The camera is equipped with a high-resolution 8.5mm diameter CMOS sensor. The special feature of this sensor is the extremely high sensitivity with a QE of up to 80%. The IMX385LOR is one of the most sensitive sensors in its class.
The new SONY STARVIS and Exmor-R technology result in very low-noise images with very high sensitivity. The moderate pixel size of 3.75μm makes the camera very versatile, it can be used on telephoto lenses as well as on Newton telescopes and well-corrected refractors.
Application areas of the camera:
Lunar and planetary images: Extremely short exposure times due to high sensitivity freeze the air turbulence. Due to the high resolution of the sensor many details can be reproduced even with a shorter telescope focal length. Video astronomy is also possible.
DeepSky images (nebulae and galaxies): Due to the high sensitivity, nebulae and galaxies are imaged after only a few seconds. Although the camera is not cooled, low-noise high-resolution shots are possible. By raising the GAIN (Comparable to the ISO setting on Digital SLR Cameras), you can reduce the exposure time to less than 30 seconds. Effects due to air turbulence or inaccuracies of tracking are thus switched off.
- 2.5mm-170 ° Allsky lens for spectacular overview shots - with T2 connection thread
- ST4 Autoguiding port
- USB 3.0 for fast download of images
- High frame rate of 120 FPS (10-bit) or 67 FPS (12-bit) ideal for planetary photography
Colour or mono? Black and white cameras have the advantage of higher sensitivity and resolution than colour cameras. However, more effort is required to obtain a colour image. You also need colour filters and a filter wheel