AP224MC uses a SONY IMX224 CMOS sensor with Exmor and NIR Technology, 1/3″ and 1.2M pixels , the ultra-low read noise is 0.5e- to 3e-, adopt unique hardware amplifier glow control circuit to significantly reduce amplifier glow, high sensitivity in IR range, in some indicators, AP224MC is comparable to sCMOS or EMCCD cameras so it is a best choice for astronomy and microscopy photography.
The “lucky imaging” method used in planetary imaging uses many short exposures to freeze the effects of atmospheric scintillation. Multiple short exposures instead of one long exposure can better freeze this movement. The stacking software will filter out the images taken during poor moments of seeing, and retain those taken at the good time. Therefore, before the rotation of the planet becomes a factor, people need to take as many images as possible in a short time. Therefore, a high frame rate is very important for planetary imaging.