ASI120MC (color)

$149.00

ASI120 is a very fast and sensitive USB2.0 camera. Up to 30FPS under 1280X960 full resolution! With a peak QE of 75%, beyond ICX618 and with no FPN(Fixed pattern Noise)! Long time exposure supported up to 1000s.

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Product Description

Alternative Product

ASI120MC-S

 

Astrophotography Performance

ASI120 is a very fast and sensitive USB2.0 camera. Up to 30FPS under 1280X960 full resolution! With a peak QE of 75%, beyond ICX618 and with no FPN(Fixed pattern Noise)! Long time exposure supported up to 1000s.

120 Gain RN DR FW vs gain

Absolute QE Curve:

QE

What’s in the box?

–ZWO ASI120MC Color 1.2 Mega Pixel Astronomy Camera
–150° Lens Adapter for use as an all-sky camera
–M42-1.25″ nose-piece
–2 m long USB cable
–2 m long ST4 guider cable
–Quick guide

Warning

  • The lens can be screwed in too far, result in a scratch on the protect window! Please adjust it very slowly! Don’t turn it beyond the focus at infinity!
  • Full resolution function of the ASI120 requires full 480mbs USB communication!
  • Mac OSX may not compatible well. Neither Windows though virtual machine. Windows though Bootcamp is recommended. Or use our ASI120S USB3.0 Cameras which runs well under Mac OSX.

Reviews

ASI120 cameras have several reviews at world mos popular astronomy magazines. You can read them in PDF documents:

 

Camera technical details

Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS AR0130CS(Color) / MT9M034(mono)
Resolution: 1.2Mega Pixels 1280×960
Pixel Size: 3.75µm
Exposure Range: 64µs-1000s
ROI: Supported
Interface: USB2.0
Bit rate: 12bit output(12bit ADC)
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimension: φ62mm X 28mm
Weight: 100g
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%

Camera binning options

Binning 1×1:

1280X960@35FPS
1280X720@46FPS
1280X600@55FPS
1280X400@80FPS
960X960@46FPS
1024X768@54FPS
1024X600@69FPS
1024X400@101FPS
800X800@66FPS
800X640@74FPS
800X512@102FPS
800X400@108FPS
800X320@158FPS
640X560@98FPS
640X480@113FPS
512X440@123FPS
512X400@135FPS
480X320@165FPS
320X240@215FPS

Binning 2×2:
640X480@35FPS

Shipping

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.

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

If you can’t get the air mail package after 2months, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com

Introduction

  1. Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within one month.
  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

  • We provide 2-year warranty for our products, we will offer the repair service for free within warranty period. After the warranty period, we will continue to provide repair support and service on a charged basis. We do not provide any replacement unless ZWO confirmed the product is DOA (Dead On Arrival).
  • This warranty does not apply to damage that occurred as a result of abuse or misuse, or caused by a fall or any other transportation failures after purchase.
  • Customer must pay for shipping when shipping the camera back for repair or replacement. If we confirm you can get a replacement, goods must be returned with all accessories, instructions, etc and must be suitably packed.
  • If you get a faulty camera, please contact us as soon as possible though email: info@zwoptical.com. Please describe the problem in detail and we will do our best to help you solve the problem. Most instances perceived problems are simply bad driver install or software configuration.
  • We will provide you RMA number if your camera requires warranty repair. We refuse any return without RMA number!
  • For customers who bought the camera from our dealer, dealer is responsible for the customer service for you.

Before first usage of this product read Manuals and install correct Drivers and Software.

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

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    Hi, I’ve just bought this camera, 3 questions.
    I want to use it as autoguider, What accessory I need to attach to a finderscope celestron 9×50?
    Can I use the camera with a MacBook Pro?
    Any othe finderscope that is plug and play with this camera?

    Thank you!




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      Hi Luce
      I think celestron 9*50 can’t easy to use as a guide scope, because it have suitable thread and adapter,such as 1.25″ holder.
      We recommend to use our guidescope, 60280 or miniscope for guiding.
      You can use PHD on your Macbook pro for guiding.




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    What is the latest firmware for my ZWO ASI 120mc & where can I find it please?

    Also, I am having issues running the camera through a usb hub. I only have 2 usb ports on my laptop, My QHY camera’s work fine – only this ZWO does not, Ive tried dfferent hubs and the camera isn’t picked up.It works fine if connecteddirectly but not via a hub – powered or unpowered. FYI – its the usb 2.0 version.

    Thanks




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    what is the recommended computer to run a asi120mc?




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      We don’t have any computer configuration require for 120mc. even very low configuration can run the camera.




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    Is there anyway to have wireless control ZWO cameras? I was wondering about using something like Simulation Curriculum Corp. SkyBT bluetooth dongle along with appropriate connection converters to control the camera. I don’t know if this would work and it would be a bit clunky even if it does. There may be better ways to get wireless control of the cameras out there so mainly just looking for ideas.




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      we will add it to our TODO list




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    Hi Sam,
    I installed the latest driver on my laptop for ASI120MC, but when i plug the camera to the laptop it didn’t work, i have only 2x USB3.0 working [my laptop is Dell Inspiron N5110 and has 3 USB ports, 1 of them i USB2.0 and it is not working on my laptop], so i use only USB3.0 to connect the camera and not working, i have another computer [desktop] and plug/connect it to USB3.0 it works fine, what’s wrong on my laptop?

    Both computers the laptop and desktop running under Windows 10, i have no problem on Windows 7 of any computer, only this laptop, i formatted it and reinstalled Windows 10 for clean free issue, but still the camera connected didn’t work, i used SharpCap.

    Thanks!




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      this should be hardware compatible issue
      you’b better use the PC which works with the camera




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    Hello Sam, I never had this before. But now I always habe “Aufnahmefehler” when using my ASI 120MC. Tuning the USB down to 40 has no effect on the error. I use Firecapture 2.5 64 bit and your latest common ASI driver. Can you please help me.

    Regards Hans




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      Aufnahmefehler is not found in dictionary :) Could you explain for us. We are glad to help.




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      we will reply you in email




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    Hi, do you sell an AR protect window for the newest asi120 version?




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    It was with the Sharp Cap software. Also Is there a more detailed instruction guide on how to use the camera? As when I try to put the camera into where the eyepieces usually go the little screw prevents it from going all the way in unless I unscrew the lens and attach the 1.25inc thread it then fits perfectly fine but cannot pick up an image.




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