ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Cooled Astronomy Camera

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ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Cooled Astronomy Camera

Brand: ZWO
SKU: ASI1600MM-P
$2,099.00 AUD

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ZWO ASI1600MM Pro – the new cooled, monochrome astronomy camera

ZWO’s ASI1600MM Pro is just like the ASI1600MM-C but now with 256MB DDR3 on-board memory buffer.

DDR Memory Buffer

This most recent model of the ZWO ASI1600 Pro includes an on-board 256MB DDR3 memory buffer. Enjoy more stable data transfer, free from amp-glow even across USB2.0 connections.

(DDR memory buffer is the main difference between ASI “Cool” and “Pro” cameras)

 

Astrophotography Performance

ZWO’s ASI1600 Pro offers very good performance for astrophotography – low read noise, low dark current, high dynamic range.

The ASI1600MM Pro uses a 12bit ADC but can provide 12.5 stops dynamic range thanks to its extremely low read noise (even better than the popular KAF8300).

QE Graph

The QE peak value is estimated to be more than 60%.

 

Dark Current

The dark current of ASI1600 from ZWO’s test result.

here is a 300S dark frame tested with the cooler running at -25 degree.

Reliable Mechanical Structures

Refinements to the new ASI1600MM Pro ensure a properly sealed CMOS sensor chamber. This design has been fully tested and is very stable.

Even under high humidity evironments, the ASI1600MM Pro still works fine and won’t have dew problems.

USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth making it possible for the ASI1600MM Pro to run at 14.7 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 23fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full 16MP resolution (4656×3520). Much faster frame rates can be achieved using region of interest (ROI).

A 12V at 3A~5A or more DC adapter is necessary for cooler power supply (2.1*5.5, center positive). SLA or other battery from 9-15V is also suitable for a cooling power supply.

NOTE: POWER SOURCE FOR TEC COOLING IS NOT SUPPLIED WITH THE CAMERA

USB 2.0 HUB:  Power various accessories, such as filter wheel, guide camera and electronic focuser from the in-built USB2.0 hub. Cable management is easy using the 2 short 0.5m USB2.0 cables supplied with the ASI1600MM Pro. Power is applied to the hub from your external power supply if you connect it.

 

Cooling System

ASI1600 Pro has 2 stage TEC cooling system enabling very deep cooling (40°C-45°C below ambient).An external power supply is required to power on the cooler. AC-DC power adapter not supplied –  a suitable one is available here.

Connection Schematics

1. M43-T2 adapter 

2. EOS-T2 adapter 

3. 2” Filter

4. 1.25” T-Mount 

5. 1.25” Filter

6. M42-1.25” Filter

7. T2 extender 11mm

8. M42-M48 extender 18.5mm

9. T2-T2 adapter

10. EFW mini

11. EOS adapter for EFW+1600

Not all parts supplied with your ASI1600MM Pro but readily available from all good stockists like as Bintel.

What is in the box?

Your ASI1600MM Pro box includes all necessary cables, drivers, adapters, and manuals allowing operation with most basic configurations.

Mechanical Drawing

ZWO’s ASI1600MM Pro – a purpose-built, cooled astronomy camera with a big 16MP CMOS sensor. A giant leap forward for amateur astronomers. Now incorporating on-board 256MB DDR memory buffer.

  • 16 Mega Pixel (4656 x 3520 resolution)
  • 21.9mm across the diagonal
  • 3.8 micron pixels
  • 23FPS at full resolution
  • Read noise of 1.2e @ 30dB gain
  • 20K electron full well capacity
  • Deep cooling to 40-45°C below ambient temperature.

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