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ZWO ASI178MC USB3.0 Back-Illuminated Colour CMOS Camera with SONY STARVIS and Exmor R Technology and Auto-guider Port

Comes with 2 years warranty

Experience Cutting-Edge Technology

The ZWO ASI178MC features an exciting 1/1.8″, 6.4M pixels IMX178 sensor with SONY STARVIS and Exmor R technology. The result is an extremely low read noise of 2.2e, high sensitivity, and 14bit ADC, ensuring excellent performance for various Astro-photography and microscopy applications.

High-Speed Connectivity and Versatility

The ASI178MC camera comes with USB3.0 connection, providing compatibility with newer laptops and backward compatibility with USB2.0. Its high framerates allow you to capture more details in your images. Please note that there is no USB 2.0 version of this camera, as it wouldn't support the camera's possible high framerate. For the best results, we recommend using it with USB3.0 compatible hardware to achieve very high framerates.

Perfect for High Magnification Lunar and Solar Imaging

This camera is ideal for high-magnification Lunar and Solar imaging, as well as microscopic imaging. Additionally, it can be used for deep sky imaging up to a certain level, supporting exposures up to 1000 seconds. The colour camera provides a simple imaging process, eliminating the need for filters and filter wheels, making it a valuable tool for your astro and microscopic imaging needs.

Features and Specifications:

  • Resolution: 3096X2080 at up to 30fps (14bit ADC) or 60fps (10bit ADC)
  • Long time exposure up to 1000s
  • Autoguider Port
  • Very low read noise (1.5e)
  • High Sensitivity
  • Full aluminium housing with standard 2" interface
  • 2.5mm 170-degree all-sky lens included
  • M42X0.75 internal thread
  • T-thread to C-mount adapter included
  • Sensor: 1/1.8” CMOS IMX178
  • Pixel Size: 2.4µm
  • Sensor Size: 7.4mm*5mm
  • Diagonal: 8.92mm
  • Exposure Range: 32µs-1000s
  • Interface: USB3.0 (backward compatible with USB2.0)
  • Bit rate: 14bit output(14bit ADC)
  • Adaptor: 2" / 1.25" / M42X0.75
  • Dimension: φ62mm X 36mm
  • Weight: 120g or 4.2 ounces (without lens)
  • Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
  • Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
  • Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%

Software and Drivers

On the included CD, you'll find drivers and two software applications: Firecapture and SharpCap. For the latest versions, download them from the developers' websites. We recommend using the latest version of Firecapture with the USB3.0 ZWO ASI cameras.



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