ZWO ASI183MC USB3.0 Color Astronomy Camera - ASI183MC

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  • This ASI183 Color Astronomy Camera from ZWO includes a Sony IMX183CQJ-J CMOS color sensor with 20.18 MP effective pixels (2.4 µm square) in a 5496 x 3672 pixel array
  • The Sony IMX183CQJ-J sensor uses back-illuminated Exmor R technology to deliver superior performance
  • Peak QE is an astounding 84% to allow more of the light accumulated by the sensor to actually be used
  • Fast FPS readouts for real-time focusing, true lucky imaging of small objects, imaging of our planetary neighbors, and much more
  • Contains a built-in USB 3.0 port enables operation at 19 fps in 12bit normal or 10bit high speed modes, along with an ST4 guiding port
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  • Description

    ZWO ASI183MC USB 3.0 Color Astronomy Camera

    ZWO's ASI183 series cameras utilize a Sony IMX183 CMOS sensor that has been back-illuminated  and has a 20.18 MP resolution with 5496 x 3672 imaging array. This establishes the ASI183 as the most sensitive camera ever produced by ZWO. These cameras have an exceptionally large full well capacity (15000e) despite a tiny 2.4 µm pixel size, along with 1.6e read noise @ 30db, and 12 stops dynamic range @ gain=0. ASI183 cameras also employ firmware to minimize amplifier glow for maximum astro-imaging performance.


    High Speed

    Great for solar and lunar imaging, as well as live viewing/EAA, high-speed fps readouts are useful for focusing in real time, true lucky imaging of small objects such as double stars, imaging of the solar system's largest planets, and much more.

    10-Bit ADC

    • 5496 x 3672 - 19 fps
    • 3840 x 2160 - 41.04 fps
    • 1920 x 1080 - 80.10 fps
    • 1280 x 720 - 117.30 fps

    12-Bit ADC

    • 5496 x 3672 - 19 fps
    • 3840 x 2160 - 36.12 fps
    • 1920 x 1080 - 70.48 fps
    • 1280 x 720 - 103.23 fps


    High QE

    For deep sky astrophotography, this ZWO ASI183MC Color Camera uses Sony back-illuminated Exmor R technology to deliver superior performance. Peak QE is an incredible 84% for all ASI183 series cameras. QE is still more than 60% in the H-Alpha channel. A larger portion of light is allowed to travel through your telescope and reach your sensor is actually utilized with a high QE. Since the ASI183 is able to use a greater percentage of light that reaches it due to an 84% peak QE and no less than approximately 50% within the visual spectrum, signal quality is greatly improved.


    USB 3.0 and ST4 Ports

    USB 3.0 Port: Provides a bandwidth of 5 gb to make running the ASI183MC at 19 fps (12bit, normal mode), or 19 fps (10bit, high-speed mode) at full resolution possible.

    ST4 Port: Used for connecting with a mount's auto guide port to enable guiding. 


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    What's Included

    • ZWO ASI183MC USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera
    • USB 3.0 Cable
    • ST4 Cable
    • 1.25" Nosepiece
    • 1.25" Cover
    • 2" Cover
    • T2-1.25" Adapter
    • Quick Guide

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Sensor: Sony 1" IMX183CQJ-J CMOS color
    • Diagonal: 15.9mm
    • Resolution: 20.18 MP
    • Image Array: 5496 x 3672
    • Pixel Size: 2.4 µm square
    • Bayer Pattern: RGGB
    • Shutter: Rolling
    • Minimum Exposure: 32 µs
    • Maximum Exposure: 2000 seconds
    • ROI: Supported
    • ST4 Guide Port: Yes
    • Read Noise: 1.6e @30db gain
    • Peak QE: 84%
    • Full Well Capacity: 15ke
    • ADC: 12-Bit
    • Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
    • Adapter: 2"/1.25"/M42x0.75
    • Dimensions: 62mm x 36mm
    • Weight: 4.2 oz. (120 g) without lens
    • 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

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