ZWO ASI174MM USB3.0 Monochrome Planetary & Solar Camera - ASI174MM
Couldn't load pickup availability
The ZWO ASI174MM is an excellent choice for planetary imaging and solar imaging. From its inception to the present day, it remains a highly respected and sought after professional-grade planetary imaging camera.
This camera also makes a great choice for solar imaging! Why? First of all, the Sony IMX174 has a capture area that is 4.6X larger than that of the ASI120. This larger sensor improves performance whether you are doing planetary imaging or solar imaging. The large pixels (5.86um) and high quantum efficiency (77%) allows for increased sensitivity and better image capture capability.
The high frame ratio of 164 frames per second (in high speed mode), allows for fast frame capture in less time. Plus, the 1936 x 1216 resolution is great for capturing 1080p HD video for display on a computer or mobile device.
The global shutter function of the Sony IMX174 improves image quality of moving objects by controlling focal plane distortion. When imaging a celestial object like the Sun or the Moon, bad seeing, wind, or other movements can alter the image if the readout speed is not quick enough, say < 30fps.
The ZWO ASI174MM is perfect for both white light and narrowband (Ha or CaK) imaging of the Sun. Of course, you will need the proper solar filter or dedicated solar telescope to do solar imaging.
The large sensor size, global shutter, high sensitivity, and high frame rate of the ASI174MM offers the lunar, planetary and solar imager a high quality camera with exceptional performance.
ZWO ASI174MM Mono Camera Specifications
Sensor: Sony Pregius CMOS IMX174
Resolution:1936 x 1216, 2.35MP
Pixel Size: 5.86μm
Bayer Pattern: None
- Shutter: Global shutter
- ROI: Supported
ST4 Guider Port: Yes
Read Noise: 3.5e
QE peak: 77%
Full well: 32000e
- Interface: USB3.0
What's in the Box
When you purchase the ZWO ASI174MM Monochrome Planetary Camera you will receive the camera body, a 1.25" nosepiece, a T2 to 1.25" adapter, a USB3.0 cable, an ST4 cable, a 1.25" and 2" cover for the camera, and a Quick Guide. Before you start imaging, make sure you have the newest camera driver and imaging software installed on your computer. You can get it on the ZWO website in the "software" section.