The OGMA AP26 astrophotography cameras are an offering from a new company headquartered in the US in Raleigh, North Carolina.
As the OGMA team notes, “OGMA is the name of a yellow subgiant star orbited by a hot exoplanet. It’s also the brand name of carefully sourced astronomy equipment brought to you by amateur astronomers on a giant quest to make astronomy more affordable for everyone. Since our launch in 2022, we have been able to partner with well-established manufacturers to bring to market astronomy products with high-end specifications at a reasonable price under the OGMA brand. Currently, we are commercializing two cameras and a filter kit, and we are working hard to bring to market other excellent products at a reasonable price.”
The OGMA AP26 astrophotography camera models are offered in the AP26CC (Color) and AP26MC (Monochrome). These are 26MP cameras that use the Sony IMX571 back-illuminated APS-C sensor capable of producing images with high signal to noise ratio, zero amp-glow and excellent dynamic range.
As the OGMA team notes, “The cameras use an innovative cooling system to minimize dark current noises resulting in excellent image quality for low light applications. These are full-spectrum astrophotography cameras that utilize an anti-reflections (AR) window in front of the sensor, which gives you the freedom of choosing your own filters without worrying about the influence of a constant IR filter in front of the sensor.”
The OGMA AP26 astrophotography cameras offer the following features:
– Sensor: Sony IMX571 CMOS Sensor
– Resolution: 6224 x 4168
– Mega Pixels: 26MP
– Pixel Size: 3.76 μm (square pixels)
– Format: APS-C
– Amp-Glow: Zero Amp-Glow
– Data Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
– USB Hub: 2 ports to share the USB connection
– DDR3 Buffer: 512MB (4Gbit) sufficient for reliable data transfer over USB3.0 (1Byte = 8bit)
– Full-well: 100Ke-
– Cooling: Up to 40°C below ambient
You can learn more ab out the OGMA AP26 astrophotography cameras here.
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