♦ IR blocking filter installed - no additional IR block filter required
♦ Sensor size: 7.4 mm x 5.0 mm - Diameter: 8.82 mm
♦ Very high resolution: pixel size 2.4 μm
♦ SONY STARVIS and EXMOR-R technology
♦ Short download time through USB 3.0
♦ Very low readout noise (2.2 e-)
♦ Lightweight with only 410 grams - also suitable for small telescopes
♦ Very compact with only 78 mm diameter and 86 mm length
ZWO ASI178 cooled color CMOS camera for deep-sky photography ASI cameras stand for a very good workmanship and have modern CMOS sensors installed. Now, ZW Optical also provides these excellent cameras for deep-sky photography. Powerful Peltier cooling provides up to 45 ° C cooling below ambient for smooth, no-noise shots.
The ASI178MCC color camera is equipped with a very high-resolution 8.92mm diameter CMOS sensor. The special feature are the extremely small pixels with only 2.4 μm. This allows a very high detail resolution even with short focal lengths. The new SONY STARVIS and Exmor-R technology produce very low-noise images with very high sensitivity. The camera is particularly suitable for high-intensity and high-resolution optics such as APO refractors or FastStar systems. Even with shorter focal lengths so high-resolution images.
The "single-shot" color camera offers more comfort than MONO cameras. Not everyone wants to go through the elaborate L-RGB process for beautiful colored fog shots. The color cameras offer you the opportunity to get beautiful shots without changing the filter. However, good broadband fog filters (see recommended accessories) reduce the stray light and increase the contrast without having to change or coloring the image too much.
Advantages and product features of the ASI 178 Cooled Color Camera:
♦ Universal applications from deep-sky photography to lunar and planetary photography to use as an autoguider. ♦ USB 3.0 for a quick download ♦ Powerful and yet economical Peltier cooling - creates up to 45 ° C below ambient temperature ♦ Sensitive CMOS color sensor with 7.4 mm x 5.0 mm and 6.4 megapixels ♦ extremely high resolution through 2.4 μm pixels ♦ Distance from the T2 connection thread to the camera sensor: 17.5 mm ♦ Supplied with infrared cut filter - no additional IR block filter required
Application areas of the camera:
♦ Deep Sky images (nebulae and galaxies): Due to the high sensitivity, nebulae and galaxies are imaged after only a few seconds. The camera can be cooled to up to 45 ° C under ambient conditions. As a result, the already low noise is further reduced. By raising the GAIN (Comparable to the ISO setting for digital SLR cameras), you can reduce exposure times to less than 30 seconds. Effects due to air turbulence or inaccuracies of tracking are thus switched off.
♦ Moon and planetary images: Extremely short exposure times due to high sensitivity freeze the air turbulence. Due to the high resolution of the sensor many details can be reproduced even with a shorter telescope focal length. Video astronomy is also possible.
Optimal support before and after your purchase We work with the cameras ourselves and can offer you optimal advice. Which camera fits your telescope, how to achieve the optimal adaptation ... We also offer the best possible service after the purchase.
Downloads, Drivers: ZW Optical provides software and drivers online for free download. Sensor: 1 / 1.8 ?? CMOS IMX178 Resolution: 6.4 megapixels, 3096 * 2080 Pixel size: 2.4 μm Sensor size: 7.4 mm x 5.0 mm Exposure time: 32 μs to 1000 s Cooling: Peltier cooling up to 45 ° C under ambient conditions Software requirement: USB 3.0 should be supported by the operating system Bit Rate: 14-bit output (14-bit ADC) Power connection for cooling: 12 V 2 A, hollow plug 5.5x2.1 Telescopic connection: T2, 2 "and 1.25" Distance T2 thread to sensor: 17.5 mm Size: 78 mm in diameter and 86 mm in length Weight: 410 grams
♦ ASI camera cooled ♦ Adapter to 1.25 "with filter thread ♦ 1.25 "cover for adapter ♦ Quick Start Guide ♦ 2x USB2.0 cable 0.5 m ♦ 1x USB3.0 cable ♦ camera bag