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ZWO Cooled Colour CMOS Camera (ASI178MC-C)

by ZWO
Original price $1,195.95 - Original price $1,195.95
Original price
$1,195.95 - $1,195.95
Current price $1,195.95

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Important: For the following imaging camera models, please use a separate 12V power supply rather than the power hub in the ASIAIR Pro as the hub cannot provide enough amperage to power the camera's TEC coolers: ASI6200, ASI2600, ASI2400, ASI533, ASI294, ASI 178, ASI071MC


Our brand new cooled version of ASI178MC Color Camera allows the sensor to be cooled to 35C to 40C degrees below ambient!

ASI178MC has a 1/1.8″ and 6.4M pixels sensor IMX178 with SONY STARVIS and Exmor R Technology.

Extremely low read noise(2.2 e – 1.4e ) , high sensitivity and 14bit ADC make it very suitable for astronomy and microscopy high resolution photograph.

Reliable Mechanical Structure

There are four screws that seal the sensor chamber. Our camera design has been extensively tested and is very stable.

Even when used in higher humidity environments, ASI178-Cool will still works fine without dew problems.

USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB

  • USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI178-Cool to run at 30 fps (14bit, normal mode) or 60 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (6.4Mega).
  • USB 2.0 HUB: Can connect with various accessories, including a filter wheel, guide camera or electronic focuser, allowing you to manage your cables better. There are two short 0.5m USB2.0 cables included with the ASI178-Cool. The hub is powered by the external power supply if you connect one.

Cooling System

ASI178MM-Cool has 2 stage TEC cooling system to enable very deep cooling (35°C-40°C below ambient). The cooler requires an external power supply, which is not included with the camera. You may order a suitable power supply from here.

We recommend using a 12V/3-5A or more DC adapter for cooler power supply (2.1×5.5, center positive).


Sensor:  1/1.8” CMOS IMX178
Resolution:  6.4 Mega Pixels 3096*2080
Pixel Size:  2.4µm
Sensor Size:  7.4mm*5mm
Diagonal: 8.92mm
Exposure Range:  32µs-1000s
ROI:  Supported
ST4 Guider Port:  Yes
Focus Distance to Sensor:  12.5mm
Shutter Type:  Rolling Shutter
Protect window: IR-CUT window
Operating System Compatibility:  Mac, Windows, Linux
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Bit rate:  14bit output(14bit ADC)
Adaptor:  2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimensions:  78 mm Diameter
Weight:  410g
Back Focus Distance:  17.5mm
Cooling:  Regulated Two Stage TEC
Delta T:  35-40 degrees C
Cooler Power Supply Required: 12V at 2A Max


Supported resolution

  • 10bit ADC/14bit ADC
  • 3096×2080 60fps / 30fps
  • 2560×2048 62fps / 31fps
  • 2048×1080 116fps / 58fps
  • 1280×960 130fps / 65fps
  • 800×600 204.7fps / 102.3fps
  • 640×480 253.1fps / 126.5fps
  • 320×240 479.7fps / 239.8fps
  • More resolutions can be defined by user