The brand new cooled ZWO ASI224MC-C Colour Camera allows the sensor to be cooled to 35C to 40C degrees below ambient! ZWO ASI224MC-C Cooled has a 1/3″ sensor with and 1.2M pixels. IMX224 with SONY Exmor and NIR Technology. Extremely low read noise (1.5 e) and high sensitivity especially in IR range makes the ASI224MC-C ideal for planetary and small DSO imaging.
Relative QE Curve for ZWO ASI224MC-C Cooled Colour Camera
The ZWO ASI224MC-C camera has excellent sensitivity in the red and IR regions. Response of each pixel is identical after ~850nm. The ASI224MC-C can be used to capture “monochrome” data with the use of an IR850 pass filter.
Read Noise, Full Well Depth, Gain and Dynamic Range Characteristics
The ZWO ASI224MC-C cooled camera has exceptionally low read noise rivalling that of EMCCD and sCMOS.
The opportunities for “lucky imaging” are outstanding with a very low penalty when stacking large numbers of very short exposures.
This makes the ASI224MC-C an excellent camera for small detailed DSO targes such as planetary nebulae.