VGA Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera

Lumenera’s SKYnyx2-0 VGA CCD digital camera is specifically designed for lunar, solar and planetary imaging, featuring high sensitivity, low noise and extremely fast frame rates.

With 640x480 resolution and on-board processing, the SKYnyx2-0 delivers outstanding image quality.

Specifically designed for the astrophotography market, this camera’s technology and design are based on Lumenera’s Lu075 camera - named a 2006 Hot Product by Sky & Telescope Magazine. The SKYnyx2-0 surpasses its predecessor with reduced noise levels and power consumption, ROI, and 60 fps (higher with binning).

SKYnyx2-0 is supported by an experienced team of technical support and imaging experts. We understand your imaging needs and are here to help you get the most out of your camera.

Capture clear, crisp, planetary, lunar and solar images with the SKYnyx2-0.


  • high-speed USB 2.0 interface facilitates ease of installation on all computers
  • Excellent sensitivity and low noise CCD image sensor
  • High quality images
  • 60 fps at full 640x480 resolution with no compression
  • Maximum frame rate exceeds 100 fps with binning and ROI

Ordering Options: 

  • SKYnyx2-0 C – Color Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera
  • SKYnyx2-0M – Monochrome Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera

Technical Specifications

Camera Settings

Image Sensor1/3” Sony ICX424 VGA color or monochrome progressive scan CCD sensor 5.8mm x 4.9mm array
Effective Pixels640x480, 7.4µm square pixels
Frame Rate60 fps at full resolution, higher fps with binning and ROI
Dynamic Range>60dB
Digital Output8 and 12-bit
Read Noise10 e- rms
Dark Current<1 e-/s
Binning Options2x2

Camera Controls

Power RequirementUSB bus power, or external 5VDC - 500mA
Power Consumption~2.5 Watts
Operating Temperature0°C to +50°C
Operating Humidity5%-95%, Non-condensing
Integration Time1/1000 to 16 sec.
ShutterGlobal Shutter
ROIUser Selectable
Auto ExposureAutomatic / Manual
White BalanceAutomatic / Manual
Gain1 to 10x programmable
Interface ConnectorStandard USB 2.0 high-speed interface
Dimensions2.52 x 3.85 x 1.68 inches
Lens MountT-Mount