ASI1600MM Pro (mono)

$1,280.00

ASI1600 Pro cameras, another giant leap in 1600 history!

 

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Product Description

ASI1600MM Pro

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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%.

ASI1600MM-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.

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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.

 

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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” Filter (optional)

7. T2 extender 11mm

8. M42-M48 extender 16.5mm

9. T2-T2 adapter

10. EFW mini

11. EOS adapter for EFW+1600

Mechanical Diagram

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What is in the box?

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

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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/product/acdc-adapter-12v-5a-for-cooled-cameras

 

The best solution of 55mm back focus length

Cooled Mono Camera solution Cooled Mono Camera with OAG solution

Read more: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/tutorials/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
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: 40-45 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 plan do 10 minute exposures, can you provide a 600 sec dark frame? How bad is the amp glow at 600 sec and 1000 sec?

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  2. (verified owner):

    I ordered the 1600MM-Cool however it’s on backorder:1. Does that mean that we are one camera behind in back order right now? If that’s the case, what is the turnaround time for a single unit?




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    • Sam Wen

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      we already sent orders put before May
      for new orders, we will try to send all in this month




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  3. :

    Hi!
    Maxim DL V5 support 1600?




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  4. :

    Sam, a beta tester on Cloudy Nights reported AMP Glow concerns and an apparent fix you supplied, can you explain the issue and what impact does this have on production release?




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    • Sam Wen

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      the amp-glow issue is not so serious actually
      they are not very obvious if you exposure less than 5 minutes which should be enough for most targets
      you can check the 300s dark frame in the product description




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  5. :

    I have seen a couple questions about the sensor. The Olympus OMD E-M1 uses a Panasonic sensor. There is additional sensor data here http://sensorgen.info/OlympusOM-D-E-M1.html




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  6. :

    Hello

    Could you tell me how sensitive is this camera compared with DSLR cameras such as Canon 6D (modified for AP)
    Thank you




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    • Sam Wen

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      mono sensor is usually 3 times more sensitive than a color sensor
      so don’t compare with a mono one with color one please;)




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  7. :

    Hi, how does this unit power the cooling system?




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  8. :

    Hi Sam

    what imaging capture software does AS1600 supports ? Does this support Nebulosity and MaxIm DL ?

    thanks

    nathan




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  9. :

    what currency are your prices and what will be the cost of the asi 1600 mono cooled in Australian currency. I have a pre-order up elsewhere but willing to ditch for a better price and if you have stock/pre-order to hold for me. thank you.




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      Hi Robet
      All the cameras we sell is US dollars.
      We accept pre-order now, cameras can be shippend in May.
      We offer special price for our 1600 till the end of May, 100 US dollars off retail price.




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  10. :

    Hi
    Is the cooled camera sealed?
    If yes, how is it with the dessicant? Is it replaceable/renewable?
    Thanks!




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    • Sam Wen

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      Yes, it’s sealed and replaceable dessicant
      you can have a look at our other cooled cameras description




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  11. :

    Hi Sam – I have a Celestron RASA (like Hyperstar). I would like to get mono version. Do you know what options there are for using filters with this camera?




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    • Sam Wen

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      I think the filter wheel may too big for such usage
      maybe use filters inside the adapter is the only way




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  12. :

    Hi Sam,
    How do you think can I use this camera for meteor capturing.
    Does the driver of this camera support the UFOCapture?
    Thanks.




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, you can use it for meteor capturing with binning mode
      UFOCapture has problem with our camera before
      I am not sure how is it now
      but Handyavi runs very good




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    What is the size of the sensor? Width X Hight?




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      Hi Dan
      It’s 4/3” ,17mm×13mm.




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  14. :

    Hi Sam
    Who is the manufacturer of the Mono sensor in the 1600mm?
    Regards
    Tony




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      Hi Tony
      It’s from panasonic.




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  15. :

    Hi Sam,

    what is the max. QE of the monochrome version of ASI1600? Please specify.

    Is there a specification of the absolute sensivity threshold in terms of number of photons per pixel so that signal=noise?

    Cheers,
    Juergen




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    • Sam Wen

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      we are not sure about the max QE, maybe around 60%
      there is no absolute sensitivity threshold




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  16. :

    1) ASCOM drivers are essential for any serious application. Will they be provided?.
    2) Can you readout a subsection of the chip for focussing or other purposes?
    2) 3.8 µm Pixesize is too small for deepsky applications, so good2x2 binning is essential.




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, we provide ASCOM driver and fast ROI readout speed to help focus and planetary imaging
      software bin2 bin3 bin4 is supported




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    Will this camera bin 2×2 images before analogue to digital conversion?




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    • Sam Wen

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      the sensor provide 2x hardware bin, but I think it’s binning after digital conversion
      and 10bit only
      so software binning is a good option if you don’t need faster fps such like meteor capturing




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    Is there a filter wheel for this?




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    • Sam Wen

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      under development
      we will take our EFW to NEAF2016




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  19. :

    what sensor did you use in the asi1600mm cooled cameras




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    • Sam Wen

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      it is the same on Olympus’s DSLM: E-M1




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  20. :

    Hi,

    May I know if there is any bayer matrix on the sensor?

    I would like to do H Alpha narrowband imaging, is this camera capable of that?

    Cheers,
    Guohui




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    • Sam Wen

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      this is mono version, no bayer matrix
      very suitable for narrow banding imaging




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