ASI2600MM Pro (mono)

$2,480.00$3,599.00

 

 

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Product Description

ASI2600MM Pro uses Sony’s latest back-illuminated IMX571 APS-C format native 16-bit ADC sensor. It’s one of the most anticipated astronomy cameras of 2021. Here is some of the reasons why:

  • Ultra-high 14 stops dynamic range
  • Ultra-low 1.0e readout noise
  • Innovative breakthrough design resulting in zero amp-glow
  • 16-bit ADC sensor

Like the colour version, the ASI2600MM Pro also has a very light weight of just 700 grams.

ASI2600MM-P

2600MM

 

APS-C Format:

This is a 26MP camera featuring a small pixel size of 3.76um yet also having the incredible ability of accommodating a large well depth of 50ke.

The sensor length and width are 23.5mm * 15.7mm. The diagonal is 28.3mm.

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Native 16bit ADC:

As one of the few CMOS astronomy cameras with 16-bit ADC on the market, ASI2600MM Pro was conceived having in mind the optimal characteristics for astrophotography. This 16bit ADC is not a CCD 16bit ADC. It can really achieve a dynamic range output of 14 stop, which will significantly improve the image sharpness and contrast, and also create smoother and more natural contrast transitions (as well as colour gradients when using different types of filters).

14bit-vs-16bit

 

IMX571 Backlit Sensor:

Sony’s back-illuminated CMOS image sensor improves the sensitivity and noise reduction – the key factors to enhancing image quality. It does this by radically realigning the fundamental pixel structure from front-illumination to back-illumination, while still retaining the advantages of CMOS image sensors such as low power consumption and high-speed operation.

With a conventional front-illumination structure, the metal wiring and transistors on the surface of the silicon substrate that form the sensor’s light-sensitive area (photo-diode), impede photon-gathering carried out by the on-chip lens. A back-illuminated structure minimizes the degradation of sensitivity to the optical angle response, while also increasing the amount of light that enters each pixel due to the lack of obstacles such as metal wiring and transistors. These components have been moved to the back-side of the silicon substrate.

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Camera Performance:

The ASI2600MM Pro boasts excellent performance with a dynamic range of up to 14 stops. When the gain value is set to 100, the HCG high gain mode is turned on. We’re not saying it’s magic…but we’d like to think it is pretty close. With the HCG-mode turned on, the readout noise is greatly reduced, and the dynamic range is basically unchanged. To improve the data quality, it is recommended to set the gain to 0 or gain 100 during deep-sky imaging.

2600MM Pro Gain RN DR FW vs gain

 

Zero Amp Glow:

Traditional CMOS sensors produce a weak infrared light source during operation quite often seen in the corner of uncalibrated images. It is the tell-tale signs of ‘amp glow’. As the ASI2600MM Pro uses zero amp glow circuitry, you won’t have to worry about amp glow even when using high gain, long exposure imaging.

With amp glow – exposure 300 second exposure

Dark flame with amp glow – 300s exposure time

2600 no amp-glow

Dark frame from ASI2600 without any amp glow – 300s exposure time

 

Anti-Dew Heater:

There is a polyimide heater completely fitting the protective window in the ASI2600MM Pro camera. It can help avoid any potential annoying dew or icing issues depending on the environment in which you capture images.

The power of the heater is around 5W. You are free to turn it off anytime in your photography software if you want to save power.

anti-dew heater

QE Value:

According to the test results of Sony, the QE peak value of the ASI2600MM Pro is 91%.

2600 QE图

Two-Stage TEC Cooling, Ultra-Low Dark Current:

Thanks to the two stage TEC cooling, ASI2600MM Pro can lower the CMOS sensor temperature to more than 35 degrees Celsius below ambient temperature, which can greatly reduce dark current generation and sensor noise even during extended exposure times.

The unique dark current suppression technology can further reduce dark current noise. At a cooling temperature of 0 °, the dark current noise is only 0.0022e/s/pixel. This means a 300s exposure will only cause 0.7e dark current noise, which is less than the readout noise. While at a cooling temperature of -20 °, the dark current can even reduce to 0.00012e/s/pixel, which is completely negligible!

DCvsT-2600MM(571)_2

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.

 

USB3.0 & 256M DDR3 Memory:

The ASI2600MM Pro is equipped with a USB 3.0 transmission interface and a built-in 256MB DDR3 cache to ensure stable and secure data transmission.

DDR3-buffer

 

Mechanical Diagram

结构尺寸图

 

 

 

What is in the box?

深空相机2-英

 

 

The best solution of 55mm back focus length:

APS-C format cooled camera - 55mm back focus length solution

APS-C format cooled camera + M42 filter drawer + OAG

APS-C format cooled camera + 36mm EFW + OAG

APS-C format cooled camera + 2inch EFW + OAG

For the detailed connection methods of ASI2600MM Pro:

https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/tutorials/asi2600-guide-4-connection-methods-to-get-55mm-back-focus-length.html

 

Connecting Diagram with DSLRs:

Connecting DSLR lens Diagram of 2600

  1. Nikon-T2 adapter
  2. EOS-T2 adapter
  3. 2” filter (optional)
  4. Nikon lens
  5. Canon lens

Camera technical details

Sensor: SONY IMX571 CMOS
Diagonal: 28.3mm
Image area: 23.5*17.5mm
Resolution: 26 Mega Pixel 6248*4176
Pixel Size: 3.76μm
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32μs-2000s
ROI: Supported
Read Noise: 1.0-3.3e
QE peak: 91%
Full well: 50000e
ADC:16bit
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
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Adaptor: M42X0.75
Protect window: D60-2 AR
Dimensions: 90mm Diameter
Weight: 700g
Back Focus Distance: 17.5mm
Cooling: Regulated Two-Stage TEC
Delta T: 35°C below ambient
Camera Power consumption: 1.15A at 5V
Cooler Power consumption: 12V at 3A Max
Working Temperature: -5°C—50°C
Storage Temperature: -10°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 0%—80%
Max FPS at full resolution:
16Bit ADC
6248×4176 3.51fps
4096×3072 4.75fps
4096×2160 6.71fps
3840×2160 6.71fps
1920×1080 13.13fps
1280×720 19.29fps
640×480 28.06fps
320×240 51.44fps
More resolutions can be seen in software. Customized resolution is also supported.

Shipping

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.

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 199USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 199USD) : $20.00 (We do not provide free shipping from now on.)

If you can’t get the air mail package after 2months, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com

Introduction

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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

  • 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: support@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.
  • We will provide you RMA number if your camera requires warranty repair. We refuse any return without RMA number!
  • For customers who bought the camera from our dealer, dealer is responsible for the customer service for you.

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.

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    Hello,
    When will this camera be available, and do you have a GT version planned?

    Thak You




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      Please contact info@zwoptical.com about the available time.
      There is no GT version plan for this camera.




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