80% |
|Supported OS ||Windows, Linux & Mac OSX |
USB3.0 MAX FPS (12bit/10bit)
- 1936*1096 63.9fps 136.1fps
- 1920*1080 64.8fps 138.1fps
- 1280*720 96.5fps 205.6fps
- 640*480 143.1fps 305fps
- 400*400 170.6fps 363.5fps
- 320*240 276.8fps 589.6fps
Additional resolutions can be user defined.
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
ZWO Camera Manuals
ZWO Software and Drivers
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