The ZWO ASI 290MM is one of the newest members of ZWO’s camera range. Using a new Sony 2.1 mega pixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor (IMX290LQR), it demonstrates excellent sensitivity in the visible and near infrared wavelengths making it ideal for astronomy. In fact the ZWO ASI290MM is thier best monochrome planetary camera.
The small 2.9 µm pixels and back illuminated architecture provides enhanced picture quality in low light while still realizing full HD capture. The benefit for astronomy is more than 2x the sensitivity in visible-light and more than 3x the sensitivity in near infrared over existing Sony sensors (eg: IMX236LQJ).
Capturing images with every single pixel collecting RED, GREEN and BLUE light produces unbeatable results.
The excellent NIR characteristics allows the use of specialized filters like Astronomik IR642, IR742 and IR807 bandpass filters. Used as luminance filters deep in the red produces better resolution and sharper “seeing” than at short wavelengths.
Couple the ZWO ASI290MM with the EFWmini filterwheel and Tele Vue Powermate to create the ultimate monochrome imaging setup.
ZWO ASI 290MM Specifications
|Sensor||1/2.8″ CMOS IMX290|
|Resolution||2.1Mega Pixels 1936×1096|
|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|
|Bit rate||12bit output (12bit ADC)|
|Dimensions||62mm X 36mm|
|Weight||120g (without lens)|
|Read Noise||1e at 30db gain|
ZWO ASI290MM Read Noise, Full Well, Gain Characteristics
What’s in the Box?
- ZWO ASI290MM Camera Body with all sky lens
- 2 m long ST4 guider cable
- 1.25″ Cover
- M42-1.25″ T-Mount
- 2 m long USB3.0 cable
- Driver & Extra Software CD (Mac, PC&Linux Compatible)
USB2.0 MAX FPS
2X2Bin :968×548: 20.4
USB3.0 MAX FPS(12bit/10bit)
2X2Bin :968×548: 82.2/170