The ASI290MM Mini camera integrates Sony IMX290 1/3″ sensor (5.6 mm x 3.2 mm). The camera has an array of 1936 x 1096 pixels. The pixel size is 2.9 μm x 2.9 μm square, and provides a 12bit ADC with a QE peak over 80%.
The ASI290MM Mini boasts a USB2.0 type C port, so the USB can be plugged in any direction. It also has an ST4 port so that the camera can be hooked directly to the autoguiding port of a mount.
This is a great camera for planetary imaging, and also an excellent guide camera thanks to its fantastic QE and small lightweight body.
290Mini vs. 290MM
Compared with ASI290MM camera, 290mini have smaller outlook, lighter weight, and it can reach focus at same position with eyepiece.
- M28.5-CS adapter
- CS-C adapter
- 1.25″ extender
- 1.25″ filter
ASI290 mini is designed for precisely guiding. 2.9um pixel size can give you a higher arcsec/pixel than 224 or 120 camera. Which means in same guide scope, 290mini can detective slighter movement of stars. ASI290 mini can improve about 30% guide precision than 120mm.
ASI174 mini is designed for Big FOV guiding. This is very useful in OAG to looking for a guide star. When you use OAG guider working with Ritchey-Chretien or Schmit-Cassegrain telescope, the hardest part is to looking for a guide star. ASI174 mini have 1/1.2″ big sensor which means you can have a 4 times bigger Fov than 120mm.
The ASI mini camera series can focus at the same position as an eyepiece. You can focus with an eyepiece, and put an ASI mini camera into 1.25″ holder.
Sensor: 1/2.8″ CMOS IMX290/IMX291
Resolution: 2.1Mega Pixels 1936×1096
Pixel Size: 2.9µm
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
ST4 Guider Port: Yes
Focus Distance to Sensor: 8.5mm
Shutter Type: Rolling Shutter
Protect window: AR coated window
Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
Bit rate: 12bit output(12bit ADC)
Adaptor:1.25″ / M28.5X0.6
Dimension: φ36mm X 61mm
Weight: 60g or 3.1 ounces (without lens)
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%
USB2.0 MAX FPS
2X2Bin :968×548: 20.4
More resolutions can be user defined
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