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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 a perfect choice 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 astrophotography 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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John P.
United States

Great Camera

Great camera for the price. Impressed with the quality. Delivery was very quick. Would recommend the camera and purchase through OPT.

Mark S.
United States United States

Amazing pics that blow me away every time.

Amazing camera for what I’m doing. I don’t even think I’ve begun to unlock its capabilities as a beginner. My planet pic have been great. My alt-az mount hampers my ability to take DSO pics, but I have gotten 60 second exposures of the ring nebula and Andromeda that blew my mind (and helped me pull the trigger on a EQ mount and guide scope).

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United States United States

ASI120MC-S review

Have just began using the ASI120MC-S camera. Easy to use, but including S/W details would be a big help.

Rich B.
United States United States

My first guidescope

Camera was very easy to setup on my computer. Since it comes with an included lens it's easy to test things are working properly. Getting it onto my telescope was a different story. I suggest hooking up to telescope as primary or guide camera in the daytime first. Wasted 2 nights trying to get the focus right. In daylight, it was easy. Another lesson learned. I thought i could screw this directly into my telescopes (Skywatcher 80ED) T-ring (without using the included camera nose piece). It does not have nearly enough backfocus to work. The only way i could view with telescope is attaching the star diagonal, and using the camera like a lens. I don't like this setup, but it works fine. Still trying to get the software for the guide scope working. It is my first guide scope and still learning how to use PHD2. I should of read the PHD2 manual first! Haven't gotten any images of planets or DSO with it yet, but testing in daylight on birds, squirrels, trees. I was pretty amazed by the video resolution. I'm glad I got the color camera for this reason.

Delbert E.
United States United States

good product quick delivery

encountered no issues with product or delivery. Camera installed easily on my laptop and works great.

Richard Y.
United States United States

ASI120-S Useage

Arrived quickly and worked fine. USB3 connection to a local laptop is very fast. Connection to a desktop computer via a 15 meter USB2 active extension cable worked fine. Works well as a guider on a 210 mm FL guide scope.