ZWO ASI178MC USB3.0 Colour CMOS Astronomy Camera
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ZWO has created a back-illuminated CMOS Image Sensor with 14bit ADC
ZWO has designed a CMOS image sensor which has a 1/1.8"and 6.4M pixels sensor IMX178 with SONY STARVIS and Exmor R Technology.
Extremely low read noise(1.4e-2.2 e) , 1.4e @27db, high sensitivity and 14bit ADC make it very suitable for astronomy and microscopy high resolution photograph.
USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port:
USB 3.0 Port: can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI178 run at 30 fps (14bit, normal mode) or 60 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution(6.4Mega).
ST4 Port: can be used connect with auto guide port of mount, for guiding.
10bit ADC/14bit ADC
3096×2080 60fps / 30fps
2560×2048 62fps / 31fps
2048×1080 116fps / 58fps
1280×960 130fps / 65fps
800×600 204.7fps / 102.3fps
640×480 253.1fps / 126.5fps
320×240 479.7fps / 239.8fps
More resolutions can be defined by user
About ZWO Optical: Astrophotography has never been easier
Established in 2011, ZWO Optical is a fast-growing global astroimaging camera powerhouse based in Suzhou China. They focus on building and innovating groundbreaking CMOS cameras such as the iconic ZWO ASI120MM Monochrome CMOS camera (the first-ever planetary CMOS camera to beat a CCD in the early 2010s). ZWO continues to pioneer new astrophotography technology with revolutionary features to capture exceptional quality of images of space that will last you a lifetime. Today, ZWO cameras are recognised by every passionate astrophotography and are available in over 25 countries internationally.
Product Code: ZWO-ASI178MC
|Colour / Monochrome||Colour|
|FPS||60fps / 30fps|
|Operating System Compatibility||Windows, Mac OSX, Linux|
|Usage||Planetary Imaging, Deep Sky Imaging|
|Warranty Information||2 Years|