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Player One Astronomy

Player one Mars-M USB3.0 Mono camera (IMX290)

Price
419,00 €
Availability
In stock

Product description

Mars-M is a monochrome planetary camera developed by Player One Astronomy, which adopts the Sony IMX290 1/2.8″ CMOS , with a 1944 x 1096 array of 2.9um pixels and the diagonal is 6.46 mm.

Mars-M is an monochrome camera with higher sensitivity than color cameras, you can get brighter image when you do planetary imaging. In additional, the monochrome camera can get a sharper image because it does not need de-Bayer transformation. It is suitable for close-ups of the moon and sunspots.

Connecting the Mars-M camera to a telescope with an 1.25″ T-Mount, or adding a Barlow lens between the camera and a telescope to extend the focal length for more details.

Sensor Tilt Plate
When taking solar photograph with prominence telescope, the Newton ring is annoying. Smoother solar image without Newton ring could be taken by adjusting the focal plate. Besides, when you use a planetary camera for deep-sky lucky imaging, if you find the surrounding stars are not perfect, you can adjust the sensor tilt plate to obtain a flatter image field. get a much smaller field curvature of the telescope.

256M DDR3 Cache
Player One Astronomy cameras are the first one who adpots the DDR3 cache in all planetary cameras in the world! It helps stabilize and secure data transmission, it effectively avoids frame dropping and greatly reduces readnoise.

With the DDR3 cache, the camera does not have high demands on computing needs any longer, it will still has excellent performance even if it is connected to a USB 2.0 port.

DPS technology
The planetary cameras from Player One Astronomy have DPS (Dead Pixel Suppression) technology. The DPS is anaylse many dark frames to find out thoes fixed abnormal pixel and record the map in camera memory. In imaging, each exposure frames, thoes position of dead pixels will be given a median value according to the active pixels around that abnormal pixel.

Overvoltage and overcurrent protection mechanism
Player One cameras produced by the number one player ensures the safety of your camera and other equipment through overvoltage and overcurrent protection mechanisms.

Data Port

When the camera is connected to the USB3.0 interface and full-resolution preview is used, it can reach 60 FPS in RAW8 mode (10bit ADC). When recording images, since the actual writing speed will be affected by the writing speed of the hard disk itself, when the hard disk writing speed is slow, the recording may not reach the theoretical speed. It is recommended that you use a high-quality solid state drive to record data to give full play to the performance of the camera.

Use the ST4 guide cable to connect the camera and the AUTO GUIDE port of the equatorial mount to do guiding.

After many rigorous readout noise tests, the Neptune-C camera can reach a low readout noise of 1.34e at a gain of 350.

HCG Mode
The Neptune camera has a unique HCG mode, which will automatically turn on when the camera gain setting is >30. The HCG mode can greatly reduce the readout noise and retain the same high dynamic range as the low gain.

Product details

Sensor

SONY IMX290 1/2.8" CMOS

Diagonal

6.5mm

Total Pixels

2.1 Mega Pixels

Max Resolution

1944×1096

Pixel Size

2.9μm

Chip Size

5.6mm×3.2mm

Frame Rate

136FPS(10bit)

Shutter

Rolling shutter

Exposure Range

32μs-2000s

Readout Noise

3.2e~0.98e

QE Peak

≈80%

Full Well

14.6k e

ADC

12 bit

Data Port

USB3.0/USB2.0
ST4

Adapter

1.25″ / M42X0.75

Back Focal Length

12.5mm

Protective Window

AR coating

Diameter

66mm

Weight

180g

Resolution and FPS

Under USB3.0 mode
Resolution 12bit ADC 10bit ADC
1944×1096 62.5 FPS 136 FPS
1920×1080 63.5 FPS 138 FPS
1280×720 94.1 FPS 205 FPS
800×600 112.4 FPS 245 FPS
640×480 139.3 FPS 304 FPS

Shipping costs

PostNord Parcel locker
4,90 €
PostNord Home deliver
19,00 €
PickUp Parcel
0,00 €
Delivery time to EU 2-5 days. Pick up delivery
UPS Standard
14,90 €
Delivery to Europe in 2 to 5 days.
DHL Economy Select
14,90 €

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

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