ZWO ASI1600MM Pro CMOS Camera Kit
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ZWO ASI1600MM Pro CMOS Camera Kit
The ZWO ASI1600MM Pro is a Micro Four Thirds camera packed with features that help you produce world-class images.
ASI1600MM PRO COOLED CAMERA HIGHLIGHTS
- Exceptional noise reduction technology and video capabilities.
- The 1600 Pro is ideal for photographing: Nebulae, galaxies, planets, solar images, lunar images, and more.
- Can run without external power in normal mode- without cooling or filter wheel in use.
- USB 3.0 Port allows your camera to run at 14.7 fps at base through its 5 GB bandwidth.
- USB 2.0 Hub provides attachment to various accessories for better cable management.
EXPERIENCE THE ASI1600MM PRO COOLED FEATURES
ASI1600 IMAGE QUALITY
The ZWO ASI1600 has a built-in 12-bit ADC but can provide over 12 stops of dynamic range! Which means it can capture a wider tonal range a KAF-8300 sensor. The Camera inherently has a much lower read noise, at a 0 gain setting and will further decrease the higher the gain.
It also includes an upgraded PCB board with 256MB DDR3 memory buffer. Slow data transmission can cause amp-glow around your image, so the DDR memory buffer takes care of that for you.
MOST ADAPTABLE CAMERA BODY
Most ZWO cooled cameras have a short back focus, making them very adaptable to almost any telescope system. The ZWO ASI 1600 has a back focus of 6.5 mm! Check the ZWO Pro Back Focus Chart for the best configurations.
TWO-STAGE COOLING SYSTEM
The ZWO ASI1600 is capable of pushing at a maximum of 40 to 45 degrees below the ambient temperature. The camera itself operates optimally within the temperature range of minus 5 degrees Celsius to minus 45 degrees Celsius and is best stored within the temperature range of minus 20 degrees Celsius to minus 60 degrees Celsius.
This powerful cooling system complements the naturally low read noise of the camera to further refine the quality of images produced- aiding ZWO to continue to provide CCD quality at CMOS prices. And that's just one example of how each individual part of this top-notch astronomy camera comes together to produce a genuinely exemplary whole!
7 POSITION FILTER WHEEL
The ZWO EFW7 can hold up to seven 1.25-inch mounted or 36 mm unmounted filters. The 36 mm filters are held in place with included set screws and washers.
The EFW7 body is CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and is black anodized. It is sturdy and reliable, yet weighs just 14 ounces and is 20 mm thick! Inside, an NPM stepper motor is used to rotate the carousel in any direction. The EFW7 is powered via USB and includes a cable that can be plugged into the USB 2.0 hub of ZWO cooled cameras.
COMPLETE FILTER SET
Switch between each filter to gather colorful variations of light resulting in different vivid images! Every ZWO 1600 Kit comes with a set of LRB filters and a complete set of 7-nanometer narrowband filters (Ha, Sii and Oiii). Finely polished down to an optical accuracy of one-fourth wave, the filters provide zero apparent optical distortion from the filters.
Manufacturer Product Number: 1600MMP-K3
|Back Focus||6.5 mm|
|Camera Connection||M42 x 0.75 mm|
|Color or Mono||Monochrome|
|Full Rez Frame Rate||23fps|
|Max Frame Rate||192.4fps|
|Mega Pixels||16.4 mp|
|MP||13 to 20 MP|
|Pixel Array||4656 x 3520|
|Pixel Size||3.8 microns|
|PS||3 Microns or Smaller|
|Sensor Diagonal||22.2 mm|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
- ZWO ASI1600MM Pro camera body.
- Camera bag.
- T2-1.25-inch adapter.
- Quick guide.
- T2 extender (21 mm length).
- T2-M48 extender (16.5 mm length).
- M42 x 1.25-inch nosepiece.
- 1.25-inch cover.
- M42 to M48 adapter.
- USB 2.0 short cables (x2).
- 2 m long USB 3.0 cable.
- Spacers (x2).
- ZWO 7x36 mm Type2 EFW Body.
- 1.25-inch Holder - T2.
- T2 nosepiece.
- Phillips screwdriver.
- A bag of M2 screws.
- T2 to T2 adapter (male).
- USB 2.0 cable.
- 36 mm RGBL filter set (7 nm).
- 36 mm narrowband (Ha/Sii/Oiii) filter set (7 nm).
- Driver and extra software CD (Mac, PC, and Linux compatible).
I love this camera and I highly recommend it.
High point sucks. You guys have way better customer service and reminded me I forgot to buy the power cord.
This was my first astrocamera purchase, on my first telescope. My research had me concerned about back focus and spacer selection. The guys at OPT had everything I needed selected and sitting on the counter waiting for me when I arrived. Then one of the service guys came out and walked me through the “how to” for installation. It was spot on, and I was imaging that same evening!
The instructions are excellent compared to others that I have experienced. The camera appears to work well. I’m still learning to use the CMOS versus my CCD camera.
Although I am normally very happy with OPT's service and expertise. In this case I provided all my equipment and what I was attempting to accomplish over the course of several emails and chat sessions and somehow the OPT experts neglected to tell me that the camera power supply isn't included in the package. Now I have a camera I can't cool.
I would have rated this purchase a 5, but I received the product with one cracked filter. I called customer service immediately and explained the problem. The customer service person asked that I send a picture of the filter via email. hey followed up e next day and said a new filter was already sent out. I received the new filter within 3 business days. I couldn't ask for better service.