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ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera - ASI1600MM-P

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SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MM-P
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ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Cooled Mono Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI1600 Pro cameras offer excellent astro-imaging performance with low read noise, low dark current, and high dynamic range. Despite a 12-bit ADC, this camera provides 12.5 stops of dynamic range due to its ultra low read noise, an improvement over even the KAF8300.

Four screws are used to seal the ASI1600 Pro's chamber. This design has been confirmed by full testing to be extremely stable. The ASI1600 Pro does not suffer from dew problems and still operates normally even when humidity is high.

DDR Memory Buffer

For better data transfer stability without amp-glow caused by slow speed data transfer during readout using a USB2.0 port, the ASI1600 Pro includes an upgraded PCB board with one 256MB DDR3 memory buffer. This DDR memory buffer is the key difference that separates ASI "Pro" cameras from 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.

Important Notice Regarding Power: Please be aware that this cooled ZWO camera does not come with a power supply but one is required to run your camera's cooler. You can either choose a ZWO 12V 5A ACDC Power Supply (choose the model with the proper plug for your location), or if you prefer running off of your car or portable DC battery, we recommend the Orion DC Power Cord and a Celestron PowerTank 17 or other 9V to 15V battery. Thanks.


ASIair Camera Control (sold separately)

There is a wireless camera control solution available for this camera, and it's called the ZWO ASIair. This small wireless module allows you to focus, take images, make adjustments with your smartphone or tablet, and even do plate solving and computerized mount control with the built-in SkySafari bridge. If you'd like to add an ASIair to your camera order, you can find it in the suggested accessories section.

ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Cooled Mono Imaging Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: 4/3" Panasonic MN34230 CMOS
  • Diagonal: 21.9 mm
  • Resolution: 16.4 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: 78 mm
  • Weight: 14.5 oz.
  • Back Focus Distance: 6.5 mm
  • 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%