DDR Memory Buffer
The DDR memory buffer is the main difference between ASI “Cool” and “Pro” cameras.
ASI1600 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.
ASI1600 Pro offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, low dark current and high dynamic range.
ASI1600 builds in a 12bit ADC, but can provide 12.5 stops dynamic range which is even better than KAF8300 due to its super low read noise.
QE peak value of more than 60%.
The dark current of the ASI1600 from test results.
Here is a 300s dark frame tested with the cooler running at -25 degrees:
Reliable Mechanical Structures
There are four screws that seal the sensor chamber. The camera design has been extensively tested and is very stable.
Even when used in higher humidity environments, ASI1600 Pro will still works fine without dew problems.
USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB
ASI1600 Pro has a 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.
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 16.5mm
9. T2-T2 adapter
10. EFW mini
11. EOS adapter for EFW+1600
Camera technical details
Sensor: 4/3″ CMOS
More resolutions are user defined