ASI174MM (mono)

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$599.00

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

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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

174 Gain RN DR FW vs gainHigh QE

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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    I’d like to add a lens to it so I can use it as an all sky camera. do you have a lens that works for this?




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      no, this is one 1″ sensor you need one lens can match the size




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    I am looking to control this camera(take photos, change exposure and such) using the command line or by writing some code to do it automatically every few seconds. Is there a program or something that would allow me to do this? Thanks.




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    It looks like the smaller opening just above the sensor is threaded. Does that opening support a 1.25 threaded filter?




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      Yes, the camera can use 1.25 filters.




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    sorry for flooding this topic but is this camera has removable M42 extender like asi1600 ?

    Also in this page technical drawing shows it has 6.5mm backfocus which is incorrect. And also at the manuals its written that uncooled 174 has 12.5mm , cooled version has 17.5mm backfocus.




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    i want to use Asi174MM + 7 position 36mm filter wheel with Canon Eos lens. As far i as i know Asi174MM has 17.5mm back focus . So is it possible to use EOS Lens Adapter for EFW & ASI1600 with additional 10mm spacer ? . Or if oyu have any suggestion to use 174MM+Filter Wheel+ EOS lens i’d be aprriciated




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      174 new version have 6.5mm back focus, just like 1600.




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    I’m loving the ASI174mm. It’s really fast with FireCapture and it is fine as the guide camera on your OAG – it focused up just fine. It also bins great too. I’m using the asi071 as the main camera with the 21.5mm extension with no additional extension on the 174.

    Would you use the D25 UV/IR cut window on the 174mm for OAG guiding or just use the supplied AR window?




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      you don’t need UV/IR cut window for guiding




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    Hi Sam,

    I ordered a ASI174mm but now I’m worried it not will achieve focus with your AOG and my ASI071. My calculations make me think the 174 will be short about 1 or 2 mm from achieving focus when pushed all the way in. I’m using your OAG with the 21.5mm extension so I can’t add more length there. What do you think? I don’t think your low profile 1.25″ cover will help me – right?




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      our OAG support all ASI cameras if the back focus of your system is 55mm




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    Hi Sam,
    I already have the 224mc and the 290mm (love them both) and am looking for a camera that will have a larger field of view. Will I be disappointed with the 174mm for wider field planetary imaging? Clarification – will I see a difference in resolution when I running at critical sampling. What is the camera’s current availability? Thanks for your fine products!




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      I don’t think planetary imaging need larger filed of view except lunar or solar
      we have it in stock




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    Hi Sam

    I want to Know if this camera was tested as a guiding camera at OAG in a MEADE LX 200 12 inch OTA in native output
    Thanks




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      yes, you can use it as a guiding camera at OAG




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    Also Sam, I want a great camera for OAG guiding on my 2800mm SCT, Is the ASI174mm a good choice? My ASI224 has trouble getting a high enough S/N it seems, and the pickoff mirror on the ZWO OAG can take a little larger sensor or I can possibly drill it to almost 8mm. Any suggestions would be welcome! I assume the 174 would be at least twice the sensitivity, right?




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      Yes, 174 is the best one
      it is sensitive and large enough




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    Does the ASI174 have the same amp glow reduction as the QHY174 version? Your service and software are better but the 1.25 size, amp glow reduction and short back focus are tempting… Will your low profile 1.25″ cover work?




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      yes, there is amp glow reduction
      just it’s not so effective as 224

      our low profile 1.25″ cover works with 174




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    Any update regarding availability? thank you in advance




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      yes, it’s available




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    I see you skeep the question of Simon
    Hello,
    I see an exposure range of 300 seconds. But a reseller speaks about 1000 seconds. Is it 300 seconds or more?




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      it should be 300s, the cooled one support 1000s exposure




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    Sam, is the new batch available now?




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    • Sam Wen

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      more will come at next month




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    Accroding to the specification, the working temperature is -5 ~ 45 deg. C.
    Does it mean the camera does not work at cold environment such as -20 deg. C?




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      yes, you need to warm the camera under such cooled enviroment




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    Does this camera have a buffer to help minimize dropped frames during high-speed imaging?




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      the buffer is very small, so dropping or not mainly depends on your PC side




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    Hello,
    I see an exposure range of 300 seconds. But a reseller speaks about 1000 seconds. Is it 300 seconds or more?




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    ASI174MM driver seems not to work in Windows XP SP2. Is that correct?
    Connected ASI174MM camera is not recognized here.
    (At another laptop with Windows 10 the ASI174MM camera is working fine).




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      all ASI drivers works under all windows platform




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    Hi,

    What is flange focal distance of asi174mm? I have Celestron EdgeHD, so placing the camera in right distance is so important.

    Thanks!




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    • Sam Wen

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      the back focus is 17.5mm




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    Where can I find information about the requiments for computer operation software (Windows, Mac) on your webpage? Does the camera also operate under Windows 7, 8 and 10 and older operating software?




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      Yes, our USB3.0 cameras support all platform and all windows systems
      but intel CPU and Intel USB3.0 Host controller is recommended




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