ASI094MC Pro (color)

$3,999.00

 

 

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Product Description

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The ASI094MC Pro camera integrates the Sony IMX094 full-frame sensor (36 mm x 24 mm). It is ZWO’s first full-frame cooled camera, has 7376 x 4928 pixels, and supports BIN2, BIN3, BIN4 mode. The pixel size is 4.88 μm x 4.88 μm.  This camera provides 14bit ADC and its full well is 52000e.

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DDR Memory Buffer

The ASI094 Pro camera includes a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to help improve data transfer reliability. Additionally, the use of a memory buffer minimizes amp-glow, which is caused by the slow transfer speeds when the camera is used with a USB 2.0 port.

DDR3

DDR memory buffer is the main difference between ASI “Cool” and “Pro” cameras.

Astrophotography Performance

ASI094 Pro offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, high dynamic range, QE peak 56% and much more.

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IMX094 vs. KAI-11002

Compared to old fill frame CCD sensors such as the KAI-11002, the IMX094 has higher resolution, higher QE with lower read noise and faster FPS.
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Unique Tilt Adapter

ASI094 Pro includes unique tilt adapter. Say goodbye to tilt problems forever !ASI094-tilt-adapter-3mm

USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB

USB 3.0 Port: can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI094 Pro run at  5 fps at full resolution(36Mega).

ASI094 Pro camera has one full frame sensor, so the power consumption (650mA@5V) is much higher than other cameras. But USB3.0 can provide 1000mA current, so ASI094 Pro can run standalone under USB3.0 host, it doesn’t need external power supply.

USB 2.0 HUB: can connect with various accessories, such as filter wheel, guide camera and electronic focuser, so you can manage your cable better with USB2.0 hub. There are 2 short 0.5m USB2.0 cable come with ASI094 Pro. the power of hub source from external power supply if you connect it.

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Cooling and Anti-Dew Heater

ASI094 Pro has a two-stage TEC cooling system that allows deep cooling (30°C-35°C below ambient). You will need an external power supply to power the cooler. An AC-DC power adapter is not included in this package, however you can order one from here.

You need to connect the external 12v power supply if you connect the camera to USB 2.0 host which can only provide 500ma current.

Recommended cooler power supply: 12V @ 3-5A (or more) DC adapter (2.1×5.5mm, center pole positive). Also suitable: DC battery with 9-15V.

The anti-dew heater will heat the AR protect window to avoid any dew problems. The heat anti-dew heater power is around 3.6W and can be turn off  in software to save power.
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Connecting Diagram

  1. M48-M48 16.5MM extender
  2. M54-M48 21MM extender
  3. Reducer or Flat lens
  4. OAG

Mechanical Diagram

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What is in the box?

ASI094 Pro box includes all necessary cables, adapters, and manuals.

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Notice:Cooled cameras need a 12v power adapter, If you don’t have one, please click this link to buy a 12V power adapter. There are 4 different standard for different contury, please choose it carefully.
https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/accessories/acdc-adapter-12v-5a-for-cooled-cameras/

The best solution of 55mm back focus length

Cooled Color Camera solution(Full frame-ASI094,ASI128)

Read more: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/faq/best-back-focus-length-solutions-55mm.html

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/

 

Product Reviews:

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/585903-asi094mc-pro/

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http://www.astrobin.com/309071/0/

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http://www.astrobin.com/307743/0/

Notice:Cooled cameras need a 12v power adapter, If you don’t have one, please click this link to buy a 12V power adapter. There are 4 different standard for different contury, please choose it carefully.
https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/accessories/acdc-adapter-12v-5a-for-cooled-cameras/

 

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/

Sensor: SONY IMX094 CMOS
Diagonal: 43.3mm
Resolution: 36Mega Pixels 7376X4928
Pixel Size: 4.88µm
Bayer Pattern: RGGB
Max FPS at full resolution :5FPS
Shutter:Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
ROI: Supported
Read Noise: 2.1e @24db gain
QE peak: 56%
Full well: 52ke
ADC:14bit
DDRIII Buffer: 256MB
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Adaptor: M54X0.75
Protect window:AR window
Dimensions: 86mm Diameter
Weight: 640g
Back Focus Distance: 17.5mm
Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
Delta T: 30-35°C below ambient
Camera Power consumption: 650mA at 5V
Cooler Power consumption: 12V at 3A Max
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%
Supported resolution
14Bit ADC
7376X4928 5fps
1920×1200 19fps
1280×1024 23fps
640×480 47fps
320×240 92fps

more resolutions are in software, support customize resolution.

Shipping

Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within 7-14 days.

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 199USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 199USD) : $20.00 (We do not provide free shipping from now on.)

Introduction

  1. It will take around 60-90 days for shipment via ePacket/China Post Registered Air Mail/EMS, which can’t be guaranteed due to force majeure. If you can’t get the air mail package after 2months, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com
  2. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  3. Customers from Russia need to provide the complete English name with three words as well as the English shipping address.

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

1. ZWO will provide a 2-year free warranty service (Warranty Period) for ZWO products purchased by Users from ZWO (“Products”) in accordance with this Policy, commencing on the day following receipt of the Products by Users. For ASIAIR Plus users, commencing on the day of device activation.

2. If a User encounters the following Dead on Arrival (DOA) and contacts ZWO within the corresponding time limit to issue the Product purchase invoice and relevant evidence, ZWO will provide door-to-door pick-up service and, as appropriate, after-sale replacement (or partial replacement), repair or return (or partial return) service for the following Products:
1) Product quality problem
Provided that a User detects a quality problem and contacts ZWO within 30 days after receipt of the Products, and ZWO support team confirms that the Products indeed have a quality problem or defect after their inspection, ZWO will provide free replacement service towards such Products;
2) Product transportation problem
Provided that a User finds obvious signs of bubbling, serious overstocking, or deformation on the outer package of the Products upon receipt of the Products, and provides ZWO with pictures of the outer package and proof of receipt within 3 days after receipt of such Products, ZWO support team will verify the actual shipper and determine the responsible party for such transportation problem. In the event that ZWO is the actual shipper, ZWO will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service, however, if the Products are directly sold or transported to the User by an agent of ZWO, the agent will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service.

3. If the Products are under the following circumstances, they are not within the scope of warranty service, ZWO may provide maintenance services to the Users:
1) The Warranty Period of the Products has expired; or
2) The Products are injected into liquid or affected by moisture or corrosion; or
3) The Products are damaged by an external force (such as the broken of the camera protection window glass, the deformation of the product shell, the broken of the USB port, etc.); or
4) Disassembling, repairing by a third party, refurbishment of the Products (such as downloading erroneous firmware) without the written authorization of ZWO; or
5) The product system is modified, or the maintenance notice is lost or changed; or
6) Product quality problem caused by installation not following the requirements or instructions for the Products; or
7) Physical damage or failure of the Products caused by the force majeure (such as strong vibration or extrusion such as flood, fire, earthquake, or thunder stroke); or
8)Damage caused by the improper User operation during the period of shooting or use, such as using without the equipment protection or direct shooting of the sun; or
9) No valid purchase invoice or warranty certificate; or
10) The Products are second-hand products.
Any quality problem with the accessories or other parts of the Products is not a condition for the return or change of the Products, and the User may solely request to replace the accessories with new ones, which shall be handled after verification by ZWO support team.
If the issue with your ZWO product was caused by certain damage (such as severe damage not covered by the 2-year warranty), you might have to pay the replacement value.

4. For the normal repair or replacement of the Products during the Warranty Period, the User will bear the return cost. When returning the Products, Users shall specify the actual reasons for the damage to the Products, and shall provide the corresponding valid certificates, such as pictures or videos, etc.
For the Products that need to be replaced after being confirmed by ZWO in writing, the User shall return the Products with the complete package, together with all accessories, manuals, etc., to the address designated by ZWO.
By sending back the product to ZWO, the User agrees to pay out-of-warranty fees that may arise during the repair process of the product. ZWO will send back the product after charging.

5. If a User encounters any problem during the use of ZWO Products, you may at any time contact ZWO for technical support via ZWO Support.

For the Products that need to be returned for after-sales service, ZWO will provide the corresponding RMA code for reference.
ZWO will not accept any products having no RMA code that have been returned privately without ZWO written confirmation.

6. If a User purchases the ZWO Products from a ZWO agent, the User may contact the ZWO agent directly for the relevant after-sales service.

Our website is always updated with the most recent camera drivers as well as software for DSO and planetary imaging. Please make sure the most recent driver and software has been installed before you start shooting:

It is also recommended to read the Manuals first before shooting.

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

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    Is this camera produced still ? I can not buy it from most astro shops.
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      It is out of stock for a long time. We are going to make something newer.




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    Thanks for the answer, also which filter do you recommend and how do you use them when you mount Nikon lenses using M54 adapter?




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      We don’t have suitable filter, 2″ filter still not big enough.




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    Interested in this camera, I saw it was on sale somewhere where is the sale version? Also does it have Nikon Mount to add F mount lenses?




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      Hi John. sale was in last year. We made a M54 Nikon adapter for DSLR lens.




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    Can I use Canon Full frame lenses without any vignetting on this sensor? Which adapter do you recommend? and still use 2″ filters?




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    Sam, what size filters should be used with this camera and sensor? 48mm/2″ mounted or 50mm unmounted?




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      2″ or 50mm unmounted will be suitable. we provide a M54-M48 adapter in the box. You may put 2″ filter on that adapter. For 50mm unmounted filter, only way is put it in a Filter wheel.




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    When will this camera be available for shipping?




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      Sorry, it is not available this month. When it is available, we will update the status of 094.




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    1. I need more informatiion for hardware binning.
    – pixel resolution after binning

    2. Where can I get the SDK and SDK manual for linux of this camera?




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    When binning, does this camera retain color information?




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      Yes, It does.




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    How do i do a color calibrated profile for the fits file? I use a commercial color checker and it has a profile for camera RAW files so that colors are accurate, but I am not sure how to apply this to the FITS that this camera produces. Please advise,thanks!




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      do you mean color bayer pattern? it’s RGGB




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    How is its amp glow? Could you provide dark flame data?
    Is the actual sensitivity of IMX128 higher than that of IMX094?




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      there is nearly no amp-glow
      the sensitivity of 128 and 094 is very close to each other




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    I see that the camera “can be ready at Oct.”, which I guess mean it will likely be shipping before the end of the year.
    I guess that my PayPal account will be completely charged at the time of order?




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      we are shipping now




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    chancy, I have the Datacolor Spyder 5 and I would not be without calibrated computer screens for my final manual verification. However, you should color calibrate during post processing and you will have to learn techniques/methods like G2V (white star) calibration. I stick to the latter whenever I can, but it looks to me that most images you see on astrobin and around, are simply color adjusted to be “pleasing” (at best).




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    Will a color calibration tool such as Spyder Checkr be useable for correct color calibration of the OSC? If so, this would be better than using simple visual estimation of color balance. I have not used this before so just wondering if it may be helpful.

    http://www.photoreview.com.au/reviews/peripherals/colour-management/datacolor-spydercheckr-24#Full_Review




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    What does limited edition mean? Only a few pieces available forever?




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      Yes, we don’t have much of them for selling.




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