ZWO ASI224MC USB3.0 Colour Camera (ASI224MC)
ASI224MC has a 1/3″ and 1.2M pixels sensor IMX224 with SONY Exmor and NIR Technology. It has extremely low read noise (1.5 e) and high sensitivity, especially in IR range of the spectrum. Read Noise of ASI224 is less than 1e which can compare with sCMOS or EMCCD sensors. This camera is very suitable for astronomy planetary and small DSO imaging.
USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port
USB 3.0 Port: Can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI224 run at 64fps (12bit, normal mode) or 150 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution(1.2Mega).
ST4 Port: Can be used connect with auto guide port of mount, for guiding.
Sony IMX224 CMOS Sensor Features
The Sony IMX224 sensor offers extremely low read noise (1.5e) and high sensitivity, especially in the IR range.
The image array for the IMX224 is 1305 X 977, with a pixel size of 3.75 microns.
This ZWO camera has a gain range of 0 - 60 dB.
The sensitivity of the pixel Sony developed for this sensor is twice that of their existing product.
Sensitivity has been improved in the near infrared light region.
The IMX224 is a Sony Exmor high performance CMOS image sensor with high speed processing, low noise, and low power dissipation by using column-parallel A/D conversion.