The Player One Poseidon PRO is an astroimaging camera for DSO imaging. It utilizes the SONY IMX571 APS-C format CMOS sensor and is available in mono and color versions. It is the first cooled camera in the Player One lineup and it offers a USB-C data port, DDR3 512MB buffer and Delta-T reach of 40℃ below ambient.
Utilizing the Sony IMX571 APS-C format sensor the Player One Poseidon PRO has a 3.76um pixel size that accommodates a well depth of 71.7Ke with a total of 26MP (the resolution is 6252*4176), and the diagonal is 28.3mm.
The camera has a rear adjustable tilt plate which offers 4 point adjustment and removes the need to adjust tilt from the front of the camera. The 512MB. DDR3 cache helps stabilize and secure data transmission helping to avoid frame dropping and greatly reducing readout noise.
The IMX571 sensor has native 16-bit on-chip ADC. The Native 16bit ADC (65536 levels) provides higher sample resolution than 12bit (4096 levels) or 14bit (16384 levels). The Sony STARVIS back-illuminated pixel technology also helps provide zero amp glow.
The Player One Poseidon PRO specifications include:
– Sensor: SONY IMX571 APS-C CMOS (mono)
– Diagonal: 28.3mm
– Total Pixels: 26 Mega Pixels
– Max Resolution: 6252×4176
– Pixel Size: 3.76μm
– Chip Size: 23.5mm×15.7mm (10bit)
– Frame Rate: 10FPS (10bit)
– Shutter: Rolling shutter
– Exposure Range: 32μs-2000s
– Readout Noise: 3.9-1.0e
– Full Well: 71.7k e
– QE Peak: Poseidon-M Pro ≈91%; Poseidon-C Pro ≈81%
– ADC: 16 bit
– Cooling System: 2 stage TEC Cooling
– Delta T: 40℃ ± 2℃ (below ambient)
– Working Temperature: 10°C—60°C
– Working Relative Humidity: 0%—80%
– Protective Window: D46*2MM AR Plus (Anti Reflection) Multi-Layer Coating
– Data Port: Type-C USB3.0/USB2.0
– Adapter: M48X0.75, 2″, 1.25″
– Back Focal Length: 17.5mm, 12.5mm (without sensor tilt plate)
– Diameter: 90mm
– Weight: 650g
– Resolution and FPS: Under USB3.0 mode
You can learn more about the Player One Poseidon PRO here.
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