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 300 mm to 600 mm in focal length, and when binned 2x2, telescopes 1,000 mm to 1,500 mm.
As a planetary and solar camera, the 183 is exceptional. For solar imaging, this camera can record full 20.2 mp videos at 19 frames per second and capture the entire sun with 1350 mm 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 4 k 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 30 DB. The size of the sensor is approximately 15.9 mm, 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
- 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 and 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
- 21 mm M42 Extender
- 16 mm M42 extender
- 11 mm female M42 to Female M42 extender
- Two 0.5 meter USB 2.0 cables
- Two spacers
|Delta T||45°C Below Ambient|
|Dynamic Range||12 Stops|
|Full Rez Frame Rate||19fps|
|Max Frame Rate||308.17fps|
|Mega Pixels||20.2 mp|
|Pixel Array||5496 x 3672|
|Pixel Size||2.4 microns|
|Power Consumption||12V 3A max|
Sales rep was awesome.
Sales guy worked a major deal with me. He kept me posted on the status of the order and the shipment as well.
buy with bad luck
The attention was excellent but the article arrived broken to my address, and I still could not use it. I already made the claim and I'm waiting for an answer
Excellent small pixel camera.
Make sure you are looking for a camera with small pixels. If that is what you are looking for then this is a great camera. I have used it for several months and have had excellent results. If you are trying to use the camera with a larger scope, the pixel scale will quickly get ridiculously small. I have used this with LX200ACF 12", but with scale of .16 it becomes challenging and you need a good mount and excellent tracking. Perfectly suited to smaller scopes and wide field imaging. I've really enjoyed using this camera.
Love OPT , do not like the asi 183.
My experience was low contrast, highly bloated stars and just overall poor performance.