ZWO ASI183MC PRO has much potential, 84% QE peak, 20.18Mega pixels, 15000e full well, 1.6e read noise, 256MB DDR3 buffer, each feature means a new posibility!
In the astronomic application field, Sony IMX183CLK-J (monochrome) and IMX183CQJ-J (color) sensors uses a very high sensitivity back-illuminated structure with high resolution 2.4 μm square unit pixel. The optical size is 1 inch.
DDR Memory Buffer
The ASI183 Pro camera includes a 256MB DDR3 memory buffer to help improve data transfer reliability. Additionally, the use of a memory buffer minimizes amp-glow, which is caused by the slow transfer speeds when the camera is used with a USB 2.0 port.
Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R technology, giving it excellent Deep Sky performance. ASI183 QE peak reaches a remarkable 84%. In Ha channel, QE is still over 60%.
Having high QE means more of the light that enters your telescope and reaches the sensor is actually used. With 84% peak Q.E. and no less than ~50% within the visible spectrum, the ASI183 will utilize a high percentage of the light that reaches it, improving your signal quality.
Sensor: 1″ CMOS IMX183CLK-J/CQJ-J Diagonal: 15.9mm Resolution: 20.18Mega Pixels 5496*3672 Pixel Size: 2.4μm Bayer Pattern: RGGB Shutter:Rolling shutter Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s ROI: Supported Read Noise: 1.6e @30db gain QE peak: 84% Full well: 15ke ADC:12bit DDRIII Buffer: 256MB Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0 Adaptor: M42X0.75 Protect window:AR window Dimensions: 78mm Diameter Weight: 410g 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 Temperature: -5°C-45°C Storage Temperature: -20°C-60°C Working Relative Humidity: 20%-80% Storage Relative Humidity: 20%-95% Max FPS at full resolution: 10Bit ADC 5496×3672 19fps 3840×2160 41.04fps 1920×1080 80.10fps 1280×720 117.30fps 640×480 169.92fps 320×240 308.17fps 12bit ADC 5496×3672 19fps 3840×2160 36.12fps 1920×1080 70.48fps 1280×720 103.23fps 640×480 149.53fps 320×240 271.19fps more resolutions are in software, support customize resolution.