ZWO ASI662MC Planetary Camera
OSC planetary camera with high sensitivity
The ASI662MC adopts the Sony-IMX662 sensor, has a rolling shutter, a frame size of 1/2.8″, a pixel size of 2.9um, has 2.07 million pixels (1920*1080). In high speed mode the CMOS sensor can output 107.6 frames/second at full resolution and provide a low read noise level.
ASI662MC adopts the latest SONY IMX662 sensor with the advanced STARVIS
2 technology. Featuring zero amp glow, higher sensitivity to red and near infrared (NIR) light, and 3 times larger full well capacity, it can be regarded as an upgrade of AS1462MC. Also, its dark current noise is several times lower than ASI174MC.
USB 3.0 & 256M DDR3 Memory
The camera is equipped with a USB 3.0 transmission interface and a built-in 256MB DDR3 cache to ensure stable and secure data transmis-sion. Under long exposure, it effectively avoids frame dropping and greatly reduces the glow effect caused by slow reading speed.
Upgraded Model – The ASI662MC is an upgraded product of the ASI462MC.
Compared with ASI462MC, it has the characteristics of a greater full well depth and no amp glow.
No Amp Glow
ASI662MC exhibits zero amp glow, no matter how long the exposure and how high the gain value. Since it is implemented directly at the hardware level, it does not require software control.
Low read noise, high dynamic range
Readout noise includes pixel noise, circuit noise, and ADC quantization noise. The lower the readout noise, the better. As can be seen, the readout noise of ASI662MC is very low compared to CCD camera. The built-in HCG mode can effectively reduce the readout noise at high gain and allow the camera to maintain the same high dynamic range as it does at low gain.
When the gain is 252, the HG mode is automatically turned on and the dynamic range rises back to 12bit.
The OE curve and readout noise are very important parameters to measure the camera’s performance. Higher QE and lower readout noise are necessary to improve the image signal-to-noise ratio.
Product Details :
ZWO is a world-renowned company focusing on the development of innovative products in the field of astrophotography. It is dedicated to the production of CMOS cameras, smart astro imaging devices and astrophotography accessories. Our customers come from over 70countries and regions. Our developing history has exceeded over 10years, and our patents have been accumulated to 35 in total. ZWO innovatively uses wireless technology to combine the mobile products to astrophotography equipment, allows the wireless control of the gear, and brings a much more convenient and interesting imaging experience to our customers.
Dec 2011, The world’s first planetary CMOS cameraASI130MM released.
Feb 2015, ZWO planetary CMOS camera ASI174 with the big-gest format in the world at that time released.
May 2016, ASI1600, which broke the CCD camera’s long-time leading position in DSO imaging released.
July 2018, ASIAIR released the smart WiFi device, which quickly became a game changer in the field of astrophotography.
Oct 2019, The second edition of ASIAIR – ASIAIR PRO released.
Dec 2019, Its first full-frame 16bit ADC cooled cameraASI6200 released.
Aug 2021, The third edition of ASIAIR – ASIAIR Plus released.
Dec 2021, AM5 strain wave geared drive mount released.