ASI1600MM Pro (mono)

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$1,280.00

ASI1600 Pro cameras, another giant leap in 1600 history!

 

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Product Description

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%.

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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

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

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 7-14 days.

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 199USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 199USD) : $20.00 (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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    Does the 6.5 mm back-focus account for the optical thickness of the protective window, or is it the real distance? It’s important when using a coma corrector!




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      Yes, account for the optical thickness of the protective window.




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    Using the 12v power supply, can the camera’s USB hub power the ZWO 5v EAF and ZWO 8-position EFW, while the camera is also being cooled?




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      Yes.




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    Hello,

    Please Help!!!… My dog got a hold on the little bag with the very thin spacers (0.1mm *1+0.2mm *2+0.5mm *1) and they are damaged. I put them on the table and he grabbed them. He didn’t eat them, he just chewed them up. How do I get new ones? I looked in your accessories page but they are not there. I need to get them replaced as soon as possible. Can someone tell me where I can get some?

    Thank you,
    Pablo Vazquez




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    Is the sensor interlacing or progressive scan?




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      We don’t have this parameter.




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    What is the diameter of the window (the glass itself) on a ASI1600MM-C? The manual says D32-2-AR. Does this mean 32 mm diameter, 2 mm thickness?
    Thanks.




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      Yes, correct!




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    Hi there, I lost my black plastic 2″ protective cap for the camera.

    Is there any way I can obtain or purchase one from you please?




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    Do you have an estimated date when this camera will be available again?




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      It will be available around 20th.




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    Hello,

    I think I am having a big fail issue with my ASI1600mmPro. I bought the camera last February and made great pictures with it.
    but today, The camera doesn’t take any image at all. I was making some Flat and suddenly the image produced by the camera is full of horizontal lines, and the image is completely broken.

    I try on AsiCap, two differents computers, even on asiair. I changed cables, and the problem is the same..
    May someone help me ?

    Here some screenshots :
    https://sergeplace.fr/sharing/broken-asi1600-1.png
    https://sergeplace.fr/sharing/broken-asi1600-2.png
    https://sergeplace.fr/sharing/broken-asi1600-3.png

    Thank you for your help.

    Serge




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      You could try to reduce the gain value, and adjust the exposure time. Or check the firmware of the FPGA, update the ASCOM driver and native driver.




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    Hi,
    i have an ASI 1600MM Pro mono and i want use it in bin2x mode. Does the Full Well Capacity change compared to the bin1x configuration?
    Thanks




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      The full well will *4 since bin2 will merge 4 pixels into 1.




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    Hi…I have the opportunity to purchase a 1600mm pro from last year (new in box). Are there any advances in this camera’s manufacturing between last years build and a brand new one today?




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      There is no different.




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    would you please build a sensor tilt corrector for the asi1600, like what you have with the other larger sensor cameras ?
    for faster imaging at F5.5 and F/3/6 I have sensor tilt with my brand new asi1600.




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      We are working on the new T2-tilter which can be used on cooled cameras.




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    Hi, i have asi1600 cooled model B (before pro version). Recently cooler has failure and i wanted to replace. Originally there is sunon maglev 12v/0.8w cooler. Could i use maglev 12v/1.2 instead? Does supply electronics will support this with just little more than original 2A current total?
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    Hello now the winter months are almost here i seem to be getting fogging on the inside off the camera,i have read that you don’t open these cameras so what is the best way of removing this moisture thanks.Also if i bought the heater band for this camera how would it fit when i have my filter wheel fitted flush with the camera and not spacer between,so in other words it would be trapped between camera and filterwheel?.




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    Hi,
    i have a doubt about the right backfocus concerning my camera ASI 1600ProM fitted on my C14 Edge HD with Hyperstar system.
    The right backfocus for my Hyperstar is 67.4mm whereas for the ASI 1600Pro is indicated the best backfocus of 55mm.
    What should i taken into account?
    Thanks




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      Go work as the 67.4mm of Hyperstar




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    Does the camera support 14,5 Volt instead of 12? What is the supported voltage range?

    thanks




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      9-15V




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    Hi,
    i have an ASI 1600 MMpro and i would like to know the best range in terms of ADU for making the flat field.
    What is the linearity range of the camera?
    Thanks so much!!




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      25000-30000




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    Hi,
    i have an ASI 1600MM Pro mono fitted into my C14 EDGE HD with Hyperstar system (f/1.9) and i want acquired LRGB and narronwband filter. Wthat’s the best choice between 1.25″, 36mm or 2″?
    Thanks!!




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      1.25″




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