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.
IMX429 has 2/3? format, this size is between IMX178 and IMX174.
4.5um pixel size is smaller than IMX174 camera, which means it can works provide higher resolution in same focal length.
Apollo-M MINI has HCG mode, when Gain>71 HCG will open automatically.
With global shutter, Apollo-M MINI are very suitable for sun and space station imaging.
4.5um pixel size and resolution 1944*1472, very easy to get high resolution images of the Sun.
For better contrast, Player One Photosphere 10nm filter will be a good choice.
The Chromosphere in H-Alpha
introduce new 1.25? ERF filter for Quark Chromosphere (Ha verstion) , intend to reject energy and extend life time of your Quark.
With Lunt or other solar telescopes, Apollo-M MINI also can provide very good performance @ f15-f20 focal ratio.
With Daystar Quark (4.2X version), we found that if use Bin2 mode, 4.5um become 9um, both full-well and brightness will increase 4X.
In 16bit RAW data, BIN2 mode can provide real 14bit data, it’s a big advantages in imaging and post-processing.
The naming of Player One Astronomy cameras is unique. Solar camera line, named after Apollo, the god of the sun. The suffix of the name describes the camera’s biggest feature.
Drivers and softwares download: http://player-one-astronomy.com/service/software/