The ZWO ASI1600MC is the first astronomy camera by ZWO Optical designed for deep-sky imaging. Built around a 16 megapixel color CMOS 4/3" sensor, this advanced color astronomy camera has a resolution of 4656x3520 with 3.8 μm pixels and a 21.9 mm diagonal. The ASI1600MC color astronomy camera is a new milestone for deep-sky imagers and comes at a fraction of the cost of far more expensive CCD cameras.
With 12-bit ADC and low read noise, this high-sensitivity camera is ideal for wide-field astronomical imaging of deep-sky objects, and also works well on solar-system objects.
The fast USB 3.0 interface on the ASI1600MC allow transfer rates of up to 23 frames per second at full 4656x3520 resolution. At reduced resolution of 640x480, download rates up to 125 fps become possible. The camera enables exposure times of 32 μs to 2000 s (33.3 minutes).
The ASI1600MC has a robust and attractive CNC machined red-anodized aluminum body that stands up to heavy field use. A clear IR-cut glass window protects the sensor and helps keep images sharp. A 1/4-20 thread in the bottom of the camera makes it easy to attach the device to a camera tripod or mount, and four M4 threads along the outside edge offer additional mounting options.
The camera body features a standard T/T2 female thread (M42x0.75) so that it can be directly connected to T-threaded accessories. The M42 adapter can be removed to reduce back focus to just 6.5mm. Included is a 1.25"-T threaded nosepiece adapter that allows you to use the camera in standard 1.25" telescope focusers. The front of the camera also has a short (11mm long) 2" barrel that can be directly inserted into 2" telescope focusers. However, we recommend that use of a 2" T threaded prime focus adapter (not included) for a more robust connection to 2" telescope focusers.
The ZWO ASI1600MC color astronomy camera can be used with just about any telescope. It comes with everything you need to get started including a CD with user manual, Windows camera driver, ASCOM driver, SharpCap Image Capturing software, FireCapture Image Capturing software, and Stakkert 2 Stacking software. When used for autoguiding, the camera can also work with Maxim DL or PHD when guiding with long exposures. You also get a 2-meter USB 3.0 cable and a 2-meter ST4 guider cable for use in autoguiding. A M42-threaded 1.25" nosepiece and a 1.25" cover also come with the camera.
- Sensor: 4/3″ CMOS
- Diagonal: 21.9mm
- Resolution: 16Mega Pixels 4656×3520
- Pixel Size: 3.8µm
- Max FPS at full resolution :23FPS
- Shutter: Rolling shutter
- Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
- Read Noise: 1.2e @30db gain
- QE peak: TBD
- Full well: 20ke
- Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
- Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
- Protect window:AR window
- Dimensions: φ62mm X 41mm
- Weight: 140g
- Back Focus Distance: 6.5mm
- Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
- Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
- Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
- Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%
- 4656×3520 14.7fps
- 3840×2160 23.1fps
- 1920×1680 32.9fps
- 1280×960 47.1fps
- 640×480 80.4fps
- 320×240 124.4fps
- 4656×3520 23fps
- 3840×2160 36.2fps
- 1920×1680 57.7fps
- 1280×960 73.6fps
- 640×480 125.7fps
- 320×240 192.4fps
more resolutions are user defined
What's in the Box:
- ZWO ASI1600MC Camera Body (not includes the lens )
- T2-1.25″ nosepiece
- 1.25″ Cover
- 2 m long USB 3.0 cable
- 2 m long ST4 guider cable
- T2 extender 18.5mm length
- T2-1.25″ filter adapter
- Driver & Extra Software CD (Mac, PC & Linux Compatible)
|Manufacturer||ZWO Astronomy Cameras|