Artemis-C Pro (IMX294) USB3.0 Color Cooled Camera


SKU: Artemis-C PRO Category:


DSO cooled camera line is the most advanced product line in Player One history. We start the project from 2021, through a lot of modify and rebuild we made this final version. It brings our newest technology and design to everyone, we are very proud to introduce this camera line.

Power supply is not include in camera package, high quality 12V 5A power supply link:

Drivers and softwares download:

Manuals download:

Artemis-C Pro KIT setup tutorial (Demo with Poseidon-C Pro):

Product Description


New Cutting-edge Design

Polygon like regular hexagon is very Player One, the DSO cooled cameras we want to make it more beautiful and practical. After a lot of trying,  we fix the final style, which uses a scientific and technological octagon to construct the main body line and 4 sides are cambered surface, supplemented by round chamfers to achieve both rigidity and flexibility. The front piece is round to avoid diffraction on RASA. The positive red, which is like a summer fire, is matched with the low-key and steady black, and the super-fine frosting process on the entire surface makes the camera look luxurious and cool, and keep Player One style.


Artemis-C Pro (IMX294) cooled camera is developed by Player One Astronomy, it’s design for advanced DSO imaging. it adopts Sony IMX294 4/3″ format color sensor. The 4.63um pixel size accommodates a well depth of 65.8Ke with a total of 11.7MP  (the resolution is 4144*2824), and the diagonal is 23.2mm.


Rear Adjustment 4 Point Sensor Tilt Plate

When taking deepsky objects, using sensor tilt plate can get a much smaller field curvature of the telescope. We adopts rear Adjustment and 4 point tilt plate, it has a lot advantages in usage.

4 Point adjustment is easier to know which corner is needed to adjust. The built-in high-density sponge shading pad can block the light from the side slits without any side leakage.

For understand 4 point adjustment method, we made a example for users:


Deep Cooling

Player One cooled camera series use 2 Stage TEC Cooling unit, after improved the structure design to reject the heat back to camera chamber, Camera Delta-T can reach over 40℃.

512MB DDR3 Cache

As an improvement, DDR3 cache in cooled cameras are increased to 512MB. It helps stabilize and secure data transmission, it effectively avoids frame dropping and greatly reduces readout noise.

With the DDR3 cache, the camera does not have high demands on computing needs any longer, it will still has excellent performance even if it is connected to a USB 2.0 port.

STARVIS Technology

Artemis-C Pro (IMX294) cooled camera based on Sony STARVIS technology, it is back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors.

4/3″ Format

Artemis-C Pro cooled camera has 4/3″ format (19.2mm*13mm), this size is very popular for DSO imaging.


14bit ADC

IMX294 sensor has 14-bit on-chip ADC. 14bit (16384 levels) provide higher sample resolution than 12bit (4096 levels).


Type-C Data port and Power port

Back piece of cooled camera has 2 Type-C data port and 12V DC 5.5×2.1mm power port.

Main data port support USB3.0 protocol, the camera can run 33fps under RAW8 mode. Type-C port is easier to plug in when assemble the imaging equipment in night.

When recording images, since the actual writing speed will be affected by the writing speed of the hard disk itself, when the hard disk writing speed is slow, the recording may not reach the theoretical speed. It is recommended that you use a high-quality solid state drive to record data to give full play to the performance of the camera.

The camera has 12V DC5.5*2.1mm port to provide enough power to TEC cooling system. If you don’t need to power up cooling, only need to connect the main Type-C port, the camera will works as a uncooled camera.


Standard Cable Usage


Cooling System and Anti-Dew Heater

In ASCOM window, we provide 3 adjustable parameters: Target temperature, Fan Speed and Anti-Dew power.

Standard Delta-T: 40 (±2) , when ambient temp 30℃, fan speed 100%, dew heater 10%.

Recommend Delta-T settings: 35℃ below ambient, fan speed 70%, dew heater 10%, power consumption 40- 60%.

The rotation speed of cooling fan is also adjustable, the default value is 70% speed.

Dew problem is the biggest enemy in astro imaging, the camera integrated anti-dew heater in front of the camera. The heat power is adjustable.

Overvoltage and overcurrent protection mechanism

Player One cameras produced by us ensures the safety of your camera and other equipment through overvoltage and overcurrent protection mechanisms.


At gain=0, the camera has 13 stops dynamic range and 65.8Ke full well capacity, readout noise is 7.8e.

HCG open at gain=120, the camera has 12.97 stops dynamic range and 14.5Ke full well, readout noise drop to only 1.8e.

Frame rate

Artemis-C Pro cooled camera can run 33FPS under RAW8 mode, that’s much faster than existing models on market.

Readout Noise

Regarding readout noise, we solemnly promise that all values are obtained from actual tests.  And for users, you could use Sharpcap 4 for testing. SC4 has a function called Sensor Analysis, provide a very simple way to test readout noise.

We wrote a tutorial on our website:

If you are interested in readout noise testing, you may try it yourself, which is very simple.

Dark Frame

We provide original dark frame of Artemis-C PRO camera for check:

Dark frame 1: Gain=120, offset=50, exposure=300s, Temp=-10: Download Dark frame

Dark frame 2: Gain=0, offset=5, exposure=300s, Temp=-20: Download Dark frame

Preview of Dark frame 1: Exposure=300s, gain=120, offset=50, temp=-10℃   STF auto-Stretch in Pixinsight 1.86

Preview of Dark frame 2: Exposure=300s, gain=0, offset=5, temp=-20℃   STF auto-Stretch in Pixinsight 1.86

Dark Current

The dark current is only 0.0015 e/s/pix at -20℃, and 0.0086e/s/pix at 0℃. In entire curve, dark current is almost like a straight a line, which can prove that Artemis camera has very good quality.

QE Curve

This is the Relative QE curve from Sony, we estimate the QE peak of IMX294 is about 75%.

Mechanical Drawing

BFL Solutions


Package List

Users work

Carina Nebula, Alex Nicholas, Askar 65PHQ+Artemis-C Pro+Dual-band 6nm filter

NGC7822, Luke Newbould, RASA8+Dual-band filter+Artemis-C Pro

Lobster claw nebula and Bubble nebula, Luke Newbould, RASA8+Dual-band filter+Artemis-C Pro

Weight 655 g

New SONY IMX294 4/3" CMOS (color)



Total Pixels

11.7 Mega Pixels

Max Resolution


Pixel Size


Bayer Matrix


Chip Size


Frame Rate



Rolling shutter

Exposure Range


Readout Noise


Full Well

65.8k e

QE Peak



14 bit

Cooling Syetem

High quality 2 stage TEC cooling Componet

Cooler Power Consumption

12V – 3A Max

Delta T

40℃ ± 2℃ (below ambient)

Working Temperature and Humidity

Working Temperature: -10°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 0%—80%

Protective Window

D46*2MM High Quality AR Plus (Anti Reflection) Multi-Layer Coating

Data Port

Type-C USB3.0/USB2.0


M48X0.75, 2", 1.25"

Back Focal Length

17.5mm, 12.5mm( without sensor tilt plate)





Resolution and FPS

Under USB3.0 mode
Resolution 10bit ADC 16bit ADC
4144×2824 33FPS 16.5FPS
3840×2160 47FPS 23.5FPS
2560×1440 97FPS 52.6FPS
1920×1080 160FPS 73.5FPS
1280×720 314FPS 107FPS
1024×768 340FPS 102FPS
800×600 429FPS 127FPS
640×480 525FPS 154FPS

More resolution options could be setup in capture softewares!

Artemis-C Purchase Options

Camera, Camera + Filter Drawer MAX + FHD-OAG MAX

Software & Manual

Before the first usage of this product read Manuals and install correct Drivers and Softwares.

Warranty & Shipping Policy

Payment method

We provide Paypal and Paypal checkout on our website.

Shipping and Delivery

Shipping Fee:

  • Amount >= 299USD : free express shipping
  • Amount < 299USD : 29.9USD for express shipping

Shipping Services:

  • We usually use DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT for shipping.
  • Make sure your email is correct, we maybe will contact with you through emails in case of emergency.

If customer wants to designate a shipping company or has special requirement, please send an email to and tell us your detailed requirement.

Shipping time:

  • Usually 7-14 days.
  • Tracking number will be updated in 3 days after paid.

For orders from areas where transportation is not easy, such as islands, town in mountainous regions, delivery time will be slightly longer.

Please send an email to immediately, if the following occurs:

  • Shipping delayed or has some abnormal information.
  • The packing is badly damaged on arrival, take pictures and do not sign.


  • The price on our website without tax.
  • Please note that buyers are liable to charge tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT, customs handling fee, etc.
  • Those fees possibly will be collected at the time of delivery by courier.

For best experiences, we recommend customers to purchase our products form local dealers.

After-sales Service

Warranty Policy

2-year free warranty (time start from delivered) for Player One products. If the product has any issue, please send the image or video and description to for further check to confirm.

  • Purchase from Player One official online store, we will provide warranty service directly.
  • Purchase form dealer, we will provide warranty service through dealer.

Repair in warranty, customer only pay the shipping fee of shipping back the product to us or dealer, and no other extra fees.

Replacement Policy

You can request our Replacement Service:
√ Within 30 calendar days of receiving the product if the product does not match the original description of the product in one or more significant respects.
√ Within 30 calendar days of receiving the product if the product suffers performance failure.

Please contact our After-Sales team by email to within 30 calendar days of receiving the products. Player One shall be responsible for the two-way replacement freight for any products sent in for replacement due to performance faults.

Warranty and Replacement Policy Exceptions:

× Warranty service time or replacement service time expired.
× Legal proof-of-purchase, receipts, or invoices are not provided, or are reasonably believed to have been forged or tampered with.
× A product sent to Player One for replacement does not include all original accessories, attachments and packaging, or contains items damaged by user error.
× A product is found to have no defects after all appropriate tests are conducted by Player One.
× Any fault or damage of the product is caused by unauthorized use or modification of the product, including exposure to moisture, entry of foreign bodies (water, oil, sand, etc.) or improper installation or operation.
× Product labels or serial numbers show signs of tampering or alteration.
× Damage is caused by uncontrollable external factors, including falling down, fires, floods, or lightning strikes, etc.
× Proof of damage during transit issued by the carrier cannot be provided.
× Other circumstances stated in this policy.

In those situations, repair the product might have extra cost, we will estimate cost and email customer to know the information before send product back.


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