ZWO ASI 185 Color CMOS Telescope Camera

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    ZWO ASI 185 Color CMOS Telescope Camera

    The ASI185MC Color Astronomy Camera by ZWO:

    Housing a Sony IMX185 sensor, with 2.3 MP/ 3.5 microns in a 1944 x 1224 format, the ZWO imaging camera is a beautiful piece of work. The IMX185 sensor housed inside this device has an extremely low read noise of 3.3e, and is extremely sensitive- especially in the near infrared spectrum. Compared to other models such as the ASI224MC, the ZWO ASI185MC color camera has a larger sensor with the same size pixels, and a slight but noticeable increase in read noise over the other model. Superb at any astronomical imaging application imaginable, the ZWO ASI185MC body has a high speed USB 3.0 port, an ST4 guide port, a standard 2-inch interface with M42 x 0.75 internal threads, a 1/4-inch tripod thread mount on the back, an ST4 guide port, a standard 2-inch interface with M42 x 0.75 internal threads, a 1/4-inch tripod thread mount on the back, and an IR-cut window. The included software is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. The focus distance to the sensor is 12.5 mm.


    Sony IMX185 CMOS Sensor Features:
    • Provides exceptionally low read noise (3.3 e).
    • The IMX185 has an image array of 1944 x 1224 and a pixel size of 3.75 microns square.
    • Supports 1/2 full HD optical size.
    • 1120 mV pixel sensitivity.
    • Sensitivity has been enhanced in the near IR region by up to 1.8X that of a similar sensor.
    • The Sony IMX185 is an Exmor high performance CMOS sensor with quick processing, low noise, and low power diffusion by utilizing column parallel A/D conversion.
    • Everything required to control your ZWO Astronomy Camera is readily available at the ZWO website.


    ZWO ASI185MC Color CMOS Astronomy Camera Specifications:
    • Sensor: Sony 1/1.9-inch IMX185 Color CMOS
    • Resolution: 2.3 MP
    • Image Array: 1944 x 1224
    • Pixel Size: 3.75 microns
    • Max Frame Rate at Full Resolution: 108 fps
    • Max Frame Rate at 320 x 240/10-bit: 515.3 fps
    • Window: IR-Cut
    • Guide Port: ST4
    • Shutter: Global
    • Exposure Range: 32 microseconds to 1000s
    • Read Noise: 3.3e
    • Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
    • Bit Rate: 12 bit output (12 bit ADC)
    • Adapter: 2-inch to 1.25-inch/ M42 x 0.75
    • Dimensions: 62 mm Diameter by 36 mm
    • Weight: 120 g
    • Working Temperature: Neg.5-degrees C to Neg.45-degrees C 
    • Working Relative Humidity: 20-percent to 80-percent


    Supported Resolution:

                      10bit ADC/12bit ADC
    1944×1224  108        / 54
    1920*1080   120        / 60
    1024×768    170.5     / 85.2
    800×800      163.8     / 81.9
    640×480      268.4     / 134.2
    320×240      515.3     / 257.6


    Additional Information

    Bayer MatrixColor
    Camera SeriesZWO ASI
    Dimensions62mm x 36mm
    Free ShippingYes
    InterfaceUSB 3.0
    Maximum Exposure Time1000 seconds
    Minimum Exposure Time0.000032 seconds
    Operating System CompatibilityLinux (3rd Party) & Mac & Windows
    Pixel Array1944 x 1244
    pixel size3.75 microns
    Sensor DesignCMOS
    Sensor Diagonal8.58mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorSony IMX185


    • ST4 Cable
    • Camera Body
    • USB 3.0 Cable
    • 1.25" Cover
    • 1.25" to T-thread Nosepiece
    • Quick guide
    • 2.5mm All Sky Lens
    • T to C Threaded Adapter

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      • Will thsi work wiht my Mac OSX and will it work on my Orion 12xxg GoTo Dobsonian Telescope? - Thanks !

        Yes the ZWO camera will work with Mac and on the Orion go-to Dobsonian.