ASI183MM Pro (mono)

$999.00

ASI183 Pro has much potential, 84% QE peak, 20.18Mega pixels, 15000e full well, 1.6e read noise, 256MB DDR3 buffer, each feature means a new posibility!

 

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Product Description

ASI183MM Pro

183MM Pro1

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Introducing the ASI183 camera series, the most sensitivie cameras in ZWO history. Peak QE 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.

DDR Memory Buffer

The ASI183 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

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

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 gainReliable Mechanics

ASI183 Pro has same mechanics as ASI1600 Pro. 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, ASI183 Pro will still work fine without dew problems.

High Speed

Fast FPS can be used in solar(white light) 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.

Notice: depends on user’s feedback, this IMX183 sensor has grid pattern noise when do Ha solar imaging,  please take flat frame for calibration(out of focus or add a barlow lens to take flat frames). We recommend our ASI1600/ASI174 mono camera for Ha solar imaging.

 

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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Dark Current

The dark current of the ASI183 is extremely low, based on our test results.

Dark frame sample @ Highest dynamic range settings(gain=0), 300s, -10°C, bin1. Please check the dark frame to make sure you are fully know the performance.

ASI183 Pro Dark Frame

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USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB

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

USB 2.0 HUB: can connect with various accessories, such as filter wheel, guide camera and electronic focuser, so you can better manage your cables. The ASI183 Pro includes two short 0.5m USB 2.0 cables. The integrated USB 2.0 hub is powered by the external power source if you connect one.

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Cooling System

The ASI183 Pro has a 2-stage TEC cooling system that enables 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.

Recommended cooler power supply: 12V @ 3-5A (or more) DC adapter (2.1×5.5mm, center pole positive). Also suitable: DC battery with 9-15V.

Using a battery with 9-15V is also suitable for the cooler power supply.

Connecting Diagram

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1. M43-T2 adapter  (optional)

2. EOS-T2 adapter  (optional)

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(optional)

11. EOS adapter for EFW(optional)

Mechanical Diagram

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What is in the box?

ASI183 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/

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: None
Shutter:Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
ROI: Supported
Read Noise: 1.6e @30db gain
QE peak: 84%
Full well: 15ke
ADC:12bit
DDRIII Buffer: 256MB
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Adaptor: M42X0.75
Protect window:AR window
Dimensions: 78mm Diameter
Weight: 410g
Back Focus Distance: 6.5mm
Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
Delta T: 40°C-45°C below ambient
Camera Power consumption: 650mA at 5V
Cooler Power consumption: 12V at 3A Max
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.

Shipping

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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.

 

Before first usage of this product read manuals and install correct drivers and software.

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

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    I ran into an issue when I was connecting an ASI178 as an Off Axis Guider via the ASI183 USB 2.0 port. I could see both cameras in Windows Device Manger but could not connect the ASI178 and the ASI183 at the same time. I could only connect to the ASI183. When I tried connecting to both or just to the ASI178 they both kept getting disconnected. Once I applied DC power to the ASI183 I was able to connect to both cameras and they worked fine. Apparently the USB hub is powered from the camera DC supply, if this is correct would suggest to add a section in the manual about the USB port usage and DC power requirement. The manual only references a DC power requirement if you are using cooling.




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      Thanks for your feedback.
      The DC power supply is used for cooling, but the hub is getting power from the USB. The power supply of different PC is different.
      Normally when we are using the camera, the power cable is inserted.




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    Considering the ASI 183 Pro for use in high res. Solar Ha closeup work through Day Star Quark Chromosphere . . The small pixel size and fast data transfer and very short minimum exposure seems to be a good match for this purpose. Are any others using it this way? I already have a couple of other cameras for deep sky use but this one seems ideal for my purpose. And if you have some alternate recommendations please let me know. I assume this comes with capture software and USB drivers.




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      There maybe grid show up when using 183 with narrowband filters,so we do not recommend you to use this camera. 174 and 1600 are better choice.




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    Hi, Is it ok to use 1.25″ filters with this camera without getting any vignetting ? Thanks.




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    • Sean Wang

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      No vigentting with 1.25″ filters.




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    Will this camera work with a 7 year old MacBook Pro that has only USB2 ports? Thanks.




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      yes, I think so




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    Hello! What are your recommendations on minimum system requirements for laptops in order to use this camera and included software?




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    • Sean Wang

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      There is no minimum system, I recommend to use:
      i3 or better
      4g memory or bigger
      USB3.0 is better
      SSD is better than HD.
      Windows 7 8 10, win10 is better. also support linux and Mac.




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    I’m sorry. I tried looking on the specs page for the power requirements, but alas’ I did not succeed. Could you tell me what is the current and voltage draw of this beast while cooling? How about while not cooling? Please and thank you!




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    • Sean Wang

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      We recommend 12V 3-5A power supply, 5.5mm*2.1mm center positive.
      Without cooling, camera still can work as a uncooled usb3.0 camera as well.




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    I have the ASI 183mm Pro. I had to remove the protective window surface from its containment to clean it. I noticed that it has one side with a slight curvature. Does it matter which side faces the sensor?




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    • Sean Wang

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      no, the glass don’t have positive and nagtive sides.




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    Hi Sam, Hi Sean,

    Any news about an eventual release of a kit with the 183MMpro + 8EFW + LRGB + NB filters? If yes do you have an indication of when?
    Thanks
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    • Sean Wang

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      We are considering about it, this week we will discuss about release date.




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    Hi,
    I have a Newton 200 x 800 and I am looking for my first cooled deep sky camera to replace my DSLR to image in LRGB as a first step.
    Would you recommend me the 183MM Pro or the 1600MM Pro ?
    Thank you !
    David




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    • Sean Wang

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      Hi David
      Both of them are very good for you. Only one thing, depand on the FOV, I think 1600MMP as first camera will be better. It will have bigger FOV and suitable for more DSO targets.




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    Hello,
    The backfocus of this caméra is 6.5mm but i need a backfocus of 12.5mm ou maximum 13mm what i can i do ? Can you help me for find a accessoire for it ?
    Thanks.




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    Sorry, I meant to ask about stock on the ASI 183MM Pro.
    Dave




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    • Sean Wang

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      It’s on stock now!




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    I was wanting to know when the ASI 183MM C will be in stock.
    Thanks, Dave




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    • Sean Wang

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      Hi Dave, We have it on stock now.




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    Any updates on availability? Thanks.




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    • Sean Wang

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      Sorry, I’m not sure what aspect you means?




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    The back focus is the same that with the ASI178MM ?




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    • Sean Wang

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      Back focus is 6.5mm.




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    Hello Sam,

    Is it possible to have darks of 600s and 900s with this caméra 183MMPro ?
    Thanks.




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    • Sean Wang

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      Yes, we have it. please send a email to support(at)zwoptical.com for it.




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