About this product
Part Number: ASI485MC
New ASI 485MC Colour Planetary Camera
The ASI 485MC is a new (Sep 2021) USB 3.0 OSC planetary camera featuring the high resolution (3840 x 2160) Sony IMX485 sensor with small 2.9μm square pixels, 13ke- full-well depth, high sensitivity and super low read out noise.
An excellent camera for solar, lunar and planetary imaging. It can also be used as a live streaming or all-sky camera to observe or monitor weather conditions.
- Sony IMX485 Sensor
- 1/1.2" format sensor, 11.1 x 6.2mm
- 3840 x 2160 Resolution
- 2.9μm Square Pixels
- 12bit ADC
- Peak QE ~85%
- 0.7-6.4e Read Noise, 13000e Full Well
- Up to 39fps capture rate
- ST4 Port
- Weighs only 133g!
Camera Field of View Simulator
1/1.2” 8MP backlit sensor
Compared to the ZWO ASI 482MC, this camera has the same physical sensor size but smaller 2.9 μm pixels so much higher resolution.
The sensor length and width are 11.13mm x 6.26mm. The diagonal is 12.86mm.
The total number of pixels is 8.28 million.
Extremely high sensitivity
The back-illuminated Sony CMOS sensor reduces readout noise and enhances sensitivity.
The sensor also utilises STARVIS™ technology for excellent results at low illumination and high image quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions.
These features combined with the sensor size make the ASI485MC camera an excellent choice for solar, lunar and planetary imaging. It can also be used as a live streaming or all-sky camera to observe or monitor weather conditions.
ASI485MC has a built-in HCG mode which can effectively reduce the readout noise at high gain and keep the same wide dynamic range as you would expect at low gain. When the gain is 80, the HCG mode will automatically turn on. The read out noise fall off a cliff while the dynamic range still can reach close to 11 stops. The minimum read noise is 0.7e.
ZWO estimate a QE peak value of ASI485MC of 85% at 530nm.
USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port
USB 3.0 Port: Like other ASI cameras, the ASI 485MC is powered and controlled via USB 3.0. The 5Gb bandwidth enables the camera to run at 39fps (10bit, high speed mode) or 27.2fps (12bit, normal mode) at full resolution (8.2 Mp).
ST4 Port: Used for direct connection to a suitably specified mount for auto-guiding.
What's in the box
- Camera Body
- 1.25" Cover
- 2" Cover
- 1.25" Nosepiece
- 3m USB 3.0 Cable
- ST4 Cable
- Quick Guide
|Sensor ||1/1.2″ CMOS Sony-IMX485 |
|Bayer Pattern ||R Gr Gb B |
|QE peak ||85%@530nm |
|Back focus length ||17.5mm |
|Max fps ||39fps |
|Full well ||13K e |
|Shutter ||Rolling shutter |
|Resolution ||8.29Mega Pixel,3840*2160 |
|Pixel Size ||2.9µm |
|Data Format ||RAW8、RAW16、RGB24、Mono8 |
|Exposure Range ||32μs~2000s |
|Interface ||USB3.0 |
|Protect window ||AR |
|ADC ||12bit |
|Dimension ||φ78mmX73.5mm |
|Weight ||0.133KG |
|Working Temperature ||-5℃~50℃ |
|Storage Temperature ||-10℃~60℃ |
|Working Relative Humidity ||0-80% |
|Supported OS ||WIN7/8/10 32&64bit, Linux, Mac |
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
ZWO Software and Drivers
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