ASI174MM-Cool (mono)

$899.00

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Product Description

ASI174MM-Cool

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Astrophotography Performance

ZWO’s new cooled version of ASI174MM-Cool mono 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 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.

174 Gain RN DR FW vs gain

High QE

The QE peak value is about 77%.

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Reliable Mechanical Structure

There are four screws that seal the sensor chamber. Our camera design has been extensively tested and is very stable.

Even when used in higher humidity environments, ASI174-Cool will still works fine without dew problems.

 

USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI174-Cool to run at 128 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 164 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (2.3Mega).
USB 2.0 HUB: Can connect with various accessories,  including a filter wheel, guide camera or electronic focuser, allowing you to manage your cables better. There are two short 0.5m USB2.0 cables included with the ASI174-Cool. The hub is powered by the external power supply if you connect one.
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Cooling System

ASI174MM-Cool has 2 stage TEC cooling system to enable very deep cooling (35°C-40°C below ambient). The cooler requires an external power supply, which is not included with the camera. You may order a suitable power supply from here.

We recommend using a 12V/3-5A or more DC adapter for cooler power supply (2.1×5.5, center positive).

Using a battery with 9-15V is also suitable for the cooler power supply.

Mechanical Diagram

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What`s in the box?

224-290-174-178-185-385冷冻

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/product/acdc-adapter-12v-5a-for-cooled-cameras

The best solution of 55mm back focus length

Cooled Mono Camera solution Cooled Mono Camera with OAG solution

Read more: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/tutorials/best-back-focus-length-solutions-55mm.html

Notice: Small sensor camera have a few accessories in box, please take a look at package list above.

 

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/

 

 

 

Camera technical details

Sensor: 1/1.2″ CMOS IMX174LLJ / IMX174LQJ
Resolution: 2.3Mega Pixels 1936×1216
Pixel Size: 5.86µm
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

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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    Is this camera discontinued? It has been out-of-stock for some time.




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      No, it isn’t discontinued. Still in production, need a few days back in store.




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    Hi,
    I am interested in this camera, but I read, that with my telescope (150/750 f5 Newtonian) this camera will give undersampling. I also looked at ASI178MM-cool bit it gonna give big undersampling. The only OK cam is ASI290MM, but it is discontinued (why?).
    Please, help me choose camera. I willing to take short exposures subs (up to 2min) for DSO. As I said, I have F/5 newtonian (150/750).
    Thanks.




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    What is your experience using this camera through MicroManager / for microscopy? Is there noticeable vibration due to the cooler?




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      It works well in MicroManager, there is no such noticeable vibration.




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    Can a 1.25″ filter be used for this camera readily? Any extra accessory needed?




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, it come with 1.25″ adapter
      you can screw filter on it




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    Sam, when will the 174MM-C be available again for purchase?




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, available now




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    Sam, will the new batch have USB hub in the back? Any other changes? Thank you!




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes,added USB Hub, no other changes




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    Is the ASI174MM more sensitive and better autoguiding camera than the ASI290mm because of the larger pixels and FOV?




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    • Sam Wen

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      you can bin2 290 to achieve same pixel size of 174
      but the FOV of 174 is larger




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    Hello Sam

    how i can get a promotional code to buy ASI174MM?
    on website, it is out stock until November 2016, now is January 2017, it is in stock now?
    Thank you




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    Is it possible to operate the camera without 12V power(only connect with usb3.0 cable)?
    If I would like to use the camera without cooling, is it possible to operate the camera with usb3.0 cable?




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      YES,12V power supply is only for cooler




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    Hello,

    Can you tell me what the thread diameter and pitch is of the black 2″ profile cover?

    Thanks,
    Simon




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    • Sam Wen

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      do you mean the threads connect the camera body?




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    Will the camera SDK work with LabView?




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, but you need to do the program yourself




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, but you need to call as dll




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    Can the camera be used as a guide camera? Does it work for both planetary and DO or is just for moon and sun?




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, it build in ST4 port
      so you can use it as a guide camera too
      planetary and DSO imaging is its main job




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    (verified owner):

    Sam,

    Problem now seems to be solved.
    I replaced the USB3 hub with a higher-quality Anker unit and now Device Manager updates correctly when the two cameras are switched. The applications connect properly, image capture takes place and set-point cooling is controllable.
    The cables are the same, so it was something about the specific hub.

    Regards,

    Graham




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      that’s good news!




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    (verified owner):

    When I installed the 174MM-Cool, it was through a powered USB3 hub. A 3-metre USB3 cable ran from the camera to the hub and a 1 metre cable from the hub to the laptop. Lunar image capture worked well.
    I then installed the 178MC-Cool and tranferred the end of the 3-metre cable to it, from the 174mm-Cool. Image capture worked well.

    Now, when I transfer between the cameras, Device Manager does not update and neither Sharpcap or Nebulosity 4 recognise the camera.

    When I transfer the other end of the 3-metre cable between ports on the USB hub, the individual port light comes on and Device Manager updates. The camera shows up in Sharpcap or Nebulosity, but when contact is attempted, the link fails, Device Manager no longer lists the camera and the USB3 light goes out.

    When I connect the cameras directly to the USB3 port on the laptop (bypassing the hub), everyrthing works as it should. Device Manager is updated and Sharpcap and Nebulosity link to the cameras.

    The cable lengths and USB3 hub were OK when only the 174MM-Cool was installed, but apparently not now that the 178Mc-Cool was added.

    Any suggestions? I don’t have a spare USB (either 2 or 3) port on the laptop.

    Graham




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    (verified owner):

    I installed the 174MM-Cool in December, on my Lenovo Windows 8.1 laptop. I successfully obtained a number of lunar images.
    I then purchased and installed the 178MC-Cool on the same machine and obtained some colour deep sky images.
    Last night I went to use the mono 174MM-Cool again, to find that it was no longer installed on the system. Device Manager – Imaging Devices showed only the 178MC, so it looks as though the second installation has overwritten the first.
    Is this because the device driver is common to all the USB3 cameras?
    Will I have to re-install each camera when I want to use it?

    Regards,

    Graham




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      the driver is the same of these 2 cameras
      can you see anything change in device manager when you plugin or out the camera?
      please email us if you still have this problem




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    Does the ASI 174MM-Cool particularly fit to Deep Sky shot, thank’s to its Pixels size of 5,86…?




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    • Sam Wen

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      Yes, this is the best suitable among these cooled cameras for it’s 1″ size




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    (verified owner):

    FireCapture freezes when attempting to run ASI 174MM-Cool through USB 2.0 port. Can one run ASI 174MM-Cool through USB 2.0 port for lunar/planetary or astroimaging?




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    • Sam Wen

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      it work as well as the non-cooled 174 for solar imaging, there is no difference between them except temperature

      you can try to adjust “USB Traffic”, maybe this value is too high




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    Will this work as well as the non-cooled 174 for solar imaging?




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    (verified owner):

    Does this camera have an IR cut window? Can I use this camera with Astronomik ProPlanet 742nm IR pass filter?




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    • Sam Wen

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      the mono version 174 come with a AR coat window
      so you can use any other filters




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