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ZWO ASI2600MM Pro 26MP 3.76µm Cooled Mono CMOS Telescope Astrophotography Camera - ASI2600MM-P

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ASI2600MM-P-1
$2,920

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Amazing Craftsmanship, Lightweight body, Solid image quality:

ZWO has been working hard to reduce the weight of the camera while improving the performance of the camera. This camera weights approximately 700g.

APS-C Format

This is a 26MP camera featuring a small pixel size of 3.76um yet also having the incredible ability of accommodating a large well depth of 50ke.

The sensor length and width are 23.5mm * 15.7mm. The diagonal is 28.3mm.

front side of ASI2600MC PRO

 

Native 16bit ADC

As one of the few CMOS astronomy cameras with 16bit ADC in the market, ASI2600MM Pro was born with superiorities for astrophotography. This 16bit ADC is not a CCD 16bit ADC. It can really achieve a dynamic range output of 14 stop, which will significantly improve the image sharpness and contrast, also create smoother and more natural color transitions.

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IMX571 Backlit Sensor

Sony’s 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.

With a conventional front-illumination structure, the metal wiring and transistors on the surface of the silicon substrate that form the sensor’s light-sensitive area (photo-diode) impede photon gathering carried out by the on-chip lens. A back-illuminated structure minimizes the degradation of sensitivity to optical angle response, while also increasing the amount of light that enters each pixel due to the lack of obstacles such as metal wiring and transistors that have been moved to the reverse of the silicon substrate.

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.

ASI533-backlit sensor

 

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 ASI2600MM Pro uses zero amp glow circuitry, you won’t have to worry about amp glow even when using high gain, long exposure imaging.

With amp glow – exposure 300 second exposure

With amp glow – exposure 300 second exposure

ASI2600 frame with no amp glow – Exposure 300 second

2600 no amp-glow

Anti-dew

There is a polyimide heater completely fitting the protective window in the ASI2600MM Pro camera. It can help avoid the annoying dew or icing issues.

The power of the heater is around 5W. You are free to turn it off anytime in your photography software if you want to save some power.

anti-dew heater

QE Performance

According to the test results of Sony, the QE peak value of the ASI2600MM Pro is 91%.

Two-Stage TEC Cooling, Ultra-Low Dark Current

Like the ASI6200, the ASI2600MM Pro also uses two stage TEC cooling and can lower the CMOS sensor temperature to more that 35c below ambient, which can greatly reduce dark current generation and sensor noise even with extended exposure times.

The unique dark current suppression technology can even further reduce dark current noise.

At a cooling temperature of 0 °, the dark current noise is only 0.0024e/s/pix. Which means 300s exposure can only cause 0.7e dark current noise, which is completely negligible!

DCvsT-2600-New(2)

Note:The ASI2600MM Pro camera requires 1A current from USB.  If your PC can not provide enough current, please use an external 12V power supply to power the camera.

DDR3 Memory Buffer

The ASI2600MM Pro is equipped with a USB 3.0 transmission interface and a built-in 256MB DDR3 cache to ensure stable and secure data transmission. Under long exposure, it effectively avoids frame dropping and greatly reduces the glow effect caused by slow reading speed.DDR buffer

 

Mechanical Diagram

Mechanical Diagram

 

What's in the Box

What is in the box



Obtaining 55mm Back Focus

2600-55MM-backfocus 2600-55mm-backfous with OAG

 

Read more: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/tutorials/best-back-focus-length-solutions-55mm.html

You can attach a 2″ EFW to the 2600MM Pro, please refer to the instructions HERE.

Connection Diagram

Connecting DSLR lens Diagram of 2600

  • Nikon-T2 adapter
  • EOS-T2 adapter
  • 2” filter (optional)
  • Nikon lens
  • Canon lens

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.

Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.

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