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Old 10-05-2020, 09:41 PM
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I've just purchased a ZWO ASI120MC-S second hand for use in an all-sky camera.

Of course, because I finally pulled the trigger on this, I just found that the Raspberry Pi has just released a new high quality camera module, but this is quite a bit more exciting than it first seems.

Sensor is: Sony IMX477R stacked, back-illuminated sensor, 12.3 megapixels, 7.9 mm sensor diagonal, 1.55 μm 1.55 μm pixel size
with a C/CS Mount for lenses.

About $100 (with the flex cable) in Aus:

The info I found most interesting was that you can capture up to 200s shutter speed. The previous cameras could only do 6s.

On the HQ Camera exposure times can be up to 200000000us (200000ms, 200s)

This opens up a lot of possibilities, both for AllSkyCam use, or as a (non-cooled) astro cam. Could be fun!
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