ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - ASI178MM

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  • This ZWO ASI178MM Astronomy Camera incorporates a Sony 6.4 MP IMX178 back-illuminated monochrome imaging sensor with a 3096 x 2080 array of 2.4 µm square pixels
  • As an "Exmor R" sensor, the Sony IMX178 offers significant improvements such as high sensitivity and low noise
  • 14-Bit ADC enables high dynamic range for clear image quality in light and dark regions
  • The ZWO ASI178MM is suitable for microscopy as well as astronomy applications
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    ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome CMOS Astronomy Camera

    This ASI178MM by ZWO includes the Sony IMX178 back-illuminated, 6.4M 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 ASI178MM 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.

     

    Supplier SKU

    ASI178MM

    What's Included

    • ZWO AS178MM USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Camera
    • 170° Lens Adapter for All-Sky Camera Use
    • 1.25" Nosepiece
    • 1.25" Cover
    • USB Cable
    • ST4 Guide Cable
    • Quick Guide

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Sensor: Sony 1/1.8" IMX178 CMOS monochrome
    • 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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