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.
Accorfding to the relative QE Curve, it is estimated that the Peak Value will be between 76%-80%.
USB 3.0 Port: 5Gb bandwidth ensures AP224MC high speed of 64fps (12bit, normal mode) or 150 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution(1.2Mega).
ST4 Port: For for guiding, adapted to auto guide port of mount.
Items in The Packing Box
Drivers and Softwares
Please install the newest camera drivers and many DSO and Planetary capture softwares.
Sensor: 1/3” CMOS IMX224
Sensor Size: 4.75mm*3.55mm
Diagonal length: 6.10mm
Resolution: 1.2 Mega Pixels 1304X976
Pixel Size: 3.74µm
Exposure Range: 31µs-980s
Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.4mm
Binning: 2×2 binning can be supported
Non-volatile memory/ Embedded camera storage: Build-in user-accessible space is 192K byte (image size up to 480X320)
Shutter mode: Rolling Shutter
Protective window glass: AR-coated glass
Interface ports: USB3.0/USB2.0
Bit rate (BR): 12bit output (12bit ADC)
OS Compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac, Linux
Adapter size: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimensions: Square, side length 66 mm
Working Temperature: -6°C—44°C
Storage Temperature: -19°C—62°C
Working Relative Humidity: 15%—85%
Storage Relative Humidity: 15%—96%
1304×976 150fps / 64fps
1280×960 152.2fps / 66fps
800×600 242fps / 103fps
640×480 299fps / 128fps
320×240 576fps / 255fps
10bit ADC / 12bit ADC
More resolution modes can be customized
Before using the product for the first time, please be sure to install concerned drivers and software, and read quick guide or manuals.
Delivery via ePacket/China Post Registered Air Mail/EMS will take approximately 60-80 days. These delivery channels cannot be guaranteed, due to force majeure.
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Warranty and Return Policies
We provide a 3-year warranty for our products, during this period, we will provide free maintenance services. After the warranty period ends, we will continue to provide repair maintenance support and technical services. We do not provide any replacement unless Astcampan company confirms that the product is damaged and cannot be used when it arrives.
This warranty does not apply to damage caused by abuse or misuse, nor does it apply to damage caused by falling or any other transportation failure after purchase.
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