About this product
The Mini Mini auto-guiding solution.
Compatible with the new ZWO ASiair
ZWO's ultra-compact Mini guide-scope with 30mm f4 objective lens and rotating helical focuser fits most telescope finder-shoes, including those from Sky-Watcher, Celestron, Orion, Baader and Prima-Luce.
The ZWO ASI120MM-Mini is a very capable guide camera (also suitable for lunar & planetary photography) with peak QE of 75% (better than the ICX618) and no Fixed-Pattern-Noise! Supports 35FPS at it's maximum 1280X960 resolution and long time exposures up to 1000s!
All ZWO products include a 2-year warranty.
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |
Monday, 30 March 2020 | Richard
After a useful discussion with Martin and Grant about the best guider & camera to use with a William Optics Z61 (which I had also bought from FLO), they suggested this bundle. It, and an appropriate finder shoe, arrived well packaged. The camera with the mini-finder, since it weighs very little works a treat with the above scope sat on an ES iEXOS-100. The finder's helical focuser needs to be screwed almost all the way out and the camera pulled back somewhat - or use the supplied extender - to achieve focus, but this is easily done and the ZWO software is perfectly suited to this. I'm very happy with the bundle, and the next step is to try guiding with PHD, and I'm seeing no potential problems on the horizon.
Good value guiding package for small refactor
Sunday, 29 September 2019 | Gordon
Bought this as a guide scope for my 72mm refractor (WO Megrez 72). I set it up in day time using the ASICAP software from the ZWO website to check all was working and to get rough infinity focus by adjusting the camera position within the miniscope. Fine focus was then achieved under the stars using the helical focuser. The only problem I had was that initially my PHD2 guiding software wouldn't recognise the camera (though it did recognise my other ZWO imaging camera). After updating to the latest version of PHD2 this problem was fixed.
It was a little off-putting to see how much less sensitive/noisier the guiding output is compared to my imaging output, and I do wonder whether a 50mm guide scope might be a better combination with the ASI120. But having said that so far the guiding performance has been good and appears well-matched to the imaging optical chain. And the scope/camera combination is very good value so I'm very happy with my purchase.
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