Brand: ZWO

ZWO ASI715MC Planetary Colour Camera (ASI715MC)


Brand: ZWO

ZWO ASI715MC Planetary Colour Camera (ASI715MC)


  • IMX715 Sensor
  • 1/2.8" 5.6x3.2mm Sensor Size
  • 3864x2192 Resolution
  • ADC 12 Bit
  • 1.45um Pixel Size
  • 0.72e Read Noise
  • 6.03Ke Full Well
  • 90% QE
  • USB 3.0
  • 45.1 FPS
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Product Description


The AS1715MC is a sensitive color camera with a 1/2.8" sensor and 8.46 megapixel resolution. With the Sony STARVIS technology used, this camera has low readout noise (0.72e) and ultra-high sensitivity, making it ideal for astronomical imaging of the planets and smaller deep-sky objects and also for microscope photography.

High Transmission Speed

The camera is equipped with a USB 3.0 transmission interface and a built-in 256MB DDR cache to ensure stable and secure data transmission.

USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Guide

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to allow AS1715MC to run at 45.1fps (10bit, high speed mode).

ST4 Port: Can be used to connect with the auto guide port of mount
for guiding.

Readout Noise

Readout noise includes pixel noise, circuit noise, and ADC quantiza-tion noise. The lower the readout noise, the better.

As can be seen, the readout noise of ASI 715MC is very low. As the gain value goes high, the readout noise goes down.

Quantum Efficiency

The QE curve and readout noise are very important parameters to measure the camera's performance. Higher QE and lower readout noise are necessary to improve the image signal-to-noise ratio. According to our estimation, the QE peak value of AS1715MC is about 80%.

Compare to 662MC

Model ASI662MC AS1715MC
Color or Mono Color Color
With or Without Glow Without
Format 1/2.8" 1/2.8"
Resolution 1920*1080 3864x2192
Pixel Size 2.9μm 1.45μm
Readout Noise 0.8-6.9e
(1.22e@19db gain)
QE Peak 91% 80%
Full Well 38.2ke 6.03Ke
ADC 12bit 12bit
Back Focus 12.5mm 12.5mm
MAX FPS 102.6fps 45.1
Diagonal 6.45mm 6.46mm

What's in the Box

  • Camera Body
  • Cover
  • ST4 Cable
  • 1.25" Nosepiece
  • Quick Guide
  • USB 3.0 Cable (2m)


Sensor 1 / 2.8" CMOS Sony-IMX715
Bayer Pattern R Gr Gb B
QE peak 80%
Back focus length 12.5mm
Max fps 45.1
Full well 6.03Ke
Shutter Rolling shutter
Resolution 3864x2192
Pixel Size 1.45um
Exposure Range 32μs~2000s
Interface USB 3.0 /USB 2.0 Type-B
Protect window
ADC 12bit
Dimension 62mm diameter
Working Temperature -5°C~50°C
Storage Temperature -10°C~60°C
Working Relative Humidity 0-80%
Supported OS WIN7/8/10 32&64, Linux, Mac

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