ZWO ASI533MC USB3.0 Color Astronomy Imaging Camera

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The ZWO ASI533MC will get you into the world of color imaging at a reasonable cost.
Our Product #: ASI533MC
ZWO Product #: ZWO ASI533MC
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Product Description

The ZWO ASI533MC is an upgrade to the well regarded ASI183MM.  The back-illuminated Sony IMX1533 STARVIS sensor is capable of producing planetary, solar, Live Viewing/EAA and deep space. 

The STAVIS CMOS sensor is capable of recording 20 frames per second in 14 bit mode.  Readout noise is as low as 1.0e making it on par with SCMOS or EMCCD sensors.  This makes it extremely suited for high definition , low noise imaging.  

High-Speed and High-Picture-Quality Rolling Shutter-Type Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensors

The pixels of the 1" diagonal Sony chip are 3.76 μm square, but they have an astounding well depth of 50,000e.  The high dynamic range is further assisted by firmware to help the back-lit chip minimize amplier glow for maximum imaging performance. 

High QE

Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R technology, giving it excellent Deep Sky performance. ASI533MC QE peak reaches 80%. 

Having high QE means more of the light that enters your telescope and reaches the sensor is actually used. With 80% peak Q.E. and no less than ~50% within the visible spectrum, the ASI533MC will utilize a high percentage of the light that reaches it, improving your signal quality.

The ZWO ASI533MC conectivity.

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI533MM to run at 20fps.  The increased USB speeds will help effectively reduce the glowing effect casued by slow readout speed.
ST4 Port: Can be used to connect to the auto-guiding port of your mount and become a great guider.

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 Sony-IMX533
QE peak:ASI533MC 80%; ASI533MM 91%
Back focus length: 12.5mm
Max fps: 20fps
Full well: 50Ke
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Resolution: 9.04Mega Pixel,3008*3008
Pixel Size: 3.76µm
Exposure Range: 32μs~2000s
Interface: USB 3.0 Type-B
Protect window: φ32-2 AR
ADC: 14bit
Dimension: 11.31mm*11.31mm
Weight: 129g
Working Temperature: -5℃~50℃
Storage Temperature: -10℃~60℃
Working Relative Humidity: 0-80%
Supported OS: WIN7/8/10 32&64、Linux、Mac

Tech Details

Normal Num Pixel High 3008
Normal Num Pixel Wide 3008
Pixel Size 3.76 microns
Warranty 2 years


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