ASI1600MM Pro (mono)

$1,280.00

ASI1600 Pro cameras, another giant leap in 1600 history!

 

SKU: ASI1600MM-P Category:

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%.

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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/

 

Appreciation of user works:

 

The Cocoon nebula (IC 5146, Sh2-125)

APOD Image of the day, photo by Marcel Drechsler

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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)

If you can’t get the air mail package after 4 weeks, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com

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 within warranty period. After the warranty period, we will continue to provide repair support and service on a charged basis. We do not provide any replacement unless ZWO confirmed the product is DOA (Dead On Arrival).
  • 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!

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    Hi Sam
    I am using ASI1600MM-Cool and APT for capturing. You have mentioned here above that 2×2 hardware bin is available. How do I choose between hardware and software bin in APT? Furthermore, does this also mean that the rest of the binning options, 3×3 and 4×4, are all software bins only?
    Another thing is, I realized on your charts that using the camera at lowest readout option, gain 200, the full well capacity is only about 2000e. How does 2×2 hardware binning would effect the sensors full well capacity?




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      software binning is the best way for DSO imaging
      so there is no option to set hardware binning in APT

      if you use software binning, the full well become 8000e
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    I’m thinking of buying either a 1600MM-Cool to replace my faulty CCD camera. I currently use an ASI120MM (USB2) guide camera. I know the 120MM has problems with most USB hubs but will it work with those built into the 1600?




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    Can you tell me the max current @ 5V from the USB connector is required to power the camera? What’s available from the cameras USB 3.0 hub to power external devices such as guide camera and EFW?




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    • Sam Wen

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      the power of USB3.0 is 1A, the camera itself need around 400ma, so there is around 600ma to power guide camera and EFW




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    Thanks Mr. Sam Wen for the reply. The power supply was the one I used to power my satellite TV receiver which can supply only up to 2A. That is all I have at the moment. (I have already ordered a good quality 5A power supply which is on the way and will take another 1 – 2 weeks to arrive). I noticed another thing. When that cooling failure happens the power indicator LED on the camera started to blink rapidly. Anyway this problem only occurs when cooler power rises above 95% and I also now think it should be due to inadequate amperage of the power supply. However, still I am happy that the cooling unit performs even better than you have promised. That means it can keep the sensor temperature little more than 45 degrees lower than the ambient temperature.




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    • Sam Wen

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      you are correct the power supply is not enough if the LED blink
      some DC power adapter declare that can provide 2A but usually can only provide 1.5 or 1.8A
      anyway, you just need 0.5A to cool to 30 degree below ambient and 1A to 38 or 40 degree
      so just avoid to cool so deep




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    Today, I experienced a strange problem with my newly purchased ASI1600MM-C. I was taking a 360S dark frame and cooler was set at -15C and was running at 99% power. The ambient temperature was about 31C. I noticed that that cooler was struggling to keep the sensor temperature at around -14.5C and suddenly cooling stopped and sensor temperature start to rise rapidly. But sequence generator pro continued to show that cooler is running at 100%. Then I turned the cooler power off, disconnected the camera from computer and reconnected it after about a minute. Then cooling worked again. I want to know whether this is a inbuilt hardware level safety mechanism to prevent too much overloading of the cooler or a fault in cooler. I am quite worried whether I am going to loose my new camera. Please respond.

    Thank you.




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    • Sam Wen

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      can you check your DC power supply? can it provide enough power?
      I suggest you set the target temperature to -10 instead of -15 to reach the max delta temperature it can achieve




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    Good morning.
    I recently bought the CCD ASI 1600Mono Cooled and I am facing a problem that worries me.
    At the beginning of the shooting sessions, using MaximDL to control the camera, I set it normally at -20 degrees. I wait for the temperature to reach the point -20 and start shooting, but in the first images, condensation is already present on the inside of the camera, on the sensor.
    It is important to remember that always at the end of the session I use Warm-Up so that there is no thermal shock, but I’m having several sessions ruined by this problem. What can I do to prevent this?
    Is there something I’m doing wrong?
    Can it be defective in the sealing of the camera?
    Awaiting return
    Att .: Maicon




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    • Sam Wen

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      we replied in your email, did you get it?




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    Hi, you didn’t include any dark current information in the specifications (or description) tab on this webpage, but looking in the manual I see there is a graph there. I assume the dark current (in e/pix/s) isn’t effected by the gain setting?




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    • Sam Wen

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      you are correct, the dark current won’t affected by gain setting




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    Hi, is 300s dark frame linked to in the product description bias subtracted? There nothing in the FITS header to indicate that it has been but it’s not much use for measuring the dark current unless it has.




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    • Sam Wen

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      no bias, just dark frame
      you can check our specification for the dark current




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    Hi Sam,

    (1) Is it possible to capture images in real time using Labview or Matlab?
    (2) Is there a trigger output signal?
    Thanks!




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    • Sam Wen

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      you need to visit the camera through Directshow under Labview or Matlab
      or need to program yourself through our SDK
      there is no trigger output signal




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    According to the treat before, 0.0 fps – issue:
    Yes, I tried a lot of things.
    Two different USB-cables (3.0 and 2.0),
    different USB-Speed-Settings, Auto and manual,
    two different PCs, two different programs,
    over ASCOM, and the “higer compatibility mode” in APT.
    Nothing changed, all as before, then from one day to another 0,0 fps.
    I think I send it back to service.




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    • Sam Wen

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      for repair or return service please contact us through email




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    Hello!
    Yesterday may Cam was working properly.
    Today it shows “0 frames (0 dropped) in ~time~ at 0,0 fps”
    and no picture is seen, only black.
    I can change settings and it reports the temperature,
    so a connection is established and all seems to be okay.
    But no pics are coming. I tried different PCs and two programs.
    What can I do to reset it? Or is it broken?
    Greetings from Austria, Fritz.




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    • Sam Wen

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      did you try to adjust “Trube USB” lower?
      or try a small ROI




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    I was told in the forums that you were developing a new filter wheel and Off Axis Guider for the 1600. Is this true? If so, is there any idea on a release date? Any specs available?

    Thanks,
    Will




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, 7*36mm and 8*1.25or31mm EFW
      and OAG
      won’t be too far




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    Hello!
    I wanted to update the firmware on my ASI1600MMC,
    but the FWupdate.exe finds no camera (empty).
    Yes, VS2008 SP1 redistributable package is installed.
    I can’t find a file named ASI1600MMC.iic.
    To with of the cams is it compatible?
    In the zip-File are some inside,
    but I don’t know with one to choose.
    Greetings from Austria, Fritz.




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    • Sam Wen

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      there is no new firmware of 1600 camera
      you don’t need to upgrade




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    Hi, I have few questions:

    1. Previous version of ASI 1600MM (mono) that sells now for $990 does it have active cooling? can it be set to -10C?

    2. I plan to image simultaneously from 3 scopes, can I ran all 3 cameras on one computer (does your software/drivers support this kind of operation) or do I need 3 separate computers in this case?

    3. What size filters should be used for this camera, is filter wheel available? If no, can the camera accept FWs from other manufacturers?




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    • Sam Wen

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      1.only cooled camera has regulated cooler, so 1600MM don’t have it
      2.yes, you can run 3 cameras on one computer
      3.there is EFWmini, you just need 1.25″ filter for F5 and slower scope, 31mm filters can support up to F2 lens




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    Hi One of ZWO!
    (Remark: “ZWO” stands in german dialect for “2”, so this is a word-joke).
    If I have the 12V-Power for Cooling connected –
    is the Camera-Part still powered over USB or out of the 12V-Power?
    Meaning: If I use a 3.0-USB-Hub wothout Powersupply,
    then there is too less Power for the Camera and an external HDD.
    Greetings from Austria, Fritz.




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    • Sam Wen

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      the camera-part still powered from USB




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    Hi, just received the 1600MM cool. 2 issues:

    1)The LED light does not come on, and no cooling is effected when activated (USB2 port only on my laptop on Win 7 Pro and ascom 6.2). Also, the driver version is listed as a 2014 version although i installed the latest off the ZWO website here. Is there a fault somewhere in the cooling system? How about the driver? I do see the ASI1600MM Cool listed as an imaging device, and the camera does produce images.

    2) The EFW – how do I control this? The proprietary ZWO has no EFW control. Do i have to use a third party ascom software? I use APT, but I am not sure if this camera is supported. The cooling also cannot be efffected through APT.

    Please revert. Thanks.




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    • Sam Wen

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      you need extra 12V DC power to power the cooler and fan
      for the EFW, you just need to install the ASCOM driver from our website




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    Just 1 final question – Will I need 36mm filter for F3 refractor? Or is the 1.25″ workable with flats etc? Thanks.




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    • Sam Wen

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      31mm filter would have no vignetting
      so 36mm if big enough




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    When will the new hub version of the asi1600mc cool with auto fw and eos adapter be out?




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      we will upload soon
      they are ready
      we are just waiting for our new RGBL filters which provide 1:1:1 color balance with our 1600




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    For the newer version of the asi1600 and mini filter wheel, is there an adapter for EOS /nikon also? Would be great if so!




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      yes, there is adapter for EOS
      you can use Nikon to EOS adapter for Nikon lens




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    Sam there are rumours of a new version of the ASi1600 that will have a USB hub in place of the guide port, can you comment on this? Is it there to support the new filter wheel? WIll ZWO be updating all the cameras already sold without one? Lots of questions about that.




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, the new version is just for better cable management
      we can do the upgrade for older customer but it need some extra cost
      you can contact us through mail if you need such upgrade service




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