The ZWO ASI120 mini is an incredible planetary camera, but it really shines as a guide camera. We find it pairs really well with the ZWO mini guide scope for a compact and effective guiding package.
The ASI120MM Mini (ASI120MINI) camera integrates the AR0130CS 1/3″ sensor (4.8 mm x 3.6 mm). It is a new model in the “mini”-series of cameras from ZWO. This camera has 1280 x 960 pixels with a pixel size of 3.75 μm x 3.75 μm. It provides 12-bit ADC and the QE peak is almost 80%.
The ASI120 mini-camera offers you very good performance for planetary imaging as well as for guiding. Low read noise, high dynamic range, AR protective window and much more are just some of the key characteristics that set it apart from the competition.
120Mini VS 120MM-S
Compared with the ASI120MM-S camera, the new 120-Mini has a sleeker design, less weight, and it can reach focus at the same position as an eyepiece.
USB2.0Port & ST4 Port
USB 2.0 Port: Mini camera has one USB2.0 type-C port. Type-C port is very popular in mobile phones, as it doesn’t matter which way you connect it (unlike for example type-A or type-B)
ST4 Port: The camera can be connected directly to the auto-guider port of the mount.
Connecting Diagram (refer to photo)
- M28.5-CS adapter
- CS-C adapter
- 1.25″ extender
- 1.25″ filter
Why buy from All-Star Telescope
We like to say that we’re the biggest astronomy shop in Canada, which is a little like bragging about being the tallest dwarf. The reality is that we’re a small, Canadian owned, family run business.
We hold a large volume of inventory in our Edmonton warehouse, and ship daily. We ship to the USA and globally, and it's worth noting that there is no duty on telescopes and accessories between Canada and the United States.
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