ZWO ASI CMOS Cameras
ZWO offers now a wide range of cameras with small chip sizes for plantary imaging (like the ASI120, ASI183, ASI290, ASI385, ASI224 range), larger chip sizes for solar, like the ASI174 that is one of the best solar imager cameras, the very first CMOS camera offering global readout that means no problem with Newton's rings...
The ASI290MC and ASI290MM cameras are the ultimate planetary imagers, whilst the ASi183MM, ASI183MC, ASI224MC and ASI385MC are versatile planetary cameras that can be used for a wide variety of tasks, including astro photography of the Moon, Sun and small deep sky objects. (don't ever forget to use a proper solar filter in front of your telescope if you wanted to image the sun or other solutions are also available for refractor telescopes - contact us for more info if not sure)
The cooled ASI183 mono and colour cameras became recently very popular in use with short focal length APOs, ED APOs and achromatic refractors.
They offer cameras with even larger chips for deep sky imaging, 1" (ASI183 range), 4/3" (ASI1600 and ASI294 range), APS-C (ASI071MC-PRO) and now even full frame (ASI128 and ASI094). The ASI1600 cameras were the first deep sky imagers from ZWO and they became extremely popular and ZWO didn't stop developing them and improving cooling and the housing... Then they came out with the ASI071MC that was also well improved during the last year and still stays a very popular size. In the meantime, for smaller ED and APO telescopes the ASI183 range became very popular...
Recently they came out with several "small form factor" cameras with 1.25" diameter. These cameras became popular guide cameras, although we use a ASI174MM Mini in our observatory with a 9x50 finderscope as a very-very wide field live-view electronic finderscope.
Finally, the latest depelopment from ZWO is ASIAIR, a Smart WIFI Accessory for Portable Astro Photography that you can use with USB3.0 ZWO ASI Cameras.
If you need any help with choosing a ZWO camera, please contact us. During the years we've been actively using ZWO cameras in our observatory and in the field for deep sky imaging, planatery imaging and solar as well.
ALL ZWO CAMERAS AND ACCESSORIES COME WITH 2 YEARS WARRANTY!