ASI 6200MC-P Professional CMOS Color Full Frame Size Camera
The ZWO ASI6200MC Pro is a full-frame size camera for astrophotographers who expect top-class results. The sensor has a dynamic range similar to that of a CCD sensor, but with a much higher sensitivity. The camera can be used on all well corrected telescopes and with only 700 grams it is a real lightweight.Full frame format and high resolution
The Sony IMX455 sensor offers true full frame format with 24x36 mm dimensions and a diagonal of 43.3 mm. With 3.76 µm pixels, even fine details, for example in galaxy arms, can be resolved. A gigantic field and high resolution - that´s what this camera with its 62-MP sensor offers.Back illumination technology
Sonys back-illuminated CMOS image sensor improves sensitivity and noise reduction the key factors to enhancing image quality, while radically realigning their fundamental pixel structure from front-illumination to back-illumination. It has retained the advantages of CMOS image sensors such as low power consumption and high-speed operation.
The backside exposure improves the light absorption and increases the amount of light at the same time. This allows significantly shorter exposure times and leads to an improved quantum efficiency of 80%.
Sony has newly developed a unique photo-diode structure and on-chip lens optimized for back-illuminated structures, that achieves a higher sensitivity and a lower random noise without light by reducing noise, dark current and defect pixels compared to the conventional front-illuminated structure.
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 ASI6200MC Pro uses zero amp glow circuitry, you wont have to worry about amp glow even when using high gain, long exposure imaging.Anti-dew heater integrated
The ASI6200 Pro comes with the polyimide heater that can avoid any dew problems.
The anti-dew heater, which fits completely onto the protective window, heats it up slightly to prevent condensation problems.
The power of the anti-dew heater is approx. 5 W. It can be turned off in the software to save power.Important: external power supply required!
This camera requires 1 amp even in uncooled operation, which is a problem for USB sockets on computers, because they are only rated for 900 mA (0.9 A).
Stable operation of the camera is therefore only possible with an external 12 V power supply.
Optimal support by APM-Telescopes before and after purchase:
We work with the cameras ourselves and can offer you optimal advice. Which camera matches your telescope, how do you achieve optimal adaptation? APM is one of the biggest ZWO dealers. Due to our contacts, we offer best possible service also after purchase.Practical tip:
Integration of 2" filters, 360° rotation and quick coupling
The camera is often used on correctors that do not have a filter thread. In addition, the filters should always be used as close as possible to the camera. Here we offer you a solution that can do much more.
The adaptation is very simple, the 21mm adaptation from M54 to M48 is replaced by:
- 2" filter holder directly in front of the camera
- 360° rotation for the right choice of the image section
- Quick release - you can remove the camera from the telescope at any time, without screws and thus entangling the cables
- TSM54a-m48i, TSROTM48-M48 and M48AbstimmA05
The adapter TSM54a-M48i is screwed into the camera. Then the rotator TSRot... Between the M48-M48 adapter with 16.5 mm length, which is included in the delivery, comes the 0.5 mm tuning ring and you are already in the right distance with the camera.Downloads, drivers:ZW Optical supplies software and drivers online for free download.
Frequently Asked Questions about ZWO cameras:The FAQ section is constantly updated by ZWO, here you can find the answers to many questions.ZWO Users ForumManuals for ZWO products:The manuals page is constantly updated by ZWO, here you can find user guides for ZWO products.How to clean my ZWO camera:
The manufacturer provides a manual that covers how to clean an ASI camera and regenerate the desiccant tablets: Please click here. See below.
Scope of Delivery:
- USB 3.0 cable (2 meters)
- USB 2.0 cable (0.5 meter)
- Adapter from M54 to M48 - length 21 mm
- M48 extension - length 16.5 mm
- Adapter from M48 to T2 without effective length
- ASI Quick Guide
- 2" dust cap
Cooled USB 3.0 full-frame size color astro camera with powerful 24x36 mm sensor for top class astrophotography