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%.

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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 we confirm you can get a replacement, goods must be returned with all accessories, instructions, etc and must be suitably packed.
  • 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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    Will Asi1600mm fit to Zenithstar 73 or better Asi183mm? I want use in city on balcony. thank you!




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    I plan to use this camera with a Celestron 8″HD and focal reducer 6,3, what do you advise to use 2″ or 1,25″ narrowband filters

    thanks

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      We have 1.25″,31mm,36mm,2″ filters.
      So far 1.25″ filter can satisfy your setting.
      In the future, 2″ filter can support shorter focal ratio.




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    Can it be controlled via an Raspberry Pi Board or a Linux-based PC? Through python and/or C++
    I need to control the shutter and retrive the raw image via USB




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      Yes it supports Linux-based PC, python and C++.




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    Can I unplug the cooling power during an imaging session to switch to the next battery without interrupting the exposure currently in progress?




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      If the fan was running when you unplug the power cable, the fan will stop running.




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    I just received ASI1600 Pro from OPT. Does the camera no longer come with desiccant tablets. Are they required? Thank you.




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    • Sean Wang

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      desiccant bag is cancelled, it is no longer required. :)




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    Hi,

    Is the ASI1600MM-Cool camera supported on both 32-bit & 34-bit Windows machines?

    Thanks.




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    • Sean Wang

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      Yes, it does.




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    Can you recommend a focal reducer that will work well with the ASI1600MM?




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    • Sean Wang

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      Depand on the telescope, we recommend to use original reducer from telescope manufactory




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    Hi, I recently purchased ZWO 1600MM-PRO
    I noticed there is vertical banding in images upon stretching & stacking.
    Can you tell any solution for it?
    I seen in some forum that similar issue been reported by other users.
    I use Sharpcap for image capturing. See this image containing vertical banding. https://bit.ly/2AaQZ0m




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    • Sam Wen

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      Did you take flat frame for calibration?




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    I have the ASI1600mm-cool and using it with an Explore Scientific 127 refractor. I have recently purchased an Explore Scientific field flattener. The data on the field flattener is that it requires 45mm of backfocus from the flattener to the focal plane. That’s a little less than many which state 55mm. Does that 45mm create issues with using it with the 1600mm?




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      No, won’t be a problem. But need to make a customized extender to reach 45mm back focus.




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    Hi Sam and Sean,
    Thank you for your previous answer. Is there any chance improve the sensor used in ASI1600 with AR coating on the microlenses? Or the is a technological reason why it is missing?
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      Hi Bandi
      We sent emails to Panasonic about this, but no response. You know astronomy market is small, we are willing to do something, but it’s hard to push supplier to excute.




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    Hello Sam.
    I’ve got and purchased a ZWO 1600 Pro Mono cooled camera with 31mm filter wheel from your company. So far I love it.
    One question… why is it in that I cannot use offset values in SG Pro. I have the latest drivers. People usually talk about gain and offset when imaging in narrowband is there a reason I cannot work with offset values….? Is it because the ZWO 1600 Pro mono assists the offset values automatically when selecting a gain value… ? Thanks…. In addition what should gain values should I use with O3 and Ha and Sii . Thank you very much in taking your time to answer me.




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      you don’t need to care about offset value if you use our ASCOM driver
      you can adjust offset value with the native support of SGP
      the gain can be the same with all filters




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    Hi Sam,
    There are some user reviews on internet about the diffraction pattern around the brightest stars by using this sensor. As I know the conclusion was the missing AR coating above the microlenses. Is this issue already solved in this PRO version of this camera?




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    • Sean Wang

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      Hi Bandi
      This one still without AR coating on sensor.




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    Hi there,

    Do you have the QE chart down to 1100nm?

    Best regards




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      Hi Matevz. We don’t have it.




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    Does the ASI1600MM-C Pro version have the same microlens effect on bright stars? My reading/research on the microlens effect is that it is due to the lack of anti-reflecitve coatings on the actual sensor and that Panasonic did not seem interested in fixing the problem. I currently own an ASI1600MM-C. I would consider upgrade to Pro if the microlens problem has been fixed. The ASI1600MM-C is a great camera if there are no bright stars (about mag 4 and brighter) in the field.




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    • Sean Wang

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      Hi John
      1600pro still no anti-reflective coatings, same sensor with 1600mm-c.




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    Hi Sam, what size filters do you recommend using this camera, EFW and a WO f7, 132mm refractor.




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    • Sean Wang

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      Hi Patrick 1.25″ filters can support >f5 telescope, your telescope is suitable. 31mm and 36mm filters is bigger, can support shorter F-radio.




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    Hi Sam,
    Do I need any additional accessories in order to connect the ASI1600MM pro and the EFWmini to my Tele Vue-85 refractor and the Tele Vue 0.8x reducer/flattener?




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    • Sean Wang

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      1600mm pro box and EFWmini box have enough adapters for reducer/flattener.




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    Hi Sam,
    To cool the camera I purchased a USB cord end to run off my PowerTank17. However it only gives 5V @ 1.5amps. When I plug it in and try to cool it seems to work just fine. But will only having 5V damage it?




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      9-15v will be ok, but 5v won’t enough for cooling system, and yes, might damage it.




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    What does QE peak mean, what is the importance of this?




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      QE Peak means the highest point of the QE value
      usually you can tell the QE value is very good or not from the QE Peak value




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    Hello,do you deliver to the netherlands too ?




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    • Sam Wen

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      we have dealer in Netherlands, please order from our dealer




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