ZWO ASI678MC (color) 3840×2160 2um

 399,95

The ZWO ASI678MC features Sony’s latest-generation sensor, the IMX678, which features excellent near-infrared response. With the advantages of large full well capacity, high dynamic range and low readout noise. This camera has been tested and found the perfect balance of performance between planetary imaging as well as solar and lunar imaging. This is an OSC planetary camera with low noise. The camera is also considered the successor to the ZWO ASI178MC.

12 in stock (can be backordered)

Sensor kind:
CMOS
Sensor size:
1/1.8"
Sensor dimensions:
7.7 x 4.3
Sensor type:
Sony IMX678
Color or Mono:
Color
Megapixels (M):
8.29
Resolution:
3840 x 2160
Pixel size (microns):
2
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Description

The ZWO ASI 678MC (color) camera, balanced camera suitable for various applications

The ZWO ASI678MC adopts Sony’s latest-generation sensor IMX678 with excellent near-infrared response. With the advantages of large full well capacity, high dynamic range and low readout noise. This camera has been tested and found the perfect balance of performance in planetary imaging, solar and lunar imaging. This is an OSC planetary camera with low noise.

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Specifications of the ASI678MC

Bright in low light

Thanks to the backlit sensor structure and advanced pixel technology, the camera has very low readout noise and ultra-high sensitivity. Especially in low light, the camera performs very well and is able to capture very bright images of celestial bodies.

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Bright in low light

STARVIS 2

The ZWO ASI678MC can be considered an upgrade from ASI178MC. The camera adopts the latest SONY IMX678 sensor with advanced STARVIS 2 technology. Compared to the ASI178MC, this camera no longer has amp glow, lower readout noise and higher sensitivity. Dark current noise is greatly reduced; near-infrared performance is greatly improved.

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Starvis 2

Upgraded model

The ASI678MC is an upgraded product of the ASI178MC. Compared to the ASI178MC, the ASI678mc has less readout noise, less dark noise and no more amp glow.
In the table below, we compare the two cameras.

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Compare between ASI678MC and ASI178MC

No more Amp Glow!

The ZWO ASI678MC no longer exhibits amp glow, no matter how long the exposure and how high the gain value (gain) are set. Because it is implemented directly at the hardware level, it requires no software control.

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Compare amp glow

HGC Mode

The camera has a built-in HGC mode, which can effectively reduce readout noise at high gain. This allows the camera to maintain the same high dynamic range as with low gain. When the amplification is 182, the HCG mode is automatically turned on. The readout noise is as low as 0.8e and the dynamic range can still reach a level close to 12 bit.

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HGC mode

Quantum efficiency

The QE curve and readout noise are very important parameters to measure the performance of a camera. Higher QE and lower readout noise are required to improve the image signal-to-noise ratio.

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Quantum efficiency

Dark Current Noise.

The ASI678MC has much lower dark current noise (Dark Current Noise) than ASI178, giving it a better image signal-to-noise ratio. Comparing the dark frames captured with these two cameras, it is easy to see that ASI678’s frame has much less noise and looks much smoother.

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Dark current in relation to temperature

Connection method

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Connectivity

Connection to external devices

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Connection to external devices

USB 3.0 & 256M DDR3 memory

The camera is equipped with a USB 3.0 transmission interface and a built-in 256 MB DDR3 cache to ensure stable and secure data transfer. With long exposures, frame dropping is effectively prevented and significantly reduces the glow effect caused by a low read rate.

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256MB DDR3 memory

Mechanical diagram

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Mechanical diagram of the ZWO ASI678MC

Delivery of the ZWO ASI678MC camera color includes:

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Included accessories

Place your order online or visit the showroom in Amstelveen

Take super-sharp astronomical photos with the ZWO ASI 678 MC color camera. Order this camera easily online at Ganymedes or visit our showroom in Amstelveen. Or check out our extensive range of ZWO. You are welcome here on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Do you have questions about our products? We are always ready with good service. Call 020-6412083 and we will be happy to help you.

Specifications general

State:
New

Brand:
ZWO

Series:
ASI678

Warranty:
2 years

Part number Ganymedes:
G-ZWO-ASI678MC

Part number manufacturer:
ZWO-ASI678MC


Specifications product

Sensor kind:
CMOS

Sensor size:
1/1.8"

Sensor dimensions:
7.7 x 4.3

Sensor type:
Sony IMX678

Color or Mono:
Color

Megapixels (M):
8.29

Resolution:
3840 x 2160

Pixel size (microns):
2

Maximum frames per second (FPS):
47.5

Memory:
256MB DDR3

Number of bits (ADC):
12

Protective glass:
21-1.1 AR

Shutter:
Rolling shutter

Exposure time:
32μs-2000s

Read noise:
0.8e

QE peak:
83%

Full well:
11.27ke

Active cooling:
No

Connection to computer:
USB 3.0

Connection to telescope:
1.25

ST4 connection:
Yes

Included adapters:
1.25" nosepiece

Included cables:
USB 3.0 / ST4

Length (mm):
4.32

Diameter (mm):
7.68

Weight (kg):
0.126

Backfocus (mm):
12.5

Application:
AllSky and Meteorites, Moon and planets

Built-in filter wheel:
No

Power supply:
Via USB


Application

Suitable for moon and planets:
Excellent

Suitable for nebulae and galaxies:
Good

Suitable for sun:
Excellent

Suitable for autoguiding:
Moderate

Suitable for All-Sky:
Excellent

Suitable for children:
No

Suitable for novice user:
Yes

Suitable for advanced user:
Yes

Suitable accessories

We have not yet selected suitable accessories for this product.
Any suitable accessories are carefully selected by us and assigned manually.
Please contact us if you want to know which accessories are well suited with this product!

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