ASI294MC (color)

$699.00

4/3″ format, 14bit ADC, 63700e full well.

36 in stock (can be backordered)

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Product Description

ASI294MC

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ASI294 is the first camera in the world that equiped with SONY latest sensor IMX294CJK.

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Diagonal 21.63 mm (Type 4/3) Approx. 10.71M-Effective Pixel Color CMOS Image Sensor, This is the official description on Sony website. In our effort, we remolded it to make it Diagonal 23.2 mm (Type 4/3) Approx. 11.71M-Effective Pixel.

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▶High-Sensitivity Type 4/3 CMOS Image Sensor that Supports 4K for Astronomic Cameras and Industrial Applications

The “IMX294CJK” is the first in-house image sensor for astronomic cameras to adopt the Type 4/3 format, and realizes output of the number of pixels needed for 4K at 120 frame/s (in ADC 10-bit output mode, ASI294MC can run up to 25fps at 4k format base on USB3.0 bandwidth). In addition, use of a large-size pixel achieves SNR1s of 0.14 lx* which is very close to the value of ASI224(0.13 lx*).

▶Exceptional low-illumination performance

Exceptional low-illumination performance of SNR1s: 0.14 lx is realized by use of a large-size optical system and by expanding the area per pixel to 4.63 µm. This makes the IMX294CJK ideal sensor for astronomic camera market applications which requires low-illumination performance.

14bit ADC & 13 stops DR

ASI294 have 14bit ADC and it can achieve 13 stops dynamic range which is even better than ASI1600.

HCG Mode

HCG mode will be on when gain is higher than 120(12db), read noise will drop below 2e but same dynamic range(13 stops).

294 Gain RN DR FW vs gain

Full well Capacity

63700e full well, which is 3 times than ASI1600’s capacity. Even bright stars won’t saturate under long exposure.

This camera can achieve higher SNR(signal to noise ratio) with just one single exposure.

High QE

IMX294 sensor is a BSI(back-illuminated type) sensor and has very high QE(we suppose the QE peak is more than 75%).

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USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

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USB 3.0 Port: Provide 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for  ASI294MC to run at 16 fps (14bit, normal mode) or 19 fps (12bit, high speed mode)  at full resolution(11.7Mega).

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

 

Mechanical Drawing

What is in the box?

ASI294MC box includes all necessary cables, adapters, and manuals.

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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: 4/3″ SONY IMX294 CMOS
Diagonal: 23.2mm
Resolution: 11.7Mega Pixels 4144X2822
Pixel Size: 4.63µm
Bayer Pattern: RGGB
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%
Max FPS at full resolution:
12Bit ADC
4144×2822 19fps
14bit ADC
4144×2822 16fps
More resolutions can be user defined

Before first usage of this product read Manuals and install correct Drivers and Software.

Shipping

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.

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

If you can’t get the air mail package after 2months, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com

Introduction

  1. Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within one month.
  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

  • 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.
  • We will provide you RMA number if your camera requires warranty repair. We refuse any return without RMA number!
  • 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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    Thinking of using this camera for planets -what is the max frame rate for 640 ×480 at 14bit?




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      The max frame rate for 640 ×480 at 14bit is 86.




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    I am considering purchasing ASI294MC(color, Planetary Camera). It’s currently backordered. When will it be available for shipment?




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      We have a few stock of ASI294MC, you could order now, and we will arrange the shipping according to the order number.




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    I should have asked at once … I’m sorry
    When you pick up in Japan, how soon will you arrive after ordering?




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      Sorry it depends on your local dealer, you could send an e-mail to KYOEI Sangyo Co.,Ltd for some details.




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    Is it possible to ship same day if I order this camera?




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      Sorry it depends on your local dealer, you could send an e-mail to dealer for some details.




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    When this camera appears on aliexpress




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      Sorry this camera is out of stock on aliexpress. We will put this camera on aliexpress again when it is available.




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    Когда эта камера появится на aliexpress




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      Sorry I can’t understand.




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    Will this camera come in monochrome version in the future ? Is it possible to see charts or information on QE performance in near infrared ?




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      Sorry, we do not have ASI294MM now and do not have near-infrared charts.




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    Does this work with Coronado PST?




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      Yes it works.




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    Hello,
    For my site with ASI294MC Pro, it’s 19fps at 10bit ADC (RAW 8 bits) and 13,5 fps at 14bit ADC for full résolution
    (4144 by 2822). Is it normal?
    Best regards,
    Slyv.




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      yes.




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    Hello,
    I have a 13,3″ 4K computer screen with ASI294MC Pro.
    In this screen resolution, when I use ASICAP software version 1.6.2, it’s not possible to read text in the software.
    How to resolve this point?
    Best regards,
    Slyv.




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      We will fix it in the next release.




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    I want to use the camera for EAA with exposures under 2 minutes. Would this model work ok or should I get the pro with cooling?




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    Will it works with ASICAP??




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      Yes it will




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    I have a olympus 8mm 1.8 lens, which adapter shall i buy with this ASI294 MC




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    Does it support binning?




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      Yes, 294 support bin mode.




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    What ZWO UV-IR cut filter should I use with this camera?




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      2″/1.25″ IR-cut filter will be easy to use. when you use 1.25″ filter, it need to close to the protective window avoid vignetting.




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    what is the max frame rate for 4096×2160 at 10bit?




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      it’s 19fps at 10bit ADC and 16fps at 14bit ADC for full resolution
      it’s 25fps for 4096*2160@10bit ADC




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