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  • The ZWO ASI185MC Color Imaging Camera incorporates a 2.3 MP resolution Sony IMX185 CMOS color sensor with Exmor technology featuring 3.5 µm square pixels
  • Extremely sensitive, particulary near the infrared region, the Sony IMX185 offers an incredibly low read noise of 3.3e
  • Compared to the ASI224MC, pixel size is the same despite a larger sensor, and read noise is slightly higher
  • This ZWO ASI185MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera body sports a high speed USB 3.0 port, ST4 guide port, standard 2" interface with M42x0.75 threads, rear 1/4" tripod mount, and IR-Cut window
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    ZWO ASI185MC Color CMOS Imaging Camera

    Great for all astronomical imaging applications, the ZWO ASI185MC body has a high-speed USB 3.0 port, an ST4 guide port, a standard 2” interface with M42x0.75 internal threads, a 1/4” 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 12.5mm.

    The ZWO ASI185MC imaging camera houses a Sony IMX185 Exmor sensor, with 2.3M 3.5 µm pixels in a 1944 x 1224 format. The IMX185 CMOS sensor has extremely low read noise of 3.3 e, and is highly sensitive, especially in the near-infrared. The ZWO ASI185MC color camera, when compared to the ASI224MC, has a larger sensor with the same size pixels, but the read noise is a little higher on the 185 as opposed to the 224.


    Sony IMX185 CMOS Sensor Features


    • The Sony IMX185 sensor offers extremely low read noise (3.3e).
    • The image array for the IMX185 is 1945 x 1225, with a pixel size of 3.75 microns.
    • This sensor supports an optical size of type 1/2 full HD.
    • The pixel sensitivity is 1120 mV.
    • Sensitivity has been improved in the near-infrared light region - 1.8X that of a comparable sensor.
    • The IMX185 is a Sony Exmor high-performance CMOS image sensor with high-speed processing, low noise, and low power dissipation by using column-parallel A/D conversion.
    • Everything you will need to control your ZWO camera is available and easily downloadable in one centralized location on the ZWO website. Click here for ZWO Software Downloads.


    Please Note: This camera works with Windows 8.1 as long as you have the recommended driver installed (available on the ZWO website at zwoptical.com).


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    What's Included

    • ZWO ASI185MC USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera
    • USB 3.0 Cable
    • ST4 Guide Cable
    • 1.25" Cover
    • 1.25" Nosepiece
    • Quick Guide

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Imaging Camera Series: ZWO ASI185
    • Sensor Model: 1/1.9" Sony IMX185 color CMOS
    • Resolution: 2.3 MP
    • Pixel Array: 1944 x 1224
    • Pixel Size: 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm
    • Max Frame Rate at Full Resolution: 108 FPS
    • Max Frame Rate at 640 x 480: 268.4 FPS
    • Optic Window: IR-Cut
    • Guide Port: ST4
    • Shutter: Global
    • Minimum Exposure: 32 µs
    • Maximum Exposure: 1000 sec
    • Read Noise: 3.3e
    • Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
    • Bit Rate: 12-Bit output (12-Bit ADC)
    • Cooling: Natural Convection
    • Adapter: 2” to 1.25”/M42x0.75
    • Dimensions: 62mm x 36mm
    • Weight: 4.23 oz.
    • Operating System Compatibility: Mac; Windows; Linux
    • Working Temperature: -5ºC - 45ºC
    • Working Relative Humidity: 20% - 80%

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