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ZWO ASI178MM-Cool Monochrome astronomy camera. 1/1.8''size 3096x2080 @60fps Mono/Color USB3.0 [ZWO-ASI178MM-C]

ZWO-ASI178MM-C
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ZWO Optical: The ASI178MM-Cool Monochrome Camera allows the sensor to be cooled to 35C to 40C degrees below ambient. ASI178MM has a 1/1.8″ and 6.4M pixels sensor IMX178 with SONY STARVIS and Exmor R Technology. 
The brand ZWO now has its range of cameras cooled: a double-stage TEC cooling regulated, lowers the temperature of the camera ASI 178 MM-C between -35 ° and -40 ° C below the ambient temperature. These cooling performances make it easy to photograph deep objects, such as galaxies, nebulae and other clusters of stars.
It is equipped with a very quiet fan, which allows to eliminate any source of superfluous heat produced by the electrical supply of the camera. A red LED indicates the activation of thermoelectric cooling. The power supply for the camera cooling (optional) is rectified and operates in 12V with a power of 2 amperes (2A), which makes it possible to operate the camera in the field, away from any urban light pollution.
It is also equipped with an anti-icing system (desiccant type) which keeps the sensor dry for more than a year. When frost appears on the sensor, it is easy to replace the desiccant by simply unscrewing the body of the camera for easy access to the imaging sensor chamber.
The relatively small diameter of the camera housing (78 mm) allows the coupling in fast-star mode on Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, in order to obtain a short "focal / diameter" ratio for astrophotography Fast to very large field. This mode consists of replacing the secondary mirror by the camera with reduced diameter, allowing maximum light to pass to the primary mirror of the telescope.
In planetary mode, its acquisition speed reaches the rate of 60 images / second at the resolution of 3096 x 2080 pixels. This acquisition speed makes it possible to "freeze" the turbulence in planetary imaging and thus to obtain a final image provided with numerous details. Its large field makes it possible to bring on the sensor, the satellites of the giant planets in a single shot.
This acquisition speed can be pushed to 479 fps when used at lower resolution (320 x 240 pixels).
For autoguiding, the camera is equipped with a standard ST4 port, adaptable to a very large number of commercial frames. Used for example with the free software PHD2 Guiding, this one proves to be very effective, with a final result composed mostly of images perfectly guided. Autoguiding can be performed with an accuracy to the tenth of a pixel. This asset makes it possible to use a relatively short focal length guide instrument in relation to the imaging instrument. Such precision requires meticulous parameterization of the PHD2 Guiding software. The camera also works with the free software MetaGuide.
The ASI178 MM-C has a female M42 inlet thread, but also a mechanical M42 converter to the 50 mm and 31.75 mm (2 "and 1.25") flowmeter, to fit in the doors Standard telescopes and eyeglasses on the market.
A 2m long USB cable and a ST4 autopilot cord (also 2m) are also part of the package.









 

About ZWO ASI178MM-Cool Monochrome astronomy camera. 1/1.8''size 3096x2080 @60fps Mono/Color USB3.0 [ZWO-ASI178MM-C]

ZWO Optical: The ASI178MM-Cool Monochrome Camera allows the sensor to be cooled to 35C to 40C degrees below ambient. ASI178MM has a 1/1.8″ and 6.4M pixels sensor IMX178 with SONY STARVIS and Exmor R Technology. 

The brand ZWO now has its range of cameras cooled: a double-stage TEC cooling regulated, lowers the temperature of the camera ASI 178 MM-C between -35 ° and -40 ° C below the ambient temperature. These cooling performances make it easy to photograph deep objects, such as galaxies, nebulae and other clusters of stars.

It is equipped with a very quiet fan, which allows to eliminate any source of superfluous heat produced by the electrical supply of the camera. A red LED indicates the activation of thermoelectric cooling. The power supply for the camera cooling (optional) is rectified and operates in 12V with a power of 2 amperes (2A), which makes it possible to operate the camera in the field, away from any urban light pollution.

It is also equipped with an anti-icing system (desiccant type) which keeps the sensor dry for more than a year. When frost appears on the sensor, it is easy to replace the desiccant by simply unscrewing the body of the camera for easy access to the imaging sensor chamber.

The relatively small diameter of the camera housing (78 mm) allows the coupling in fast-star mode on Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, in order to obtain a short "focal / diameter" ratio for astrophotography Fast to very large field. This mode consists of replacing the secondary mirror by the camera with reduced diameter, allowing maximum light to pass to the primary mirror of the telescope.

In planetary mode, its acquisition speed reaches the rate of 60 images / second at the resolution of 3096 x 2080 pixels. This acquisition speed makes it possible to "freeze" the turbulence in planetary imaging and thus to obtain a final image provided with numerous details. Its large field makes it possible to bring on the sensor, the satellites of the giant planets in a single shot.

This acquisition speed can be pushed to 479 fps when used at lower resolution (320 x 240 pixels).

For autoguiding, the camera is equipped with a standard ST4 port, adaptable to a very large number of commercial frames. Used for example with the free software PHD2 Guiding, this one proves to be very effective, with a final result composed mostly of images perfectly guided. Autoguiding can be performed with an accuracy to the tenth of a pixel. This asset makes it possible to use a relatively short focal length guide instrument in relation to the imaging instrument. Such precision requires meticulous parameterization of the PHD2 Guiding software. The camera also works with the free software MetaGuide.

The ASI178 MM-C has a female M42 inlet thread, but also a mechanical M42 converter to the 50 mm and 31.75 mm (2 "and 1.25") flowmeter, to fit in the doors Standard telescopes and eyeglasses on the market.

A 2m long USB cable and a ST4 autopilot cord (also 2m) are also part of the package.

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