1.4 Megapixel Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera

Lumenera’s SKYnyx2-1 1.4 megapixel CCD digital camera is specifically designed for lunar, solar and planetary imaging, requiring high sensitivity, low noise and fast frame rates. With 1392x1040 resolution and on-board processing, the SKYnyx2-1 delivers outstanding image quality.

The USB 2.0 digital interface ensures a simple plug and play installation – and one standard cable minimizes telescope clutter.  No framegrabber required.

SKYnyx2-1 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 SKYnyx2-1.


  • High-speed USB 2.0 interface facilitates ease of installation on all computers
  • Excellent sensitivity and low noise CCD 1.4 megapixel image sensor
  • High quality images with no compression
  • 15 fps at full 1392 x 1040 resolution
  • Maximum frame rates exceed 30 fps with binning and ROI
  • Select 8 & 12-bit pixel data modes

Ordering Options: 

  • SKYnyx2-1C – Color Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera
  • SKYnyx2-1M – Monochrome Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera

Technical Specifications

Camera Settings

Image Sensor½” Sony ICX205 1.4 megapixel color or monochrome progressive scan CCD sensor 6.5mm x 4.8mm array
Effective Pixels1392x1040, 4.65µm square pixels
Frame Rate15 fps at full resolution, higher with binning and ROI
Dynamic Range58dB
Digital Output8 and 12-bit
Read Noise12 e- rms
Dark Current2 e-/s
Binning Options2x2, 3x3, 4x4

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