NANO1: World’s Smallest Astronomy Camera

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KEY POINTS
  • NANO1 is the world’s smallest astronomy camera, which lets you capture the marvels of the astronomical skies and more in 4K.
  • Making use of the AR (Augmented Reality) star map system, when tethered to your smartphone, NANO1 makes navigating through the stars and constellation systems a breeze.
  • NANO1 features Sony IMX377, the top in line camera lens. It is 12 MP in resolution (i.e. 4000 x 3000) and makes possible for video resolution up to 4K60, 1080p120 and 720p240.

Night sky and stars have a huge following from amateurs to professionals alike. Astronomy is the science that ignites curiosity in minds of people all over the world, while it is not possible for everyone to have heavy equipment like telescope or access to scientific observatory, the TinyMOS NANO1 handles this curiosity just fine.

NANO1 is the world’s smallest astronomy camera, which lets you capture the marvels of the astronomical skies and more in 4K. It is a lightweight camera and is very simple to use making it the go to product for sky gazing. NANO1 can be paired with a wide variety of lenses like 15.4 mm, 275 mm in focal length setting up for the stellar picture quality and clarity. This tiny beast removes the need of carrying and using heavy photography equipment like tripods, ultra large camera lenses etc.

Problem Solving By This Product

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The NANO1 is the world’s smallest camera which allows even amateurs to fuel their ambition of capturing the night sky, galaxies and more using this simple to use camera. It removes the need of an overhauling setup and need of external equipment like tripods and big focal length camera lenses. This miniaturized powerful beast makes astronomical photography a child’s play. NANO1 guarantees no downsizing in the quality, clarity and detailing of the photographs you take.

Detailed Specification

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NANO1 is a feature laden astronomical camera which promises efficient, good quality pictures while maintaining its small, miniaturized form. It delivers as promised and removes the need of any unnecessary equipment. Some of its major features are listed below:

1. Size and Build: Being a portable astronomical camera, the NANO1 weighs less than 100 g or 3.5 oz when the kit lenses are attached to it. It measures a maximum of 63.25 mm or 2.49 inches on its longest side making it world’s smallest astronomy camera for sure. NANO1 features dual interchangeable Lens mount system wherein the smaller lens circle accepts small M12 lenses and the larger lens circle accepts the professional Cine lenses or adapted SLR lenses and telescopes. The NANO1 features a 2.33 IPS touch screen.

2. Photography: Making use of the AR (Augmented Reality) star map system, when tethered to your smartphone, NANO1 makes navigating through the stars and constellation systems a breeze. Using smart image processing and deep learning algorithms, it gives you the best possible picture quality. NANO1 also features a patented noise reduction algorithm removing all the unnecessary noise and hence, improving picture quality. For image stabilization, apart from software, the NANO1 comes equipped with a 6 axis Gyroscope.

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3. Sharing Pictures: NANO1 is equipped with the facility of instant pairing with your Android or iOS devices making it possible for you to share your images with friends and families. There is, hence, no requirement of any card readers, computers or pesky adapters.

4. Camera: It features Sony IMX377, the top in line camera lens, This Lens is best in class and used by manufacturers worldwide for their cameras and other devices. It is 12 MP in resolution (i.e. 4000 x 3000). It makes possible for video resolution up to 4K60, 1080p120 and 720p240. The Lens has 170-degree field of view with an aperture of 2.8 mm (F/2.8).

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5. Storage: NANO1 features MicroSD storage with a capacity of pumping it up to 128 GB.

6. Wi-fi: It can be connected in high speed with 2.4 G/5G (802.11 A/B/G/N)

7. Battery Capacity: Featuring a 1200 mAh removable battery, the NANO1 has an endurance time of approx. 100 mins at 4K30 FPS when the screen and Wi-fi are off.

8. Other Features : Working Temperature: -10 to 55 degree Celsius. Usage: in daytime and at night. Remove IR filter for better astronomy photography.

Plan For Launch

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The NANO1 was first conceptualized in the month of January in 2018. After developing the prototype and the relevant software algorithms by November 2018, a crowdfunding campaign was started on Kickstarter in December 2018. The order and delivery started in early 2019.

Up till now, about $ 219,898 has been raised by 391 backers to bring this project to life. The NANO1 is priced at $ 479 as base price (F 2.8 M12 kit lens included).

Company Details

TinyMOS based in Singapore was founded by Grey, a professional photographer after he realized that astrophotography is complicated and requires heavy and expensive equipment. He cracked this Idea while studying at National University Singapore. Other team members who have helped to bring NANO1 to life are Lin Weh (CTO) who help design and bring around the complete product and Jeston, head of operations. The company, With the cameras TinyMOS designs, hopes to make astronomy imaging more accessible to everyone.


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