ZWO ASI224MC USB3.0 Color Astronomy Imaging Camera

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The ZWO ASI224MC will get you into the world of color imaging at a reasonable cost.
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Product Description

The ZWO ASI224MC has a small sensor with very low read noise making it a great choice for planetary imagers.

The one-third inch 1.2 megapixel Sony IMX224 is capable of recording 150 frames per second.  Readout noise is as low as 1.5e.  You can do some deepspace imaging with it as it supports a maximum exposure time of up to 1000 seconds.

High QE

The Sony chip inside the ASI224MC has a QE peak that reaches 80%. 

The ZWO ASI224MC conectivity.

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI533MM to run at 20fps.  The increased USB speeds will help effectively reduce the glowing effect casued by slow readout speed.
ST4 Port: Can be used to connect to the auto-guiding port of your mount and become a great guider.

ZWO has all their information available for download on their website in a perfectly laid out section. Check it out here for software and drivers and here for manuals and guides.

One of the coolest gadgets, and a neccessity according to a majority of ZWO users, is the ASIair Plus.  It is an all-in-one wireless camera solution.  The ASIair Plus gives you control of focus, image taking, plate solving, and computerized mount control with the included SkySafari bridge all controlled by your smartdevice or tablet.  It really is pretty awesome.

Camera technical details

ADC 12 bit
Back Focus 12.5 mm
Camera Connection M42 x 0.75
Color or Mono Color
Cooled Uncooled
Dynamic Range 12 Stops
Free Shipping Yes
Full Rez Frame Rate 150fps
Full Well 19.2ke
Max Frame Rate 577.9fps
Mega Pixels 1.3 mp
Peak QE 75%
Pixel Array 1304 x 976
Pixel Size 3.75 microns
Read Noise 3.1e
Sensor Diagonal 6.1 mm
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Sony IMX224
Weight 0.26 lbs


Tech Details

Warranty 2 years


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