ASI174MM (mono)

$599.00

ASI174MM/MC is designed especially for Sun and Moon imaging.

SKU: ZWO ASI174MM Category:

Product Description

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Camera Sensor

Our popular ASI174MM CMOS Monochrome Imaging Camera is based on the Sony Exmor IMX174 2.35MP sensor with Pregius global shutter technology.

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Sony IMX174 CMOS Sensor Features

  • The Sony IMX174 monochrome CMOS sensor separates the ASI174MM from previous ASI models. This type 1/1.2” Sony CMOS image sensor features a 1936 x 1216 array with, 5.86µm pixels in it. It has a lot of advantages when taking high quality solar, lunar, planetary, and deep sky object images.
  • Pregius Global Shutter function with analog memory permits the scanning of all pixels simultaneously. The Sony IMX174’s global shutter function provides improved image quality by making sure images of moving objects avoid focal plane distortion. This is especially helpful when performing solar or lunar imaging. Bad seeing, wind, or movement can alter the image if the readout speed is not quick enough (< 30fps).
  • Sony Exmor technology uses column-parallel A/D conversion for high speed processing, low noise, and low power dissipation.
  • ROI, or Region of Interest Mode lets you capture up to 16 areas inside the effective pixels. This ability allows for even higher frame rates.
  • High speed imaging with a max of 164.5 fps at 10 bit ADC, and max of 128.2 fps at 12 bit ADC.

Astrophotography Performance

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Absolute QE Curve, we estimate the Peak Value is about 77%.

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USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI174 run at 128 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 164 fps (10bit, high speed mode)  at full resolution(2.35Mega).

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

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Back Focus

After remove T2 11mm ring, back focus length will be only 6.5mm.

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Mechanical Diagram

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What is in the box?

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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/

Reference Images:

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Venus_2020-05-05_19-47_1000nm_MLe FINALtaken with ASI174MM by Martin Lewis

Camera technical details

Sensor: 1/1.2″ CMOS IMX174LLJ / IMX174LQJ
Resolution: 2.3Mega Pixels 1936×1216
Pixel Size: 5.86µm
Exposure Range: 32µs-300s
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(12bit ADC)
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimension: φ62mm X 41mm
Weight: 140g
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:
12bit ADC:
1936X1216@128FPS
640×480@309FPS
320×240@577FPS
Binning 2×2:
968×608@128FPS
Binning 1×1:
10bit ADC:
1936X1216@164FPS
640×480@397FPS
320×240@740FPS
Binning 2×2:
968×608@164FPS

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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    Could I use the EFW 36mm filter with this camera? I wanted to take advantage of the filter holder wheel for deep and planetary space with the 174mm. Thank you




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      ASI174MM->T2-T2->EFW 36mm filter




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    Hi,
    I’ m using the ASI174MM for H-alpha imaging of the Sun.
    Unfortunately, the stacked images show fine horizontal stripes in the images.
    I used firecapture to process the darks while imaging, but it didn’t seem to have any effect.
    I would prefer to process the flats, but should I use the flats on a regular telescope? Also, does firecapture have the ability to save and load flat images?
    In my case, I am imaging with the LS80THa/B1800 solar telescope in direct focus and the PowermateX2.5.




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      You can send those images with “horizontal strips” to support@zwoptical.com




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    You call this camera “Brand New” and include both MM/MC. All your other cameras are either MM or MC. How new is this camera and is this camera a combination of Mono and Color?




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      It is mono and we call this “Brand New” because it is only one which uses global shutter.




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    I have the 174 on order for over a month now. When will a new batch be available? Better yet, is there a newer camera that can be used both for guiding and planetary that is currently available or will be soon?




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    Will this camera work wirth the ASIAIR PRO for solar imaging?

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      Yes, this camera can work with the ASIAIR PRO for solar imaging.




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    Hi,

    why is this camera not listed on the cameras comparison page?

    Kind regards

    Frank Feger




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      You can refer to the ASI174MM mini, it’s same with ASI174MM.




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    Hi guys I have a ASI174mm and last night it started coming up with the error Get Camera SN failed:ErrorGeneralError. This is within the ASI Studio software. This happened half through the night. It seems to work in ASICap but the other software same error. Any ideas, Thanks Paul




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      Hi Paul, please update the ASIStudio to the new version. And use different cables or USB ports.




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    I just purchased your ASI 174 camera. I’d like to do some eyepiece projection photography of planets. Do I need an accessory to achieve this? Any tips would be greatly appreciated, thanks!




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      You can use 1.25″ nose piece to connect your telescope and ASI174MM camera instead of eyepiece.




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    Can it be connected to Coronado PST? Do I need some extra accessories for this? Do I need Tilter?




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      Yes, it can. you will need to figure out how much does the telescope need to acquire camera focus.




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      Yes, it can. you will need to figure out how much does the telescope needs to acquire camera focus.




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    Hi,
    some years ago (2017-2018) i have acquired the ASI174mono. I have a doubt about the sensor (Exmor IMX174) and the global shutter technology. Looking on website, i read these characteristics. My camera has the same features or an updated has been done?
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      ASI174MM all use a global shutter.




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    Does this camera have a GLOBAL or a ROLLING Shutter?




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      Global.




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    Hi Sam, is the color version available as well or just mono? Thanks




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      Sorry it does not have color version.:(




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    Hi, I am currently using the 178MM but looking to change to the 174MM with a Takahashi FC-76DCU at f/7.82 as this gives me the full disc of the moon. Should I still use a IR pass filter when imaging the moon ? If I use it for solar imaging in white light OR with a Quark would I need to use a UV/IR ? Thanks.




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      It does not need IR cut when you shoot the moon, you do not need UV/IR cut if you use Quark.




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    Hello Sean, Just bought these ZWO ASI174mm camera My CD has a small scratch that is preventing to read it’s content. Would you please let me know how to get it? I contacted the ZWO site they telling me they don’t have one. What? I don’t want to just down load it on line, I want the hard copy. Please help. Thanks in advance Great products Regards. : )




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    I am looking at the ASI174MM for eclipse photography. Is there a way to attach this camera to a Canon EOS lens? Also, how does the sencer size compare to a full frame camera? Also, given the 2.3 mega pixels how much image enlargement is possible?




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    Hi Sam,

    What are the requirements for a computer to use the maximum of this camera (processor, memory, SSD… ) ?




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      USB3.0 Port and SSD(depand on SSD speed, expensive SSD(support NVMe) will reach higher speed in write data).




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