ASI294MC (color)

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

 

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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: 17.5mm
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

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.

Shipping

Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within 15-20 days.

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 199USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 199USD) : $30.00 (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.

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    Hi, is the unlocked BIN1 mode only available on the mono version? The 294MC (or Pro) does not have unlocked BIN1 mode?




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      Yes, the 294mc doesn’t have unlocked BIN1 mode.




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    Hi! How can I use 2” or 1.25” IR-UV filter when I use APO+flattener and T2 the thread on camera? Why you don’t produce 32 mm IR-UV protective window for this camera?




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      Please use the filter drawer with the filters.




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    Hello !
    Is it possible to put a ZWO “all sky” lens on this camera ? Which one if I can ? And why if I can’t ?
    Thank you




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      Sorry, we don’t have this.




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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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