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ZWO ASI 533MC PRO [COLOUR]

$1,599.00

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

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The ZWO ASI 553MC installs 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.

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

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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:

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

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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

TBA

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

TBA

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