The Hypercam 1600M PRO TEC Cooled camera has a 16mp Mono sensor, amp glow reduction and high sensitivity. The main applications are astronomy and fluorescence microscopy.

Due to it’s extremely low read noise, the Hypercam 1600M is suitable for both long exposure deepsky and fast video style solar imaging with ROI, as well as frame stacking and averaging, for example in microscopy or video astronomy.
The addition of TEC set-point cooling reduces thermal noise and is particularly beneficial for long exposure imaging and image calibration. A sealed chamber, with heated optical window make the camera suitable for humid laboratory or outdoor environments.

The PRO TEC COOLED Version has the following features:

  • Thermoelectric Cooling (TEC) max -45C below ambient temperature*
  • Temperature sensor, with data available in real-time.
  • Heated optical window to prevent dewing and fogging.
  • Replaceable, rechargeable desiccant cartridge.
  • Armoured case.
  • Two extra USB2.0 ports and internal USB2.0 hub to connect filter wheel and guide camera.
  • ROI (Region of Interest).
  • Binning.
  • Amp glow reduction. 4GB RAM.
  • * Separate 12v power supply included to power TEC with choice of USA, EU or UK Plug socket.

Additional information

USB Interface

USB 2.0, USB 3.0




Panasonic MN34230


16 Megapixel, 4648px x 3506px

Pixel Size

3.8 μm

Sensor Size

4/3" – 17.7mm x 13.4 mm

Sensor Diagonal

22.2 mm

Sensor Protection Window

AR Coating



Read Noise

1.2e – 3.6e

QE % Approx.

+- 60%

Full Well Capacity



12 bit


Thermo Electric (TEC)

Max Frame Rate

23 FPS

DDR Memory Buffer

4 GB

Region Of Interest ROI


Guide Port