ZWO ASI 290MM Monochrome Camera


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    ZWO ASI 290MM Monochrome Camera

    This is the latest addition to ZWO’s ever growing range of cameras. The ASI 290MM will suit planetary, lunar and solar imagers perfectly.

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    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
    Pixel Size 2.9µm
    Exposure Range 32µs-2000s
    ROI Supported
    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
    Full Well 14.6ke
    ADC 12bit

    ZWO ASI290MM Read Noise, Full Well, Gain Characteristics

    What’s in the Box?

    inside the box

    1. ZWO ASI290MM Camera Body with all sky lens
    2. 2 m long ST4 guider cable
    3. 1.25″ Cover
    4. M42-1.25″ T-Mount
    5. 2 m long USB3.0 cable
    6. Driver & Extra Software CD (Mac, PC&Linux Compatible)

    Supported resolutions

    USB2.0 MAX FPS
    1936×1096: 20.4
    1280×960: 35.3
    640×480: 141.5
    320×240: 355.9
    2X2Bin :968×548: 20.4

    USB3.0 MAX FPS(12bit/10bit)
    1936×1096: 82.2/170
    1280×960: 93.6/193.9
    640×480: 184/381.2
    320×240: 355.9/737.5
    2X2Bin :968×548: 82.2/170


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