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ZWO ASI120MC Super Speed Color CMOS Telescope Camera


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  • Excellent for Planetary and Deep Space Imaging!
  • Accessories Included for Easy and Quick Start.
  • 1.2 Megapixel CMOS Color Astronomy Camera.
  • 1280x960 Resolution.
  • 3.75 μm Pixels with No Fixed-pattern Noise.
  • Fast USB 3.0 Transfer up to 60 fps at Maximum Resolution and 254 fps at Minimum Resolution.

Product Details

  • The ZWO ASI120MC Super Speed Color Camera is aperfectchoice for lunar and planetary imaging. Its CMOS sensor is sensitive enough to capture bright deep-sky objects like star clusters or nebulas.Featuring a USB 3.0 connection, image download times are lightning fast! Adapt the 150-degree wide-angle lens adapter to unlock wide-field images.

    The ZWO ASI120MC Super Speed Color Camera Features

    Prioritized Mechanics

    Built ona one-third inch CMOS AR0130S full-color sensor and protected by an IR-cut window, the ZWO ASI120MC is ideal for beginner or intermediate astrophotographers.Its pixel array of 1280 x 960 and a pixel size of 3.75-micron square removes the need for color filters. With a peak QE of 75% with no fixed pattern noise, get single-shot images in full color!

    Accelerated Performance

    Switch from planetary to deep space imaging without having to weigh down your set up. The ZWO ASI120MC produces frames with 254 per second with reduced resolution or 60 frames per second at full resolution. 

    Optimum Design

    Encamped in a vibrant, metallic red aluminum housing, the ZWO ASI120MC is convenient and versatile. Easily attach a wide variety of camera mounts and tripods with its one-fourth 20 thread in the center bottom of the camera or any of its four M4 threads along the outside edge.



  • specifications

    ADC12 bit
    Back Focus12.5 mm
    Camera ConnectionM42 x 0.75
    Color or MonoColor
    Delta T45C
    Dynamic Range11.1 Stops
    Free ShippingYes
    Full Rez Frame Rate60fps
    Full Well14.5ke
    Max Frame Rate254fps
    Mega Pixels1.2 mp
    Peak QE68%
    Pixel Array1280 x 960
    Pixel Size3.75 microns USV
    Read Noise6.6e
    Sensor Diagonal6 mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorOn Semi AR0130CS
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
    Weight0.22 lbs
  • included items

    • ASI120MC-S camera.
    • M42 to 1.25-inch nosepiece.
    • 2 m long ST4 guider cable. 
    • 2 m long USB 3.0 cable.
    • 1.25-inch IR-cut window.
    • 150-degree wide-angle lens-adapter.
    • Driver and Software CD.
    • A user manual.
    • Windows camera driver.
    • ASCOM driver.
    • SharpCap image capture software.
    • FireCapture image capture software.
    • Stakkert 2 stacking software for post-processing.
    • M42 to 1.25-inch nosepiece.
    • Online User Manual - Link Here

    ZWO ASI 120 Super Speed Color CMOS Telescope Camera


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    Jim C.
    United States United States
    Great little camera

    I've had my ZWO ASI120MC-S for about a year and a half and I'm constantly amazed by the job it does. That said, it does best with actual USB 3.0 ports on a computer to get the best frame rates for planetary shooting. I've used it with my Windows 10 laptop and a Raspberry Pi running Astroberry. It does a great job for planetary imaging and performs pretty well for autoguiding when I use it in conjunction with my DSLR.

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    Angel L.
    Mexico Mexico
    ZWO ASI120 MC -S

    Excellent Price/Quality, all accesories need to use inmediatly. Sofware ASI studio very good for diferent events.

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    Timothy L.
    United States United States
    Me and my little ZEEWO!

    Well I love this little camera. I've imaged Jupiter Saturn and Mars with it so far. It's much easier to operate than my DSLR using Sharp Cap. Haven't had any luck with the dedicated software. It won't load correctly on my laptop. I can get it loaded but then the file it creates won't work in any alignment or stacking program so I just use SCap.

    Mexico Mexico
    Just what was expected

    This planetary camera has performed exceptionally well. Fast delivery to my doorstep in Mexico. OPT is my online shopping choice for my astronomy needs.

    Leroy M.
    United States United States
    Waiting for clear weather

    Haven't had a chance to use it yet. Getting rain just about every night or cloudy skies.

    James B.
    United States United States
    Very limited in quality

    Short exposures at night (less than 2 seconds) just does not absorb enough light to be useful. Long exposures (more than 30 sec) result in high degree of pixelation in the individual color planes. A picture shows many red, green and blue dots, increasing in density the longer the exposure. Monochrome mode is a little better, but not much. The ASI120MM-S is much better in monochrome mode than the ASI120MC-S.