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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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    Jeff S.
    United States United States

    I love both the ASI 183MM and MC.

    I have both the ASI183 MM and MC. They are great with the WO Zenith 61 II (also from Opt). They are a perfect match for each other. Getting used to moving from a DSLR to dedicated astro cameras is a little challenging, but definitely a step up. OPT has very fast shipping which I appreciate and everything that I purchase from them arrives in great shape.

    Gerald C.
    United States United States

    Better than I expected!

    All of my previous astrophotographs have been taken with a digital photographic camera. My subs with this camera are significantly better. So far, I'm really happy with it.

    Jay R.
    United States United States

    Awesome camera with great service

    Great camera with speedy delivery.

    JAMES B.
    United States United States

    ASI 183

    It's easy to use I seen more than I thought I would I recommend it to a friend

    David C.
    United States United States

    Not Too Happy

    I was surprised to get my ZWO ASI183 color camera and find that only loaded as a ZWO ASI183 mono camera. I down loaded the drivers that the quick setup called for but the camera only loaded in mono. The camera came with no drivers. I contacted OPT and was directed to contact ZWO. I did. The problem with ZWO is that they are in a +8 time zone and I am in a -6 time zone. This time zone difference too 2 nights for use to get on line at the same time. ZWO was pleasant and quickly loaded the proper firmware so the camera then loaded as a color camera. Had the proper firmware been loaded in the beginning I would not have had to contact OPT or ZWO to fix a problem that should have not happened.