ASI1600MM Pro (mono)

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ASI1600 Pro cameras, another giant leap in 1600 history!

 

SKU: ZWO ASI1600MM-P Category:

Product Description

Please notice that all cameras with cooler need to be connected to an external 11-15v power supply to work.

ASI1600MM Pro

 

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The ASI1600MM Pro is one of the most popular cameras from ZWO. It has gained a reputation as a fantastic camera if you want to get serious about your astrophotography. Some of the highlights include:

  • 4/3” format with 3.8 um pixel size– flexible pixel size for many types of telescopes.
  • 12-bit ADC – giving high dynamic range of 12.5 stops.
  • A solid 20ke- full well capacity– helping to reduce the issue of, for example, saturated stars.
  • 16-megapixel sensor with 4656*3520 pixels– plenty of detail can be captured in high resolution.
  • Read noise as low as 1.2 e-.

 

DDR Memory Buffer

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

ASI1600MM 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.

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Astrophotography Performance

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

ASI1600 has a 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

Notice: For the possible amp glow that shows on your images, please refer to this tutorial: “What is Amp-glow and how do I manage it? “

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

 

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 work 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

Thanks to the two-stage TEC cooling, ASI1600MM Pro can lower the CMOS sensor temperature to more than 40-45 degrees Celsius below ambient temperature, which can greatly reduce dark current generation and sensor noise even during extended exposure times.

*The Delta T 40-45℃ is tested at 30℃ ambient temperature. It might get down when the cooling system is working for a long time. Also, as the ambient temperature falls, the Delta T would also decrease. 
Please notice that the camera needs to be connected to an external 11-15v power supply to implement the cooling function. We recommend you use 12V@3A DC adapter (5.5*2.1mm, center pole positive) or lithium battery with 11-15V to power the camera. If you don’t have one, please click here to buy a 12V power adapter. There are 4 different standards for different countries, please make sure you selected the correct adapter when placing the order.

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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Spacer thickness: 0.1mm *1+0.2mm *2+0.5mm *1

 

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

Please notice that the camera needs to be connected to an external DC 12V @3A~5A power supply adapter for use (connector 5.5*2.1mm, center pole positive). If you don’t have one, click here to buy a 12V power adapter. There are 4 different standards for different countries, make sure you selected the correct adapter when placing the order.
Or you can also use lithium battery with 11-15V to power the camera.
Just be aware that power supplies out of this range might cause irreversible damages to your camera.

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: 22.2mm
Resolution: 16Mega Pixels 4656×3520
Pixel Size: 3.8µm
Max FPS at full resolution :23FPS
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
Read Noise: 1.2-3.6e
QE peak: 60%
Full well: 20ke
ADC:12bit
DDRIII Buffer: 256MB
Non-volatile memory/On camera storage: Build-in total 192K byte user-accessible space(image size up to 480X320)
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Protect window:AR window(D32-2-AR)
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

Our website is always updated with the most recent camera drivers as well as software for DSO and planetary imaging. Please make sure the most recent driver and software has been installed before you start shooting:

It is also recommended to read the Manuals first before shooting.

Shipping

Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within 15-20 days.

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 199USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 199USD) : $30.00 (We do not provide free shipping from now on.)

Introduction

  1. It will take around 60-90 days for shipment via ePacket/China Post Registered Air Mail/EMS, which can’t be guaranteed due to force majeure. If you can’t get the air mail package after 2months, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com
  2. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  3. Customers from Russia need to provide the complete English name with three words as well as the English shipping address.

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 are liable 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

1. ZWO will provide a 2-year free warranty service (Warranty Period) for ZWO products purchased by Users from ZWO (“Products”) in accordance with this Policy, commencing on the day following receipt of the Products by Users. For ASIAIR Plus users, commencing on the day of device activation.

2. If a User encounters the following Dead on Arrival (DOA) and contacts ZWO within the corresponding time limit to issue the Product purchase invoice and relevant evidence, ZWO will provide door-to-door pick-up service and, as appropriate, after-sale replacement (or partial replacement), repair or return (or partial return) service for the following Products:
1) Product quality problem
Provided that a User detects a quality problem and contacts ZWO within 30 days after receipt of the Products, and ZWO support team confirms that the Products indeed have a quality problem or defect after their inspection, ZWO will provide free replacement service towards such Products;
2) Product transportation problem
Provided that a User finds obvious signs of bubbling, serious overstocking, or deformation on the outer package of the Products upon receipt of the Products, and provides ZWO with pictures of the outer package and proof of receipt within 3 days after receipt of such Products, ZWO support team will verify the actual shipper and determine the responsible party for such transportation problem. In the event that ZWO is the actual shipper, ZWO will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service, however, if the Products are directly sold or transported to the User by an agent of ZWO, the agent will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service.

3. If the Products are under the following circumstances, they are not within the scope of warranty service, ZWO may provide maintenance services to the Users:
1) The Warranty Period of the Products has expired; or
2) The Products are injected into liquid or affected by moisture or corrosion; or
3) The Products are damaged by an external force (such as the broken of the camera protection window glass, the deformation of the product shell, the broken of the USB port, etc.); or
4) Disassembling, repairing by a third party, refurbishment of the Products (such as downloading erroneous firmware) without the written authorization of ZWO; or
5) The product system is modified, or the maintenance notice is lost or changed; or
6) Product quality problem caused by installation not following the requirements or instructions for the Products; or
7) Physical damage or failure of the Products caused by the force majeure (such as strong vibration or extrusion such as flood, fire, earthquake, or thunder stroke); or
8)Damage caused by the improper User operation during the period of shooting or use, such as using without the equipment protection or direct shooting of the sun; or
9) No valid purchase invoice or warranty certificate; or
10) The Products are second-hand products.
Any quality problem with the accessories or other parts of the Products is not a condition for the return or change of the Products, and the User may solely request to replace the accessories with new ones, which shall be handled after verification by ZWO support team.
If the issue with your ZWO product was caused by certain damage (such as severe damage not covered by the 2-year warranty), you might have to pay the replacement value.

4. For the normal repair or replacement of the Products during the Warranty Period, the User will bear the return cost. When returning the Products, Users shall specify the actual reasons for the damage to the Products, and shall provide the corresponding valid certificates, such as pictures or videos, etc.
For the Products that need to be replaced after being confirmed by ZWO in writing, the User shall return the Products with the complete package, together with all accessories, manuals, etc., to the address designated by ZWO.
By sending back the product to ZWO, the User agrees to pay out-of-warranty fees that may arise during the repair process of the product. ZWO will send back the product after charging.

5. If a User encounters any problem during the use of ZWO Products, you may at any time contact ZWO for technical support via ZWO Support.

For the Products that need to be returned for after-sales service, ZWO will provide the corresponding RMA code for reference.
ZWO will not accept any products having no RMA code that have been returned privately without ZWO written confirmation.

6. If a User purchases the ZWO Products from a ZWO agent, the User may contact the ZWO agent directly for the relevant after-sales service.

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

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    I am interested in buying the 1600mm-c Pro camera but had a few questions :
    1) Do I need to buy the anti-dew heater strip for it : https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/accessories/anti-dew-heater/

    2) Will there be any Vignetting for a f/5.25 system using 31mm filters?

    Thanks,
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    Hi Sam, just received my ASI 1600 Pro last week. One question: From time to time the image download hangs in APT. Yesterday I had a sequence of 100 frames that worked, then only 4 then only 26. USB 3 cable is connected directly to the computer. Drivers are the latest from your site. Is there anything I can do to avoid this like changing the USB speed in the driver? I haven’t seen this setting however …
    Best Frank




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      Hi Frank
      as the Pro version build in DDR buffer, so you don’t need to adjust the speed
      did you use our latest ASCOM driver? is there any log?
      maybe you can try to change another cable and try again
      you can contact me through email to get a more fast response




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    Hi sam

    I have 1.25″ mini Electronic Filter Wheel and 1.25” LRGB filter set. (use for ASI290MM)

    I can use for ASI1600MM ?
    Will it be a vignette problem?

    Thank for ask




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, you can
      there is no vignetting problem till F5




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    According to the link previously posted (http://sensorgen.info/OlympusOM-D-E-M1.html) the QE is not around 60% but 45%, right? Will be used the same sensor in the new release too? Thanks




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    • Sam Wen

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      mono sensor is more sensitive than color
      this is what we got from factory




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    Hi, I was just going to make my order of the ASI1600 MMC an I’ve seen you are now out of stock. When do you think you’ll have more units?
    Thanks




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    • Sam Wen

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      we are going to release 1600 Pro soon




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    Hi, we have seen on Facebook new 1600MM pro version. Is it possibile to order now from your distributor? Time to ship new version?




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    • Sam Wen

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      The new version’s price is $100 more than the old one
      we are going to release at this month




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    Hi Sam, is it possible to take dark frame with this camera? Thanks, Andrea




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      Yes, of course. dark frame can be taken.




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    Dear Sam

    the asi1600’s 6.5mm draft include the extension of the optical pull (0.66mm) to the presence of the camera’s protective filter (thickness 2mm) ?

    Thank you
    Gerard




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    • Sam Wen

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      6.5mm is optical distance
      so yes, it include the filter




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    Hello Sam,

    I got two scopes now and using a SBIG STF8300 on one of my tubes. I am thinking of ASI1600 mono but two questions: 1- Is it’s filters parfocal? 2- what is camers QE percent in gain 0 (I want to compair it to my STF)?




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    • Sam Wen

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      the thickness of our filter is the same, so they are supposed to be parfocal
      but it depends on optics actually
      about QE, it’s about %60 which should be very close to 8300




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    Dominique Martel – August 22, 2017:

    Hi, here is a correction to my previous question in capital letters
    I plan to buy the 1600 kit with the EFW 8 positions. Can you tel me if, in addition to the EFW, the camera hub will, at the same time, connect to a GUIDE camera made by another manufacturer as well (not just another ZWO ASI camera)?




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    Hi

    I plan to buy the 1600 kit with the EFW 8 positions. Can you tel me if, in addition to the EFW, the camera hub will, at the same time, connect to a camera made by another manufacturer as well (not just another ZWO ASI camera)?




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      Yes, of course.




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    Hi, is there stock for this camera now?

    A greeting.




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      Yes, it is avaliable.




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    Please advise if the camera’s come in a pouch? Seen some with sleeve…




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      If the camera is recently producted, will come with a pouch.




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    Hello Sam,
    When I am giong to use the ASI1600 camera with a lower resolution setting, for example 640×480 for planetary imaging. The captured video will be a crop from the middle area of the sensor, or a resize from the highest resolution to the setted one?

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      it will crop from the middle of sensor, you can move the area on the sensor.
      resize is just happen to bin mode.




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    Hello Sam

    I have problem with my 1600 mono cooled. Its very annoying. I use the camera with SharpCap (newest Version 3.0.3956.0). When I make pictures from bright object and stack them afterwards (ex. from the moon or sun) I always have a grid/checkerboard in all images, the grid is also visible a bit in the live preview. I know that you released a modified asicamera2.dll for SharpCap that should resolve that problem. But not with my camera. I tried the option “Pattern Adjust” in Sharp Cap with setting 0-4 but it doesn’t help. Pattern Setting 1-4 makes it wors instead of better. Any idea? The camera is not usable with that grid that is always and in any picture, I can not do postprocessing with these images as the grid is everywhere. I can send you example pictures if you tell me where I can send them. thank you very much. Andreas




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    I recently purchased this 1600MM-C camera. The USB hub isn’t connecting to the EFW. I’ve tried using the 2.0 cord to the 1600 and still nothing. The only way the EFW works is if I plug it directly into my laptop’s 2.0 USB. I’ve read a couple of posts from people with similar problems and tried installing the driver you sent them. Still nothing. Any suggestions?




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    • Sam Wen

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      usually this is because host USB controller driver is old
      you can try to upgrade your host side driver




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    Hello Sam,
    What do you think which cooled mono ASI would be the best choose for a DSO “Lucky Imaging”? 174, 178, 290, 1600? I’d like to shoot planetary nebulas, galaxies, and any small targets. My aim is doing RGB and narrowband imaging with my 8″ F4 Newtonian.

    Thanks




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    • Sam Wen

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      of course 1600
      you need one large sensor




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    Hello Sam,
    I have two questions.

    1.
    In this camera manual(1600mm-cool), I cannot find the quantum efficiency below 400nm.
    what is the quantum efficiency at CaIIK&H(393.3nm and 396.8nm)?
    Is it possible to observe the object at CaIIH&K?

    2.
    cooling power consumption is mentioned as 12V at 2A Max.
    In this site, there is 12V 5A DC Adapter.
    Is it no problem if I use 1600mm-cool with 12V 5A DC Adapter?

    Thanks




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    • Sam Wen

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      393 and 396 is very close to 400, so their response are very close too
      the max power consumption is 2A, so you just need one DC adapter larger than 2A




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    Regarding the protect window. Do you offer a replacement part for that which is the AR-AR 32mm diameter 2mm thick BK7 glass?




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    • Sam Wen

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      yes, you can contact us if you need such glass




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    I have the original (first) version of this camera and the sensor fogs up almost every time I use it. I replaced the desiccant to no avail. I see the new version addresses the moisture issue by redirecting some of the heat to the sensor, along with a desiccant plug and USB power ports. Do you plan to offer these upgrades to this first version of the camera? I would be happy to send it in and pay a reasonable amount for these enhancements.




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