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ZWO ASI 2400MC PRO [COLOUR]

$6,299.00

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The ZWO ASI 2400MC PRO is a camera that features large pixels (5.94 µm) and a full well depth of 100,00 eˉ. The full frame sensor installed is the Sony IMX410 which reach a QE up to 80% and a ultra-low 1.1 eˉ readout noise.

 


Sony’s back-illuminated CMOS technology improves sensitivity, minimizes noise, reduces power consumption and increases data download speed. In a conventional front-illumination structure, the interconnection of metal wiring and transistors are above the photosensitive silicon surface (photo diode), reducing the overall sensitivity and therefore the quantum efficiency. In back-illuminated sensors, the photosensitive surface is placed on top of the wiring so the incoming light is not obstructed, resulting in a greater quantum efficiency. Sony has developed a new and unique photo-diode structure and an on-chip lens that is optimized for back-illuminated structures, achieving a higher sensitivity and a lower random noise.

The ASI2400MC Pro features a 14bit ADC that can achieve a dynamic range output of 14 stops. This improves the image sharpness and contrast significantly and the color shades are smoother and more natural.


When the gain value is 140, the HCG high gain mode is automatically activated and the readout noise is greatly reduced (as low as 1.1 eˉ) while the dynamic range basically remains unchanged.

 

The ZWO PRO cameras incorporate a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer that improves data transfer reliability and it minimizes amp-glow caused by slow data transfer speeds.

The USB 3.0 Port provides 5Gbps bandwidth and lets the camera run at 8fps at full resolution (26 Mega).

The USB 2.0 Hub allows to connect 2 USB controlled accessories such as a filter wheel, a guiding camera or an electronic focuser, reducing the amount of cables that run directly from your computer.

The 2 stages TEC cooling system allows a ΔT of 35°C below air temperature. The cooling system requires an external power supply of 12V at 3-5A with a 2.1×5.5 mm connector (positive tip). The ASI 2400MC can be powered with a standard lead battery or a DC source between 9-15V.

The polyimide heater avoids the problem of dew condensation on the optical window of the sensor. The heater can be turned off via software.

Traditional CMOS sensors produce a weak infrared light source that is often seen in the corner of uncalibrated images as bright glow. The ASI 2400MC uses the zero amp glow circuits that avert this artefact in your images.

Amp glow artefact– exposure 300 seconds

ASI2400 frame with no amp glow – Exposure 300 second

 
QE 2400MC

 

Sensor

Sony IMX4101 Full Frame - colour

Resolution

24.5 Megapixels 6072 x 4042

Pixel size

5.94 µm

Sensor size

24 mm x 36 mm (43.3 mm diagonal)

Quantum efficiency

80%

Exposure range

32µs-2000s

Read noise

1.0e ~ 3.0e (@ 30 dB)

Full well capacity

100,000 eˉ

Bit rate

14 bit

Speed

8 fps

Shutter type

Rolling shutter

Cooling

ΔT of 35°C

Memory buffer

256Mb DDR III

ROI

Supported

Compatibility

Mac, Windows, Linux

Protecting window

AR coated

Ports

USB 3.0 / USB 2.0

Back focus

17.5 mm

Connections

2" / 1.25" / M42 x 0.75

Dimensions

Ø 90 mm; ↨ 97 mm

Weight

700 g

Power supply

9-15V 3-5 A (2.1×5.5 mm connector)

SKU

ASI2400MC-P


Available solutions to reach a 55mm back focus distance


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