About this product
Part Number: ASI178MC
The ASI178MC features a back-illuminated Sony IMX178, 1/1.8″, 6.4Mp sensor with Sony Starvis and ExmorR Technology.
Extremely low read noise (2.2 e~1.4e) , 1.4e @27db, high sensitivity and 14bit ADC make this an excellent choice for high resolution astrophotography.
Supplied with a 2.5mm accessory 'all sky lens' for a nearly 170° view of the sky!
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.
ASI178MC QE Curve
Relative QE Curve, we estimate the Peak Value to be between 75%-80%
Super Low Read Noise
What's in the box
- ASI178MC Camera
- 170° Lens
- M42-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
- 1.25" Cap
- 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 |
|Dimension ||φ62mm X 36mm |
|Weight ||120g or 4.2 ounces (without lens) |
|Working Temperature ||-5°C—45°C |
|Storage Temperature ||-20°C—60°C |
|Working Relative Humidity ||20%—80% |
|Storage Relative Humidity ||20%—95% |
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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