ASI 174MC-Cool (color)

$849.00

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Product Description

Latest version

178MM-COOL1

178MC-COOL1

ZWO’s new cooled version of ASI174MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera  allows the sensor to be cooled to 35C to 40C degrees below ambient!

Here is a 60s long exposure dark file of this Camera

the  1″ sensor size and 5.86 pixel size of ASI174 make it very suitable for DSO imaging for most scopes

The high QE and low read noise and super fast speed of ASI174 make it to be a camera capable for all

Here is a review on Cloudy Night forum

IMX174 COLOR

174 Gain RN DR FW vs gain

This camera can run without external power supply in normal mode.

we recommends 12V at 3A or more DC adapter for cooler power supply.

What`s in the box?

224-290-174-178-185-3851

Notice:Cooled cameras need a 12v power adapter, If you don’t have one, please click this link to buy a 12V power adapter. There are 4 different standard for different contury, please choose it carefully.
https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/accessories/acdc-adapter-12v-5a-for-cooled-cameras/

Drivers and Softwares:

Our website has newest camera drivers and many DSO and Planetary capture softwares. Please make sure the newest driver and software has been installed before you start shooting:

https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/software/

New accessory

And the anti-dew heater  is on sale that could solve the dew problem on the front window  for  ASI cooled cameras.

You can buy the heater from the link:

https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/accessories/anti-dew-heater/

 

 

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Camera technical details

Sensor: 1/1.2″ CMOS IMX174LLJ / IMX174LQJ
Resolution: 2.3Mega Pixels 1936×1216
Pixel Size: 5.86µm
Bayer pattern: GRBG
Exposure Range: 32µs-1000s
ROI: Supported
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Bit rate: 12bit output(12bit ADC)
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimensions: 78 mm Diameter
Weight: 410g
Back Focus Distance: 17.5mm
Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
Delta T: 35-40 degrees C
Cooler Power Supply Required: 12V at 3A Max

Supported resolution

Binning 1×1:
12bit ADC:
1936X1216@128FPS
640×480@309FPS
320×240@577FPS
Binning 1×1:
10bit ADC:
1936X1216@164FPS
640×480@397FPS
320×240@740FPS

Our website is always updated with the most recent camera drivers as well as software for DSO and planetary imaging. Please make sure the most recent driver and software has been installed before you start shooting:

It is also recommended to read the Manuals first before shooting.

Shipping

Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within 7-14 days.

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 199USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 199USD) : $20.00 (We do not provide free shipping from now on.)

Introduction

  1. It will take around 60-90 days for shipment via ePacket/China Post Registered Air Mail/EMS, which can’t be guaranteed due to force majeure. If you can’t get the air mail package after 2months, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com
  2. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  3. Customers from Russia need to provide the complete English name with three words as well as the English shipping address.

Tracking site

DGM: http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com/?locale=en-US

China air mail: http://www.17track.net/en

 

Tax

  • The price list on our website is USD without tax.
  • Please note that buyers are liable to pay tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT , customs handling fee, etc. The additional fees may be collected at time of delivery by courier.
  • For best local service we advise customers buy our cameras form local dealers.

Warranty and Return Policy

1. ZWO will provide a 2-year free warranty service (Warranty Period) for ZWO products purchased by Users from ZWO (“Products”) in accordance with this Policy, commencing on the day following receipt of the Products by Users. For ASIAIR Plus users, commencing on the day of device activation.

2. If a User encounters the following Dead on Arrival (DOA) and contacts ZWO within the corresponding time limit to issue the Product purchase invoice and relevant evidence, ZWO will provide door-to-door pick-up service and, as appropriate, after-sale replacement (or partial replacement), repair or return (or partial return) service for the following Products:
1) Product quality problem
Provided that a User detects a quality problem and contacts ZWO within 30 days after receipt of the Products, and ZWO support team confirms that the Products indeed have a quality problem or defect after their inspection, ZWO will provide free replacement service towards such Products;
2) Product transportation problem
Provided that a User finds obvious signs of bubbling, serious overstocking, or deformation on the outer package of the Products upon receipt of the Products, and provides ZWO with pictures of the outer package and proof of receipt within 3 days after receipt of such Products, ZWO support team will verify the actual shipper and determine the responsible party for such transportation problem. In the event that ZWO is the actual shipper, ZWO will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service, however, if the Products are directly sold or transported to the User by an agent of ZWO, the agent will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service.

3. If the Products are under the following circumstances, they are not within the scope of warranty service, ZWO may provide maintenance services to the Users:
1) The Warranty Period of the Products has expired; or
2) The Products are injected into liquid or affected by moisture or corrosion; or
3) The Products are damaged by an external force (such as the broken of the camera protection window glass, the deformation of the product shell, the broken of the USB port, etc.); or
4) Disassembling, repairing by a third party, refurbishment of the Products (such as downloading erroneous firmware) without the written authorization of ZWO; or
5) The product system is modified, or the maintenance notice is lost or changed; or
6) Product quality problem caused by installation not following the requirements or instructions for the Products; or
7) Physical damage or failure of the Products caused by the force majeure (such as strong vibration or extrusion such as flood, fire, earthquake, or thunder stroke); or
8)Damage caused by the improper User operation during the period of shooting or use, such as using without the equipment protection or direct shooting of the sun; or
9) No valid purchase invoice or warranty certificate; or
10) The Products are second-hand products.
Any quality problem with the accessories or other parts of the Products is not a condition for the return or change of the Products, and the User may solely request to replace the accessories with new ones, which shall be handled after verification by ZWO support team.
If the issue with your ZWO product was caused by certain damage (such as severe damage not covered by the 2-year warranty), you might have to pay the replacement value.

4. For the normal repair or replacement of the Products during the Warranty Period, the User will bear the return cost. When returning the Products, Users shall specify the actual reasons for the damage to the Products, and shall provide the corresponding valid certificates, such as pictures or videos, etc.
For the Products that need to be replaced after being confirmed by ZWO in writing, the User shall return the Products with the complete package, together with all accessories, manuals, etc., to the address designated by ZWO.
By sending back the product to ZWO, the User agrees to pay out-of-warranty fees that may arise during the repair process of the product. ZWO will send back the product after charging.

5. If a User encounters any problem during the use of ZWO Products, you may at any time contact ZWO for technical support via ZWO Support.

For the Products that need to be returned for after-sales service, ZWO will provide the corresponding RMA code for reference.
ZWO will not accept any products having no RMA code that have been returned privately without ZWO written confirmation.

6. If a User purchases the ZWO Products from a ZWO agent, the User may contact the ZWO agent directly for the relevant after-sales service.

Do you have question, answer or comment? Post here!

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    What adapter is needed to connect this camera to a redcat51?? The specs say it is a Male M48x0.75 connection




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    Bonjour,
    j’utilise la asi 385mc cool depuis 1ans, je suis content mais comme le capteur est petit ( j’utilise un newton 203/1200) j’ai acheté une asi 174 mc cool, ma question : la 385 n’a pas de filtre ir cut, alors que je l’utilise pour le planétaire, la 174 a un filtre ir cut alors que je l’utilise pour le ciel profond , je peut échanger les deux filtre ? est ce facile ? et surtout est ce utile ?
    Merci d’avance pour votre réponse,
    Bon ciel a vous 😉




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      Could you speak English? I may not fully understand what you mean.




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    Hello there. I’m looking to buy the ASI 174MC-Cool (color) or the 178 cool color. I have a Celestron C8. I’m interested particularly on videos capture. I use at the moment a mirror less sony camera 3000. I have also modified web cams that i use in different situation set up.I have done most with the sony so far as the best giving result. I miss a camera that can do the same ….actually better. Is the ASI 174MC-Cool (color) a video camera? Also i see you have a good price here in confront to others sellers….so when the ASI 174MC-Cool (color) will be again available for buying? Also for video takes of moon and planets which one is the best from the two. Hope is not too many questions…tanks in advance:-)




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    • Sam Wen

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      I would recommend our ASI1600 for DSO imaging as 174 has amp-glow




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    I’d like to buy ASI 174mc COOL. Any estimation by when it will be available again ?




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    • Sam Wen

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      we have the uncooled one instock, but we feel it is not very suitable for cooled DSO imaging
      maybe you can choose ASI1600MC-Cool




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    I have Meade 16 inches scope and I want to get ASI 174mc COOL, do you think it is a good choice of camera?




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, you can use this camera
      but seems we don’t have in stock right now and need a long time to produce
      you may can consider ASI1600MC-Cool




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    Does this product comes with IR filter? Am I able to attach or detach the IR filter easily?




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, it come with IR-CUT filter
      but it out of stock right now




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    I would like to the performance difference between 174mc cool color and 174mc cool mono.
    Which camera is better to take the 16bit data for scientific research?

    When I saw the Sharpcap software using asi174mm, the program shows the depth of mono8 and mono16.
    We uset the sharpcap software in the setting of mono16(0-65535DN) and fileformat of fits(not ser format)

    I hope to reply your answer.




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    • Sam Wen

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      there is only 12bit ADC with 174, and the lowest 4 bits are 0 if you choose mono16

      maybe ASI1600 is more suitable for scientific research




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    Is it possible to save the data in fits format(monocolor)?
    I wonder this camera can take the data both color and monocolor.




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    • Sam Wen

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      Yes, most software support fits format




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    I have the ASI120MC. What is the difference between that camera and this one (ASI 174MC)? Will this camera (ASI 174MC) work as well with FireCapture software? Same frame rate, etc.? Thank you!




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    • Sam Wen

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      the sensor on ASI174MC is 4x larger as ASI120, the max fps is 164 at full resolution
      all ASI cameras can run under Firecapture




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    In your opinion is the 174 model the best camera for deep sky and planetary imagining? I am interested in doing both




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, we think this is the best suitable for doing both 😉




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    I am going to purchase the asi174 cooled and see that a 12v adapter is recommended but does not appear to be included. Where do I get one? Also, what accessories do you recommend for this camera? Thank you




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    • Sam Wen

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      Hi James
      you can get this adapter in your local market, 12V@2.5A and more is suggested
      I think you don’t need other accessories to connect to your scope




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    Please, I don´t have Pay Pal, and I want to buy the asi174mc-cooled at Ali-Express (with my Visa), but this camera is not for sale (when?).
    Thanks and best regards,
    Martín.




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    • Sam Wen

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      Hi Martin
      we will upload this product to Aliexpress next week




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