ZWO ASI385MC Color CMOS Astronomy Imaging Camera

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The ZWO ASI385MC is a multi-faceted CMOS camera that provides you with great value.
Our Product #: ASI385MC
ZWO Product #: ZWO ASI385MC

Product Description

The ZWO ASI385MC is a fantastic entry level ZWO camera you want for planetary imaging. The ASI385MC CMOS Color Imaging Camera is based on the Sony IMX385LQR CMOS sensor achieves double the sensitivity of the existing IMX185LQJ

The 2.12 megapixel CMOS sensor is capable of recording 120 frames per second in full resolution. 

Superior performance as an image sensor for industrial applications is further achieved by combining HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology with technology that improves sensitivity in the near-infrared light region.

The ZWO ASI385MC conectivity.

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI294MC to run at 16fps (14bit, normal mode) or 19fps (12bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (11.7Mega).
ST4 Port: Can be used to connect to the auto-guiding port of your mount and become a great guider.

ZWO has all their information available for download on their website in a perfectly laid out section. Check it out here for software and drivers and here for manuals and guides.

One of the coolest gadgets, and a neccessity according to a majority of ZWO users, is the ASIair Plus.  It is an all-in-one wireless camera solution.  The ASIair Plus gives you control of focus, image taking, plate solving, and computerized mount control with the included SkySafari bridge all controlled by your smartdevice or tablet.  It really is pretty awesome.

Camera technical details

Sensor 1/2" CMOS
ADC 12 bit
Back Focus 
Color or Mono  Color
Cooled or Uncooled  Uncooled
Dynamic Range 12 Stops
Full Resolution Frame Rate        120fps
Full Well 18.7ke
Mega Pixels 2.1mp
Peak QE 80%
Pixel Array 1936x1096
Pixel Size 3.75 microns
Window AR
Sensor Diagonal  8.3mm
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Sony IMX385
Guide Port ST4
Read Noise 0.7e
Exposure Range 32us - 2000s
Weight 4.2 ounces


Tech Details

Normal Num Pixel High 1096
Normal Num Pixel Wide 1936
Pixel Array 2.1 megapixels
Pixel Size 3.75 microns
Weight 4.5 ounces
Warranty 2 years


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