ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome CMOS Telescope Camera
ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome CMOS Telescope CameraThe ZWO ASI 120 Mini is a top notch monochrome guide camera, well suited to both planetary imaging and acting as a guider to amplify the usefulness of other astronomy instruments. Despite being qualified as a 'miniature' camera, it still operates at a high level of performance; with a peak QE over 75-percent, a typical read noise of only 4.0e, a pixel array of 1280 x 960, and a pixel size of only 3.75 micrometers, it qualifies as a powerhouse despite its small size. It achieves all of this while presenting a small and slender profile, taking up a minimum of space in your imaging train. The interface for this camera is a Type C USB 2.0 port, similar to that found in several mobile phone types.
|Camera Connection||1.25" Nosepiece & M28.5x0.6|
|Color or Mono||Monochrome|
|Delta T||°C Below Ambient|
|Dynamic Range||11.2 Stops|
|Full Rez Frame Rate||35fps|
|Max Frame Rate||224fps|
|Mega Pixels||1.2 mp|
|Pixel Array||1280 x 960|
|Pixel Size||3.75 microns|
|Power Consumption||USB C|
|Sensor||On Semiconductor AR0130CS|
Zwo 120 asi mini
Great little guide camera! And excellent service from Opt! Thanks Opt
The ASI 120 is a nice little guide camera. It connected easily and performed well.
Small,Inexpensive, but difficult for Ha imaging
The device performed OK and I needed a very compact camera. Haven't tried this for guiding yet, so not sure how well it will perform at this task. The software drivers are stable and reliable. I am getting used to CMOS cameras which are much noisier than CCD. If I buy another CMOS camera it will be a cooled one, which I expect would improve things greatly
Problems with ASI120 mini
Tried to connect as autoguider to TheSkyX Pro but the X2 plugin from ZWO doesn’t work. Tried to connect as Ascom device, which allowed me to connect to TSX but the ASI120 won’t allow simultaneous operation with my main imaging camera (QSI).