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ZWO ASI174MC USB 3.0 Cooled Colour CMOS Camera

Price:  £820.00 (Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 820 Loyalty Points

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Brand:  ZWO

ZWO ASI174MC USB 3.0 Cooled Colour CMOS Camera
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Our brand new COOLED version of the ZWO ASI174MC Colour CMOS Imaging Camera allows the sensor to be cooled to 35 - 40 degrees C below ambient temperature!

The 1″ sensor size and 5.86 pixel size of the ZWO ASI174 makes it very suitable for long exposure DSO imaging for most telescope.

The high Quantum Efficiency, low read noise and super fast speed of the ASI174 makes this camera a very versatile one that can be used as a planetary imaging, solar imaging (with the necessary front solar filter, of course), lunar imaging and even a very capable deep sky imaging camera. This unsurplussed versatility makes it a very good alternative to more expensive deep sky imagers or planetary imagers.

This camera will mostly be used for imaging the Sun and the Moon with smaller telescopes or even planets with larger telescopes with long focal length, plus now that it comes with active cooling, it can also be used very well for deep sky imaging up to 1000 seconds exposure time. This colour version is recommended for one shot narrow band deep sky photography if you don't want or cannot spend too much time with imaging, but if you want to get out the best data from your camera and achieve even sharper, contrasty deep sky, solar or lunar images, we'd recommend you to choose the monochrome version, the COOLED ZWO ASI174MM.

With this colour version, you'd not need any filters or filter wheel.

Features of the ZWO ASI174MC COOLED Camera
Recommended for the Sun, Moon, planets and deep sky objects
(To image the Sun you'll have to use a proper front solar filter or Herschel wedge depending on your telescope type. Please contact us if not sure!)
Resolution: 1936X1216 at up to 164fps (at 12bit ADC) or 128fps (at 10 bit ADC)
Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
Long time exposure up to 1000s!
Autoguider Port
Built-in RAW mode and Grey mode output support.
Peak Quantum Efficiency: 78% (this is a very high value)
No fixed pattern noise (FPN)!
Full aluminum housing with standard 2" interface
Overall diameter of camera: 78mm
M42X0.75 internal thread.
T-thread to C-mount adapter not included, but available separately
Compatible with DirectShow and ASCOM
Compatible with MaxIm-DLSupported OS: Windows, Linux, Arm-linux, Mac OSX

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