INCLUDED IN THE BOX
- ASI183MC-Pro Camera
- Soft Padded Case
- T2-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
- 1.25" Cap
- 2" Cap
- 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
- USB 2.0 Short Cable x2
- T2-1.25" Adapter
- T2 Extender 21mm
- T2 Extender 11mm
- T2-M48 16.5mm Extender
- Spacers x2
- Quick Start Guide
- Driver CD
Features Sony's highly sensitive 20mp IMX183 sensor and 2-stage TEC cooling!
Regulated two-stage, TEC cooling (some cheaper products use only a fan) will cool to 40-45 degrees below ambient temperature.
The ASI183MC-Pro is fitted with Sony's highly sensitive 20mp (5496x3672) BSI IMX183 sensor with amp glow reduction and incredibly low read noise.
- Sony IMX183 Sensor
- 256MB DDR3 Memory Buffer
- Regulated two-stage Tec-Cooling: 40-45 degree below ambient temperature
- Extremely low read noise - 1.6e @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) - 19fps@5496x3672 308fps@320X240
- AR coated protective window - all light can pass
- Compatible with Windows / Mac OS / Linux
13.2mm x 8.8mm, 15.86mm diagonal, approximately 20.18 megapixels.
Back illuminated, high sensitivity with 2.4μm pixels.
DDR Memory Buffer
ZWO Pro cameras feature a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to enable data transfer stability and reduced amp-glow 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
Very large 15000e full well capacity, 1.6e read noise @ 30DB and 12stops dynamic range @ Gain=0. Utilises modern firmware design to minimise amplifier glow for maximum performance.
ZWO's ASI183 Pro has the same mechanics as their ASI1600 Pro. Four screws that seal the sensor chamber. The camera design has been extensively tested and is very stable.
Even when used in high humidity environments, the ASI183 Pro will work fine, without dew problems.
Fast FPS can be used for solar and lunar imaging, also for live viewing/EAA. The high speed readout can also be used for real-time focusing, true 'lucky' imaging of double stars and other small objects, planetary imaging of the major planets, and more.
- 5496×3672 19fps
- 3840×2160 41.04fps
- 1920×1080 80.10fps
- 1280×720 117.30fps
- 5496×3672 19fps
- 3840×2160 36.12fps
- 1920×1080 70.48fps
- 1280×720 103.23fps
Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R technology delivers excellent Deep Sky performance. Peak QE is a remarkable 84%. In the Ha channel, QE is still over 60%.
Having high QE means more of the light entering your telescope is actually used. With 84% peak Q.E. and no less than ~50% within the visible spectrum the ASI183 improves signal quality.
The dark current of the ASI183 is extremely low, based on ZWO test results.
USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth making it possible for the ASI183 Pro to run at 19 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 19 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (20.18Mega).
Recommended cooler power supply: 12V @ 3-5A (or more) DC adapter (2.1×5.5mm, center pole positive). Also suitable: DC battery with 9-15V.
A 9-15V battery is also suitable for the cooler power supply.
USB 2.0 HUB: Can connect various accessories, such as a filter wheel, guide camera and electronic focuser, for easier cable management. The USB Hub draws power from an external power supply if you have one connected. Two short 0.5m USB2.0 cables are included.
The ASI183 Pro has a 2-stage TEC cooling system that enables deep cooling (40°C-45°C below ambient). The cooler requires an external power supply - not included with the camera.
ASI183MC-Pro System Diagram
- M43-T2 adapter
- EOS-T2 adapter
- 2” Filter (optional)
- 1.25” T-Mount
- 1.25” Filter (optional)
- M42-1.25” Filter (optional)
- T2 extender 11mm
ASI183MC-Pro Mechanical Drawing