The ZWO ASI224MC Color Astrophotography Camera houses a one-third inch 1.2 megapixel Sony IMX224 imaging sensor with Exmor and NIR technology. This relatively small sensor has a very low read noise of 1.5 e at 60 Gain and 3.1 at zero Gain. There is a high sensitivity in NIR and the possibility for high frame rates, making this CMOS camera an excellent choice for planetary imagers.
Although this camera is best suited for planetary imaging, it can also be used for imaging deep-sky objects up to a fixed level as it supports a maximum exposure time of up to 1000 seconds.
Since you won't have to devote time to filters or filter wheel concerns, imaging with the ZWO ASI224MC Color AstrophotographyCamera is a simple procedure. This is one of the best color planetary imaging cameras currently available in this price range.
ZWO ASI224MMC Specifications at a Glance
The ZWO ASI224MC has a high peak Q.E. of 80%, extremely low read noise, and high sensitivity, making it ideal for planetary and small DSO imaging.
Anti-amp Glow Technology
Worry-free long exposure imaging! Capture images with more details and less stress on dealing with the distortions sometimes seen in long exposure imaging.
USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port
USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5 GB bandwidth allowing the ZWO ASI224MC run at 64fps (12-bit, normal mode) or 150 fps (10-bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (1.2 Mega).
ST4 Port: Connect to the autoguide port on your mount for easy guiding!
ZWO ASI224MC CMOS Color Astronomy Camera Full Specifications:
- Sensor: one-third inch CMOS IMX224.
- ROI: Supported.
- Window: AR coated.
- Interface: USB 3.0/ USB 2.0.
- Adapter: 2-inch/ 1.25-inch/ M42X0.75.
- Diameter: 62 mm.
- Sensor Size: 4.8 mm x 3.6 mm.