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ZWO ASI533MC PRO [COLOUR]

$1,399.00

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The ZWO ASI 533MC PRO is a cooled camera with great performance for a very competitive price.

ASI 533MC

The ZWO ASI 553MC contains the Sony IMX533 CMOS colour sensor which has a diagonal of 15.99mm and a resolution of 9 MPx. The Sony back-illuminated sensor technology improves sensitivity and reduces the noise for the best performance.

The ZWO PRO cameras incorporate a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer that improves data transfer reliability and it minimizes amp-glow caused by slow data transfer speeds.

A higher QE means more of the light is converted into signal. The ASI 533MC has a maximum QE of 80%.

The USB 3.0 Port provides 5Gbps bandwidth and lets the camera run at 20fps  at full resolution.

The USB 2.0 Hub allows to connect 2 USB controlled accessories such as a filter wheel, a guiding camera or an electronic focuser, reducing the amount of cables that run directly from your computer.

The thermo electric cooling system allows a ΔT of 40°CC below ambient. The cooling system requires an external power supply of 12V at 3-5A with a 2.1×5.5mm connector (positive tip). The ASI 533MC can be powered with a standard lead battery or a DC source between 9-15V.

ASI 533MC

The dark current of the ASI533MC is extremely low, based on our test results. 

ASI 533MC

Traditional CMOS sensors emit a weak infrared light and quite often it is seen in the corner of uncalibrated images. This is called "amp glow". The ASI533MC PRO uses a zero amp glow circuitry which eliminates the problem, even when using high gain and a long exposure.

With amp glow – exposure of 300 seconds:

ASI 533MC

ASI553 frame with no amp glow – exposure of 300 seconds:

ASI 533MC

 
Sensor

1″ CMOS Sony IMX533 - colour

Resolution

9 megapixels 3008 x 3008

Pixel size

3.76 µm

Sensor size

13.2 mm x 8.8 mm (16 mm diagonal)

Quantum efficiency

80%

Exposure range

470 g

Read noise

1.0 e (@ 30 dB)

Full well capacity

50,000 e

Bit rate

14 bit

Speed

20 fps

Shutter type

Rolling shutter

Cooling

ΔT of 40°C

Memory buffer

256Mb DDR III

ROI

Supported

Compatibility

Mac, Windows, Linux

Protecting window

AR coated

Ports

USB 3.0 / USB 2.0

Back focus

6.5 mm

Connections

2" / 1.25" / M42 x 0.75

Dimensions

Ø 78 mm; ↨ 77.5 mm

Weight

480 g

Power supply

9-15V 3 A  (2.1×5.5 mm  connector)

SKU

ASI533MC-P

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  • Camera bag
  • Camera body
  • USB 3.0 cable (2 metres)
  • 21mm extender (M42 male - M42 female)
  • 16.5mm extender (M48 female - M42 male)
  • 11mm M42 female extender (screwed to the camera) 
  • Nose piece (M42 male to 1.25" female)
  • Internal adapter M42 (female) to M48 (male)
  • 2x USB 2.0 cables 0.5m
  • M42 male to 1.25" filter thread (necessary to connect a 1.25" filter inside the 11mm extender)
  • 0.3mm spacer
  • 0.5mm spacer
  • User manual
  • 1.25mm plastic cap
  • Plastic cap for 11mm M42 extender

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L.M.
Superb camera

Received the ASI533 next business day after placing the order (yes, items in stock, unlike competitors). Arrived in perfect packaging. Connected the cam through ASCOM client in MaxIM DL6 and it connected flawlessly. A 60 sec auto-dark corrrected exposure (cap on) showed a VERY clean image with ZERO amp glow as advertised. A 300 sec sub showed a pretty uniformly black image (no amp glow) and a 600 sec the same.

Given the small pixels and high QE, this will be wonderful in my Tak FSQ-85EDX for most targets even with the smallish square sensor (test out your FOV online prior to purchase).

Thanks Testar - not my first purchase through you and I will definitely keep returning and recommending you.

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