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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.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products...uality-camera/

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: https://core-electronics.com.au/rasp...hq-camera.html

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

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On the HQ Camera exposure times can be up to 200000000us (200000ms, 200s)
https://www.raspberrypi.org/document...ions/camera.md

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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