2.0 megapixel Astrophotography USB 2.0 Camera

Featured Product from Teledyne Lumenera

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 Sensor
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 Current<2 e-/s
Binning Options2x2, 4x4
Camera Controls
Power RequirementUSB bus power, or external 5VDC - 500mA
Power Consumption~2.5Watts
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
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.52 x 3.85 x 1.68 inches
Lens MountT-Mount

How to Order
Lumenera's SKYnyx cameras can be purchased worldwide through independent dealers.

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TWAIN Compliant
Lumenera uses a generic driver for all INFINITY cameras, allowing communication with the most popular third party software. Camera control through our intuitive TWAIN interface results in rapid image capture, archiving and documentation for high throughput applications, demanding research environments and teaching facilities.

Common SDK for Ease of Integration
When choosing a camera, one key differentiator to consider is ease of integration. All of Lumenera’s USB 2.0 cameras are designed on a common SDK. This powerful tool eliminates design risk and allows easy integration and camera exchange, giving you the peace of mind when integrating your your camera.

High-Speed USB 2.0 For ease of installation on any computers