Includes the back-illuminated 6.4-megapixel resolution Sony IMX178 image sensor. This one and one-eighth 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 2.2 e, and superior sensitivity, the ZWO ASI178MM is an excellent camera for both astrophotography and microscopy.
ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome Astronomy Camera Specifications at a Glance
ASI178MM Special Features
Sony IMX178 CMOS Sensor
High-resolution coupled with optimal dynamic range results in the Sony IMX178 back-illuminated CMOS image sensor's high sensitivity.
- This sensor's sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1 um yields optimal picture quality in the visible and near-infrared light regions.
14-bit ADC significantly reduces quantization noise and suppresses dark random noise resulting in high dynamic range and clear image quality.
USB 3.0 Port:Can provide 5 GB bandwidth to let ASI178 run at 30 fps (14-bit, normal mode) or 60 fps (10-bit, high-speed mode) at full resolution (6.4 megapixels).
10bit ADC / 14bit ADC
3096×2080 60fps / 30fps
2560×2048 62fps / 31fps
2048×1080 116fps / 58fps
1280×960 130fps / 65fps
800×600 204.7fps /102.3fps
640×480 253.1fps /126.5fps
320×240 479.7fps /239.8fps
More resolutions can be defined by the user
ST4 Port: Can be used connect with auto guide port of mount, for guiding.