Moravian Instruments C2-3000A Monochrome CMOS Astrophoto Camera with SONY IMX252 Sensor for 12-bit LONG EXPOSURE
Moravian Instruments C2-3000A Monochrome CMOS Astrophoto Camera with SONY IMX252 Sensor with 12-bit Digitisation ONLY for LONG EXPOSURE
Sony IMX CMOS 2064 x 1544 pixels, 7.12 x 5.33 mm sensor size, Built-in Tilting Platform, USB 3.0 interface
Ideal for imaging deep-sky objects as its main field of usage.
The ACTIVELY COOLED C2 series CMOS cameras are equipped with SONY IMX GLOBAL SHUTTER CMOS detectors with 3.45 x 3.45 μm square pixels. All used sensors utilize global electronic shutter. This means every pixel within the image is exposed at the same time, as opposed to rolling shutter sensors, which exposes individual lines one after another.There is no difference for long exposures of static objects, but imaging of moving objects using short exposure time using rolling shutter leads to image shape distortions.
One of the benefits of the C2 series is the MECHANICAL SHUTTER function, so that you don't have to close the telescope to be able to take darks. This is especially handy and important if you are running a remote controlled telescope.
The C2 series CMOS cameras were developed for imaging under extremely low-light conditions in astronomy, microscopy and similar areas. Mechanical design of this series inherits from earlier CCD-based G2 Mark II cameras, which makes the C2 series fully compatible with a vast range of telescope adapters, off-axis guider adapters, internal or external filter wheels, Camera Ethernet adapters, guiding cameras etc.
With proper image calibration, C2 cameras provide surprisingly good results in deep-sky imaging. The used CMOS sensors response to light is linear up to very close to saturation point, so, C2 cameras can be used for scientific applications like variable star research, too.
C2 cameras with Sony IMX sensors supporting 12-bit digitization only:
As the 12-bit read mode is always used for long-exposure applications (astronomical photography, scientific research) and all other parameters being the same (sensor size, resolution, pixels size, noise, …), lower price of these cameras may be then very attractive.
Developed and manufactured in Europe to highest standards.
Sensor: Sony IMX252 Monochrome CMOS
Colour filter: none
Resolution: 2064 x 1544 pixels
Pixel Size: 3.45 x 3.45 µm
Imaging Area: 7.12 x 5.33 mm
Diagonal size: 8.9mm
Interface: USB 3.0
Download time: appr. 0.05s with USB3.0 host
Cooling: active cooling, max. ~42 °C below ambient
Internal Mechanical Shutter: yes, blade shutter
Internal Filter Wheel: Optional
External Filter Wheel: Optional
Compatibility with OAG & Standard Adapters: yes
Autoguider Port: No