ZWO ASI174MM 2.3 MP CMOS Monochrome Astronomy Camera with USB 3.0 # ASI174MM

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ZWO ASI174MM 2.3 MP CMOS Monochrome Astronomy Camera with USB 3.0 # ASI174MM

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  • ZWO ASI174MM advanced monochrome astronomy camera with 2.35 megapixel CMOS sensor with 1936x1216 resolution, 5.86 μm pixels, and 13.4 mm diagonal size
  • Ideal for capturing high-resolution images of the Moon, planets, Sun (with proper solar filter), and brighter deep-sky objects.
  • Advanced Sony IMX174 sensor with Exmor technology for high-speed processing, low noise, and low power dissipation
  • Fast USB 3.0 transfer at up to 164 fps at maximum 1936x1216 resolution and 397 fps at 640x480; interface is backward compatible to USB 2.0
  • Attractive red anodized CNC aluminum body stands up to heavy field use
  • Ready to go out of the box with software, cables, adapters, and manual
  • Compact body with dimension 62mm diameter and 36mm length, and weight of only 120 g (4.2 oz)

Product Details

The ZWO ASI174MM is a sensitive and state-of-the-art monochrome astronomy camera with 2.35 megapixel resolution and USB 3.0 download speed. Built around the Sony IMX174 sensor, this advanced camera has a resolution of 1936x1216 with 5.86 μm pixel size. It's ideal for high-resolution imaging of the Moon, Sun (with proper solar filter), and planets, as well as brighter deep-sky objects.

The heart of this monochrome camera is a Type 1/1.2 CMOS sensor with 13.4 mm diagonal. With a quantum efficiency (QE) of 78%, this advanced sensor incorporates Sony's Exmor technology that enables high-speed processing, low noise, and low power dissipation using column parallel A/D conversion.

The IMX174 sensor also uses Sony's Pregius Global Shutter function with analog memory to permit the scanning of all pixels simultaneously. This improves image quality by ensuring images of moving objects avoid focal plane distortion, a feature which is especially helpful when performing solar or lunar imaging during moments of wind and bad seeing.

The sensor shutter technology and fast USB 3.0 interface on the camera allow transfer rates of up to 164 frames per second at full 1936x1216 resolution. At reduced resolution of 640x480, download rates up to 397 fps become possible. Using the sensor's ROI (Region of Interest) mode, which lets you capture up to 16 areas inside the effective pixels, even higher frame rates are possible. The camera enables exposure times of 32 μs to 300 s (5 minutes).

The ASI174MM has a robust and attractive CNC machined red-anodized aluminum body that stands up to heavy field use. An AR-coated glass window protects the sensor and helps keep images sharp. The camera body includes a standard 2" M42x0.75 internal thread interface on top for adapters, and a 1/4-20 thread in the bottom to make it easy to attach the device to a camera tripod or mount.

The ZWO ASI174MM astronomy camera can be used on just about any telescope. It comes with everything you need to get started including a CD with user manual, Windows camera driver, ASCOM driver, SharpCap Image Capturing software, FireCapture Image Capturing software, and Stakkert 2 Stacking software. You also get a 2-meter USB 3.0 cable and a 2-meter ST4 guider cable for use in autoguiding. A M42-threaded 1.25" nosepiece, and a 1.25" cover also come with the camera. When used for autoguiding, the camera can also work with Maxim DL or PHD when guiding with long exposures.

 



ZWO's brand new ASI174MM CMOS Monochrome Imaging Camera is based on the Sony Exmor IMX174 2.35MP sensor with Pregius global shutter technology.

Sony IMX174 CMOS Sensor Features

  • The Sony IMX174 monochrome CMOS sensor that separates the ASI174MM from previous ASI models. This type 1/1.2” Sony CMOS image sensor, with a 5.86µm unit pixel in a 1936 x 1216 array, has a lot of advantages when taking high quality solar, lunar, planetary, and deep sky object images.
  • Pregius Global Shutter function with analog memory permits the scanning of all pixels simultaneously. The Sony IMX174’s global shutter function provides improved image quality by making sure images of moving objects avoid focal plane distortion. This is especially helpful when performing solar or lunar imaging. Bad seeing, wind, or movement can alter the image if the readout speed is not quick enough (< 30fps).
  • Sony Exmor technology uses column-parallel A/D conversion for high speed processing, low noise, and low power dissipation.
  • ROI, or Region of Interest Mode lets you capture up to 16 areas inside the effective pixels. This ability allows for even higher frame rates.
  • High speed imaging with a max of 164.5 fps at 10 bit ADC, and max of 128.2 fps at 12 bit ADC

ZWO ASI Camera Body

The ZWO ASI174MM Monochrome CMOS Camera seems like a natural progression from the ASI120MM-S. It comes with high speed USB 3.0 port, standard 2″ M42 x 0.75 internal thread interface, 0.25″ tripod thread mount on the rear, an AR window and an ST4 Guide Port. With the ST4 Guide Port, you can use 3rd party software, like Maxim LD or PHD, to guide your mount for longer exposures.

This camera can be used on just about any telescope and mount. The dimensions of the ASI USB 3.0 aluminum body are 62mm x 36mm, or 2.44 inches in diameter by 1.41 inches deep, and it weighs only 4.2 ounces without the included all-sky lens installed!

Camera technical details

  • Sensor: 1/1.2″ CMOS IMX174LLJ / IMX174LQJ
  • Resolution: 2.3Mega Pixels 1936×1216
  • Pixel Size: 5.86µm
  • Exposure Range: 32µs-300s
  • ROI: Supported
  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
  • Bit rate: 12bit output(12bit ADC)
  • Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
  • Dimension: φ62mm X 41mm
  • Weight: 140g
  • Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
  • Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
  • Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%

Supported resolution

Binning 1×1:

  • 12bit ADC:
  • 1936X1216@128FPS
  • 640×480@309FPS
  • 320×240@577FPS

Binning 2×2:

  • 968×608@128FPS

Binning 1×1:

  • 10bit ADC:
  • 1936X1216@164FPS
  • 640×480@397FPS
  • 320×240@740FPS

Binning 2×2:

  • 968×608@164FPS

 What’s in the box?

  • ZWO ASI USB 3.0 Camera Body (not include the lens)
  • M42-1.25″ nosepiece
  • 1.25″ Cover
  • 2 m long USB cable
  • 2 m long ST4 guider cable
  • Driver & Extra Software CD (Mac, PC & Linux Compatible)


Manufacturer Part Number: ASI74MC

Product carries a 1 year manufacturer warranty against mechanical defects (within USA only).

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