The ZWO ASI120S Super Speed Color CMOS Astronomy Camera
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.
A versatile camera has just become faster! Featuring a USB 3.0 connection, image download times are lightning fast. The ZWO ASI120 Super Speed Monochrome 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 ASI120MM-S is built on a 1/3" CMOS AR0130S monochrome sensor. Beautiful details are revealed in high resolution black and white. Pair with a filter wheel to capture each color or narrowband and stack images as you choose. 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.
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-ASI120MM-S Manufacturer ZWO Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W) 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 ASI120MM-S Camera
- 6.5ft USB 3.0 Cable
- 6.5ft ST4 Guiding Cable
- 1.25" nosepiece
- Driver and Software CD
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsDoes the ZWO ASI120S Super Speed Monochrome Camera USB 3.0 work as an autoguider as well as a planetary camera? Thanks.Question by: asdkjfn on Oct 1, 2014 6:57:27 AMThe camera comes with a T- to C mount adapter (the included fisheye lens is a C mount lens), but the included adapter is too short to reach infinity focus with most C mount lenses. The adapter could be shimmed underneath or a longer adapter could be made by a machinist, but you would not be able to use most C mount lenses out of the box.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Oct 3, 2014 12:40:41 PMQuestion by: Seldom on Feb 20, 2015 9:38:05 AMNo answers yet. Be the first to answer the question!Is it possible to attach a Nikon DSLR lens to this camera? Also, is it possible to remove the IR cut filter from this camera?Question by: astrochemists on Oct 27, 2014 5:22:39 PMUnfortunately, the current ZWO drivers will only work on Windows OS as they use either a directshow or ASCOM driver. There may be plans for OS-X drivers in the future, but there have not been any official announcements yet. They do have both a Mac and Linux SDK available for download on their website, but as of yet I do not know of any OS-X compatible software using it.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Oct 29, 2014 1:10:19 PMIt says this camera has an IR cut sensor window. Will this interfere with imaging hydrogen alpha either through a narrow band filter or a solar telescope?Question by: William Winters on Jan 1, 2015 2:36:59 AMIt will not interfere in any practical way. H-alpha is safely within the visible portion of the spectrum, and any attenuation it will see from the IR-cut filter over the CMOS sensor in this camera will be insignificant relative to solar-imaging.
The same cannot be said for deep-sky h-alpha imaging (truly clear windows/cover-slips are more desirable there), but this would not be the most appropriate camera for long-exposure applications.Answer by: Eric_B (Admin) on Jan 4, 2015 12:30:57 PM
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