ZWO ASI178MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera - ASI178MC

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  • The foundation of the ZWO ASI178MC Imaging Camera is the Sony IMX178 back-illuminated color sensor which features a 6.4 MP resolution with 2.4 µm square pixels in a 3096 x 2080 imaging array
  • The Sony IMX178 is an "Exmor R" sensor and thus provides substantially higher sensitivity and reduced noise
  • High dynamic range via 14-Bit ADC enables clear image quality in light and dark areas
  • The ASI178MC from ZWO is ideal for both microscopy and astronomy applications
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  • Description

    ZWO ASI178MC Color CMOS Astronomy Camera

    Equipped with ZWO's ASI178MC is the Sony IMX178 back-illuminated, 6.4 MP pixel image sensor. The 1/1.8" sensor has an array of 3096 x 2080 pixels that are 2.4 µm square. With a 14-bit ADC, super low read noise of 2.2 e, and high sensitivity, the ZWO ASI178MC would make a great camera for microscopy as well as astronomy.

    Sony IMX178 CMOS Sensor Features

    • High sensitivity, high resolution, and high dynamic range are yours with the Sony IMX178 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor!
    • The IMX178 is an "Exmor R" sensor, with significantly enhanced imaging characteristics, including sensitivity and low noise, by changing the fundamental structure of "Exmor" adopted column-parallel A/D converter to back-illuminated type.
    • Sony STARVIS sensors, of which the IMX178 is one, features sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1 µm²* and realizes high picture quality in the visible and near-infrared light regions.
    • High dynamic range was achieved by featuring 14-bit ADC, which reduced quantization noise and suppressed dark random noise. This enables clear image quality in light and dark areas, even when imaging objects with high contrast.
    • Everything you will need to control your ZWO camera is available and easily downloadable in one centralized location on the ZWO website. Click here for ZWO Software Downloads.

    Please Note: This camera works with Windows 8.1 as long as you have the recommended driver installed.

    *When imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent.


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    What's Included

    • ZWO AS178MC USB 3.0 CMOS Color Camera
    • 170° Lens Adapter for All-Sky Camera Use
    • 1.25" Nosepiece
    • 1.25" Cover
    • USB 3.0 Cable
    • ST4 Guide Cable
    • Quick Guide

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Sensor: Sony 1/1.8" IMX178 CMOS color
    • Resolution: 6.4 MP
    • Image Array: 3096 x 2080
    • Pixel Size: 2.4 µm x 2.4 µm
    • Max Frame Rate at Full Resolution: 60 FPS
    • Max Frame Rate at 640 x 480: 253.1 FPS
    • Window: IR-Cut
    • Guide Port: ST4
    • Shutter: Global
    • Minimum Exposure: 32 µs
    • Maximum Exposure: 1000 seconds
    • Read Noise: 2.2e
    • Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
    • Bit Rate: 14bit output (14-bit ADC)
    • Adapter: 2” to 1.25”/M42x0.75
    • Dimensions: 62mm x 36mm
    • Weight: 120 g (4.2 oz.)
    • Working Temperature: -5ºC - 45ºC
    • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%

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