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ZWO ASI178MC 14 Bit ADC CMOS Color Camera

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ZWO ASI178MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera



The ZWO ASI178MC is loaded with 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 2.4um square. With a 14bit ADC, super low read noise of 2.2 e, and high sensitivity, the ZWO ADI178MC would make a great camera for microscopy as well as astronomy.



Sony IMX178 CMOS Sensor Features




  • High sensitivity, high resolution, and high dynamic range is 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 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 1µm²*, 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.



ASIair Camera Control (sold separately)


There is a wireless camera control solution available for this camera, and it's called the ZWO ASIair. This small wireless module allows you to focus, take images, make adjustments with your smartphone or tablet, and even do plate solving and computerized mount control with the built-in SkySafari bridge. If you'd like to add an ASIair to your camera order, you can find it in the suggested accessories section on the lower left.




ZWO ASI178 Color CMOS Camera Specifications




  • Sensor: Sony 1/1.8" CMOS IMX178



  • Resolution: 6.4M



  • Image Array: 3096 x 2080



  • Peak QE: 81%



  • Pixel Size: 2.4um



  • 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



  • Exposure Range: 32us - 1000s



  • Read Noise: 2.2e



  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0



  • Bit Rate: 14bit output (14 bit ADC)



  • Adapter: 2” to 1.25”/M42 x 0.75



  • Dimensions: 62 mm Diameter by 36 mm



  • Weight: 120g



  • Working Temperature: -5ºC - 45ºC



  • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%



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

Description
Description

ZWO ASI178MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera

The ZWO ASI178MC is loaded with 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 2.4um square. With a 14bit ADC, super low read noise of 2.2 e, and high sensitivity, the ZWO ADI178MC would make a great camera for microscopy as well as astronomy.

Sony IMX178 CMOS Sensor Features

  • High sensitivity, high resolution, and high dynamic range is 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 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 1µm²*, 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.

ASIair Camera Control (sold separately)

There is a wireless camera control solution available for this camera, and it's called the ZWO ASIair. This small wireless module allows you to focus, take images, make adjustments with your smartphone or tablet, and even do plate solving and computerized mount control with the built-in SkySafari bridge. If you'd like to add an ASIair to your camera order, you can find it in the suggested accessories section on the lower left.

ZWO ASI178 Color CMOS Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: Sony 1/1.8" CMOS IMX178
  • Resolution: 6.4M
  • Image Array: 3096 x 2080
  • Peak QE: 81%
  • Pixel Size: 2.4um
  • 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
  • Exposure Range: 32us - 1000s
  • Read Noise: 2.2e
  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
  • Bit Rate: 14bit output (14 bit ADC)
  • Adapter: 2” to 1.25”/M42 x 0.75
  • Dimensions: 62 mm Diameter by 36 mm
  • Weight: 120g
  • Working Temperature: -5ºC - 45ºC
  • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%

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

Specifications
Specifications
Model Number ASI178MC
Color or Monochrome Camera? Color
Imaging Camera Series ZWO ASI178
Camera Sensor Manufacturer Sony
Sensor Model IMX178
Sensor Type CMOS
Pixel Array & Resolution 3096 x 2080 (6.4 MP)
Pixel Size in Microns 2.4
Native Bit Depth 14
Minimum Exposure 32 ┬Ás
Maximum Exposure 1000 seconds
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Software Included Yes
Camera Dimensions 62 mm x 36 mm
Camera Weight (lb.) 0.25
OS Compatibility Mac, Windows, Linux
Warranty Two (2) Years
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • ZWO ASI178MC Color USB 3.0 CMOS Imaging Camera
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • ST4 Guide Cable
  • 1.25" Nosepiece
  • 1.25" Cover
  • Quick Guide
Files
Files
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  • Mechanical Drawing
  • Included Accessories
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