DDR memory buffer is the main difference between ASI “Cool” and “Pro” cameras.
ASI1600 Pro camera includes one 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to help data transfer more stable and no amp-glow issue which is caused by the slow speed data transfer during reading out under USB2.0 Port.
ASI1600 Pro offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, Low dark current, high dynamic range .
ASI1600 build in 12bit ADC but can provide 12.5 stops dynamic range which is even better than KAF8300 dew to its super low read noise.
We suppose the QE peak value is more than 60%.
The dark current of ASI1600 from out test result.
here is a 300S dark frame tested with the cooler running at -25 degree.
Reliable Mechanical Structures
ASI1600 Pro using are 4 screws seal the chamber. This structure has been fully tested and is very stable.
Even under high humidity eviroment, ASI1600 Pro still works fine and won’t have dew problems.
USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB
USB 3.0 Port: Provide 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI1600 Pro to run at 14.7 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 19 fps (23bit, high speed mode) at full resolution(11.7Mega).
We recommends 12V at 3A~5A or more DC adapter for cooler power supply(2.1*5.5, center positive).
Battery from 9-15V is also suitable for cooling power supply.
USB 2.0 HUB: can connect with various accessories, such as filter wheel, guide camera and electronic focuser, so you can manage your cable better with USB2.0 hub. There are 2 short 0.5m USB2.0 cables coming with ASI1600 Pro. The power of hub source from external power supply if you connect it.
ASI1600 Pro has 2 stage TEC cooling system to enable very deep cooling (-40? below ambient). you need external power supply to power on the cooler. AC-DC power adapter is not included in this package, you can order from here.
1. M43-T2 adapter
2. EOS-T2 adapter
3. 2”Filter (optional)
4. 1.25” T-Mount
5. 1.25” Filter (optional)
6. M42-1.25” Filter (optional)
7. T2 extender 11mm
8. M42-M48 extender 18.5mm
9. T2-T2 adapter
10. EFW mini
11. EOS adapter for EFW+1600
What is in the box?
ASI1600 Pro box includes all necessary cables, drivers, adapters, and manuals.