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IMX533 MONO Chip Released By SONY.


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So looks like we will very likely be getting a mono version of the ASI533MC Pro in the not to distant future as a mono IMX533 sensor has now appeared in SONY's CMOS sensor catalogue. 

https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products/common/pdf/IMX533CLK_Flyer_ver10.pdf

https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/e/products/IS/industry/product.html

I predicted its release over a year back in this thread and nailed it totally as the end of 2021 when people told me there was no use case for such a sensor. 

Apart from being a little smug about being proven right I am also very happy about this as I was hoping for this sensor as when it turns up in an astronomy camera I will be making a purchase for use in my second rig. #

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Adam

 

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Yeah, something we've been waiting for. My problem (And it's only muy problem) is that the 533 sensor is now too small for my needs. Pity, as it looks a good sensor.

Before anyone asks, my ideal would be something like 6000 x 6000 4 micron pixels for a 24 mm square sensor. This would allow even binning 2x2 or 3x3 for 8 or 12 micron pixels. Pity nobody's likely to make it.

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3 hours ago, DaveS said:

Yeah, something we've been waiting for. My problem (And it's only muy problem) is that the 533 sensor is now too small for my needs. Pity, as it looks a good sensor.

Before anyone asks, my ideal would be something like 6000 x 6000 4 micron pixels for a 24 mm square sensor. This would allow even binning 2x2 or 3x3 for 8 or 12 micron pixels. Pity nobody's likely to make it.

I can only respond by saying that the size of sensor required is a function of your focal length and the size of the object you are imaging not just the size of the sensor. 

For example during galaxy season I can drop a fare amount of FOV and still image my target and some more even on a relatively long focal length scope saving a large amount of storage space. 

At the opposite end of that equation I have the ASKAR 180 and most targets will fit on the 533 sensor at that focal length on my mobile rig. 

I could also use a hyperstar at F2 without vignetting 1.25inch filters of worrying about my image corners. 

 

Adam

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On my ODK12 the camera I currently use fits my purposes well, while I have a 268M to go on the130 apo, once it's been repaired. It might be of use on the 180mm f/3.4 Leitz apo I have but don't use it often enough to swap out the ASI 183 I currently have.

These days storage is cheap. All my remote PCs have 500GB SSDs for local storage, plus 16 TB of NAS for main store.

In any case, I'm not spending any more serious money on astro for the foreseeable.

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Yeah, I think logically, since all CMOS sensors are mono to begin with, why would the availability of mono sensors not continue?  Such suggestion in the other thread was preposterous and wide off the mark.

 

Props to @Adam J for standing up to logic when that nonsense was suggested originally.  I was surprised some "expert" got so many people to agree with him.

 

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