About this product
Part Number: ASI178MC-COOL
New cooled version of ASI178MC Colour camera enables sensor cooling down to to 35-40C degrees below ambient!
The ASI178MC is built around the back-illuminated Sony IMX178 1/1.8″ 6.4Mp sensor with Sony Starvis and ExmorR technology and 14bit ADC.
Anti-reflective (AR) optical window.
The cooler requires a 12v power supply at 2.5A or 3A max DC adapter.
The camera can be used without the external power supply but will run in the normal, uncooled mode.
All ZWO cameras include a 2-year warranty.
Camera Field of View Simulator
ASI185MC QE Curve
Relative QE Curve, we estimate the Peak Value to be between 75%-80%
Extremely low read noise(2.2 e – 1.4e ) , high sensitivity and 14bit ADC make it very suitable for astronomy and microscopy high resolution photograph.
What's in the box
- ASI178MC-Cool Camera
- M42-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
- 1.25" Cap
- 2" Cap
- Spare Desiccant Tablets
- 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
- 2-metre ST-4 Cable
- Driver CD
|Sensor ||1/1.8” CMOS IMX178 |
|Resolution ||6.4 Mega Pixels 3096*2080 |
|Pixel Size ||2.4µm |
|Sensor Size ||7.4mm*5mm |
|Diagonal ||8.92mm |
|Exposure Range ||32µs-1000s |
|ROI ||Supported |
|ST4 Guider Port ||Yes |
|Focus Distance to Sensor ||12.5mm |
|Shutter Type ||Rolling Shutter |
|Protect window ||IR-CUT window |
|Operating System Compatibility ||Mac, Windows, Linux |
|Interface ||USB3.0/USB2.0 |
|Bit rate ||14bit output(14bit ADC) |
|Adaptor ||2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75 |
|Dimensions ||78 mm Diameter |
|Weight ||410g |
|Back Focus Distance ||17.5mm |
|Cooling ||Regulated Two Stage TEC |
|Delta T ||35-40 degrees C |
|Cooler Power Supply Required ||12V at 2A Max |
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
Additional resolutions can be user defined.
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
ZWO ASI Camera User Manual v1.3 (PDF)
ZWO ASI USB2.0 Camera FAQ v1.0 (PDF)
ZWO ASI USB2.0 Camera Troubleshooting v1.0 (PDF)
ZWO Software and Drivers
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