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ZWO ASI462MC 2.1MP USB 3.0 Colour Camera - ASI462MC

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ASI462MC

The newly released ASI462MC is ZWO's latest colour planetary camera, adopting the Sony IMX462 1/2.8” format 12bit ADC sensor. The 2.9um pixel size accommodates a well depth of 11.2ke with a total of 2.1 megapixels.

With the ability of capturing infrared light, the super high sensitivity and ultra low readout noise of this camera makes it the upgraded version of the ASI290MC, and will offer great performance for planetary, solar and lunar imaging.

 

IMX462 sensor

The format of the IMX462 sensor is 1/2.8”. The sensor length and width are 5.6mm*3.2mm and the diagonal is 6.46mm. The resolution is 1936*1096 (2.1MP).

 ASI462MC sensor

HCG mode

The cameras has a built-in HCG mode which can effectively reduce the readout noise at high gain and keep the same wide dynamic range for this camera as at low gain. When the gain is 80, the HCG mode will be automatically turned on. Additionally, the read noise is as low as 0.47e while the dynamic range can still be close to 12 stops.

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QE curve

The ASI462 has very high QE value at 800-1000nm wavelength (almost 2 times higher than that of ASI290MC). It’s sensitivity in near infrared light regions ranks first among all ASI planetary cameras.

ASI462 QE curve

ASI462MC vs ASI290MC

In general the ASI462MC and ASI290MC share very similar parameters but the ASI462MC has lower readout noise and higher QE value.

ASI290MC vs ASI462MC

USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: Providing 5Gb bandwidth to let the ASI462 run at 136.1fps (10bit, high speed mode) or 63.9fps (12bit, normal mode) at full resolution (2.1MP).

ST4 Port: Can be used to connect with auto guide port of mount for guiding.

 

Mechanical Diagram

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What's in the Box?

224-290-178-185-385 package list

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