ZWO ASI 385MC USB 3.0 Colour Camera
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ZWO ASI 385MC USB 3.0 Colour Camera

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About this product

Model:  zwo_asi385mc
Part Number:  ASI385MC

The new ASI-385 series replaces the ASI-185 series with almost double it's sensitivity!

Features Sony's highly sensitive IMX385LQR CMOS sensor with large 1936x1096 (2.12mp) resolution.

FEATURES

  • Sony IMX385 (8.35mm diagonal, 2.12 megapixels, 1/2" format)
  • Low read noise - 0.7e
  • 12Bit ADC - provides real 12bit dynamic range
  • Electronic shutter - no issues with vibrations sometimes found in mechanical shutters
  • USB3.0 Port (back compatible with USB2.0) - 67fps @ 1936x1096
  • AR coated protective window - all light can pass
  • Compatible with Windows / Mac OS / Linux

IMX385 Sensor

8.35mm diagonal, approximately 2.12 megapixels.

High sensitivity with 3.75μm pixels.

Sony developed the IMX385LQR CMOS image sensor for industrial applications but it's sensitivity is nearly twice that of the sensor it replaces (IMX185LQJ) so is an excellent choice for astrophotography.

The IMX385LQR sensor's large 3.75μm pixels have a sensitivity of 2350 mV (the highest among Sony image sensors for industrial applications) and SNR1s of 0.13 lx (the highest among Sony Full HD-compatible image sensors for industrial applications). This is achieved via an internal programmable gain amplifier and high conversion gain pixels. It also combines HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology with technology that improves sensitivity in the near-infrared light region for truly remarkable performance! 

All ZWO cameras include a 2-year warranty. 

Camera Field of View Simulator

Astrophotography Performance

ASI385MC offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, high dynamic range, QE peak >80%, AR protective window and much more.

Dark Currents

ASI385MC-Cool has extremely low dark current, click here to see a dark frame from ASI385 camera (HDR settings, 60s, -10°C).

USB Ports

USB 3.0 Port: Provide 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI385 to run at 67 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 120 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (2.13Meg).

Power Requirements

ZWO recommend 12V at 3A~5A or more DC adapter for cooler power supply (2.1*5.5, center positive).

Battery from 9-15V is also suitable for cooling power supply.

USB 2.0 HUB: Can connect with various accessories, such as filter wheel, guide camera and electronic focuser, for convenient cable management using it's inbuilt USB2.0 hub. The USB Hub draws power from an external power supply if you have one connected. Two short 0.5m USB2.0 cables are included. 

ASI385MC Mechanical Drawing

 

What's in the box

  • ASI385MC Camera
  • T2-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
  • 1.25" Cap
  • 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
  • ST4 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Driver CD

Specifications

Sensor 1/2″ CMOS IMX385
Diagonal 8.35mm
Resolution 2.12Mega Pixels 1936×1096
Pixel Size 3.75µm
Exposure Range 32µs-2000s
ROI Supported
ST4 Guider Port Yes
Focus Distance to Sensor 12.5mm
Shutter Type Rolling Shutter
Protect window AR coated window
Operating System Compatibility Mac, Windows, Linux
Interface USB3.0/USB2.0
Bit rate 12bit output(12bit ADC)
Adaptor 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimension φ62mm X 36mm
Weight 120g or 4.2 ounces (without lens)
Working Temperature -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity 20%—95%

 

Supported Resolutions:

10Bit ADC

  • 1936×1096 120fps

12bit ADC

  • 1936×1096 67fp

Additional resolutions can be user defined.

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

ZWO ASI Camera User Manual v1.3 (PDF)

ZWO ASI USB2.0 Camera FAQ v1.0 (PDF)

ZWO ASI USB2.0 Camera Troubleshooting v1.0 (PDF)

Software

ZWO Software and Drivers

 

Customer reviews

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Excellent service
Wednesday, 17 October 2018  | 

I would certainly recommend FLO for all your astro needs, fast delivery and keen prices.


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High rate of frames and valid for DSO
Thursday, 26 April 2018  | 

I recently acquired one of this cameras to replace my old AS120MM as a guide camera, and also for the incoming planetary season.
Shooting at the Moon at full resolution I got almost a 170fps rate, just amazing. I also use this camera as a lucky DSO imaging, and the bigger sensor allows you to use it as a globular cluster and individual galaxies smasher. Waiting forward to use it with Jupiter soon.

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