About this product
Part Number: ASI1600GT
(Photos show the ZWO ASI 183GT with smaller sensor, we will make new photos soon)
New 'GT' version features an internal filter wheel
The new 'GT' range of ZWO cameras have all the great features and performance of the 'Pro' range but now include an integrated 5-position, ultra-quiet electronic filter wheel as well as new features such as 12v power distribution.
The all-in-one design allows you to reduce cable clutter needing only one power and one USB cable for the camera and filterwheel. Combined with the on-board USB2.0 hub you can reduce cables even further.
Integrated or modular?
There is a lot to like about this camera's new integrated design but, for many, the decision whether to buy an ASI 1600GT with integrated filter wheel vs a ASI 1600 MM Pro camera and separate EFW filter-wheel will be determined by how many filters they want to use (5x or 7x).
- 4/3" 16 Megapixels CMOS Sensor
- 256MB DDR3 Memory Buffer
- Regulated two-stage Tec-Cooling: 40-45 degree below ambient temperature
- Very low read noise - 1.2e @30db gain
- 12Bit ADC - provides real 12bit dynamic range
- Electronic shutter - no issues with vibrations sometimes found in mechanical shutters
- USB3.0 Port (back compatible with USB2.0) - 14.7fps@4656x3520 124.5fps@320X240
- AR coated protective window - all light can pass
- Compatible with Windows / Mac OS / Linux
DDR Memory Buffer
ZWO Pro cameras feature a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to help maintain data transfer stability and reduce amp-glow issues caused by the slow data transfer speed when using a USB2.0 port.
All ZWO cameras include a 2-year warranty.
Camera Field of View Simulator
The ASI1600 Pro offers very good astrophotography performance - low read noise, low dark current and high dynamic range.
Proposed QE peak value is more than 60%.
The internal 5-position electronic filter wheel (EFW) can accept both 1.25” and 31mm filters. The EFW is driven by a whisper quiet high grade stepper motor.
Important Note: The thickness of the 1.25” filter cannot exceed 7mm (without threads), and the thread must be shorter than 2.5mm to avoid the filter wheel striking the camera housing.
The body of the EFW is CNC milled from an aircraft grade Aluminium block finished in an attractive and hardwearing anodised finish. The inner surface of the EFA has been especially treated to prevent internal light reflections.
The camera body has 24 heat radiating grooves fitted with dual maglev fans to ensure the temperature difference before and after cooling remains between 40-45℃ below ambient temperature. (Tested at 30℃). The lower the ambient temperature is, the lower the delta-T will be
12V power supply, USB3.0 port & USB 2.0 Hub.
55mm Back Focus Solutions
What's in the box
- ASI1600GT Camera Body
- 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
- 0.5m USB 2.0 Cable
- 0.5m USB 2.0 Type C Cable
- M42-M48 Adapter
- M42-M48F 12mm Extender
- M42-M48F 16.5mm Extender
- M42 Spacers x 3
- Filter Masks
- M2 Screws
|Sensor ||4/3″ CMOS |
|Diagonal ||21.9mm |
|Resolution ||16Mega Pixels 4656×3520 |
|Pixel Size ||3.8µm |
|Max FPS at full resolution ||23FPS |
|Exposure Range ||32µs-2000s |
|Read Noise ||1.2e @30db gain |
|QE peak ||TBD |
|Full well ||20ke |
|ADC ||12bit |
|Interface ||USB3.0/USB2.0 |
|Adaptor ||2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75 |
|Protect window ||AR window |
|Dimensions ||78mm Diameter |
|Weight ||410g |
|Back Focus Distance ||6.5mm |
|Cooling ||Regulated Two Stage TEC |
|Delta T ||40-45 below ambient |
|Cooler Power consumption ||12V at 2A Max |
- 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
Additional resolutions can be user defined.
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
ZWO ASI Camera User Manual v1.3 (PDF)
ZWO ASI USB2.0 Camera FAQ v1.0 (PDF)
ZWO ASI USB2.0 Camera Troubleshooting v1.0 (PDF)
ZWO Software and Drivers
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