The Altair GPCAM2 IMX224 Colour camera has the sought after Sony Exmor IMX224 CMOS sensor, with high sensitivity, and extremely low read noise, possibly the lowest of any similar sized sensor. * It can be used for solar, planetary, lunar lucky imaging as well as long exposure deepsky imaging and of course video astronomy. Time-lapse all-sky imaging (with the included meteor lens) is fully supported in the software.
Some interesting features of the IMX224 sensor, aside from very low read noise and high sensitivity, are a very high response in the red region of the spectrum making the camera very sensitive to red light for solar imaging, also a peak in all channels in the IR region which enables the camera to be used in mono mode, with a consistent response in all channels with an IR Pass filter - say for lunar or solar imaging. Onboard buffering gives USB data transfer speeds significantly higher than the GPCAM1 series, pushing the USB2.0 format to the limit, yet within a stable envelope. This almost completely eliminates dropped frames, corrupted video, and enables faster more consistent frame rates, even with less powerful notebook computers.
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