ASI6200MC Pro (color)

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ASI6200MC Pro uses Sony’s latest back-illuminated IMX455 Full Frame format native 16-bit ADC sensor. It has3.76µm, ultra-low 1.2e readout noise and an innovative breakthrough resulting in zero amp-glow.

 

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Product Description

ASI6200MC Pro uses Sony’s latest back-illuminated IMX455 Full Frame format native 16-bit ADC sensor. It has3.76µm, ultra-low 1.2e readout noise and an innovative breakthrough resulting in zero amp-glow.

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Amazing Craftsmanship, Lightweight body, Solid image quality:

We have been working hard to reduce the weight of the camera while improving the performance of the camera. After years of technical accumulation and repeated weight loss experiments by ZWO engineers, ZWO finally concentrated the ASI6200 to 0.7KG.

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Full Frame format:

The ASI6200MC Pro uses full frame format, the sensor length and width are 36mm * 24mm and the diagonal is 43.3mm. This is a 62MP camera with a small pixel size of 3.76um that can accommodate a large well depth of 51.4ke.

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Native 16bit ADC:

ASI6200MC Pro is our first batch of CMOS astronomy cameras with 16bit ADC. This 16bit ADC is not a CCD 16bit ADC, and it can really achieve a dynamic range output of 14 stops. This significantly improves the image sharpness and contrast, and the color changes are smoother and more natural.

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IMX455 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.

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Camera Performance:

The ASI6200MC Pro has excellent performance with a dynamic range of up to 14stops. When the gain value is 100, the magical HCG high gain mode is turned on, the readout noise is greatly reduced, and the dynamic range is basically unchanged. It is recommended to set the gain to 0 or gain 100 in deep space.

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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 ASI6200MC Pro uses zero amp glow circuitry, you won’t have to worry about amp glow even when using high gain, long exposure imaging.

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With amp glow – exposure 300 second exposure

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ASI6200 frame with no amp glow – Exposure 300 seconds

Anti-dew

ASI6200MC Pro comes with the polyimide heater that can avoid any dew problems.

The anti-dew heater  which completely fit the  protective window will heat it to avoid any dew problems.

The heat anti-dew heater power is around 5W and can be turn off  in software to save power.

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QE value:

The QE peak value of the ASI6200MC Pro is 91%.

 

Two-stage TEC cooling, ultra-low dark current:

ASI6200MC Pro uses two stage TEC cooling that can lower the CMOS sensor temperature to more that 35c below ambient, which can greatly reduce dark current generation and sensor noise even with extended exposure times.

The unique dark current suppression technology can even further reduce dark current noise.

At a cooling temperature of 0 °, the dark current noise is only 0.003e/s/pix. This means 300s exposure can only cause 0.9e dark current noise, which is completely negligible!

 

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Note:ASI6200 Pro camera requires 1A current from the USB, if your PC can not provide enough current, please  use an external 12V power supply to power the camera .

 

USB3.0 & 256M DDR3 Memory:

The ASI6200MC Pro is equipped with a USB 3.0 transmission interface and a built-in 256MB DDR3 cache to ensure stable and secure data transmission. Under long exposure, it effectively avoids frame dropping and greatly reduces the glow effect caused by slow reading speed.

DDR buffer

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Mechanical Diagram:

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What is in the box?

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The best solution of 55mm back focus length:

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Connecting Diagram:

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  1. Nikon-M54 adapter
  2. EOS-M54 adapter
  3. Nikon lens
  4. Canon lens

Camera technical details

Sensor: SONY IMX455CMOS
Diagonal: 43.30mm
Resolution: 62 Mega Pixel 9576*6388
Pixel Size: 3.76μm
Max FPS at full resolution: 3.51FPS
Bayer Pattern: RGGB
Shutter:Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32μs-2000s
ROI: Supported
Read Noise: 1.2-3.5e
QE peak: TBD
Full well: 51400e
ADC:16bit
DDRIII Buffer: 256MB(=2Gb)
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: M54X0.75
Protect window: D60-2 IR CUT
Dimensions: 90mm Diameter
Weight: 700g
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:
16Bit ADC
9576×6388 2.05fps
7680×4800 2.72fps
6400×4096 3.18fps
4096×2160 5.97fps
3840×2160 5.97fps
1920×1080 11.66fps
1280×720 17.10fps
640×480 24.81fps
320×240 45.21fps

more resolutions are in software, support customize resolution.

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 am considering this camera. What additional filter wheel and filters should I get with this camera




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      This camera is color version, you do not need LRGB filters. You can use 2″ narrowband filters with 2″ EFW if you would like.




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    When will this camera be available to ship if I were to order it.
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      This camera will be shipped in the end of September.




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    Hello. i bought a 6200mc asian camera, but when this catches, sometimes it disconnects by itself. any tips?




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      It requires 12V 5A power supply to ensure stability.




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    I have the ASI294MC-Pro and that camera has an included thread for 1.25″ filters to be installed near the sensor. I would like to use a 2″ LP filter with this ASI6200MC-Pro. How would that work? Also, if there is nothing included with the camera, can you recommend a solution? Thanks




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      Sorry the 2″ filter can not be installed directly to the ASI6200MC Pro, you could use 2″EFW or M54 filter drawer.




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    Hi,
    Concerning ASI6200MC Pro. It seems to me that the information contained in the “description” tab is not consistent with that of the “specification” tab. So in the description tab I can see IMX455 while in the specification tab I can see IMX571.
    62Mp -> 26 Mp
    … Could you verify ?
    Best Regards




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      Sorry about this! And thanks for your correction. We will modify the specification.




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    Hi there, am interested in ASI6200MC Pro.
    Does the cam is sensitive for taking nebula pictures in H-Alpha, SII and OIII?
    Do I need additional filter or does the IR-cut window blocks H-Alpha?
    Many thanks, Mike




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      Yes, and our New narrowband filters will help you take pictures with higher contrast.
      The IR-cut window will not block H-Alpha.




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    Two more questions:
    1. I purchased your M68 OAG to use on a longer focal length scope. I wanted this large OAG to avoid any vignetting. But since I bought the ASI 6200MC Pro, which is a color camera, I don’t need or want to add an EFW. So how do I get to 55 mm back focus? The M68 OAG has four bolt holes to attach to the tilt plate at its back, and an M68 thread and six threaded holes on the front to attach an EFW. For use without an EFW, would I simply order a custom adapter to get from M68 threads to my reducer/corrector threads? Or does ZWO have a standard adapter?

    2. I purchased ASI6200 MC Pro camera, because I prefer OSC (less complicated than mono camera with a filter wheel). And the ASI 6200MC Pro advertises binning. But I just heard that all binning is of the monochrome image, and yields a monochrome image. Is there processing software that knows your color filter pattern, and can produce binned color images through deBayering? Basically, can I bin and still preserve a color image, or must I first calibrate in mono, and then de-Bayer to get a color image? It is confusing; please answer very clearly. Thank you.




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      1.M68 OAG can only connect with 2″ EFW. I am sorry to tell you that we do not have adapter to replace the position of EFW so far. So we recommend customers use ZWO OAG for ASI6200MC Pro. But do not worry, we are working on a new m54 filter drawer which can connect with M68 OAG.
      2.Could you tell us where did you see the advertise of binning? If you could share us the link that would be the best. In DSO imaging, normally we use fit file, which is black and white, it will need to be debayered in post processing software.
      Also it is not necessary to use bin when capturing. And it is not Binning make the image turn to monochrome.




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    Hi. I have just started using the ASI6200MC Pro. In the software program APT (Astrophotography Tools), they have both a “Cooling Aid”, and a “Warming Aid”. These move the sensor temperature from ambient to the target, and back again, using small settable steps, bit a settable pause between each. APT suggests that this will extend TEC cooler and sensor life, and prevent cracking due to large fast temperature changes. But your native driver probably has thoughtful ramp rates. So I have two questions:
    1. Is it better, or recommended, to use such a cooling and warming aid, or is it completely unnecessary?
    2. Even if I don’t use those tools, would you agree that after an imaging session, I should set a target of ambient temperature and wait for the sensor to get there via your driver before turning off power to the camera? Simply disconnecting power to the camera when the sensor is cold would be bad, right?




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      1.We recommend you use these cooling aid.But it does not need warming aid.
      2.That would be great if you do that. It’s OK that you disconnecting power when the sensor is cold.




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    So this is the “Full Frame format native 16-bit ADC sensor” ?
    Then please correct the specification:
    “Diagonal: 28.30mm
    Resolution: 26 Mega Pixel 6248*4176
    Pixel Size: 3.76μm”
    This spec is the same as for the APS-C size camera.




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      The sensor of this camera is full frame,the sensor length and width are 36mm * 24mm and the diagonal is 43.3mm. This is a 62MP camera with a small pixel size of 3.76um that can accommodate a large well depth of 51.4ke.




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    Hi there, I ordered an ASI2600MC last week, when would I be looking at delivery wise? Thanks Paul.




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      Could you kindly tell us your order number? We can check it up for you.




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    are you still delivery ?




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      Yes we are working on that.




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    Is your production affected by the corona virus. And if so what is the new delivery date ?




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      We have got back to work now.
      And we are arrnging the delivery now, you can place back order.




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    If I order this, what is the timeframe I will get it delivered by?




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      The delivery will be made around March if everything goes well.




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    When will this be available? Please be specific.




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      Around March.




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