ASI290MC (color)

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Product Description

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Diagonal 6.46 mm (Type 1/2.8) Square Pixel Array Color CMOS Image Sensor

Back-Illuminated CMOS image Sensors with Improved Visible Light and Near Infrared Sensitivity that Support 1080p

Sony has developed the approx. 2.13M effective pixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensors IMX290LQR and IMX291LQR with improved sensitivity in the visible-light and near infrared light regions for industrial applications.
A new 2.9 µm-square unit pixel has been developed that combines a back-illuminated structure with technology for improving near infrared sensitivity to further enhance picture quality at low illumination while at the same time realizing Full HD cameras for industrial applications. This realizes two or more times the sensitivity in the visible-light region and three or more times the sensitivity in the near infrared light region than that of the existing Sony product (IMX236LQJ).

Astrophotography Performance

ASI290MC offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, high dynamic range, QE peak about 80%, AR protective window and much more.

290 readnoiseASI290MC QE

 

USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI290 run at 82.2fps (12bit, normal mode) or 170 fps (10bit, high speed mode)  at full resolution(2.1Mega).

ST4 Port: can be used connect with auto guide port of mount, for guiding.

Mechanical Diagram

What is in the box?

224-290-178-185-385非冷冻包装清单

Drivers and Softwares:

Our website has newest camera drivers and many DSO and Planetary capture softwares. Please make sure the newest driver and software has been installed before you start shooting:

https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/software/

 

Reference Images(ASI290MM):

Pic du Midi Observatory

t1mplanets

s2017-06-10-0214_4-RGB

j2017-06-10-2135_8-RGB03

Chilescope

etacarinae_2017_12_26dp  uran2017_12_16dp

 

Sensor: 1/2.8″ CMOS IMX290/IMX291
Resolution: 2.1Mega Pixels 1936×1096
Pixel Size: 2.9µm
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
ROI: Supported
Non-volatile memory/On camera storage: Build-in total 192K byte user-accessible space(image size up to 480X320)
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
ST4 Guider Port: Yes
Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.5mm
Shutter Type: Rolling Shutter
Protect window: AR coated window
Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Bit rate: 12bit output(12bit ADC)
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimension: φ62mm X 36mm
Weight: 120g or 4.2 ounces (without lens)
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%

Supported resolution

USB2.0 MAX FPS
1936×1096: 20.4
1280×960: 35.3
640×480: 141.5
320×240: 355.9
2X2Bin :968×548: 20.4

USB3.0 MAX FPS(12bit/10bit)
1936×1096: 82.2/170
1280×960: 93.6/193.9
640×480: 184/381.2
320×240: 355.9/737.5
2X2Bin :968×548: 82.2/170

More resolutions can be user defined

Before first usage of this product read manuals and install correct drivers and software.

Shipping

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 299USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 299USD) : $20.00
  • Free Shipping(amount < 299USD) (Air Mail, 3-4 weeks) (Free)

If you can’t get the air mail package after 4 weeks, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com

Introduction

  1. Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, TNT, EMS etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package in one week. We provide free fast shipping for order ≧ $299 or charge extra $20 for order < $299.
  2. Free Shipping: we will ship via DGM or China Post Registered Air Mail. It usually costs 2-3 weeks to reach US or Europe and costs 3-4 weeks to reach far places.
  3. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  4. Customers from Russia need to provide the name of your company.

Tracking site:

DGM: http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com/?locale=en-US

China air mail: http://www.17track.net/en

Tax

  • The price list on our website is USD without tax.
  • Please note that buyers are liable to pay tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT , customs handling fee, etc. The additional fees may be collected at time of delivery by courier.
  • For best local service we advise customers buy our cameras form local dealers.

Warranty and Return Policy

  • We provide 2-year warranty for our products, we will offer the repair service for free within warranty period. After the warranty period, we will continue to provide repair support and service on a charged basis. We do not provide any replacement unless ZWO confirmed the product is DOA (Dead On Arrival).
  • This warranty does not apply to damage that occurred as a result of abuse or misuse, or caused by a fall or any other transportation failures after purchase.
  • Customer must pay for shipping when shipping the camera back for repair or replacement. If we confirm you can get a replacement, goods must be returned with all accessories, instructions, etc and must be suitably packed.
  • If you get a faulty camera, please contact us as soon as possible though email: info@zwoptical.com. Please describe the problem in detail and we will do our best to help you solve the problem. Most instances perceived problems are simply bad driver install or software configuration.
  • For customers who bought the camera from our dealer, dealer is responsible for the customer service for you.

 

Do you have question, answer or comment? Post here!

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    I’m still struggeling with this cam. My images are very noisy/grainy. I have the gain at 170. Should I use a lower gain (110)? Unity Gain is a lot higher, what is this?




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      Hi
      You could send your questions to support@zwoptical.com
      and please attached the original fit file, put it into dropbox and send us the link.
      Thank you very much.




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    Does this camera works with Orion 60mm Multi-Use Guide Scope.Since I use Orion 60mm Multi-Use Guide Scope could you please help me with this




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      Yes, it works with this guide scope.




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    Hi. Do you have the ZWO ASI290MC camera for immediate delivery? What is the cost of fast shipping to Brazil, RJ?




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      yes, we have it. 20USD.




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      yes, we have. it is fast shipping is free for amount >= 299usd




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    Hello, I have some questions about framerates, too.
    My ASI290MC is connected via USB3.0 to an I7 machine for testing.
    SSDs are present. Exposure is below 5ms for testing.
    When using High Speed Mode, I can get up to ~170fps, but only if I select “RAW8” as recording format.
    If I use “RAW16”, fps drop to 82-83.
    I thought that the camera can run at up to 170 fps in 10bit mode. Which is the “High Speed”-option?
    But I cannot select a 10bit-recording format. Or am I getting something wrong?

    I have experienced:
    “High-Speed” ON: 170fps at RAW8; 82fps at RAW16
    “High-Speed” OFF: 82-83fps at RAW8 and at RAW16.

    I had hoped to create raw videos at 170fps with color info of 10 bit depth. Is that not possible?




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      High-speed mode only support RAW8 mode, if you choose RAW16, high-speed mode is not working. It’s impossible to get 10bit depth at 170fps, there are only RAW8 RAW16 can be choosen.




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    I have used your cameras straight out of the box for all sky, lunar and solar imaging and guiding, but I am still in the dark about getting higher fps. How do I use the different bit settings? 10/12 and so on. How do I find them and how do I change them?




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      Hi David
      There is some way to get faster FPS.
      1. turn High speed mode on
      2. turn USB bandwith(usb traffic) to 100%
      3. use SSD to record(HardDisk is too slow)
      4. exposure must be short, if you use 1/10s exposure, that means you only can reach 10fps.
      5. use USB3.0 port on your computer.




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    Is 2.5 mm all-sky wide-angle lens included ? I’m slightly worry becouse in description is only body of camera. Thanks




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      no, this is 4/3″ format camera, 2.5mm won’t work
      you need 6 or 8mm all sky lens suitable for M43 cameras




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    se compro la ASI 290MC color nella confezione è previsto anche l’obiettivo da 2.1 mm?




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