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The ZWO ASI183MM Pro is a great camera to get you headed down your imaging path.
Our Product #: ASI183MMP
ZWO Product #: ZWO ASI183MM-P
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Product Description

The ZWO ASI183MM Pro is a an extremely sensitive camera at an affordable price.  The cooled camera is capable of deep space images and exposures as long as 30 minutes.  The back illuminated Sony IMX183 sensor has 20.4 megapixel resolution and a 5496x3672 pixel array.

The ASI183MC Pro also has a 256mb DDR3 memory buffer to help with reliablity of data transfer.  

This camera is great for deep space and planetary imaging. 

Reliable Mechanics

ASI183MC Pro has same mechanics as ASI1600 Pro. There are four screws that seal the sensor chamber. Our camera design has been extensively tested and is very stable. Even when used in higher humidity environments, ASI183MM Pro will still work fine without dew problems

The ZWO ASI183MM Pro has fantastic conectivity options.

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI183MM Pro to run at 19 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 19 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (20.18Mega).
USB 2.0 HUB: Can connect with various accessories,  including a filter wheel, guide camera or electronic focuser, allowing you to manage your cables better. There are two short 0.5m USB2.0 cables included with the ASI1600 Pro. The hub is powered by the external power supply if you choose to connect one.

High Speed

Fast FPS and high-speed readout come in handy for many applications in astrophotography such as in

  • solar and lunar imaging,
  • as well as for live viewing or electronically assisted astronomy (EAA)
  • real-time focusing,
  • true lucky imaging of double stars and other small objects,
  • planetary imaging of the major planets in the solar system, and much more.
The Cooling System.

ASI183MM Pro has 2 stage TEC cooling system to enable very deep cooling (40°C-45°C below ambient). The cooler requires an external power supply, which is not included with the camera. This is the one you will need.

We recommend using a 12V/3-5A or more DC adapter for cooler power supply (2.1×5.5, center positive).
Using a battery with 11-15V is also suitable for the cooler power supply.

ZWO has all their information available for download on their website in a perfectly laid out section. Check it out here for software and drivers and here for manuals and guides.

One of the coolest gadgets, and a neccessity according to a majority of ZWO users, is the ASIair Plus.  It is an all-in-one wireless camera solution.  The ASIair Plus gives you control of focus, image taking, plate solving, and computerized mount control with the included SkySafari bridge all controlled by your smartdevice or tablet.  It really is pretty awesome.

Camera technical details

Sensor 1" CMOS
ADC 12 bit
Back Focus  6.5 mm
Color or Mono  Mono
Cooled or Uncooled  Cooled
Dynamic Range 12 stops
Full Resolution Frame Rate        19fps
Full Well 15ke
Mega Pixels 20.2 mp
Peak QE 84%
Pixel Array 5496x3672
Pixel Size 2.4 microns
Read Noise 3e
Sensor Diagonal  15.9 mm
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Sony IMX183CQJ-J 
Guide Port ST4
WIndow AR
Exposure Range 32us - 2000s
Weight 15 ounces

10Bit ADC
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

12Bit ADC
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

Tech Details

Normal Num Pixel High 3672
Normal Num Pixel Wide 5496
Pixel Array 20.2 mega pixels
Pixel Size 2.4
Weight 15 ounces
Warranty 2 years


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