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ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port

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Product Code
ASI482MC
Brand
Cooled or Uncooled
Uncooled
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel Size
5.8µm
Sensor Size
11.13 x 6.26 mm
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ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port

If any astro camera can be called an ALL-DOER, this is it!

  • Deep Sky Imaging: Best for a planetary camera! (Large pixels with high sensitivity and largest field of view of any current ZWO planetary camera!)
  • Planetary Imaging: Excellent (for large telescopes with long focal length)
  • Planetary Imaging in Near Infrared: No Problem (but if it's a priority, go for the ASI462MC)
  • Solar Imaging: Can be done! (but don't forget about a front-end solar filter!)
  • Live Streaming or All-Sky Camera: Very good!
  • Guiding: largest field for multi-star guiding (software dependent)

ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port Features

The ASI482MC is one of the latest OSC planetary cameras released by ZWO in 2021. Packed with Sony sensor IMX482, this camera has some very great highlights, including a large pixel size of 5.8um, compatible with USB 3.0 interface, large full-well depth of 51.5ke-, extremely high sensitivity and super low read out noise, etc. It is considered as one powerful iteration of ZWO after years of developing process in the field of planetary cameras.

1/1.2” format 2 megapixel sensor
The IMX482 sensor adopts back-illuminated CMOS structure. In resolution it is approximately the same as IMX462, but with 4 times the sensor size, it accordingly has a larger pixel size of 5.8*5.8um.
The sensor length and width are 11.13mm*6.26mm. The diagonal is 12.86mm.

SNR1s=0.08lx
Sony is introducing SNR1s [lx] as an index used to quantitatively evaluate picture quality at low illumination. SNR1s [lx] is an acronym consisting of “SNR” (Signal-to-Noise Ratio), “1” (represents that the signal level when noise = 1 is 1), and “s” (for Security). The lower this value is, the greater the image quality will be at low illumination.
The 5.8um large pixel size allows unprecedentedly low SNR1s value of 0.08lx for ASI482MC. While ASI385MC is 0.13lx, you may see it is almost 2 times better, which brings the camera a fantastic nickname – “The King of the Night”.

51.5ke- full well capacity
With the full well capacity of 51.5ke-, ASI482MC displays rich star details when taking astrophotos. Coupled with the ultimately low SNR1s, the efficiency of date acquisition can be really high. This is particularly helpful for solar, lunar and planetary imaging, also makes the camera perfect for DSO lucky imaging (taking multiple photos in short exposure times and stack them to improve SNR.)
Moreover, thanks to the features above, ASI482MC can also be an ideal EAA camera or all-sky camera.

HCG Mode
ASI482MC 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 12 stops. The minimum read noise is 1.5 e.

ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port NoiseQE curve
We assume the QE peak value of ASI482MC is 85% at 530nm.

ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port QE Curve

USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port
USB 3.0 Port: Like other ASI cameras, the ASI482MC is powered and controlled via USB 3.0. It provides 5Gb bandwidth to let the camera run at 82.5fps (10bit, high speed mode) or 57.5fps (12bit, normal mode) at full resolution (2Mega).
ST4 Port: Can be used to connect with auto guide port of mount for guiding.

Mechanical Diagram

ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port Diagram

What’s in the box?

ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port in the Box

Specifications

Specifications: ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port

What's in the Box

What's in the Box: ZWO ASI 482MC USB 3.0 Colour CMOS Camera with AutoGuider Port

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