The ASI 120 MM Monochrome USB Guide Camera offers a 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.
Guide Camera Mini Series
A guide camera uses software to assist in control the telescope motors to keep track of a guide star to keep the telescope aligned. (For telescope mount systems with compatible motorised tracking available)
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The ASI120MM Guide Camera is the mini version which has the ability to fit / connect to different types of equipment such as guide scopes and Off Axis Guiders..
The camera size, stability and ease-of-use as well as its ability to fit with different types of equipment eg; guide scopes, OAG etc.
The most important traits. Let’s face it, when you set up your equipment for a night of imaging, you just want things to work and to see that smooth graph on your guiding software before you start your imaging sequence.
In order to do that, there are some things to consider (apart from the points mentioned above):
It is not recommended for primarily deep space photography, AOC suggest a fan cooled model for all deep space object long exposure photography.
|Sensor:||1/3″ CMOS AR0130CS (Mono)|
|Resolution:||1280 × 960|
|MegaPixels:||1.2 Mega Pixels|
|Pixel Size:||3.75 µm|
|Exposure Range:||64µs – 2000s|
|Non-volatile memory/On camera storage:||Build-in total 192K byte user-accessible space(image size up to 480X320)|
|Interface:||USB3.0 / USB2.0|
|ST4 Guider Port:||Yes|
|Focus Distance to Sensor:||8.5mm|
|Shutter Type:||Rolling Shutter|
|Protect window:||Protect window: AR coated window|
|Operating System Compatibility:||Mac, Windows, Linux|
|Bit rate:||12bit output|
|Adaptor:||1.25″ / M28.5 X 0.6|
|Dimension:||φ36mm X 61mm|
|Weight:||60g or 3.1 ounces (without lens)|
|Working Relative Humidity:||20%—80%|
|Storage Relative Humidity:||20%—95%|
|Supported resolution – Binning 1×1:||1280 X 960 @35FPS
1280 X 720 @46FPS
1024 X 768 @54FPS
800 X 600 @90FPS
640 X 480 @118FPS
320 X 240 @224FPS
|Supported resolution – Binning 2×2:||640 X 480 @35FP|