ASI533MC Pro (color)

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Product Description

ASI533MC Pro

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Camera Sensor

▶IMX533

ASI533-Sensor

1” square sensor

The IMX533 is a 1-inch, 9MP CMOS image sensor in a square format with a 3.76 um pixel size, capable of producing frames at 20 frames/sec in 14bit mode.

Read out noise is as low as 1.0e which makes it comparable to SCMOS or EMCCD sensors and highly suitable for high definition, low noise imaging.

IMX533 backlit sensor

Sony’s back-illuminated CMOS image sensor improves sensitivity and noise reduction – the key factors to enhancing image quality, while radically realigning their fundamental pixel structure from front-illumination to back-illumination. It has retained 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 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 that have been moved to the reverse of the silicon substrate.
Sony has newly developed a unique photo-diode structure and on-chip lens optimized for back-illuminated structures, that achieves a higher sensitivity and a lower random noise without light by reducing noise, dark current and defect pixels compared to the conventional front-illuminated structure. ASI533-backlit sensor

Camera Performance

Low read-out noise, high dynamic range.ASI533-Performance

Zero Amp Glow

Traditional CMOS sensors produce a weak infrared light source during operation quite often seen in the corner of uncalibrated images as the tell tale signs of ‘amp glow’. As the ASI533MC 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:

ASI533-amp glow

ASI533 frame with no amp glow – Exposure 300 seconds:

ASI533-no amp glow

Dark current

ASI533-Dark Current

Note: We recommend using an external 12V power supply to power the camera instead of USB 3.0/2.0 only

DDR Memory Buffer

The ASI533MC PRO is equipped with a USB 3.0 interface, and even in 14bit mode, can reach 20 frames per second. The 256MB DDR3 memory ensures stable downloading of frames with increased USB speeds. DDR buffer

ASI533MC Pro – ASI183MC Pro Comparision

ASI533VSASI183

ASI533-2

The ASI533MC PRO features SONY’s latest back illuminated IMX533 sensor, with a 1-inch square, 9.07MP sensor that is ideal for astronomical photography needs and can be considered as the latest iteration of the venerable ASI183MC Pro.

As you would expect this latest generation camera not only retains key features of the ASI183 series such as an attractive QE figure, high frame rate and along with other excellent characteristics of the ASI183 cameras, but also now includes new and improved features such as zero amp glow, extreme low read out noise (as low as 1.0e), 3.76 microns pixel size and an improved 2 stage TEC cooler giving enhanced cooling capabilities.

Mechanical Diagram

ASI533-Mechanical Diagram

Here is the review from Trevor Jones

What is in the box?

ASI533-包装清单英文

Spacer thickness: 0.1mm *1+0.2mm *2+0.5mm *1

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

55MM COOLED CAMERA 55MM COOLED CAMERA-2

 

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/

Reviews

Update soon!

Camera technical details

Sensor: Sony IMX533MC
Diagonal: 15.97mm
Resolution: 9 Mega Pixel 3008*3008
Pixel Size: 3.76μm
Max FPS at full resolution: 20fps
Bayer Pattern: RGGB
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32μs-2000s
ROI: Supported
Read Noise: 1.0-3.8e
QE peak: TBD
Full well: 50000e
ADC:14bit
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: D32-2-AR
Dimensions: 78mm Diameter
Weight: 470g
Back Focus Distance: 17.5mm
Cooling: Regulated Two Stage TEC
Delta T: 35°C-35°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:
14Bit ADC
3008×3008 19.88fps
1920×1080 54.11fps
1280×720 79.74fps
640×480 116.55ps
320×240 216.45fps
more resolutions are in software, support customize resolution.

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

  1. Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within one month.
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  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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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    (verified owner):

    Hi, I placed an order on october 7th, could you please tell me when it will be shipped? Thanks !




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      Could you please tell us your order number?




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    Hi,
    Just to say, I’ve bought it a few weeks ago and it’s an amazingly nice product
    very nice picture, very dark background, just perfect for my setup, etiher with my 10″ newtonian or my TS72ED
    I have re-discovered the sky !
    Thx a lot for creating this camera ^^




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      Thank you for supporting us!




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    What size UV-IR cut filter should I purchase for the 533 camera – the 1.25″ or the 2″? A previous Q&A indicates a separate adapter is needed to mount the 1.25″ filter. Does the 2″ filter (48mm threads) just mount directly into one of the TS rings, and if so, where in the imaging chain should it be mounted (i.e., close to the sensor or close to the focuser)?




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      1.25″ UV-IR cut filter is better for ASI533MC Pro. You can use T2-1.25″ adapter(this adapter will come with the camera)
      Or you can use 1.25″/31mm filter wheel. Sorry the 2″ filter can not mount into the T2 ring.




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    (verified owner):

    Installed ASI Studio on a 2020 MabBook Air with OSX Catalina, connected to the MacBook, and the LED on the camera turns on.

    In ASICap it can select the camera but there is no image, zero frames, nothing.

    In ASIImg, selecting the camera after a few seconds it shows Camera Status Exposure Error..

    I have also tried connecting it to a PC with SharpCap. SharpCap does not detect the camera.

    Seem this camera is faulty.

    Any ideas before I put the camera in the trash ?

    Camera Status: Exposure Failed




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      Try to change the USB cable, try to use ASIStudio in a Windows PC, don’t forget install the native driver.
      If that can’t help you, you can send an email to our support@zwoptical.com




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    You suggested me to buy a 1.25″ duoband filter for my ASI 533MC Pro. But how can I use it with a newtonian and a M 48 field flattener ? I am afraid that it is impossible !




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    Hello
    I have the ASI533MC-P, doesn’t the 11mm ring unscrew from the front of the camera?




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      The 11mm ring does screw from the front of the camera.




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    Is there any chance that if backorder now i will get that beauty within the next 2 or 3 weeks ?

    Thx for your amazing job !




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      The ASI533MC Pro will be available in the early July.




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    Is it possible to power both the ASI 533 MC Pro and ASI 120 MM Mini from the 12v output jacks on the ASI Air Pro?




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      Yes, it is possible. But the power of 533 is very large, so the voltage may be unstable. You could use the extra power to power the ASI533 MC.




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    For asi533mc-pro, when i use asiair pro to connect it, what is the exposure time of bias frame for autorun? what is the lowerest value?




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      No matter what camera you use, the exposure time of bias frame is the same. You could set the exposure time by 0 second.




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    Hello,
    Which filter drawer for 2″ filters should I use to connect an ASI533MC Pro on a William Optics Flat6AII ?




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      Could you please tell us the thread size of the William Optics Flat6AII?




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    Hi there, from the paper specs, it looks like this camera might be the perfect “crossover” camera for both planetary and DSO imaging. It’s clearly been set up as a DSO camera, that much is obvious, but its very low read noise (similar to the ASI224MC) might mean it could also be used for planetary.

    On the spec sheet, you claim 116.55 fps with an ROI of 640×480 pixels at 14 bit depth, this value is very similar to that for the ASI224MC at 12 bit. Now, we planetary imagers only record in 8 bit more (hi speed) and can easily double that fps value when running in high speed mode, can you look into this and provide the fps values for the ASI533MC in 8 bit mode?

    This could be the perfect “all in one” camera, you should get a dedicated planetary imager to test it out.

    Andrew




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      Sorry the fps value of ASI533MC will not increase when in 8 bit mode.




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    what is the bias frame exposure time to be set for asi533mc-pro? thx..




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      No matter what camera you use, the exposure time of bias frame is the same. You can set the exposure time as lower as possible.




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    Will the EFWmini fit to my ASI533mc Pro, with 1.5” filters, and have no vignetting? Does it screw directly to the camera or with spacer between EFWmini and ASI533mc?
    I have Skywatcher Esprit80 F5 telescope.
    Kind regards, Teky.




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      I’m sorry the EFWmini only fit to 1.25″or 31mm filters. And the EFWmini is screw directly to the camera.




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    Are these shipping now. Was curious if you were shut down due to the COVID-19 virus. Thanks




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      We are sorry that the delivery was slow by the affect of the virus. And our company is not shut down, usually we arrange the orders by the time we receive them.




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    If i place order now, can you ship it right-away?




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      We will arrange the shippment according to order number once we have it in stock, you can place the oeder now. The camera is expected to be shipped in March.




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    I am willing to asi533mc. If i place order now, can you ship it right away or do i need to wait for few weeks?




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      We will arrange the shippment according to order number once we have it in stock, you can place the oeder now. The camera is expected to be shipped in March.




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    AstroBackyard says in the video that you send
    Duo narrowband filter with.

    Can’t see anywhere that it says it’s in the package




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      Sorry this special offer has ended.




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    Hello! I received your camera, and i have some questions after using it couple of time.

    1- What is the best cooling temperature for most of situation? -15 or -20 degrees.
    2- Do i need capture BIAS shots? If you say YES, what is the smallest exp. time in ASIAIR 0.001
    3- I have 1,25 filter (L-Pro, L-Enhance) it is ok to use it with this sensor? Do i need 2” filters instead 1,25.




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      1. The cooling temp of ASI533 can up to 35 degrees.
      You can set it as -5 or -10 degrees.
      2. Yes, you can use 0.001s.
      3. Yes.




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    It was the first night i wanted to use unity gain 100 on my asi533.

    And before launching sharpcap session as i usually do, i checked if everything was ok, some frames, and ….boommmmm….

    Horizontal banding issues..

    And lately i checked also all my last darks took in the afternoon and they all have banding: pronounced at unity gain, and slowly decreasing as i increase the gain.

    What can i do? I feel so sad…

    Here you can also find original .fits files to download, if you want please to check your own…
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RrLMMz9anyWMbSAMSBQ6U4sKlZbS_4b-

    Thanks




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      Please try running ASI533 in ASIStudio.
      ASIStudio

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    Hello. Due to small sensor size, its is possible to keep 1,25 filter instead of 2”?




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      Yes.




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