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Camera ASI 178 MC Color

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Product description

The ASI 178 camera has extremely high sensitivity. It is suitable for the Moon and planets, but also for deep sky objects, making in universally applicable!

The camera has a 1/1.8" sensor, and Sony's new STARVIS and Exmor-R technology produce low-noise, but still high-sensitivity images. This results in a very versatile camera that can be used for a variety of applications.

Further advantages of this model

  • Resolution - 3096x2080 pixels
  • 30 frames per second with 14 bit ADC or 60 images with 10 bit ADC
  • long-term exposure possible - up to 1000 seconds
  • supports ROI (Region of Interest)
  • auto-guider connector
  • aluminium housing with 2" and T2 connectors
  • with 2.5mm AllSky 170° wide-angle lens

Software and drivers are available for free download on the manufacturer's website: software drivers

Our expert comment:

For installation, please use the 'ZWO ASI camera drivers for other cameras.exe' file in the 'Driver' folder.

We recommend the 'SharpCap' freeware as image capture software: http://www.sharpcap.co.uk/sharpcap/downloads

The camera is designed for USB-3 and can freeze if the data transmission rate is too low.

The following parameters are recommended for initial testing:

Capture Area - 3096x2080

Binning - 2

Frame Rate Limit - maximum

Turbo USB - 97

Highspeed Mode - On

Hardware Binning - On

The sliders for exposure and gain should be so adjusted so that the camera is not overloaded.

The menu settings for the computer's performance can be adjusted after a first live image is displayed.

Select the appropriate model in the Sharp Cap 'Camera' menu. If no image is displayed on older computers when using 'Binning 2', please try again with 'Binning 4'.

(Bernd Gährken)

Specifications

Capacity


Sensor type
CMOS Chip (Sony IMX178)
Megapixel
6,4
Resolution Photograph (Pixel)
3096 x 2080
Pixel size
2,4
Interfaces
USB 3.0
Bit depth (Bit)
14
Active cooling
no
Connection (to the telescope)
T2
Colour camera
yes
Operating temperature
(-5) - (+45)
Max. exposure time (min)
16
Min. exposure time
32 µs
Images per second
60
Supported operating systems
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
Cable length (m)
2
Size of chip (mm)
7,37 x 4,92
Flange focal distance (mm)
12,5
Chip - Diagonal (mm)
8,86

Special features


Infrared filters
yes

Equipment


Filter wheel
no

General


Weight (g)
120
Series
ASI 178
Diameter (mm)
62
Height (mm)
36
Outer material
Aluminium

Area of application


Autoguider
yes
Moon & Planets
yes
AllSky, Meteore
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes

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