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ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro Cooled Monochrome CMOS Camera

  • Don't forget your Power Supply!
  • Sensor Type: Monochrome CMOS
  • Read Noise: 1.2e-
  • Pixel Size: 3.8 Microns
  • Pixel Array: 16 Mega Pixels, 4656 x 3520
  • Benefits from DDR Memory buffer improving data transfer
  • Cooling: 40 to 45-Degrees C below Ambient with TEC System

ASI 1600MM Pro

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ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro Cooled Monochrome CMOS Camera

The ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro Cooled Monochrome CMOS Camera has set a new standard of excellence in the world of astrophotography. Whether you are interested in deep space astrophotography or Lunar/Planetary/Solar Imaging, this camera will be able to handle it all. There are not many camera systems that can do what ASI 1600 can do.

As a deep space camera, the ASI 1600MM Pro doesn’t hold back any punches. Its cooled versions can reach temperatures 45 degrees Centigrade below the ambient temperature which brings the thermal noise buildup down to a minimum. You can take pictures up to 33 minutes with this camera, but with a read noise of 1.2 to 3.8 electrons (depending on gain settings), exposures that long are rarely necessary. When shooting deep space images at full resolution this camera pairs very well with telescopes with focal lengths between 300 mm to 1,000 mm in focal length, and when it's binned 2x2, telescopes 1,000 mm to 2,000 mm.

As a planetary camera, no other camera system can beat the ASI 1600's versatility. For solar imaging, this camera can record full 16 mp videos at 23 frames per second and capture the entire Sun with 1350 mm focal length! If you have a need for speed shooting planets like Jupiter and Saturn, the ASI 1600 shoots at 192.4 frames per second at 320x240 resolution!

When it comes to versatility, look no further than ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro Camera.

Key Features

ZWO ASI 1600 Camera Body

ZWO ASI 1600 Pro Cooled Color CMOS Telescope Camera Features

Camera Sensor

Panasonic MN34230 Sensor

The Panasonic MN34230

At the heart of the ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro is the Panasonic MN34230 CMOS Sensor which is known for its exceptional light gathering efficiency, low read noise, and high resolution. The sensor will record up to 16-megapixel images on a Micro 4/3rds format. The peak quantum efficiently of this CMOS detector is approximately at 60-percent and it has a dynamic range between 9 to 12 stops (depending on gain settings). In other words, this sensor is the same size an 8300 sensor, has twice the megapixels, and is 30-percent more efficient in light gathering!

  • Diagonal 22.2mm
  • 16 Megapixel (4656 x 3520)
  • Very low read noise: 1.8 electrons at 150db gain & 3.8 electrons the lowest gain setting
  • Electronic shutter: no vibration caused by a with mechanical shutter

DDR Memory Buffer

The ASI 1600MM Pro camera includes a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to help improve data transfer reliability. The use of this memory buffer minimizes amp-glow, which is caused by the slow USB 2.0 transfer speeds.

ZWO ASI 1600 DDR Memory Buffer

DDR memory buffer is the main difference between ASI “Cool” and “Pro” cameras.

Astrophotography Performance

ASI1600MM Pro offers Low read noise, Low dark current, high dynamic range. Its build in 12-bit ADC but provides 12 stops of dynamic range, which is better than KAF8300!

Read Noise, Gain, & Dynamic Range

ZWO ASI 1600 Astrophotography Performance

Quantum Efficiency

The peak QE value is over 60%.

ZWO ASI 1600 Monochrome Quantum Efficiency
ZWO ASI 1600 Color Quantum Efficiency

Dark current

Here is a sample 300S dark frame tested with the cooler running at -25 degrees.

ZWO ASI 1600 Dark Current

USB Port &Hub

ZWO ASI 1600 Ports &amp: Hub

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI1600MM Pro to run at 14.7 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 23 fps (10bit, high-speed mode) at full resolution (16-Megapixels).

USB 2.0 HUB: Can connect with various accessories, including a filter wheel, guide camera or electronic focuser, allowing you to manage your cables better. There are two short 0.5m USB2.0 cables included with the ASI 1600MM Pro. The hub is powered by the external power supply if you connect one.


Monochrome System Chart

ZWO ASI 1600 Monochrome System Chart
  1. M43-T2 adapter(Sold Separately)
  2. EOS-T2 adapter(Sold Separately)
  3. 2”Filter (optional)
  4. 1.25” T-Mount
  5. 1.25” Filter (optional)
  6. M42-1.25” Filter (optional)
  7. T2 extender 11mm
  8. M42-M48 extender 16.5mm
  9. T2-T2 adapter
  10. EFW mini Or EFW (Sold Separately)
  11. EOS adapter for EFW+1600(Sold Separately)

    1600MM Pro Mechanical Drawing

    ZWO ASI 1600 Pro Mecahnical Drawing


    ADC12 bit
    Back focus6.5mm
    Color or MonoMonochrome
    Delta T45°C Below Ambient
    Dynamic Range12 Stops
    Free ShippingYes
    Full Rez Frame Rate23fps
    Full Well20ke
    Mega Pixels16.4 mp
    Peak QE60%
    Pixel Array4656 x 3520
    Pixel Size3.8 microns
    Power Consumption12V 5A
    Read Noise1.2e
    Sensor Diagonal22.2mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorPanasonic MN34230
    Weight1 lbs