Introducing the new ZWO ASI385MC Astronomy Camera
The ZWO ASI385MC is here. With Sony’s IMX385 sensor it’s essentially the big brother of the outrageously popular ASI224MC.
1936 x 1096 sensor array with 3.75µm pixels. Amazingly low read noise (as low as 0.7e and just 1.2e at unity gain).
QE Peak > 80% and outstanding sensitivity in the red and near IR.
It also shares the same quirk as the ASI224MC, performing like a monochrome camera past 850nm where each indicidual filter of the Bayer arrayl shares nearly identical transmission.
ASI385MC offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, high dynamic range, QE peak >80%, AR protective window and much more.
USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port
USB 3.0 Port: can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI385 run at 67 fps (12bit, normal mode) or 120 fps (10bit, high speed mode) at full resolution(2.13Mega).
ST4 Prot: can be used connect with auto guide port of mount, for guiding.
What is in the box?
ASI385MC box includes all necessary cables, drivers, adapters, and manuals.
Specification for ZWO ASI385MC
|Sensor||1/2″ CMOS IMX385|
|Resolution||2.12Mega Pixels 1936×1096|
|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|
|Bit rate||12bit output(12bit ADC)|
|Adaptor||2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75|
|Dimension||φ62mm X 36mm|
|Weight||120g (without lens)|
|Working Relative Humidity||20%—80%|
|Storage Relative Humidity||20%—95%|
Max FPS at full resolution:
10Bit ADC – 1936×1096 120fps
12bit ADC – 1936×1096 67fps
More resolutions can be user defined