ASI1600MC Pro (color)

$999.00

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Product Description

ASI1600MC Pro

1600MM Pro21600PRO LOGO

DDR Memory Buffer

DDR memory buffer is the main difference between ASI “Cool” and “Pro” cameras.

ASI1600 Pro camera includes a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to help improve data transfer reliability. Additionally, the use of a memory buffer minimizes amp-glow, which is caused by the slow transfer speeds when the camera is used with a USB 2.0 port.

DDR3

Astrophotography Performance

ASI1600 Pro offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, Low dark current, high dynamic range .

ASI1600 build in 12bit ADC but can provide 12.5 stops dynamic range which is even better than KAF8300 due to its super low read noise.

1600 Gain RN DR FW vs gainQE Graph

We suppose the QE peak value is more than 60%.

ASI1600MC-QE

Dark Current

The dark current of ASI1600 from out test result.

here is a 300S dark frame tested with the cooler running at -25 degree.

1600mc-cool dark current vs T

Reliable Mechanical Structures

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, ASI1600 Pro will still works fine without dew problems.

 

1600MM Pro3

USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI1600 Pro to run at 14.7 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 23 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (16Mega).
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 ASI1600 Pro. The hub is powered by the external power supply if you connect one.

 

1600MM Pro4

Cooling System

ASI1600 Pro has 2 stage TEC cooling system to enable very deep cooling (40°C-45°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).
Using a battery with 9-15V is also suitable for the cooler power supply.

Connecting Diagram

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1. M43-T2 adapter

2. EOS-T2 adapter

3. 2”Filter (optional)

4. 1.25” T-Mount

5. 1.25” Filter (optional)

6. M42-1.25” adapter (optional)

7. T2 extender 11mm

 

Mechanical Diagram

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What is in the box?

ASI1600 Pro box includes all necessary cables, adapters, and manuals.

1600 294 183冷冻包装清单

Notice:Cooled cameras need a 12v power adapter, If you don’t have one, please click this link to buy a 12V power adapter. There are 4 different standard for different contury, please choose it carefully.
https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/accessories/acdc-adapter-12v-5a-for-cooled-cameras/

The best solution of 55mm back focus length

Cooled Color Camera solution

Cooled Color Camera with OAG solution

Read more: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/faq/best-back-focus-length-solutions-55mm.html

 

 

Drivers and Softwares:

Our website has newest camera drivers and many DSO and Planetary capture softwares. Please make sure the newest driver and software has been installed before you start shooting:

https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/software/

Camera technical details

Sensor: 4/3″ CMOS
Diagonal: 21.9mm
Resolution: 16Mega Pixels 4656×3520
Pixel Size: 3.8µm
Bayer Pattern: GRBG
Max FPS at full resolution :23FPS
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
Read Noise: 1.2e @30db gain
QE peak: 60%
Full well: 20ke
ADC:12bit
DDRIII Buffer: 256MB
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Protect window:AR window
Dimensions: 78mm Diameter
Weight: 410g
Back Focus Distance: 6.5mm
Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
Delta T: 40°C-45°C below ambient
Cooler Power consumption: 12V at 2A Max
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%

Supported resolution

12Bit ADC
4656×3520 14.7fps
3840×2160 23.1fps
1920×1680 32.9fps
1280×960 47.1fps
640×480 80.4fps
320×240 124.4fps

10Bit ADC
4656×3520 23fps
3840×2160 36.2fps
1920×1680 57.7fps
1280×960 73.6fps
640×480 125.7fps
320×240 192.4fps

more resolutions are user defined

Before first usage of this product read manuals and install correct drivers and software.

Shipping

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 299USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 299USD) : $20.00
  • Free Shipping(amount < 299USD) (Air Mail, 3-4 weeks) (Free)

Introduction

  1. Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, TNT, EMS etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package in one week. We provide free fast shipping for order ≧ $299 or charge extra $20 for order < $299.
  2. Free Shipping: we will ship via DGM or China Post Registered Air Mail. It usually costs 2-3 weeks to reach US or Europe and costs 3-4 weeks to reach far places.
  3. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  4. Customers from Russia need to provide the name of your company.

Tracking site:

DGM: http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com/?locale=en-US

China air mail: http://www.17track.net/en

Tax

  • The price list on our website is USD without tax.
  • Please note that buyers areliable to pay tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT , customs handling fee, etc. The additional fees may be collected at time of delivery by courier.
  • For best local service we advise customers buy our cameras form local dealers.

Warranty and Return Policy

  • We provide 2-year warranty for our products, we will offer the repair service for free or replace for free if the camera doesn’t work within warranty period. After the warranty period, we will continue to provide repair support and service on a charged basis.
  • This warranty does not apply to damage that occurred as a result of abuse or misuse, or caused by a fall or any other transportation failures after purchase.
  • Customer must pay for shipping when shipping the camera back for repair or replacement
  • If you get a faulty camera, please contact us as soon as possible though email: info@zwoptical.com. Please describe the problem in detail and we will do our best to help you solve the problem. Most instances perceived problems are simply bad driver install or software configuration.
  • For customers who bought the camera from our dealer, dealer is responsible for the customer service for you.

 

Do you have question, answer or comment? Post here!

  1. :

    I did not see the ST4 port and cable for the newer version of ASI1600MC.
    Is it right?

    Thank you
    Richard




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    • Sam Wen

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      the new 1600 removed ST4 port, USB2.0 Hub added




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  2. :

    Just purchased a ZWO ASI1600MC, I own a Skywatcher 80mm PROED Refractor and a Skywatcher 250mm Reflector. Both with Moonlite focuser’s. I am new into astroimaging, I have an NEQ6 Pro mount. I know this CMOS camera has an AR window. I ordered an Explore Scientific CLS 2″ filter with the camera. Will this suffice for IR/UV for the Refractor?

    Not terribly familiar with filters…




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, no need for UV/IR cut any more
      CLS build in UV/IR CUT




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  3. (verified owner):

    Does I propely understand? I should unskerw 4 skrews and remove the glass and in this place insert 1,25 IR/UF filter? Can you explain me in details
    Best regards
    Stefan Chmielewski




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  4. (verified owner):

    Hello Sam

    I bought this camera and i think that i should to use for deep sky photo filtr IR/UV cut. Have You any sutable to ASI 1600?
    And second question: sometimes i would like connect Nikon lens to ASI1600 have you any sutable adapter?

    Best regards
    Stefan




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    • Sam Wen

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      the easiest way should be screw one 1.25″ IR-CUT to inside of the T2-1.25″ filter adapter
      so 1.25″ filter should have no vegnetting for F5 system




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  5. (verified owner):

    What is the sensor hieght width and offset?




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    • Sam Wen

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      it’s 17.6mm*13.3mm




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  6. :

    Hello,

    To connect this camera to my Skywatcher Ed100 Focal Reducer (55mm Backfocus M48 connector), I will need a 37.5mm (M48 to M42) spacer to connect to your M42 connector, which is connected to the camera? (17.5+37.5 = 55) Is this correct?
    Sorry, first time I have to deal with back focus..

    Thanks, Stefan.




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, you are correct
      there is a 18.5mm M42-M48 adapter come with the camera
      so maybe just one 37.5-18.5=19mm T2 spacer is ok too




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  7. :

    Thanks Sam,
    Where can I get the Nikon to Canon adapter? Its ZWO brand?
    Maybe I missed it but I couldn’t find it on the ZWO website.




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    • Sam Wen

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      still didnot upload, we will upload soon
      this is a universal adapter




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  8. :

    Hi again,
    I want to use my Nikon lenses with the ASI1600MC cooled and there is only a Canon adaptor currently.
    Is ZWO making the Nikon version available soon?
    Thanks!
    Samuel




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    • Sam Wen

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      not right now, we only provide one Nikon to Canon adapter




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  9. :

    Hi,
    I bought a ASI1600MC-cooled recently and I have not been able to use it with Sequence Generator Pro.
    There is a ASI ASCOM option in SGP’s camera selection.
    Error message comes up during focus and framing.
    I am told by SPG developer that the ASI ASCOM doesn’t work with ZWO cameras at present.
    Is there a fix soon?
    Regards,
    Samuel




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    • Sam Wen

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      seems we don’t have this problem with our latest ASCOM driver
      you can CC the email to us too
      I am sure the author can fix it soon
      he has an ASI1600 too




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  10. (verified owner):

    You say that this camera uses an AR window for protection. Witch one should I order or does it come with the lense I already orderd?




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    • Sam Wen

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      it come with a AR protect window
      so you may need a IR cut filter for imaging




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  11. :

    Here I am again.
    I am planning to buy this camera and also like to buy the new EOS T2 adapter since I already have an EOS adapter for my 2 inch focusser. I now use a Canon 450D in prime focus. Will it be suitable and will I be able to focus?




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, any eos lens is supported




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  12. :

    Hi Sam,

    I see a lot of deepsky images when I look for results for this camera. But I guess you are able to capture planets too with this camera as well.
    Is this camera really designed for deepsky imaging solely or can I also use it to image planets and the moon. Or is the chip too big for planetary imaging?

    Kind regards,

    Rene




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, you can use it for moon or solar imaging
      and it support ROI, so planetary imaging is suitable too
      this is an all-in-one camera




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  13. :

    Hello does this camera need IR filter when using refractors or is it inbuilt?




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    • Sam Wen

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      for the final release version we choose to use build in AR window
      so you need an extra 1.25″ IR-CUT filter




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  14. :

    Hi Sam Wen, does ASI 1600MC-Cool come with easily remove IR-CUT filter?




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    • Sam Wen

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      we changed it with an AR protect window finally




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  15. :

    Hi Sam Wen, I would like to use ASI 1600MC-Cool but not sure the way to hook it up to Celestron focal reducer as http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/astronomy/astroimaging-accessories/reducers/reducer-corrector

    Does ASI 1600MC-Cool come with the compatible adapter? Or can indicate the adapter I need.




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    • Sam Wen

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      usually these reducer designed for DSLR whose back focus distance is 55mm
      so you need an extender to use it with our camera
      we already provide an 18.5mm M42 extender, so you just need another 20 or 19mm extender to reach 55mm distance




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  16. (verified owner):

    Hello Sam,

    With the removable M42 extender in place on the ASI1600, the Back Focus Distance switches from 6.5 mm to 17.5 mm. Do you confirm?
    Best regards
    Pierre




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, you are correct




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  17. :

    Hi Sam
    I think two reasons .
    One reason is distance between a sensor and filter is too close.
    Another one is a coating of filter .
    Then distance between a sensor and filter to be a little more far and try to improve a coating of filter .
    I hope your product to be better .




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  18. :

    Hi Sam
    I see sample images . Starlight ghost appear. Do you think a measure for them ?




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    • Sam Wen

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      starlight ghost usually come from other source such like filters instead of the camera




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  19. :

    Hi i like to know what sensor you are using in your cameras cant find it in the specifications ?

    Best regards F




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    • Sam Wen

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      sorry, sensor factory don’t want us to make the name public
      we can only tell:it is the same on Olympus’s DSLM: E-M1




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  20. :

    Hello, wich type of shutter is at this camera type?
    Thanks for answer.
    Petr




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    • Sam Wen

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      it’s rolling shutter




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