ZWO ASI 183 Pro Cooled Color CMOS Telescope Camera

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    ZWO ASI 183 Pro Cooled Color CMOS Telescope Camera

    As a deep space camera, the ASI 183 cameras are incredibly efficient. they can be cooled to temperatures 45 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 IMX183CQJ-J CMOS Sensor

    The Sony IMX183CQJ-J CMOS Sensor 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. 

    10Bit 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

    12bit 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

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    • 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

    What Is In The Box

    • ZWO ASI 183 CMOS Camera Body
    • 1.25" nosepiece
    • 1.25" cover
    • 2" cover
    • USB 3.0 Cable
    • 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


    ADC12 bit
    Back focus6.5mm
    Bayer MatrixColor
    Camera ConnectionM42x0.75
    Delta T45°C Below Ambient
    Dynamic Range12 Stops
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    Full Rez Frame Rate19fps
    Full Well15ke
    Max Frame Rate308.17fps
    Mega Pixels20.2 mp
    Peak QE84%
    Pixel Array5496 x 3672
    Pixel Size2.4 microns
    Power Consumption12V 3A max
    Read Noise3e
    Sensor Diagonal15.9mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorSony IMX183CQJ_J
    Weight0.9 lbs

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