Any photography devotee understands astronomy imaging can be difficult and complex, and requires technical concepts different from everyday photography. This was the issue faced by professional photographer Grey Tan, who later founded TinyMOS and worked with astronomers to develop the company’s first astronomy camera for laymen. Now TinyMOS is back with its second product Nano1 and exploring the stars has never been handier.
TinyMOS claims Nano1 is the world’s smallest astronomy camera. Either way, it weighs less than 100 g and measures at 2.46 x 1.65 x 1.13 inches, making it extremely portable for any adventure into the wilderness. It features Sony’s IMX377 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 2.33 IPS touch panel, a 1,200 mAh removable battery and a dual-mount system compatible with M12 lenses, professional Cine lenses or adapted SLR lenses and telescopes. The camera is also equipped with patented noise reduction algorithm which cleans up images and make them social media ready, while the augmented reality star map tethered via smart phone guides amateur astronomers through the constellations.