ZWO - ASI585MC Pro Color CMOS Camera

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ZWO-ASI585MC-P
$599.00
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The ZWO ASI585MC Pro is a color camera with USB 3.0 connectivity, featuring the advanced Sony IMX585 CMOS sensor in a 1/1.2" format. With an impressive resolution of 8.29 megapixels (3840x2160) and a pixel size of 2.9μm, it offers ample detail and clarity for capturing incredible color images of celestial objects, suitable for both planetary and deep sky photography. Enhanced sensitivity is achieved through the integration of Sony Starvis 2 technology within the sensor design.

ZWO ASI585MC Pro Color CMOS Camera

ASI585MC Pro Features

  • The ZWO ASI585MC Pro is a color USB 3.0 camera featuring the Sony IMX585 CMOS 1/1.2" sensor.
  • The camera has a resolution of 8.29MP (3840x2160) and a pixel size of 2.9μm, ideal for capturing vibrant color images of celestial objects.
  • The sensor utilizes Sony Starvis 2 technology to enhance sensitivity.
  • Equipped with a USB 3.0 interface, the ASI585MC Pro incorporates 512MB DDR3 memory to ensure reliable and stable data transfer, reducing the risk of frame interruption and data loss during exposures.
  • The IMX585 sensor features a back-illuminated design, offering a full well capacity of 47Ke, thus being a plus for astrophotography, as it allows for long exposure times in low-light conditions, resulting in better signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Improved sensor circuitry and mechanical design prevent amp glow, ensuring high-quality frames even at high gain settings and long exposure times.
  • The ASI585MC Pro uses atwo-stage TEC cooling to lower the sensor temperature up to 35°C below ambient, minimizing excess heat and noise during long exposures.
  • The camera features HCG mode to minimize read noise at higher gain settings, maintaining image quality. It activates automatically when the gain exceeds 252, achieving a dynamic range of 11 bits and reducing read noise to as low as 0.9e.
  • ZWO has conducted tests revealing an impressive 91% peak quantum efficiency, indicating the sensor's ability to convert photons into an electric charge efficiently.
  • Various adapters and accessories are available, ensuring compatibility with standard 55mm backfocus setups.
  • The ASI585MC Pro features USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and DC 12V ports, allowing connectivity with a computer, ASIAIR, or EAF. The DC 12V connection is required to enable cooling.

Sony IMX585 1/1.2" Sensor with 8.29mp Resolution

The ZWO ASI585MC Pro is a color USB 3.0 camera consistsing of the Sony IMX585  CMOS 1/1.2" CMOS sensor. Boasting a decent 8.29mp resolution (3840x2160) and a pixel size of 2.9μm, it has more than enough resolution quality and pixel size for stunning color imaging of the cosmos for both planetary and deep sky purposes. The sensor also uses the Sony Starvis 2 technology, further improving sensitivity.

512MB DDR3 Memory

By using the USB 3.0 interface, the ASI585MC Pro is equipped with 512MB DDR3 memory to establish reliable and stable speed and reduce risk of frame interruption and data loss between and during exposures.

Full Well Capacity of 47Ke

The IMX585 sensor in the ASI585MC Pro is a back illuminated design, thus because it is not obstructed by front wiring on top of the photosensitive layer as is the case in front illuminated sensors, it has a full well capacity of 47Ke. This is an important metric to consider since it indicates how much charge each pixel can hold before becoming saturated. In the case of astrophotography, higher full well capacity is important since it is low light conditions and thus can tolerate long exposure times to obtain detailed frames of dimmer objects with lower surface brightness etc. This results in better signal to noise ratio (SNR).

Improved Sensor Design Zero Amp Glow

With improved sensor circuitry and mechanical design, the IMX585 doesn't suffer from amp glow which can be apparent in long exposed frames due to imperfections and variations in sensor quality throughout the frame. This ensures high quality frames regardless of how high the gain is or exposure time, making the ASI585MC Pro very lucrative for numerous astrophotography setups.

Pristine Cooling to Reduce Noise and Dark Current

Having adequate cooling in a camera is important, especially for astrophotography since heat causes excess noise and dark current which can be especially apparent the longer exposures are. To counteract this, ZWO has implemented two stage TEC cooling to lower the sensor temperature to 35°C below ambient. This ensures excess heat doesn't interfere with sensor performance.

Low Read Noise and High Dynamic Range and 91% QE Peak Measurement

The ASI585MC Pro consists of HCG mode which keeps read noise at bay while allowing higher gain settings to be achieved without comprimising quality. The mode is activated automatically when gain is above 252 with dynamic range resulting in 11 bits, decreasing read noise to as low as 0.9e.

ZWO has conducted numerous tests and has found an impressive 91% quantum efficiency peak. This indicates how well the sensor is at convering photons to an electric charge. The higher the QE the better overall performance.

Standard 55mm Backfocus

Various adapters and accessories will result in a standard 55mm backfocus.

Connecting Various Accessories

Using USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and DC 12V ports, the ZWO ASI585MC Pro can connect to various accessories such as a computer, ASIAIR, or EAF. To enable cooling, the DC 12V connection must be established.

More Information
UPC 0748305560071
Brand ZWO
Free Shipping Free Shipping Available
ADC 12 bit
Includes Autoguide Port No
Frames Per Second (FPS) 47 fps
Full Well Capacity 47Ke
Image Stabilization No
Pixel Size 2.9μm
Quantum Efficiency (QE) 91%
Readout Noise 0.9e
Resolution 3840x2160 8.29mp
Sensor Size 1/1.2"
USB Port USB 3.0
In The Box
  • ZWO ASI585MC Pro Color CMOS Camera Body
  • Camera bag
  • Quick guide
  • M42-M48 Adapter
  • USB 3.0 cable (2m)
  • USB 2.0 cable (0.5m) - 2 qty
  • M42-M48 extender (16.5mm)
  • 1.25" nosepiece
  • M42-1.25" adapter
  • M42 21mm Extender
  • Spacer - 4 qty
  • Cover
  • ZWO ASI585MC Pro Color CMOS Camera Body
  • Camera bag
  • Quick guide
  • M42-M48 Adapter
  • USB 3.0 cable (2m)
  • USB 2.0 cable (0.5m) - 2 qty
  • M42-M48 extender (16.5mm)
  • 1.25" nosepiece
  • M42-1.25" adapter
  • M42 21mm Extender
  • Spacer - 4 qty
  • Cover
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