The ASI 183 MM Pro Monochrome Cooled USB Camera is ideal for Deep Space Photography.
Monochrome camera sensors are capable of higher detail and sensitivity than is possible with color sensors, but you need additional accessories such as filter wheel and filters for producing colour astrophotography images.
The ASI183MM Pro uses Sony’s IMX183CQJ-J sensor. With a high QE-value and low provides excellent image quality at an affordable price.
Some of the features include:
A monochrome astrophotography camera can collect more signal (light) than a color camera can. (3 times as much, to be exact).
All the Light wells on a camera chip are monochrome. They can’t themselves differentiate between red, green or blue photons.
The Bayer filter array found in a color camera reduces the amount of overall light recorded on your image.
|Sensor:||1″ CMOS IMX183CLK-J/CQJ-J|
|Resolution:||20 Mega Pixels, 5496 x 3672|
|Read Noise:||1.5 – 3.0e|
|Non-volatile memory/On camera storage:||Build-in total 192K byte user-accessible space(image size up to 480X320)|
|Interface:||USB3.0 / USB2.0|
|Back Focus Distance:||6.5mm|
|Cooling:||Regulated Two Stage TEC|
|Delta T:||40°C-45°C below ambient|
|Camera Power consumption:||650mA at 5V|
|Cooler Power consumption:||12V at 3A Max|
|Working Relative Humidity:||20%—80%|
|Storage Relative Humidity:||20%—95%|
|Max FPS at full resolution: 10 Bit ADC||5496×3672 19 fps
3840×2160 41.04 fps
1920×1080 80.10 fps
1280×720 117.30 fps
640×480 169.92 fps
320×240 308.17 fps
|Max FPS at full resolution: 12 Bit ADC||5496×3672 19 fps
3840×2160 36.12 fps
1920×1080 70.48 fps
1280×720 103.23 fps
640×480 149.53 fps
320×240 271.19 fps