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Model: ZWO-ASI178MMBrand: ZWO
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The ZWO ASI178MM comes with an exciting, comparatively large, 1/1.8″, 6.4M pixels IMX178 sensor that features SONY STARVIS and Exmor R technology.
The result is extremely low read noise (2.2e), high sensitivity and 14bit ADC (analogue-to-digital converter: the higher the better...).
The comparatively large sensor, extremely low read noise, high sensitivity and comparatively high framerates make this new camera a very good choice for various astro photography and microscopy applications.
The ASI178MM camera comes with USB3.0 connection that gives you the opportunity to use it with newer laptops and is backward compatible with USB2.0. High framerates are not a guarantee for excellent images, but certainly helpful if other circumstances are given. There is no USB 2.0 version of this camera as that simply won't be enough to use the camera's possible high framerate, plus, for the same reason, we would really recommend to use it with USB3.0 compatible hardware as that's the only way to achieve very high framerates...
It comes with an AUTOGUIDER PORT just as many other ZWO cameras, so you may use it for both imaging or guiding!
This camera will mostly be used for high magnification Lunar and Solar imaging and for microscopic imaging, but it can also be used for deep sky imaging up to a certain level as it supports up to 1000seconds exposure time. This monochrome camera provides you with the best data output and therefore even better images (in comparison to a colour camera), but you'd have to add filters and a filter wheel when you take images of planets or deep sky, however you could use it as it is without colour filters for solar imaging (but still must have a solar filter in front of the telescope when observing or imaging the Sun!!!)
Features of the ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome CameraRecommended for high-magnification Lunar and Solar imaging, microscopic imaging and to image some deep sky objectsResolution: 3096X2080 at up to 30fps (at 14bit ADC) or 60fps (at 10 bit ADC)Long time exposure up to 1000s!Autoguider PortVery low read noise (1.5e)High SensitivityFull aluminum housing with standard 2" interfaceM42X0.75 internal thread.T-thread to C-mount adapter included
Specification of ZWO ASI178MM USB3.0
Sensor: 1/1.8” CMOS IMX178Resolution: 6.4 Mega Pixels 3096*2080Pixel Size: 2.4µmSensor Size: 7.4mm*5mmDiagonal: 8.92mmExposure Rage: 32µs-1000sROI: SupportedST4 Guider Port: YesFocus Distance to Sensor: 12.5mmShutter Type: Rolling ShutterProtect window: AR window(IR Cut-off filter is recommended)Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, LinuxInterface: USB3.0/USB2.0Bit rate: 14bit output(14bit ADC)Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75Dimension: φ62mm X 36mmWeight: 120g or 4.2 ounces (without lens)Working Temperature: -5°C—45°CStorage Temperature: -20°C—60°CWorking Relative Humidity: 20%—80%Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%
10bit ADC/14bit ADC3096×2080 60fps / 30fps2560×2048 62fps / 31fps2048×1080 116fps / 58fps1280×960 130fps / 65fps800×600 204.7fps / 102.3fps640×480 253.1fps / 126.5fps320×240 479.7fps / 239.8fpsMore resolutions can be defined by user
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