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ZWO ASI533MC Pro USB3 Cooled Color Camera - ASI533MC-P

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ZWO ASI533MC Pro USB 3.0 Cooled Color Camera

The ZWO ASI533MC Pro camera is a cooled color camera that comes with an impressive full well of 50,000e and a large sensor with 9.05MP. The size of the sensor gives this camera a 14bit dynamic range and provides astrophotographers with crisp clear images.

The ASI533 camera from ZWO has a body design equipped with an AR coated window and an electronic shutter with no vibration. The sqaure back-illumination means this camera has a relative QE of up to 80%!

The cooling technology comes in the form of TEC Cooling, and is a two-stage regulation with a thermal delta of up to -35° C

Computer Interface

The ASI533 comes with a USB3.0 compatibility, meaning that you will have a high frame download speed while avoiding any data loss during downloads. The included USB2.0 hub comes with two USB2.0 ports that can be used for the connecting to the driving chamber.

ZWO has ensured that the camera is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

You'll never miss a frame with 256MB DDR3 internal memory, you can be sure that you data is safe, even when using the USB2.0 outputs.

ZWO ASI533 Sensor

With a sensor of this size, you will be able to image entire star clusters without losing the details of single stars within the cluster!

Sony's IMX533 sensor comes complete with 3.76 x 3.76 micron pixels and a diagonal of 15.99 mm. This 1" sensor gives excellent performance and has a resolution of 3008 x 3008.

Sony's CMOS sensor is back-illuminated to help improve sensitivity and noise reduction. The ASI533MC Pro sensor uses zero amp glow circuitry, meaning you have no reason to worry about amp glow, even when using high gain, long exposure imaging.

ASIair Pro Camera Control (sold separately)

There is a wireless camera control solution available for this camera, and it's called the ZWO ASIair Pro. 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 Pro to your camera order, you can find it in the suggested accessories section.

ZWO ASI533MC Pro Specifications

  • Sensor: IMX533 Square Back-Illuminated CMOS
  • Resolution: 3008 x 3008
  • Pixel Size: 3.76 μm
  • Sensor Size: 11.31 mm x 11.31 mm
  • Max FPS at Full Resolution: 20 FPS
  • Read Noise: 1.0e-3.8e
  • QE Peak: >80%
  • Full Well: 50,000 e-
  • Exposure Range: 32 μs - 2000 s
  • ADC: 14 bit