What is the ZWO ASIAir Plus?
The ZWO ASIAir Plus is a smart camera controller that can wirelessly control your entire astrophotography setup. It does this via a small red box that you can wirelessly control from your smartphone via the ASIAir app and eliminates the need for a laptop.
What does the ZWO ASIAir Plus do?
The ASIAir Plus acts as the brain for your imaging rig. The ASIAir Plus can handle all tasks associated with astrophotography, such as Polar Alignment, Target Suggestion, Plate Solving, Focus, Guiding, Autorun/Image Capture, Plan (Multi-Target Sequencing), Video (Planetary Imaging), Live Stacking, and more.
How do you control the ZWO ASIAir Plus?
The ZWO ASIAir Plus is controlled with the ASIAir app on your smartphone or tablet, and is compatible with both Android and iOs devices. The app features a full suite of built-in software to control your ZWO astrophotography cameras, ZWO EAF (Electronic Automatic Focuser), ZWO filter wheel, almost any equatorial mount and even accessories like dew heaters.
What ports does the ZWO ASIAir Plus have?
The ASIAir Plus has the following ports:
- 4x USB ports (2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0)
- 4x DC 12v power output ports (with indicator lights)
- 1x DC 12v power input port (compatible power supplies sold separately, requires 11v-15v @ 2A-5A)
- USB-C port (for transferring files to computer)
- MicroSD card slot (for additional storage options)
- DSLR SNAP shutter release port (see below list for compatible cameras, shutter release cables sold separately)
- Ethernet port (for hardwired control)
- Wi-Fi antenna port (for wireless control with included antenna or third-party antennae)
Full Features of the ZWO ASIAIR Plus
A built-in WiFi Antenna
It can greatly increase the WiFi signal compared to the ASIAIR Pro, making the WiFi connection between your device and ASIAIR Plus more stable. The signal range will also be wider.
Four newly-added Indicators for the DC-12V outputs
There will be a new update of the ASIAIR app when the ASIAIR Plus is released and you can check the power status easily and monitor consumption in real-time.
Newly-added Type C USB Port
It will allow you to directly connect the ASIAIR Plus device to your computer via USB cable to transfer data, instead of pulling out a SD card and using a card reader to transfer data.
Smaller and Lighter
Compared to ASIAIR PRO, the ASIAIR Plus has made some big changes in its appearance and weight: 24% thinner and 13% lighter. The ASIAIR Plus is made out of aluminum and processed by CNC tech, which will effectively prevent the ASIAIR Plus from dust and dew, also making the whole device sturdier and more durable. The top uses laser carving technology to show the constellations of Cassiopeia, Ursa Major, and Ursa Minor in the sky.
ASIAIR OS runs on eMMC storage
The new system will provide a smoother and more stable using experience. We also added a new feature: Auto Recovery Mode – When the ASIAIR Plus cannot boot up, the system will detect the faults and recover by itself. The internal storage of the ASIAIR Plus that is available for saving images and videos is 20GB.
Why You Need the ASIAIR Plus
It can totally replace your computer, and the hand-controller of some supported mounts to do astrophotography.
It allows you to wirelessly control your gear via your smartphone or tablet. You can stay inside with your families and still enjoy the fun of astrophotography at the same time.
It provides an integrated and easy-to-use workflow suitable for all astronomy amateurs. Even if you are new to astrophotography, you can use it to produce wonderful astrophotography images quickly and with ease.