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OPT is always fast and has inventory. The Chinese software for the ASI120 is typically Chinese, not good. Struggled keeping it connected to my Windows 10 laptop, and doing a basic star focus was a challenge. Last nite was clear so I tried to focus with PHD2, and had fine results. I have a CNC machine shop so I build a Bathinov Mask for the miniscope which is a big help.
This purchase is to replace my previous 120mono. The usb connection failed and I couldn’t find a replacement. I Also have a Zwo294mcPro, which started reading exposure failure and stopped working. After numerous contacts and wrong info from Zwo, they finally admitted it was broken. I shipped it to the dealer and was informed theCamera needs to be shipped to China for repair and it will take between six months to a year to return! So much for Zwo warrentee and repair services! I would think twice and find a company that services their product here! N
camera works just like I needed it to for autoguiding my avx mount and asi294mc pro camera using asi air pro controller. The delivery was fast.
I was very impressed with the little zwo. I bought it to use as a guide camera, but since my mount has not arrived yet, I decided to get familiar with it anyway. It seems to be a very sensitive and well designed camera. If my local weather will cooperate, I will soon be trying for Mars, as it is ideally positioned about midnight right out my front door.
The ASI120MM-S is easy to connect to a Windows 10 laptop. I followed the instructions on the included Quick start guide which was useful. I used it with Sharcap straight out the box but I am a beginner so I am still at the beginning of the astrophotography learning curve. I am happy with my purchase so far. OPT was prompt with delivery but many things are out of stock due to COVID-19.
This camera is pretty rough, as my cell phone or webcam could probably do a better job. Really wish I didn’t waste my money on this and instead bumped up to an ASI290. I’d return and upgrade, but the box is gone. Pure frustration.