ASI183MC (color)

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$549.00

ASI183 has much potential, 84% QE peak, 20.18Mega pixels, 15000e full well, 1.6e read noise, 19FPS@full resolution, each feature means a new posibility!

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Product Description

ASI183MC

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Introducing the ASI183 camera series, the most sensitivie cameras in ZWO history. Peak Q.E. of the mono sensor reaches 84%!

Diagonal 15.86 mm Approx. 20.48M-Effective Pixel Monochrome/Color CMOS Image Sensor

IMX183CQJ-4K-Sensor

▶High-Speed and High-Picture-Quality Rolling Shutter-Type Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensors

In the astronomic application field, Sony IMX183CLK-J (monochrome) and IMX183CQJ-J (color) sensors uses a very high sensitivity back-illuminated structure with high resolution 2.4 μm square unit pixel.  The optical size is 1 inch.

Astrophotography Performance

The ASI183 cameras has a very large full well capacity(15000e) for such small pixel size, 1.6e read noise @ 30DB, and 12stops dynamic range @ Gain=0. The ASI183 cameras also utilize firmware features to minimize amplifier glow for maximum performance in astrophotography.


183 Gain RN DR FW vs gain

High Speed

Fast FPS can be used in solar and lunar imaging, as well as for live viewing/EAA.The high speed readout may also be used for real-time focusing, true lucky imaging of double stars and other small objects, planetary imaging of the major planets in the solar system, and much more.

10Bit ADC
5496×3672    19fps
3840×2160    41.04fps
1920×1080    80.10fps
1280×720      117.30fps
12bit ADC    
5496×3672    19fps
3840×2160    36.12fps
1920×1080    70.48fps
1280×720      103.23fps

High QE

Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R technology, giving it excellent Deep Sky performance. ASI183 QE peak reaches a remarkable 84%. In Ha channel, QE is still over 60%.

Having high QE means more of the light that enters your telescope and reaches the sensor is actually used. With 84% peak Q.E. and no less than ~50% within the visible spectrum, the ASI183 will utilize a high percentage of the light that reaches it, improving your signal quality.

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USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: Provide 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI183 to run at 19 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 19 fps (10bit, high speed mode)  at full resolution(20.18Mega).

ST4 Port: Can be used connect with auto guide port of mount, for guiding.

 

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Mechanical Diagram

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What is in the box?

ASI183 box includes all necessary cables, adapters, and manuals.

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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/

Product review:

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/599475-sony-imx183-mono-test-thread-asi-qhy-etc/

 

Camera technical details

Sensor: 1″ CMOS IMX183CLK-J/CQJ-J
Diagonal: 15.9mm
Resolution: 20.18Mega Pixels 5496*3672
Pixel Size: 2.4μm
Bayer Pattern: RGGB
Shutter:Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
ROI: Supported
Non-volatile memory/On camera storage: Build-in total 192K byte user-accessible space(image size up to 480X320)
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
ST4 Guider Port: Yes
Read Noise: 1.6e @30db gain
QE peak: 84%
Full well: 15ke
ADC:12bit
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimension: φ62mm X 36mm
Weight: 120g or 4.2 ounces (without lens)
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%
Max FPS at full resolution:
10Bit ADC
5496×3672 19fps
3840×2160 41.04fps
1920×1080 80.10fps
1280×720 117.30fps
640×480 169.92fps
320×240 308.17fps
12bit ADC
5496×3672 19fps
3840×2160 36.12fps
1920×1080 70.48fps
1280×720 103.23fps
640×480 149.53fps
320×240 271.19fps
more resolutions are in software, support customize resolution.

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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.

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1) Product quality problem
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2) Product transportation problem
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10) The Products are second-hand products.
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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.

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

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    Hello, I’m experiencing weird blurriness on the red channel when imaging the planets. The blue channel comes out very sharp. The red channel appears as if shaken in one direction, or as if there were 2 or 3 copies of the image along that direction (like between 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock direction) but not in the direction perpendicular to that. So it doesn’t seem to be atmospheric effect (since the blue channel is sharp). Could it be an issue with the drivers or the camera itself? I’m connecting the camera directly to the laptop (no ASCOM). Thank you.




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      Hi Julio,
      Sorry for the inconvenience.
      Please send the screenshot to us for checking.
      Our email:info@zwoptical.com




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    Hello,
    I have the 183 and want to use it for planetary imaging along with an ADC. Scope is Celestron CPC 8″, F/10. The sampling is good without Barlow, but the ADC may require a Barlow to work properly. How can I do? Should I use a 2x Barlow and 2×2 hardware binning? I’ll appreciate your advice! Thanks!




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      Maybe you need adjust the focus when attach the ADC with ASI183MC.
      Also adjust the ADC.




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    (verified owner):

    Moson wrote on May 7, 2020:

    > Sorry we don’t have 32mm diameter IR-cut window. Maybe you could use T2-1.25″ filter adapter attach with 1.25″ UV IR CUT filter.
    > There are the link for your reference:(https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/product/t2-1-25-filter-adapter)
    (https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/product/1-25-uv-ir-cut-filter)

    Following your advice, I have ordered the T2-1.25″ adapter only to find out that the camera comes with it. I have wasted $16. I should have checked the content of the camera before ordering, though.




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      I’m sorry about this.




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    I have a 12 inch Meade LX200 on a Astro-Physics 100GTO permanently mounted and I’m considering the ASI183 MC using a 0.33 focal reducer. What is you recommendation with this setup? Will it provide high quality results?




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    The 32 mm diameter IR-cut window is not available from your website. What IR cut window or filter would you recommend for this camera ?




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    Hi, I have a Meade 12″ SCT F10 telescope 3048mm. I am looking at getting this ASI183MM Pro kit but reading the questions you all say the pixels are to small for an F10 12″ SCT and in another you say it will be fine. I am interested in planetary imaging, especially Uranus, Neptune, the gas giants and I am looking for the best and to me the 183 is what I was aiming at. I want a cooled Mono CCD camera. I was also looking at getting the ZWO ASI1600MM Pro for both DSO and planetary. Suggestions? Thanks.




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      The sensor of ASI183MC is good for planetary image.And the ASI1600MM Pro is very suitable for DSO.And I recommend you this tool for calculating the suitablity of your camera and scope.
      https://astronomy.tools/calculators/ccd_suitability
      Sorry we do not make CCD cameras, all we provide is CMOS cameras.:)




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    In the description, it says “more resolutions are in software, support customize resolution”.
    Can you set the resolution higher then 5496×3672, let say 6000×4000?
    Thank you!




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      No, it means it can be set as lower resolution.




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    Hello,

    THe given QE of 84% is for Mono version. What is it for the color version? I guess the Bayer maitrix will reduce the overall QE?

    BR,
    JP.




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      Both of them are 84% QE




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    Hi, I’m looking to purchase a new camera for duel purpose. I will be using it for guiding on a 50mm guide scope, as well as imaging with my 12″ f3.9 newtonian. I’m looking at the ASI183. Will this camera work well with these set ups? Or, is there another that you could recommend in the same price range? Thanks,

    Bob




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      We recommend ASI120 mini series for guiding and 183 is also a good camera for planetary imaging(you may need a barlow) and some deep sky objects imaging.




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    In previous questions you’ve recommended the 183 for F10 scopes (Celestron CPC 925 is F10) and recommended against the 183 for F10 scopes (Meade 12 SCT is F10). The context of both questions was all around use (planetary and DSO). Which is the correct answer?




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      They are both right. For beginner,294 will be easier.You can also choose 183 if you are more experienced in astrophotograph.




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    I want to ask about the temperature of the camera while imaging a planet because mine keep rising and I don’t want it to affect my imaging, my Q does it effect when the temperature rises?




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      The change on camera temperature will affect dark current.




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    Is the response curve of the ASI183MC similar to the ASI224MC above 700nm? Would the IR 850nm Pass Filter be a useful accessory for this camera?




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      It is similar.
      IR 850nm Pass Filter support 1.25″ adapter. if you want to use it with 183 you will need an adapter.




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    Can the ASI 183MC be used with Celestron C5? If so, what precautions do you recommend (barlow, estensione tube,….). Thank you




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      1.25″ accessories will be good for 183 and Celestron C5.




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    I have an 8″ F/10 SCT with .63 (F/6.3) reducer and 71mm f/5.9. Can I use this for EAA DSO for both telescopes?




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      Yes, no problem.




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    Does this have an IR-cut window or an AR window? If IR-cut, is there an AR window replacement available?




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      It’s AR window.




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    Would you recommend for me?
    – My OTA : fc-100(f8) & meauron 210(f11.5)
    – target : moon, jupiter, saturn




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      Yes, it’s very good for Moon, and if use small resolution, also very nice for planetary imaging.




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    Hi,
    Would you recomend the ASI183 as a good alrounder to go with a Celestron cpc925 set up?




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      Yes, it’s no problem. you will get very high discernibility.




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    Could you please provide the step model for the ASI183MC camera?

    Thank you




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      Sorry, Stephen. We can’t provide, it’s classified.




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    The pixel spec (5400 x3600) indicates that this is a 3:2 sensor and not 4:3, as stated.

    Also, Sony sheet says 3:2

    https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products_en/IS/sensor0/img/product/cmos/IMX183CLK-J_CQJ-J_Flyer.pdf




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      Thanks. we will correct this drawing. 😀




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    meade sct 12 inch focal length f10. How well will this work with this setup for eaa, and what will it be best for
    dso
    planetary
    or both
    thank you




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      the pixel size is too small for F10 scope
      you’d better choose ASI294




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