- Great for Planetary and Deep Space Imaging
- Sony Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor
- Extremely Low Noise With 12 Stops Dynamic Range
- 20.2 megapixels (5496 x 3672 with 2.4 Micron Pixels)
- Color & Monochrome Options Available
- Cooled and Non-cooled Options Available
ZWO ASI 183 CMOS Camera
As a deep space camera, the ASI 183 cameras are incredibly efficient. Cooled versions can reach temperatures 35 degrees Centigrade below the ambient temperature bringing thermal noise buildup down to a minimum. You can take pictures up to 33 minutes with this camera, but a read noise of 1.6 to 3.7 electrons (depending on gain settings), exposures that long are rarely needed. When shooting deep space images at full resolution this camera pairs very exceptionally well with telescopes 300mm to 600mm in focal length, and when binned 2x2, telescopes 1,000mm to 1,500mm.
As a planetary and solar camera, the 183 is exceptional. For solar imaging, this camera can record full 20.2mp videos at 19 frames per second and capture the entire sun with 1350mm focal length! If you’re the kind of maverick that has a need for speed shooting planets like Jupiter and Saturn, the ASI 183 clocks out at 308.17 frames per second at 320x240 resolution!
Sony IMX183CLK-J & IMX183CQJ-J CMOS Sensor
The Sony IMX183CLK-J (Monochrome) & IMX183CQJ-J (color) CMOS Sensors offers a higher resolution, high quantum efficiency and which just as efficient signal to noise ratios as it's older brother the ASI 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 15.9mm, the same size as most micro 4/3rds cameras. The sensor is also back-illuminated for higher QE.
High Quantum Efficiency
The ASI 183 is very efficient when it comes to light gathering. 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 ASI 183 is fast, which give it the ability to focus in real time and get the most data possible for your Solar and Planetary imaging setups.
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
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.
What Is In The Box
- ZWO ASI 183 CMOS Camera Body
- 1.25" nosepiece
- 1.25" cover
- 2" cover
- USB 3.0 Cable
Included With Cooled Versions
- Nylon Camera Bag
- 21mm M42 Extender
- 16mm M42 extender
- 11mm female M42 to Female M42 extender
- two .5 meter USB 2.0 cables
- two spacers
Included With Non-cooled Versions
- ST4 Cable (Non-cooled version only)
- t2-1.25" Adpater(Non-cooled version only)
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