ZWO ASI183MC Color CMOS Telescope Camera

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  • Great for Planetary and Solar Imaging.
  • Sony Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor.
  • Extremely Low Noise With 12 Stops Dynamic Range.
  • 20.2 Mega Pixels (5496 x 3672 with 2.4 Micron Pixels).
  • 19 FPS at Full Resolution.
  • 308.17 FPS Maximum Frame Rate.

Product Details

  • The ASI183MC Color CMOS camera by ZWO as a planetary and solar camera,is exceptional. For solar imaging, this camera can record full 20.2MP videos at 19 frames per second and capture the entire sun with a 1350 mm focal length! If you’re looking to fast shoot planets like Jupiter and Saturn, the ASI 183 clocks out at 308.17 frames per second at 320 x 240 resolution!



    Experience the ZWO ASI183 in COLOR

    Sony IMX183CQJ-J CMOS Sensor:

    • The Sony IMX183CQJ-J (color) CMOS Sensor offers a higher resolution, high quantum efficiency, and just as efficient signal to noise ratios as its older brother theASI 1600.
    • These sensors can record 20.2-megapixel video at 19 frames per second, which is 48% more resolution than Ultra High Definition 4k video!
    • These sensors offer 12 stops of dynamic range when the gain settings are at 0 and offer a low read noise 1.6 electrons when the gain is set at 30DB. The size of the sensor is approximately 15.9 mm, the same as most Micro Four Thirds cameras. 
    • The sensor is also back-illuminated for higher QE.

     High Quantum Efficiency: 

    • The camera has a peak EQ 84%, the H-alpha emission line is recorded at 60% and doesn't record less than 50% in the visible spectrum.

     High-Speed Video Recording:

    • The sensor’s speed gives it the ability to focus in real time and get the most data possible for your Solar and Planetary imaging setups.

    10-bit ADC
    5496 x 3672   19fps
    3840 x 2160   41.04fps
    1920 x 1080   80.10fps
    1280 x 720     117.30fps
    640 x 480       169.92fps
    320 x 240       308.17fp

    12-bit ADC
    5496 x 3672   19fps
    3840 x 2160   36.12fps
    1920 x 1080   70.48fps
    1280 x 720     103.23fps
    640 x 480       149.53fps
    320 x 240       271.19fps


    USB 3.0 & ST4 Ports:

    • The ASI 183 cameras use a USB 3.0 interface that provides a 5GB bandwidth. The non-cooled version of the camera also comes with an ST-4 guide port so the camera can directly connect to your mount for autoguiding.


    OPT Product Number: ZWO-ASI183MC

  • specifications

    ADC12 bit
    Back Focus6.5 mm
    Camera ConnectionM42 x 0.75
    Color or MonoColor
    Dynamic Range12 Stops
    Free ShippingYes
    Full Rez Frame Rate19fps
    Full Well15ke
    Max Frame Rate308.17fps
    Mega Pixels20.2 mp
    Peak QE84%
    Pixel Array5496 x 3672
    Pixel Size2.4 microns
    Read Noise3.7e
    Sensor Diagonal15.9 mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorSony IMX183CJQ J
    Weight0.9 lbs
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