About this product
Part Number: ASI120MC-S
The ZWO ASI120MC-S is a super-fast USB 3.0 version of the ASI120MC lunar and planetary imaging camera.
It can deliver up to 254x frames-per-second at reduced resolution or 60x FPS at full 1280X960 resolution!
The ASI120MC is also a capable guide-camera, particularly when used with finder-guiders and other fast / short guide-scopes.
Peak QE of 75%, (better than the ICX618) and no Fixed pattern Noise!
The sensor is protected by a UV/IR cut optical window so a separate 1.25" UV/IR rejection filter is not necessary.
Supplied with a 150-degree wide lens so you don't even need a telescope to start imaging the stars!
It is possible to screw the 150-degree accessory lens in too far resulting in a scratched optical window! Please adjust focus slowly and don't focus beyond infinity.
ASI120 cameras have been reviewed by some of the most popular astronomy magazines. You can read them in PDF documents:
All ZWO cameras include a 2-year warranty.
Camera Field of View Simulator
Optical Window Transmission
This ZWO colour cameras features a UV IR-cut off filter as an optical window, the transmission chart of this is shown below.
ASI120MC QE Curve
What's in the box
- ASI120MC-S Camera
- 150° Lens
- M42-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
- 1.25" Cap
- 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
- 2-metre ST-4 Cable
- Driver CD
|Sensor ||1/3″ CMOS AR0130CS(Color) / MT9M034(mono) |
|Resolution ||1.2Mega Pixels 1280×960 |
|Pixel Size ||3.75µm |
|Exposure Range ||64µs-1000s |
|ROI ||Supported |
|Interface ||USB3.0/USB2.0 |
|Bit rate ||12bit output(12bit ADC) |
|Adaptor ||2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75 |
|Dimension ||φ62mm X 28mm |
|Weight ||100g |
|Working Temperature ||-5°C—45°C |
|Storage Temperature ||-20°C—60°C |
|Working Relative Humidity ||20%—80% |
|Storage Relative Humidity ||20%—95% |
*Tested under USB3.0 port without overclocking. There is an option to overclock 30% of the current fps
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
|Average Rating (3 Reviews): |
Thursday, 31 October 2019 | Stephen
I was looking to buy my first astronomy camera and after research decided on this one. Nicely engineered and good value for money, have been unable to use with my telescope (rain) but tested the operation of the sky lens connected to my laptop, all very easy. The paper quick guide included is a bit too small in its screen shots and and have yet to see the downloaded software show as per the quick guide. it took me till the following day to find by selecting the question mark icon shown on the ASICAP screen (at the top right hand corner) to reveal a drop down box with help sub menu that explained all the icons of what they do. pity that was not put in the quick guide. On the whole i think this is a very sophisticated first camera for me with lots to be able explore while gazing at the night sky. and would not hesitate to recommend it.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | Claus
Very easy to connect and use from computer I havn't used it for astronnmy yet
ZWO ASI 120MC-S USB 3.0 Colour Camera
Monday, 24 June 2019 | Adrian
Excellent performance! Used it to video Jupiter
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