A versatile camera has just become faster! Featuring a USB 3.0 connection, image download times are lightning fast. The ZWO ASI120 Super Speed Color camera is a perfect choice for lunar and planetary imaging and features a CMOS sensor sensitive enough to capture bright deep-sky objects. Truly a "do it all" camera at an incredible price making it the clear choice for the serious beginning or intermediate astrophotographer.
The ASI120MC-S is built on a 1/3" CMOS AR0130S full color sensor. Capable of producing single shot images in full color without the need for color filters. The pixel array of 1280x960 and a pixel size of 3.75 micron square, this camera is capable of capturing moderately wide fields with the included 150º wide angle lens adapter. Peak QE is 75% with absolutely no fixed pattern noise. Protecting the sensor is an IR-cut window.
An ultra fast incarnation of it's predecessor, the ZWO ASI120S has the ability to deliver frames at 254 per second with reduced resolution or 60 frames per second at full resolution. This wide range of resolution and capture settings allows you to switch from planetary and lunar imaging to DSO's easily without having to weigh down your set up with an additional camera.
Housed in a gorgeous metallic red aluminum housing with both a USB and ST4 autoguider port. 6.5 ft. cables for both are included as are a 2" M42x0.75 threaded interface and standard M42 to 1.25" nosepiece. A 1/4-20 thread in the center bottom of the camera makes for easy attachment to a wide variety of camera mounts and tripods. 4 M4 threads offer additional mounting positions, along the outside edge.
This camera will include a 2m long USB 3.0 cable, a 2m long ST4 guider cable, 1.25" IR-cut window, 150º wide angle lens adapter, driver & software CD, and an M42-1.25" nosepiece. Software on the CD includes a user manual, Windows camera driver, ASCOM driver, SharpCap image capture software, FireCapture image capture software and Stakkert 2 stacking software for post processing.
- Additional Information
SKU ZWO-ASI120MC-S Manufacturer ZWO Color or B&W? Color Sensor Type CMOS Series ZWO ASI Pixel Size < 5 Microns Chip Diagonal 10.1mm - 12mm Warranty 1 Year Warranty # of Sensors Single Sensor Sensor Model AR0132 CCD Class Standard Quantum Efficiency Peak 75% Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.5 micron square Pixel Array 1280 x 960 Sensor Diagonal 11.85mm Minimum Exposure Time 0.000064 seconds Maximum Exposure Time 1000 seconds Integrated Guider? No Binning Modes 2x2 Shutter Type Digital Filter Wheel No Interface USB 3.0 Operating System Compatibility Windows Included Software SharpCap, FireCapture and Stakkert 2 Camera Body Dimensions 2.44 x 1.1 in. Camera Weight 3.53 ounces
- Included Items
- ZWO ASI120MC-S Camera
- 6.5ft USB 3.0 Cable
- 6.5ft ST4 Guiding Cable
- 1.25" nosepiece
- Driver and Software CD
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Leoncio del Castillo on Oct 18, 2015 11:45:00 PMQuestion by: Roger on Aug 25, 2016 9:58:00 AMZWO does not provide software for OS-X, but they have a link page to companies that do: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/software/. The freeware program OACapture says it works with OSX 64-bit (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan).Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Aug 31, 2016 11:00:00 AMQuestion by: john huddy on Nov 22, 2015 12:18:00 PMHi john,
I don't know if you got my previous answer but the ZWO camera will work, just with the USB 2.0 it works slower
than the 3.0. We do have both cameras in stock. If you want to order, please give me a call
at 800-483-6287. Thanks.Answer by: Steve Thornton (Admin) on Nov 27, 2015 10:53:00 AMQuestion by: norm63 on Dec 11, 2014 11:02:00 AMQuestion by: Ken on Mar 15, 2017 2:51:00 AMUnless you are using a scope with a focal length of less than ~600-800mm with very short exposures (imaging just the moon or Jupiter), you will need an RA drive to get enough usable frames with this camera. The targets will drift too far between frames to be sharp at a longer focal length.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Mar 30, 2017 8:35:00 AMIs there any other accessories that I would need before I can pair this to my telescope, I have a Barlow with t-threads already on it.Question by: Jared on Jan 11, 2016 2:10:00 PMQuestion by: Withaya on Nov 23, 2015 12:12:00 AMHi.
I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Can you confirm that this camera and the included drivers & software are compatible?
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