2.0 megapixel Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera

Lumenera’s SKYnyx2-2 2.0 megapixel CCD digital camera is specifically designed for lunar, solar and planetary imaging, featuring high sensitivity, low noise and fast frame rates.

With 1616x1232 resolution and on-board processing, the SKYnyx2-2 delivers outstanding image quality. 

Providing exceptional sensitivity with low noise characteristics, the SKYnyx2-2 is the new powerhouse in astrophotography. This USB 2.0 camera is based upon Lumenera’s highly acclaimed and successful INFINITY2-2 scientific microscopy camera. Its rugged, high quality anodized aluminum enclosure ensures this camera will serve your imaging needs for years to come. Product highlights include ROI, binning, and a signal to noise ratio of >60dB.
SKYnyx2-2 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.


  • Excellent sensitivity and low noise 2.0 megapixel CCD image sensor
  • Capture high quality images with no compression
  • 12 fps at full 1616 x 1232 resolution
  • Maximum frame rates exceed 30 fps with binning and ROI
  • Select 8 & 12-bit pixel data modes

Ordering Options: 

  • SKYnyx2-2C – Color Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera
  • SKYnyx2-2M – Monochrome Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera

Technical Specifications

Camera Settings

Image Sensor1/1.8” Interline Sony ICX274 2.0 megapixel color or monochrome progressive scan CCD sensor 7.1mm x 5.4mm
Effective Pixels1616x1232, 4.4µm square pixels
Frame Rate12 fps at full resolution, higher fps with binning and ROI
Dynamic Range>60dB
Digital Output8 and 12-bit
Read Noise12 e- rms
Dark Current2 e-/s
Binning Options2x2, 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