ZWO ASI 178 Cooled Monochrome CMOS Telescope Camera

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  • ZWO ASI 178 Cooled Monochrome CMOS Telescope Camera

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    • Pixel Array: 3096 x 2080
    • Pixel Size: 2.4 micrometer x 2.4 micrometer
    • Sensor Size: 7.4mm x 5mm
    • Diagonal: 8.92mm
    • Great value and versatile application CMOS Camera

    ZWO ASI 178 Cooled Monochrome CMOS Telescope Camera

    This ZWO ASI178MM Cooled Astronomy Camera includes the back-illuminated 6.4M resolution Sony IMX178 image sensor. This 1/1.8 inch CMOS sensor has a 3096 x 2080 pixel array and a 2.4 micrometer square pixel size. With a 14-bit ADC, extremely low read noise of 2.2e, and superior sensitivity combine to make the ZWO ASI178MM an excellent camera for both astronomy and microscopy, excelling in deep sky imaging.

    This cooled version incorporates active TEC temperature control for the ability to cool the sensor to 35C to 40C degrees below ambient. This enhanced cooling control offers the best image stability for longer imaging sessions.


    ADC14 bit
    Back focus17.5mm
    Bayer MatrixMonochrome
    Camera ConnectionM42 x 0.75
    Camera Cooling TypeCamera Cooling Type
    Delta T40°C Below Ambient
    Dynamic Range12.8 Stops
    Free ShippingYes
    Full Rez Frame Rate30fps
    Full Well15ke
    InterfaceUSB 3.0
    Max Frame Rate479fps
    Maximum Exposure Time1000 seconds
    Mega Pixels6.4 mp
    Minimum Exposure Time0.000032 seconds
    Operating System CompatibilityLinux (3rd Party) & Mac & Windows
    Pixel Array3096 x 2080
    Pixel Size2.4 Microns
    Power Consumption12V 2A max
    Read Noise2.2e
    Sensor DesignCMOS
    Sensor Diagonal8.92mm
    Sensor Diagonal9mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorSony IMX178
    Shutter TypeRolling Electronic
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
    Weight0.9 lbs
    • ZWO ASI178MM-COOL or ASI178MC-COOL Camera Body
    • M42-1.25 inch T-Mount
    • 1.25 inch Cover
    • 2m long USB 3.0 cable
    • USB 2.0 short cable x2
    • Backup desiccant tablets packet
    • Driver & Extra Software CD (Mac, PC&Linux Compatible)

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    • What is the max full frame rate? Is it at the USB 3.0 speed? Is there a buffer?

      Maximum frame rate requires a fast USB 3.0 connection and a fast computer, but even so it varies based on bit depth and frame size chosen. Assuming that your computer is not the limiting factor, here are the max frame rates stated by the manufacturer: 1

    • Does this camera require an additional power supply beyond what is provided over USB to power the cooling system?

      It does require a 12V DC cable to power the cooling. ZWO does not have a solution at this time.