ASI120MM Mini (mono)

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$159.00 $149.00

ZWO ASI120MM Mini is Available Now!!!

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Product Description

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Camera Sensor

ASI120MM Mini camera integrates AR0130CS 1/3″ sensor (4.8 mm x 3.6 mm). It is ZWO new mini camera. This camera has 1280 x 960 pixels. The pixel size is 3.75 μm x 3.75 μm.  This camera provides 12bit ADC and its QE peak is almost 80%.

Astrophotography Performance

ASI120 mini camera offers you very good performance for planetary imaging and guiding. Low read noise, high dynamic range,  AR protective window and much more.

120 Gain RN DR FW vs gain

High QE

Absolute QE Curve, we estimate the Peak Value is almost 80%.

AR0130

120Mini VS 120MM-S

Compared with ASI120MM-S camera, 120mini have smaller outlook, lighter weight, and it can reach focus at same position with eyepiece.

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USB2.0Port & ST4 Port

USB 2.0 Port: Mini camera has one USB2.0 type C port. Type C port is very popular in mobile phones, it will not care about positive side and negetive side of the adapter.

ST4 Port: Can connect mini camera direct connect to auto guide port of mount.

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  1. M28.5-CS adapter
  2. CS-C adapter
  3. 1.25″ extender
  4. 1.25″ filter

Mechanical Drawing

What is in the box?

ASI mini camera box includes all necessary cables, adapters, and manuals.

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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/

 

 

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ASI174 and ASI290 mini camera have very beautiful outlooks, small size, light weight, this is not a big deal.

We should consider much more…

How to choose a good guide camera?

Many people may say : must be small, suitable for different equipments(guide scope, OAG), stable working.

Yes, I think thoes are basic demands for a good guide camera, and ASI mini camera can do them well.

So, what else we do care in the deep of our mind?

I think there will be three potential requests: high sensitivity, precisely guiding, big FOV.

asi174miniVSasi290mini

High Sensitivity

Sensitivity is the first thing we considered. it is very important to look for a guide star. So, at beginning, we were considering to use mono sensor to design our guide camera only. Because mono sensor have much higher sensitivity than color ones. After that, we carefully compared the sensitivity of our sensors. At last, we decide to use 290 and 174  mono sensor. As we know, 290 and 174 mono sensor have about 80% QE peak, can detect more stars in view. Also, we can shorten the exposure time in guiding.

Precisely Guiding

290mini

 

ASI290 mini is designed for precisely guiding. 2.9um pixel size can give you a higher arcsec/pixel than 224 or 120 camera. Which means in same guide scope, 290mini can detective slighter movement of stars. ASI290 mini can improve about 30% guide precision than 120mm.

 

 

 

 

 

 Big FOV

174mini

 

ASI174 mini is designed for Big FOV guiding. This is very useful in OAG to looking for a guide star. When you use OAG guider working with Ritchey-Chretien or Schmit-Cassegrain telescope, the hardest part is to looking for a guide star. ASI174 mini have 1/1.2″ big sensor which means you can have a 4 times bigger Fov than 120mm.

 

 

 

 

Smiling Face

The back of ASI mini camera is like a smiling face, its mouth is Type C USB port, which is widely used in mobile phones. And its nose is the ST4 port, for guiding. Every time, you use mini camera, there always will be a smiley face stay with you in the dark nights.

174miniVS290miniFocus like a eyepiece

ASI mini camera can focus at same position as eyepiece. You can focus with a eyepiece, and put ASI mini camera into 1.25″ holder.

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Work with OAG

Mini camera is very suitable for OAG, it has much biger focus range than normal ASI cameras. Never to worry about that guide camera can not focus with main camera at same time.

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Work with CS adapter and CS lens

P1040896Work with 1.25″ extender

P1040899ASI 120mini camera is available now! You can buy it form us or our dealers! Wish you all have clear skies!

Review:

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/589232-zwo-290mm-mini-guidecam-beta-test-thread/

Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS AR0130CS(Mono)
Resolution: 1.2Mega Pixels 1280×960
Pixel Size: 3.75µm
Exposure Range: 64µs-2000s
ROI: Supported
ST4 Guider Port: Yes
Focus Distance to Sensor: 8.5mm
Shutter Type: Rolling Shutter
Protect window: AR coated window
Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
Interface: USB2.0
Bit rate: 12bit output
Adaptor:1.25″ / M28.5X0.6
Dimension: φ36mm X 61mm
Weight: 60g or 3.1 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 resolution

Binning 1×1:

1280X960@35FPS
1280X720@46FPS
1024X768@54FPS
800X600@90FPS
640X480@118FPS
320X240@224FPS

Binning 2×2:
640X480@35FP

More resolutions can be user defined

Shipping

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 299USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 299USD) : $20.00
  • Free Shipping(amount < 299USD) (Air Mail, 3-4 weeks) (Free)

Introduction

  1. Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, TNT, EMS etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package in one week. We provide free fast shipping for order ≧ $299 or charge extra $20 for order < $299.
  2. Free Shipping: we will ship via DGM or China Post Registered Air Mail. It usually costs 2-3 weeks to reach US or Europe and costs 3-4 weeks to reach far places.
  3. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  4. Customers from Russia need to provide the name of your company.

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 areliable 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 or replace for free if the camera doesn’t work within warranty period. After the warranty period, we will continue to provide repair support and service on a charged basis.
  • 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 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.
  • 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!

  1. :

    Still doesn’t work with Android ASICAP. It sees the camera but when you tap preview, it says INVALID INDEX.




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    • Sean Wang

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      please send us a email to support(at)zwoptical.com
      I will let our engineer help you.




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  2. :

    Does the note “Our ASI120MM/MC camera is not compatible very well with Linux” also apply to the mini version?




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    • Sam Wen

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      no, Mini works well on all platform




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  3. :

    Is this camera supported by ASIAIR?




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    • Sean Wang

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      Yes.




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  4. :

    Has anyone been able to get this camera to work with PHD2 for guiding? Which driver should I use and what gain settings? I get nothing but noise. The camera works fine with Sharpcap.




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    • Sean Wang

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      Hi Jim
      I suggest you use Sharpcap to focus and find out exposure and gain settings. Then set them into PHD2. You can use native driver or ASCOM driver in PHD2, they both fine.




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  5. (verified owner):

    Great stuff! All the best :)




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    • Sean Wang

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      thank you!




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  6. (verified owner):

    Neither does android asicap




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    • Sean Wang

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      Oh,we will support it in next version.




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  7. (verified owner):

    I just received my asi120mm mini, many thanks!

    Having installed the latest native drivers and ascom drivers from your page, I’d like to report that phd2 doesn’t currently recognise the asi120mm mini native driver, only through ascom. Sharpcap recognises both.

    Thanks
    Minos




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  8. :

    This camera is listed as mono, but the specs say it uses a color sensor, “AR0130CS(Color)”. Is this an error?




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    • Sean Wang

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      Yap, Thanks for remind me. I modified the description.




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