ZWO ASI224MC Color Astronomy Camera - Cooled

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ZWO ASI224MC Color Astronomy Camera - Cooled
Item # ZWO-ASI224MC-C
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  • The ZWO ASI224MC Cooled Color Astronomy Camera is an excellent camera for both planetary and small deep sky object imaging.
  • Sony IMX224 CMOS sensor features an image array of 1304 x 976 and a pixel size of 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm.
  • The ZWO ASI224MC Cooled Color Astronomy Camera features a Sony IMX224 sensor with Starvis and Exmor R technology and 1.2M pixels.
  • Extremely load read noise (1.5 e) and high sensitivity particularly in the IR range.
  • A powerful Peltier cooler allows for cooling down to 35º C to 40º C below ambient.


ZWO ASI224MC Color Astronomy Camera - Cooled

ZWO's ASI series cameras are known for their excellent craftsmanship and state-of-the-art CMOS sensors. Now ZWO is outfitting these cameras with a robust cooler that allows cooling down to 35º C to 40º C below ambient temperature providing smooth images bereft of noise, making them superb deep sky cameras.

The ZWO Cooled ASI224MC Camera houses a high-resolution 6mm diameter CMOS imaging sensor. Images are produced with minimal noise and high sensitivity simultaneously through the new Sony Starvis and Exmor R technology it sports. This camera is best suited to be used with fast high-resolution optics such as those found on APO refractors or with Fastar systems. Therefore high resolution images are achievable despite short focal lengths.

An additional feature of the ASI224MC-C camera is its increased sensitivity to infrared light. When paired with a sufficient optical instrument, you'll be able to take breathtaking infrared images.

The "single shot" color camera is more convenient relative to Monochrome cameras. Many imagers do not have the patience to work through the tedious LRGB method to attain stunning colored nebula images. Color cameras offer the chance to get these magnificent images without having to change filters. Nevertheless, a good nebula filter to decrease stray light and enhance contrast without the requirement of being changed or excessively coloring the image is recommended

ZWO ASI224MC Cooled Color Astronomy Camera Features...

  • Universal functionality from deep sky imaging via lunar and planetary imaging to autoguider capabilities.
  • USB 3.0 provides fast download times
  • Robust yet practical cooling system achieves temperatures down to 35º C to 40º C below ambient
  • Sensitive 1/3" Sony IMX224 CMOS color sensor with 1.2 megapixels
  • T2 connection thread to camera sensor distance: 17.5mm

ZWO ASI224MC Cooled Color Astronomy Camera Specifications...

  • Sensor: 1/3” CMOS IMX224
  • Resolution: 1.2 Mega Pixels
  • Pixel Array: 1304 x 976
  • Pixel Size: 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm
  • Sensor Size: 4.8mm x 3.6mm
  • Diagonal Size: 6.09mm
  • Minimum Exposure Time: 0.000032 seconds
  • Maximum Exposure Time: 1000 seconds
  • ROI: Supported
  • ST4 Guider Port: Yes
  • Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.5mm
  • Shutter Type: Rolling
  • Window: AR coated
  • Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
  • Interface: USB 3.0/ USB 2.0
  • Bit rate: 12bit output (12bit ADC)
  • Adapter: 2"/ 1.25"/ M42X0.75
  • Diameter: 78mm
  • Weight: 14.5 oz.
  • Back Focus Distance: 17.5mm
  • Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
  • Delta T: 35º C to 40º C
  • Cooler Power Supply Required: 12V at 2A maximum

ZWO Product Number: ASI224MC-C
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer ZWO
Color or B&W? Color
Sensor Type CMOS
Series ZWO ASI
Pixel Size < 5 Microns
Chip Diagonal 6.1mm - 8mm
Sensor Manufacturer Sony
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model IMX224
Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm
Pixel Array 1304 x 976
Sensor Diagonal 6.09mm
Minimum Exposure Time 0.000032 seconds
Maximum Exposure Time 1000 seconds
Integrated Guider? Yes, in camera
Shutter Type Rolling Electronic
Interface USB 3.0
Operating System Compatibility Linux (3rd Party), Mac, Windows
Camera Cooling Type Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC)
Camera Weight 14.5 oz.
Included Items

Included Items

  • ZWO ASI224MC Color Astronomy Camera - Cooled
  • M42-1.25" Nosepiece w/ Cap
  • 2 m USB Cable
  • 2 m ST-4 Cable
  • Desiccant Cartridge
  • AR Window
  • Driver Software
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