The Player One Apollo Solar Camera series is a new camera line designed specifically for solar imaging.
The Apollo series features Sony monochrome sensors with global shutters. There are three different models of the Apollo cameras: Apollo-M MAX (Sony IMX432), 1.1 inch sensor, monochrome; Apollo-M MINI (Sony IMX429), 2/3 inch sensor, monochrome; and Apollo-M (Sony IMX174) , 1/1.2 inch sensor, monochrome.
These Player One Apollo Solar Camera series utilize a DDR3 cache which helps stabilize and secure data transmission, and effectively avoid frame dropping while greatly reducing read noise. With the DDR3 cache, the cameras have lower computing demands while still offering excellent performance when connected to a USB 2.0 port.
The cameras also offer DPS (Dead Pixel Suppression) technology which analyzes dark frames and eliminates dead pixels, including hot pixels and cold pixels of the image.
When the cameras are connected to the USB3.0 interface and full-resolution preview is used, they can reach 93 FPS in RAW8 mode (10bit ADC). When recording images, since the actual writing speed will be affected by the writing speed of the hard disk itself, when the hard disk writing speed is slow, the recording may not reach the theoretical speed. It is recommended that you use a high-quality solid state drive to record data to take advantage of the performance of the camera.
Apollo-M MAX Solar Camera
The Apollo-M MAX 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.
Apollo-M MINI Solar Camera
The Apollo-M MINI utilizes 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.
Apollo-M Solar Camera
The Apollo-M 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.
You can learn more about the Player One Apollo Solar Camera series here.
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