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ZWO ASI294MM Monochrome Camera

ZWO ASI294MM Monochrome Camera

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Introducing the ASI294MM Monochrome Camera, the highly anticipated monochrome version of the ASI294MC. With a back-illuminated sensor, 4/3" format, and 4.64 um pixel size, this camera is perfect for various types of telescopes. It features a 14-bit ADC for high dynamic range and an impressive 66ke- full well capacity.

The ASI294MM offers a high resolution of 4144*2822, but with the Bin1 mode, you can operate it at an incredible resolution of 8288*5644 with a pixel size of 2.3 um. Additionally, it boasts a very high Quantum Efficiency (QE) value, peaking at around 90%, and an ultra-low readout noise of 1.2e.

If you're searching for a small-format monochrome camera for planetary imaging, the ASI294MM won't disappoint. Its sensor length*width is 19.1*13.0mm, with a diagonal of 23mm.

HCG Mode:

The ASI294MM's full well capacity of 66387e is among the highest of all ASI planetary cameras, providing a dynamic range of up to 13 stops. This reduces overexposed images and collects richer colour information. When the gain value is set to 120, the HCG high gain mode is activated, significantly reducing readout noise while maintaining the dynamic range.

Unlocked Bin1 Mode:

One of the perks of the ASI294MM is the ability to switch between unlocked Bin1 mode and Bin2 mode in your astrophotography software. The unlocked Bin1 mode changes the pixel size to 2.3um and increases resolution to 8288×5644. This mode was added due to popular demand from our customers. However, using Bin1 mode will decrease the full well capacity compared to the standard Bin2 mode.

Unlocked Bin1: 12bit ADC, 2.3um pixel size, 47 megapixels, 8288*5644 resolution, 14k full well capacity.

Bin2: 14bit ADC, 4.6um pixel size, 11.7 megapixels, 4144*2822 resolution, 66k full well capacity.

Choose the mode that best suits your imaging needs, considering sampling accuracy, dynamic range, ADC bit depth, and file size.

QE Value:

As ZWO's latest BSI (backside illuminated type) mono camera, the ASI294MM boasts very high QE performance, exceeding even its colour version and the ASI1600MM. The QE peak value is estimated to be around 90%, providing excellent sensitivity for capturing celestial objects.

USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port:

The ASI294MM features a USB 3.0 port, providing 5Gb bandwidth and allowing the camera to run at 19fps (12bit, high-speed mode) or 16.3fps (14bit, normal mode) at full resolution (11.7Mega, Bin2). It also has an ST4 port, which can be used to connect with the auto guide port of your mount for guiding.

Mechanical Diagram:

What's in the Box:

  • ASI294MM Monochrome Camera


 

 

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By popular demand, we now introduce the ASI294MM, the monochrome version of the ASI294MC. Some of the highlights include:

  • Back-illuminated sensor – improving sensitivity and reducing noise.
  • 4/3” format with 4.64 um pixel size – ideal for many types of telescopes.
  • 14-bit ADC – giving high dynamic range.
  • An impressive 66ke- full well capacity.
  • 4144*2822 high resolution – with the Bin1 mode the camera can operate at a resolution of 8288*5644 and pixel size of 2.3 um.

On top of this, not only does it have a very high QE value with a peak at about 90%, but also feature an ultra-low readout noise of 1.2e. If you are looking for a small-format monochrome camera for planetary imaging, you can’t go wrong with the ASI294MM.

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Sensor length*width: 19.1*13.0mm. Diagonal: 23mm.

HCG Mode

The full well capacity of 66387e of ASI294MM is near the top of all ASI planetary cameras. It ensures a very high dynamic range of up to 13 stops that will greatly reduce the issue of overexposed images and also help to collect richer color information.

When the gain value is set to 120, the HCG high gain mode is turned on. We’re not saying it’s magic…but we’d like to think it is pretty close. With the HCG-mode turned on, the readout noise is greatly reduced, and the dynamic range is basically unchanged.

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Unlocked Bin1 Mode

Yet another perk of the ASI294MM is that the pixel size is switchable – you can switch between unlocked Bin1 mode and Bin2 mode anytime in your astrophotography software. The unlocked Bin1 mode changes the pixel size into 2.3um and increases resolution to 8288×5644. The ability to unlock bin1-mode was a popular request from our customers. Of course we listened to you and worked quickly to make it possible.

Remember that using Bin1 mode will decrease the full well capacity compared to the standard bin2-mode.

Unlocked Bin1: 12bit ADC, 2.3um pixel size, 47 megapixels, 8288*5644 resolution, 14k full well capacity.

Bin2: 14bit ADC, 4.6um pixel size, 11.7 megapixels, 4144*2822 resolution, 66k full well capacity.

像素拆分

You can learn more differences between unlocked Bin1 and Bin2 modes by comparing the performance charts.

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If the sampling accuracy you get with the 2.3um pixel size falls within a reasonable range, then the unlocked Bin1 mode will help you get more object details. However, you will lose dynamic range and ADC bit depth. Also the image files you get at Bin1 will probably be around 4 times bigger than Bin2.

So in the end the unlocked Bin1 mode is double-edged, you may choose to use it or not depending on the specific circumstances during your imaging sessions.

QE Value

As ZWO’s latest BSI (backside illuminated type) mono camera, ASI294MM has very high QE performance, not only higher than its color version, but even ASI1600MM. It is estimated that the QE peak value is about 90%.

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ASI294MM vs ASI1600MM

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USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: Providing 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI294MM run at 19fps (12bit, high speed mode) or 16.3fps (14bit, normal mode) at full resolution (11.7Mega, Bin2).

ST4 Port: Can be used to connect with auto guide port of mount for guiding.

Mechanical Diagram

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What’s in the box?

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