ASI120MM-S (mono)

$179.00

ASI120S is a super speed and sensitive USB 3.0 camera. Up to 60FPS under 1280X960 full resolution!

SKU: ZWO ASI120MM-S Category:

Product Description

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Camera Sensor

ASI120 camera integrates AR0130CS 1/3″ sensor (4.8 mm x 3.6 mm). This camera has 1280 x 960 pixels. The pixel size is 3.75 μm x 3.75 μm.  This camera provides 12bit ADC.

Astrophotography Performance

ASI120S is a lightning-fast and sensitive USB3.0 camera. Up to 60FPS under 1280X960 full resolution! With a peak QE almost 80%, beyond ICX618 and with no FPN(Fixed pattern Noise)! Long exposure supported up to 2000s! Full compatible with USB 2.0 USB Host!

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High QE

Regarding the absolute QE Curve, we estimate the Peak Value to be almost 80%.

QE

USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: Can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI120S run at 60 fps (10bit, high speed mode)  at full resolution(1.2Mega).

ST4 Port: Can be used connect with auto guide port of mount, for guiding.

 

Mechanical Diagram

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What is in the box?

 

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Camera technical details

Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS AR0130CS(Mono)
Resolution: 1.2Mega Pixels 1280×960
Pixel Size: 3.75µm
Exposure Range: 64µs-2000s
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
Bit rate: 12bit output
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%

Supported resolution

Binning 1×1:
1280X960@60FPS
1280X720@98FPS
1280X600@116FPS
1280X400@168FPS
960X960@74FPS
1024X768@90FPS
1024X400@160FPS
800X800@85FPS
800X640@106FPS
800X480@141FPS
640X480@133FPS
512X440@145FPS
512X400@158FPS
480X320@196FPS
320X240@254FPS
Binning 2×2:
640X480@45FPS

*Tested under USB3.0 port without overclocking. There is an option to overclock 30% of the current fps

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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    Can this be used as a guide scope camera with the guide scope you sale? And will I need any additional equipment other than the guide scope?




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      Yes 120mms can be used as guide camera with ZWO 30F4 mini scope




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    According to the specifications the ASI120MM has an IR CUT filter. Is this specification correct? And does this mean that the ASI120MM cannot be used in combination with an IR pass filter (685 nm)?




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      The protective window of ASI120MM-S is AR, so ASI120MM-S can be used with an IR pass filter (685 nm).




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    Hello there. Does the ASI120MM-S needs an additional item to be attached to the Celestron 9×50 guide scope?




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      Sorry we do not know the exactly thread of the Celestron 9×50 guide scope, but you could try use 1.25″ nosepiece which comes from the camera.




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    I have no problem with using this cam as a guider but I wanted to use it as a planetary imager with my telescope, it is unclear how to remove the lens AND the CS adapter such that I can use the 1.25 adapter. The lens screws out easily leaving behind the CS adapter which seems quite stuck (don’t want to force anything with the chip exposed). Any advice? Appreciate any help with this.




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      There is a hole in the CS adapter,try to press it hard with someone.




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    I need to add a 0.5x focal reducer to the ZWO ASI120mm camera.
    This is to reduce the focal length of my solar imaging setup (420mm F6 refractor at 70mm objective diameter; Quark chromosphere=4.2 barlow). Total F=6×4.2=25.2.

    A 0.5x reducer e.g. https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p676_TS-Optics-Optics-TSRED051-Focal-reducer-0-5x—1-25-inch-filter-thread.html
    may do the job.

    I screw this into the adaptor for the zwo camera and insert this into the Quark eyepiece. But the resukt is not giving the correct reduction. I just get a blurred image.
    What is the correct adaptor for the 0.5 x reducer to fit the ZWO?




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      What is your back focus?




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    Hi, i’m new with astrophotography. This camera can be used with a william optics 50 mm guider scope? is there enough back focus distance?
    Thank you




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      We are not sure how long the back focus is, you can adjust it until you find the focus.




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    Hi trying to understand this new hobby, Will this camera with the ZWO OAG and my F4 / 800mm Quattro have enough fov for guiding in Sharpcap for Polar Alignment , It says need A field of view in the camera of between 0.5 degrees and about 2.5 degree. Thanks Eddie




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      No it will not.
      We recommend you use focal length under 400mm.




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    Does this camera have anti-blooming?




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      Hi
      Anti-blooming is designed for CCD, and we are using CMOS so there is no such problem in COMS.:)




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    I’m using Linux and on the web site, under Support, you write:

    “- Our ASI120MM/MC camera is not compatible very well with Linux.
    – USB3.0 cameras is recommended for Linux users and fully compatible with USB2.0 host.”

    So can you tell me if ASI120MC-S or ASI120MM-S USB 3.0 cameras are instead compatible with Linux (Ubuntu 16.04)?




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      yes, usb3.0 camera is compatible.




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    Can this camera be adapted easily for use with CS mount lenses? Thanks!




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      Yes, camera have a CS mount and CS lens on it. you can take off the lens and put another CS lens on the camera.




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    The FITS files generated by the ASICAP (latest) android app with the ASI120MM-S are not being recognised by ‘FITS Liberator V3.0’ and ‘GIMP 2.8.22’. Please help. The ASICAP app has been installed in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory) running Android version 7.0 NRD90M and the MIUI Stable 9.0.3.0 (NCFMIEI).




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      we will check




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    We have 12-bit ZWO ASI120MM-S USB3.0 Monochrome camera.
    We want to automate the camera in Labview and collect images in 12 bit (to be converted to 16 bit in Labview environment). As we have only Mono 8 pixel format option available in NI-MAX as shown in the picture below, we are not able to collect images in 12 bit in Labview. How can we collect images in 12 bit in Labview? Or is there any other software that you would recommend for automated image capture?




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      you can download the liaview demo from our SDK page, it show you how to display the 16bit image under labview




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    I am interested in using it as a guide camera with celestron’s OAG.

    What is the back focus for this camera?

    I am assuming the M42 will allow it to screw directly onto the guider without nose piece, allowing for a back focus of less than 8mm.




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      the back focus is 12.5mm
      you can screw directly onto the guider




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    Does the ASI120MM-S (mono) camera use rolling shutter or global shutter?




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      it use rolling shutter




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    What coatings are on the ASI120MM-S mono camera window? It is not mentioned under the ASI120MM-S specifications.




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      AR coated window




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    Also would this plug into and Autoguide on the new Celestron CGX mount?




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    Great thanks. What software would you recommend?




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      there is PHD2 under Mac




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    I am new to the world of Astrophotography. Can this mono camera be used for AutoGuiding a C1100 HD with a 60mm guide scope? Also will work with macOS?
    Thanks,




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      yes, you can use it as a guide scope under Mac




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    (verified owner):

    Is it possible to use a USB 3.0 camera such as ASI120MM-S (mono) with a USB 2.0 active repeater cable? My computer does recognize ASI120MM-S when it is plugged directly into USB 2.0 port, but for some reason fails to recognize the camera when plugged in via USB 2.0 active repeater cable




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      yes, our USB3.0 is compatible with USB2.0 host
      and the USB2.0 cable can be longer than USB3.0 one




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    Is it possible to use the color camera without the IR-cut window? And can I get the raw image (without color conversion) so I can analyze the raw IR image directly?




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    You can see the if the lens come with the camera in the detail page. You can try 224MC, some customers use 224MC for allsky camera.




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