ASI224MC (color)

$249.00

ASI224MC has a 1/3″ and 1.2M pixels sensor IMX224 with SONY Exmor and  NIR Technology.

Version: 1.3 (include Anti-amp glow function)

Extremely low read noise (0.75e – 1.5 e) and high sensitivity especially in IR range
Very suitable for astronomy and microscopy photograph

SKU: ASI224MC Category:

Product Description

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Astrophotography Performance

ASI224MC has a 1/3″ and 1.2M pixels sensor IMX224 with SONY Exmor and NIR Technology. Extremely low read noise (1.5 e) and high sensitivity especially in IR range. Read Noise of ASI224 less than 1e which can compare with sCMOS or EMCCD sensors. Very suitable for astronomy planetary and small DSO imaging.

224 Gain RN DR FW vs gain

High QE

Relative QE Curve, we estimate the Peak Value should between 75%-80%.

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PCB Version1.3 (include Anti-amp glow function)

Most sensor will have amp-glow problem only if you do long-time exposure capture, such as longer than 1s.

We apply “amp glow reduction technology” to our ASI224MC and ASI224MC-C camera, it is a hardware modification to reduce the amp-glow of the sensor, not every sensor can benefit from this modification, but it is obvious for ASI224MC, so this upgrade is for ASI224MC  and ASI224MC-C only .

We made this change since April 2016, which means the current unit (ASI224MC and ASI224MC-C) we produce all equiped with the newest PCB version —V1.3.

 

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USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI224 run at 64fps (12bit, normal mode) or 150 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

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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Camera technical details

Sensor: 1/3” CMOS IMX224/IMX225
Resolution: 1.2Mega Pixels 1304X976
Pixel Size: 3.75µm
Sensor Size: 4.8mm*3.6mm
Diagonal: 6.09mm
Exposure Range: 32µs-1000s
ROI: Supported
Binning: 2×2 binning supported
Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.5mm
Shutter Type: Rolling Shutter
Protect window: AR coated window
Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Bit rate: 12bit output(12bit ADC)
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimensions: 62 mm Diameter
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

10bit ADC / 12bit ADC
1304×976 150fps / 64fps
1280×960 152.4fps / 65fps
800×600 241.2fps / 102.9fps
640×480 299.4fps / 127.6fps
320×240 577.9fps / 256.4fps
More resolutions can be user defined

Before first usage of this product read manuals and install correct drivers and software.

Shipping

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

If you can’t get the air mail package after 4 weeks, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com

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 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.
  • For customers who bought the camera from our dealer, dealer is responsible for the customer service for you.

 

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

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    Hello! I have bought this camera in november 2017 (order #8692) on your website, and I would like to know if my camera include the PCB Version1.3 modification please? Is there any way to be sure (serial number maybe?)
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      You can open the camera cover to see the version number in the PCB board.




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    I’m trying to find a camera to use for my outreach efforts. Since I’m mostly working with kids (ages 6 – 18), I’d like to focus mostly on planetary and lunar imaging. Would this be a good camera for my CPC 800 GPS alt-azimuth telescope? I’d also like to use the camera with a gradient filter and RSpec software to take spectra of stars. Any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated!




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      224MC is a good camera for planetary imaging.
      We are not sure if is suitable to take spectra of stars.




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    Maybe dumb question…but is the supplied 1.25″ nose piece all that is required to install on Celestron EdgeHD 1100?




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      The Celestron EdgeHD 1100 provide 1.25″ interface, right?
      If yes, they will fit.




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    Does it support windows RT?




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      Yes it does.




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    Thank you Katherine. Will i lose a warranty if I open the cover?




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      It will not affect the warranty.




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    Sorry Katherine but I dont understand your answer in terms of PCB version. If you are saying I should see it tgrough protection glass there is nothing like this visibile on my camera. Camera was bought from the local seller who ordered new delivery from ZWO in November 2018. I just want to make sure my camera support PCB 1.3 and I don’t see how to prove it.




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      You could open the upper cover of the camera to make sure the PCB version. The version number is written on the board.
      For 224, the 1.3 version is the latest version.




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    Can you please be more specyfic? Are you saying I shuld see PCB 1.3 description tgrough protection glass in asi224? Thank you




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      Yes, it is the latest version of PCB.




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    Hello, I’m trying to connect my asi224 and asi1600mm pro with samsung sm-t230 (android ver 4.4.2) using ASICAP apk but without success. Android does not recognize a camera. Android 6 works fine. How to fix it ? Thanks




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      May be it is caused by insufficient power supply on the USB port of the mobile phone. Please try using a usb hub with power supply.




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