Focus on Solar imaging: Solar camera series released today!

Focus on Solar imaging!

Apollo series is the world’s first camera line designed specifically for solar photography, named after Apollo, the god of the Sun.

The Apollo series features Sony sensors with global shutters and a focus on monochrome sensors.

Now, we lanuch 3 models of Apollo cameras:

Apollo-M MAX (IMX432), 1.1 inch sensor, monochrome.

Apollo-M MINI (IMX429), 2/3 inch sensor, monochrome.

Apollo-M (IMX174) , 1/1.2 inch sensor, monochrome.

Apollo-M MAX (IMX432) Camera

Apollo-M MAX is a solar camera developed by Player One Astronomy, which adopts the Sony IMX432 1.1” format sensor. The 9um pixel size accommodates a well depth of 100ke with a total of 1.7MP  (the resolution is 1608*1104), and the diagonal is 17.5mm.

IMX432 sensor is based on Pregius 3rd Generation. But IMX432 is quite different. According to the introduction of technical documents, pixel size of 3rd Gen usually is 4.5um, and full well is 25Ke. But this sensor has 9um pixel, and of course the full well up to 4x (100Ke).

Apollo-M MINI (IMX429) Camera

Apollo-M MINI is a solar camera developed by Player One Astronomy, which adopts the Sony IMX429 2/3” format monochrome sensor. The 4.5um pixel size accommodates a well depth of 24.8Ke with a total of 2.8MP  (the resolution is 1944*1472), and the diagonal is 11mm.

IMX429 sensor is based on Pregius 3rd Generation. According to the introduction of technical documents, pixel size of 3rd Gen usually is 4.5um, and full well is 25Ke.

Apollo-M (IMX174) Camera

Apollo-M is a solar camera developed by Player One Astronomy, which adopts the Sony IMX174 2/3” format monochrome sensor. The 5.86um pixel size accommodates a well depth of 32Ke with a total of 2.3MP  (the resolution is 1944*1216), and the diagonal is 13.3mm.

Apollo-M (IMX174) and Xena-M (IMX249)  based on Pregius 1st Gen, it was a gaint leap in CMOS sensor development. IMX174 and IMX249 has same performance, the only difference is IMX174 is faster (164FPS) .

Sale Price of each models:

Apollo-M MAX (IMX432): 599USD

Apollo-M MINI (IMX429): 399USD

Apollo-M (IMX174): 499USD

7 thoughts on “Focus on Solar imaging: Solar camera series released today!”

    1. Hi Avani,
      We already send the new camera info to Firecapture, I think next beta version will add Apollo series. Now, Planetary camera and guiding camera are supported in FC2.7 06b

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