DSO cooled camera based on Sony IMX492 sensor?

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Andy_L
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DSO cooled camera based on Sony IMX492 sensor?

Post by Andy_L » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:13 pm

Sony have released details of a new sensor. See:
https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products ... _Flyer.pdf

It appears – although it is hard to be sure from the details provided by Sony – that the IMX492 sensor is essentially the same as the IMX294 sensor currently used in the ZWO ASI294MC camera.

The main difference appears to be that the IMX294 is a quad-Bayer sensor (11.7MP) where the quad-pixels have a pitch of 4.63 micron, while the IMX492 sensor (47MP) appears to access all the pixels individually: the pixel pitch is 2.315 micron (similar to that of the ZWO ASI183 camera).

The IMX492 will be available in both colour and mono versions.

Is there a chance that ZWO might develop an IMX492-based DSO cooled camera?

Regards,

Andy

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Re: DSO cooled camera based on Sony IMX492 sensor?

Post by Katherine.Tsai » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:58 am

Hi Andy,
Thanks for your feedback and I will convey your message to our devs.

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