INCLUDED IN THE BOX
- ASI224MC Camera
- 150° Lens
- M42-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
- 1.25" Cap
- 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
- 2-metre ST-4 Cable
- Driver CD
Includes V1.3 upgrade (reduces amp-glow)
At it’s price the ASI224MC is the BEST colour planetary imaging camera available!
Peak QE of 75% (better than the ICX618) and no fixed-pattern-noise! It is this combination of high sensitivity and very, very, low read noise that makes the ASI224MC so special (read noise is the main source of noise in planetary imaging).
The IMX224 sensor is very sensitive to infrared so can be used for infrared imaging with great success. Sharp lunar images in infrared are also achievable - the infrared image won't have natural colours but after stacking you can convert the image to grayscale for a more natural look. To maximise the sensors IR performance the protective anti-reflection cover-glass does not include UV/IR cut but a seperate UV/IR cut filter can be obtained and fitted for colour imaging.
Can also be used for solar imaging, though when used with a solar telescope image quality may not be as good as that achieved with a mono sensor.
The ASI224MC can even be used for Deep-Sky imaging!
Supports 30FPS at it's maximum 1280X960 resolution and long time exposures up to 1000s.
Has an ST4 guide-port so can also be used as a guide-camera.
Supplied with a 150-degree wide lens so you don't even need a telescope to start imaging the stars!
Camera Field of View Simulator
ASI224MC QE Curve
Relative QE Curve, we estimate the Peak Value to be between 75%-80%
Super Low Read Noise less than 1e which can compare with sCMOS or EMCCD sensors