New camera from ZWO

December 10, 2023

I pre-ordered the ZWO ASI715MC planetary camera back in October and it arrived yesterday. The ASI715 has the very small (5.6x3.2mm) Sony IMX715 color sensor with 1.45 micron pixels, low read noise, and an interesting QE curve that's sensitive across the visible bandpasses through the hydrogen-alpha line and into the near infra-red, with RGB QE coming together in the high 80s for the methane line and other NIR bands. It's 8.26 MP / 4k resolution. This looks like a fun camera. Can't wait for some clear skies.

Sony IMX715 sensor Quantum Efficiency curve: