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ZWO ASI290MC USB 3.0 Color Imaging Camera - ASI290MC
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ZWO ASI290MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera



The ZWO ASI290MC is a CMOS camera that is awesome for lunar, solar, and planetary imaging, and can even capture deep sky images. The ASI290MC uses the Sony IMX290/291 color 1/3" CMOS 2.13 MP sensor, with a 1936 x 1096 array of 2.9um pixels. This sensor has extremely low read noise of 1.0e at 30db gain and can fire off a maximum of 170 FPS at full resolution.


The ZWO ASI290MC body has a back focus of 12.5mm. A high speed USB 3.0 port, ST4 guide port, 1/4” tripod thread mount on the back, and an AR window are features of this ZWO imaging camera. The included software is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Everything you will need to control your ZWO camera is available and easily downloadable in one centralized location on the ZWO website. Click here for ZWO Software Downloads.



More about the Sony IMX290LRQ Sensor



The Sony IMX290/291LRQ uses STARVIS back-illuminated pixel technology for improvements in visible and IR light regions. Besides a back-illuminated structure, the Sony IMX290LRQ also has an expanded photodiode area. When applied simultaneously, these features improve sensitivity in both light regions compared to the existing front-illuminated structure.



The IMX290/291 has a diagonal size of 6.46 mm (Type 1/2.8) and uses a 2.9 um square pixel that was newly developed by Sony to further enhance picture quality at low illuminations.




ZWO ASI290 Sensor Features



  • Sensor: 1/2.8" Color CMOS

  • Resolution: 2.13M

  • Diagonal: 6.46 mm

  • Image Array: 1936x1096

  • Pixel Size: 2.9um

  • Max Frame Rate at Full Resolution: 170 FPS

  • Window: AR

  • Guide Port: ST4

  • Exposure Range: 32us - 2000s

  • ROI: Supported

  • Read Noise: 1.0e at 30db gain

  • Full Well: 14.6ke

  • Back Focus Distance: 12.5 mm

  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0

  • ADC: 12bit

  • Adapter: 2” to 1.25”/M42 x 0.75

  • Dimensions: 62 mm Diameter

  • Weight: 210g

  • Working Temperature: -5ºC - 45ºC

  • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%
Description
Description

ZWO ASI290MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera

The ZWO ASI290MC is a CMOS camera that is awesome for lunar, solar, and planetary imaging, and can even capture deep sky images. The ASI290MC uses the Sony IMX290/291 color 1/3" CMOS 2.13 MP sensor, with a 1936 x 1096 array of 2.9um pixels. This sensor has extremely low read noise of 1.0e at 30db gain and can fire off a maximum of 170 FPS at full resolution.

The ZWO ASI290MC body has a back focus of 12.5mm. A high speed USB 3.0 port, ST4 guide port, 1/4” tripod thread mount on the back, and an AR window are features of this ZWO imaging camera. The included software is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Everything you will need to control your ZWO camera is available and easily downloadable in one centralized location on the ZWO website. Click here for ZWO Software Downloads.

More about the Sony IMX290LRQ Sensor

The Sony IMX290/291LRQ uses STARVIS back-illuminated pixel technology for improvements in visible and IR light regions. Besides a back-illuminated structure, the Sony IMX290LRQ also has an expanded photodiode area. When applied simultaneously, these features improve sensitivity in both light regions compared to the existing front-illuminated structure.

The IMX290/291 has a diagonal size of 6.46 mm (Type 1/2.8) and uses a 2.9 um square pixel that was newly developed by Sony to further enhance picture quality at low illuminations.

ZWO ASI290 Sensor Features

  • Sensor: 1/2.8" Color CMOS
  • Resolution: 2.13M
  • Diagonal: 6.46 mm
  • Image Array: 1936x1096
  • Pixel Size: 2.9um
  • Max Frame Rate at Full Resolution: 170 FPS
  • Window: AR
  • Guide Port: ST4
  • Exposure Range: 32us - 2000s
  • ROI: Supported
  • Read Noise: 1.0e at 30db gain
  • Full Well: 14.6ke
  • Back Focus Distance: 12.5 mm
  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
  • ADC: 12bit
  • Adapter: 2” to 1.25”/M42 x 0.75
  • Dimensions: 62 mm Diameter
  • Weight: 210g
  • Working Temperature: -5ºC - 45ºC
  • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%
Specifications
Specifications
Model Number ASI290MC
Color or Monochrome Camera? Color
Imaging Camera Series ZWO ASI290
Camera Sensor Manufacturer Sony
Sensor Model IMX290/291LQR
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions (mm) 6.46 diagonal
Pixel Size (µm) 2.9
Pixel Array (pixels) 1936 x 1096
Camera Cooling Natural Convection
Bit Depth 12-Bit
Minimum Exposure 32us
Maximum Exposure 2000s
Software Included Yes
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Includes Filter Wheel? No, Sold Separately
Camera Dimensions 62mm diameter
Camera Weight (lb.) 4.23 ounces
Camera Warranty 1 year
OS Compatibility Mac, Windows, Linux
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • ZWO ASI290MC Color USB 3.0 Astronomy Camera

  • M42-1.25" nosepiece with cap

  • AR window
  • 2 m long USB cable
  • 2 m long ST4 guider cable
  • Driver & Extra Software CD
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