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iOptron iCAM178M Mono Camera (3371)

by iOptron
SKU 3371
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Original price $427.70 - Original price $427.70
Original price
$427.70 - $427.70
Current price $427.70

iCAM178M camera uses a Sony IMX178 mono sensor. The imaging area is 1/1.8”, with 2.4um pixel size, 6.4MP resolution (3096*2078) and diagonal of 9mm.


iCAM178M camera has a very high sensitivity. It is an ideal camera for planetary imaging. The camera has a very low readout noise. The testing results indicated that the readout noise is as low as 1.34e at a gain of 350. The camera has a unique DPS (Dead Pixel Suppression) technology to eliminate the any abnormal/dead pixel by analyzing camera dark frames. The camera has a unique HCG mode, which will automatically turn on when the camera gain setting is >30. The HCG mode can greatly reduce the readout noise and retain the same high dynamic range as it at low gain.

When the camera is connected to the USB3.0 interface and full-resolution preview is used, it can reach 60 FPS in RAW8 mode (10bit ADC). During image recording, the actual recording speed is affected by the hard drive writing speed. It is recommended to use a high-quality solid state drive to record data to realize the full benefit of the USB3.0 data speed. The ST-4 guiding port allows one to connect the camera to a mount GUIDE port for ST-4 autoguiding.


Image Sensor Sony IMX178 CMOS (mono)
Sensor Size 1/1.8" (7.4X5.0mm)
Max. Resolution 3096X2078 (6.4MP)
Pixel Size 2.4µm
Frame Rate 60 fps (at 10 bit, max. resolution)
Shutter Rolling shutter
Exposure Range 32µs ~2000s
Readout Noise 2.2e~1.3e
QE ~80%
Full Well 15 Ke
ADC 14 bit
HCG Mode Supported
Optical Window AR coated glass
Data Port USB3.0
Guide Port ST-4 compatible
Telescope Adapter 1.25"
Warranty One year limited

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