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  • With low read noise, low dark current, and high dynamic range, the ZWO ASI1600MC Pro Cooled Camera delivers excellent astro-imaging performance
  • Features a Panasonic MN34230 model color sensor
  • 256MB DDR3 memory buffer enhances data transfer stability
  • Two-stage TEC cooling system provides exceptionally deep -40ºC below ambient cooling
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  • Description

    ZWO ASI1600MC Pro Cooled Color Imaging Camera

    Featuring high dynamic range, low dark current, and low read noise, the ZWO ASI1600 Pro camera gives you excellent performance when astro-imaging. The camera includes 12.5 stops of dynamic range, even better than the KAF8300, despite a 12-bit ADC, because of its ultra-low read noise.

    The ASI1600 Pro's chamber is sealed via four screws. This structure has been fully tested and is known to have great stability. Even in conditions of high humidity, this camera still works fine and is not impacted by dew issues.

    DDR Memory Buffer

    A 256MB DDR3 memory buffer is integrated into the ASI1600 Pro camera's upgrade PCB board to improve data transfer stability and avoid amp-glow issues encountered during readout with USB2.0 due to slow speed data transfer. This DDR memory buffer is the main distinction between ASI "Pro" cameras and ASI "Cool" cameras.

    USB 3.0 Port & USB 2.0 Hub

    USB 3.0 port supplies 5 gb of bandwidth to allow the ASI1600 Pro to run at 14.7 fps in normal 12bit mode, or 19 fps in high-speed 23bit mode at full resolution (11.7 MP). For a cooling power supply, ZWO recommends either a 12V at 3A-5A or more DC adapter (2.1*5.5, center positive) or a 9-15V battery.

    USB 2.0 HUB links up numerous accessories like a filter wheel, guide camera, and electronic focuser, for easier cable management. The ASI1600 Pro comes with two short 0.5 m USB2.0 cables. An external supply provides the power source when connected.

    Cooling System

    This camera features a two-stage TEC cooling system for very deep cooling at -40ºC below ambient. An external AC-DC power supply (sold separately) is necessary to power the cooler.


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    What's Included

    • ZWO ASI1600MC Pro Cooled Color Imaging Camera
    • Camera Bag
    • 21mm Extender
    • 16.5mm T2-M48 Extender
    • 1.25" Nosepiece
    • 1.25" Cover
    • M42-M48 Adapter
    • Two 0.5 m USB 2.0 Cables
    • T2-1.25" Adapter
    • Two Spacers
    • USB 3.0 Cable
    • Quick Guide

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Sensor: 4/3" Panasonic MN34230 CMOS
    • Diagonal: 21.9mm
    • Resolution: 11.7 MP
    • Pixel Array: 4656 x 3520
    • Pixel Size: 3.8 µm
    • Maximum FPS at Full Resolution: 23 fps
    • Shutter: Rolling
    • Minimum Exposure: 32 microseconds
    • Maximum Exposure: 2000 seconds
    • Read Noise: 1.2e @30db gain
    • QE Peak: 60%
    • Full Well Capacity: 20ke
    • ADC: 12bit
    • DDRIII Buffer: 256 MB
    • Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
    • Adapter: 2"/1.25"/M42x0.75
    • Protect Window: AR
    • Diameter: 78mm
    • Weight: 14.5 oz.
    • Back Focus Distance: 6.5mm
    • Cooling: Regulated two-stage TEC
    • Delta T: 40-45 degrees below ambient
    • Cooling Power Consumption: 12V at 2A max
    • Working Temperature: -5°C - 45°C
    • Storage Temperature: -20°C - 60°C
    • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%
    • Storage Relative Humidity: 20% - 95%

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    2 years

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