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The ZWO ASI533MC Pro is a great 1" Square format camera to get you headed down your imaging path.
Our Product #: ASI533MCP
ZWO Product #: ZWO ASI533MC-P
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Product Description

The ZWO ASI533MC Pro is a high performance camera at an affordable price.  As you would expect this latest generation camera not only retains key features of the ASI183 series such as an attractive QE figure, high frame rate and along with other excellent characteristics of the ASI183 cameras, but also now includes new and improved features such as zero amp glow, extreme low read out noise (as low as 1.0e), 3.76 microns pixel size and an improved 2 stage TEC cooler giving enhanced cooling capabilities.

This camera is great for deep space imaging. 

DDR Memory Buffer

The ASI533MC PRO is equipped with a USB 3.0 interface, and even in 14bit mode, can reach 20 frames per second. The 256MB DDR3 memory ensures stable downloading of frames with increased USB speeds.

Zero Amp Glow

Traditional CMOS sensors produce a weak infrared light source during operation quite often seen in the corner of uncalibrated images as the tell tale signs of ‘amp glow’. As the ASI533MC PRO uses zero amp glow circuitry, you won’t have to worry about amp glow even when using high gain, long exposure imaging.

The ZWO ASI533MC Pro has fantastic conectivity options.

USB 3.0 Port
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.  The hub is powered by the external power supply if you choose to connect one.
The Cooling System.

ASI533MC Pro has 2 stage TEC cooling system to enable very deep cooling with a thermal delta of -35° C. 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" Square
ADC 14 bit
Back Focus  6.5 mm
Color or Mono  Color
Cooled or Uncooled  Cooled
Dynamic Range 13.7 stops
Full Resolution Frame Rate        20fps
Full Well 50ke
Mega Pixels 9 mp
Peak QE 80%
Pixel Array 3008x3008
Pixel Size 3.76 microns
Read Noise 3.8e
Sensor Diagonal  16 mm
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Sony IMX533
Guide Port ST4
WIndow AR
Exposure Range 32us - 2000s
Weight 16.6 ounces

Resolution USB 3.0 Raw16

3008×3008 19.88fps
1920×1080 54.11fps
1280×720 79.74fps
640×480 116.55ps
320×240 216.45fps

more resolutions are user defined

Tech Details

Normal Num Pixel High 3008
Normal Num Pixel Wide 3008
Pixel Array 9 mega pixels
Pixel Size 3.76
Weight 16 ounces
Warranty 2 years


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