ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour
ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour
ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour
ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour
ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour
ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour
ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour
ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour

ZWO ASI 178MC - Colour


Regular price€387,95
(Including VAT)
The ASI178MC camera is equipped with a large 1/1.8" sensor using the new 'Sony Starvis' and 'Exmor R' technology.
This produces images with very little noise and high sensitivity. In addition, the small pixel size mean a much higher resolution, resulting in a versatile camera which delivers excellent results for a wide range of options.

The ASI 178 is particularly suitable for:
  1. Lunar and planetary photography
  2. 170° all-sky images and weather observation (using the 2.5 mm objective lens included)
  3. Solar photography (with suitable filter)
  4. Photography of brighter nebulae and star clusters (thanks to exposure times up to 1000secs)
  5. Autoguiding camera (autoguiding ST4 port)
  6. Photography through microscopes
The camera has a back-illuminated CMOS Image Sensor with 14bit ADC with extremely low read noise(1.4e-2.2 e), 1.4e @27db. The high sensitivity and 14bit ADC make it very suitable for astrophotography with high resolution imagery.

Camera Spec:
  • Sensor: 1/1.8” CMOS IMX178
  • Resolution: 6.4 Mega Pixels 3096 x 2080
  • Pixel Size: 2.4µm
  • Sensor Size: 7.4mm x 5mm
  • Diagonal: 8.92mm
  • Exposure Range: 32µs-1000s
  • ROI: Supported
  • Non-volatile memory/On camera storage: Build-in total 192K byte user-accessible space(image size up to 480X320)
  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
  • ST4 Guider Port: Yes
  • Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.5mm
  • Shutter Type: Rolling Shutter
  • Protect window: IR-CUT window
  • Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
  • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
  • Bit rate: 14bit output(14bit ADC)
  • Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
  • Dimension: φ62mm X 36mm
  • Weight: 120g or 4.2 ounces (without lens)
  • Working Temperature: -5°C - 45°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C - 60°C
  • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%
  • Storage Relative Humidity: 20% - 95%
Supported resolutions:
  • 10bit ADC @ (14bit ADC)
  • 3096 × 2080 60fps (30fps)
Using USB3.0:
  • 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)
Using USB2.0:
  • 3096 × 2080 6fps
  • 2560 × 2048 8fps
  • 2048 × 1080 19fps
  • 1280 × 960 34fps
  • 800 × 600 89.5fps
  • 640 × 480 139.9fps
  • 320 × 240 479.7fps

      Download the ASI 178MC Manual here

      Download the latest Camera Driver from ZWO here



      Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24 - 72hrs. We always try to offer the quickest possible delivery so items may be sent directly from either our Dublin or our Munich location, depending on stock availability. If an item is a 'Special Order Item' it will require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.

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