Uranus-C USB3.0 Color Camera (IMX585)

(20 customer reviews)


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Design for planetary imaging and EAA & Lucky imaging!

Tulip, Luke, RASA8 + Uranus-C camera

Uranus-C and Mars-C II is not only for planetary imaging, but also very powerful for EAA & Lucky imaging!

Product Description

Uranus-C is (IMX585) camera developed by Player One Astronomy, which adopts the newest Sony IMX585 1/1.2” format color sensor. The 2.9um pixel size accommodates a well depth of 47Ke with a total of 8.3MP  (the resolution is 3856*2180), and the diagonal is 12.85mm.


STARVIS 2 Technology

Uranus-C (IMX585) and Mars-C II (IMX662) based on Sony newest STARVIS 2 technology, it is back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors.



Uranus-C (IMX585) has 1/1.2″ format, this size is quite big for imaging.

Full well

Uranus-C (IMX585) has 47Ke full well, it’s almost 3.6 times than IMX485 (13Ke).



Biggest supprise of Uranus-C (IMX585) camera is, its dark frame is totally “dark”, whatever we strength the curve, there is no AMP glow at all!

300s dark frame of Uranus-C camera(resize to 50%):

Non-Amp-Glow can give us very clean background, much easier to get high quaility images.

Recommended accessories:

ACS (Active Cooling System) is a external air-cooled system, designed for solar and big format planetary cameras which already has PCS (Passive Cooling System).

ACS can provide much better temperature control. When camera has PCS + ACS, temperature is only 7℃ higher than ambient, camera body is a little warm but won’t hot!

ACS is not only can be used in daylight for solar imaging, it also could be used in night for DSO lucky imaging.

User works appreciation


Pelican nebula, Photo by Luke Newbould

RASA8 telescope + Uranus-C (IMX585) camera, IDAS nbz uhc filter

2min*81 , gain=200, offset=10


Cocoon Nebula, Photo by Luke Newbould

RASA8 telescope + Uranus-C (IMX585) camera


M27 LinQisheng and LaoWan TAKAHASHI TM200+Uranus-C


Uranus-C camera also very good for lunar and planetary imaging, its 1/1.2″ big sensor can make mosaic moon more efficient.

Moon Phase, Photo by Stephane Gonza, 300mm Newtonian, Uranus-C camera.


Photo by Damian Peach, Post-processing by Ian Sharp, C14HD + Uranus-C camera

Photo by Ecleido Azevedo


The naming of Player One Astronomy cameras is unique. Planetary camera line, naming depend on the size of planets, Mars(1/3″), Neptune(1/2″), Uranus(1/1.2″), Saturn(1″), Jupiter(4/3″).

Drivers and softwares download:

Manuals download:

Cutting-edge Design

The planetary cameras developed by Player One Astronomy uses a scientific and technological regular hexagon to construct the main body line, supplemented by round chamfers to achieve both rigidity and flexibility. The positive red, which is like a summer fire, is matched with the low-key and steady black, and the super-fine frosting process on the entire surface makes the camera look luxurious and cool, highlighting the style of high-end players, can’t take my eyes off 😀


2nd Gen – Sensor Tilt Plate

When taking deepsky objects, using sensor tilt plate can get a much smaller field curvature of the telescope.


The built-in high-density sponge shading pad can block the light from the side slits without any side leakage.

Passive Cooling System

Player One add a new feature called Passive Cooling System to conduct the heat from the sensor out.

256M DDR3 Cache

Player One Astronomy cameras are the first one who adopts the DDR3 cache in all planetary cameras in the world! It helps stabilize and secure data transmission, it effectively avoids frame dropping and greatly reduces readout noise.

With the DDR3 cache, the camera does not have high demands on computing needs any longer, it will still has excellent performance even if it is connected to a USB 2.0 port.

DPS technology

The planetary cameras from Player One Astronomy have DPS (Dead Pixel Suppression) technology. The DPS is anaylse many dark frames to find out thoes fixed abnormal pixel and record the map in camera memory. In imaging, each exposure frames, thoes position of dead pixels will be given a median value according to the active pixels around that abnormal pixel.

Overvoltage and overcurrent protection mechanism

Player One cameras produced by us ensures the safety of your camera and other equipment through overvoltage and overcurrent protection mechanisms.

Data Port

When the camera is connected to the USB3.0 interface and full-resolution preview is used, it can reach 47 FPS in RAW8 mode (10bit ADC). When recording images, since the actual writing speed will be affected by the writing speed of the hard disk itself, when the hard disk writing speed is slow, the recording may not reach the theoretical speed. It is recommended that you use a high-quality solid state drive to record data to give full play to the performance of the camera.

Use the ST4 guide cable to connect the camera and the AUTO GUIDE port of the equatorial mount to do guiding.


HCG open at gain=210.

Readout Noise

Regarding readout noise, we solemnly promise that all values are obtained from actual tests.  And for users, you could use Sharpcap 4 for testing. SC4 has a function called Sensor Analysis, provide a very simple way to test readout noise.

We wrote a tutorial on our website:

If you are interested in readout noise testing, you may try it yourself, which is very simple.

QE Curve

This relative QE curve is provided by SONY Co., Ltd. This data is authentic and authoritative!


Mechanical Drawing


New SONY IMX585 1/1.2" CMOS (color)



Total Pixels

8.3 Mega Pixels

Max Resolution


Pixel Size


Chip Size


Frame Rate


Bayer Matrix



Rolling shutter

Exposure Range


Readout Noise


QE Peak


Full Well

47k e


12 bit

Data Port



1.25″ / M42X0.75

Back Focal Length


Protective Window

D32*2MM High Quality AR Plus (Anti Reflection) Multi-Layer Coating





Resolution and FPS

Under USB3.0 mode
Resolution 10bit ADC
3856×2180 46FPS
3840×2160 47FPS
1920×1080 187FPS
More resolution options could be setup in capture softewares!

Purchase Option


Software & Manual

Before the first usage of this product read Manuals and install correct Drivers and Softwares.

Warranty & Shipping Policy

Payment method

We provide Paypal and Paypal checkout on our website.

Shipping and Delivery

Shipping Fee:

  • Amount >= 299USD : free express shipping
  • Amount < 299USD : 29.9USD for express shipping

Shipping Services:

  • We usually use DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT for shipping.
  • Make sure your email is correct, we maybe will contact with you through emails in case of emergency.

If customer wants to designate a shipping company or has special requirement, please send an email to and tell us your detailed requirement.

Shipping time:

  • Usually 7-14 days.
  • Tracking number will be updated in 3 days after paid.

For orders from areas where transportation is not easy, such as islands, town in mountainous regions, delivery time will be slightly longer.

Please send an email to immediately, if the following occurs:

  • Shipping delayed or has some abnormal information.
  • The packing is badly damaged on arrival, take pictures and do not sign.


  • The price on our website without tax.
  • Please note that buyers are liable to charge tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT, customs handling fee, etc.
  • Those fees possibly will be collected at the time of delivery by courier.

For best experiences, we recommend customers to purchase our products form local dealers.

After-sales Service

Warranty Policy

2-year free warranty (time start from delivered) for Player One products. If the product has any issue, please send the image or video and description to for further check to confirm.

  • Purchase from Player One official online store, we will provide warranty service directly.
  • Purchase form dealer, we will provide warranty service through dealer.

Repair in warranty, customer only pay the shipping fee of shipping back the product to us or dealer, and no other extra fees.

Replacement Policy

You can request our Replacement Service:
√ Within 30 calendar days of receiving the product if the product does not match the original description of the product in one or more significant respects.
√ Within 30 calendar days of receiving the product if the product suffers performance failure.

Please contact our After-Sales team by email to within 30 calendar days of receiving the products. Player One shall be responsible for the two-way replacement freight for any products sent in for replacement due to performance faults.

Warranty and Replacement Policy Exceptions:

× Warranty service time or replacement service time expired.
× Legal proof-of-purchase, receipts, or invoices are not provided, or are reasonably believed to have been forged or tampered with.
× A product sent to Player One for replacement does not include all original accessories, attachments and packaging, or contains items damaged by user error.
× A product is found to have no defects after all appropriate tests are conducted by Player One.
× Any fault or damage of the product is caused by unauthorized use or modification of the product, including exposure to moisture, entry of foreign bodies (water, oil, sand, etc.) or improper installation or operation.
× Product labels or serial numbers show signs of tampering or alteration.
× Damage is caused by uncontrollable external factors, including falling down, fires, floods, or lightning strikes, etc.
× Proof of damage during transit issued by the carrier cannot be provided.
× Other circumstances stated in this policy.

In those situations, repair the product might have extra cost, we will estimate cost and email customer to know the information before send product back.

20 reviews for Uranus-C USB3.0 Color Camera (IMX585)

  1. Adam Smith

    Full well is 3 times bigger than IMX485? OMG. That’s great!! I’d like to upgrade and use this 585 cam for lucky imaging.

    • Player One Astronomy

      That’s great, we are very glad to know you’d like to buy one 🙂

  2. Rik Brown

    I’d like to use it for DSO lucky imaging, how long will take in shipping? I live in New York.

    • Player One Astronomy

      Hi Rik,
      Usually will take 7-10 days after paid. Due to Cov-19, shipping time might be a little longer.

  3. Rik Brown

    Great, I’ll put an order today!!

    • Player One Astronomy

      That’s great, Rik! We will send it to you asap 🙂

  4. Adam J (verified owner)

    I tried this camera for EAA, works nice, it is very sensitive in IR. Works nice with Sharpcap. Very nice build quality 🙂

    • Player One Astronomy

      Thank you, Adam. It’s great to know you like the camera very much!!

  5. Edmondo678

    Just got my Uranus camera today, very exciting!! I’m downloading the newest driver and software, hope the weather could be clear soon. BTW, I also ordered an Saturn-M SQR cam today!!

    • Player One Astronomy

      Oh my! Edmondo, you ordered two new cameras in one month. 533 mono and 585 color is very good combination. Looking forward to see your first light.

  6. Ish Ram

    Lightning-fast and high quality! I can get full chip at around 100FPS when using BIN2 mode, which is suitable for my setup. So far I have been using it for Lunar mosaics and close-ups but I look forward to some clear skies and having planets up in the evening before seeing what this colour camera is really capable of!

    Buy yourself a nice, fast, large SSD to enjoy the full capabilities of this beast. Full-chip without binning saves about 380 MB/s, meaning my 512 GB disk fills up in about 20 mins.

    • Player One Astronomy

      Hi Ish,
      Thank you so much. Uranus camera is running at top speed, SSD is the key, 🙂

  7. Stuart Wilson (verified owner)

    Recently received my camera plus the ACS attachment and have to say I’m very impressed thus far. I’ve only had a few cloudless nights but got six hours of data with my WO Whitecat on IC1396 which looks extremely good.

  8. Raymond Marcano

    Well I want to get the Uranus C but now the reviews scared me cause it sounds complicated and I need to learn SIMPLE BASIC first.

  9. Jason (verified owner)

    Fantastic camera! Nearly 300fps doing planetary, and no noise to speak of with long exposure dso. With zero amp glow, I don’t even use darks anymore with it. If this is the way astro cameras are heading, extremely expensive cooled cameras could easily be replaced. If my 2600mc ever dies, I may just replace it with a newer non cooled sensor camera.


    How long does it take for delivery to Hungary? and how much sooner will it arrive if I choose express delivery?

    • Sean Wang

      About 7-10 days! We only use Express shipping methods.

  11. Michael

    Looks a good camera from reviews, how long will it take to ship to UK please?

    • Sean Wang

      Hi Michael,
      About 7-10 days

  12. Michael (verified owner)

    Fantastic camera for EAA on DSO. Produces great results with sub 30 second exposures on even dim objects, so works very well with unguided set ups. Very sensitive in IR so consider an IR cut filter (especially with refractors) to reduce star bloat and normalize color reproduction. Solid build quality. Delivery to Australia only took 10 days from China with expedited shipping.

  13. Raphael B

    Hi, I’d like to profit from the sale to order this camera ! I live in france and I was surprised to see that the price doesnt change when I put my location, are there no taxes and shipping costs?

    • Sean Wang

      Hi Raphael,
      We have dealer called Univers-Astro in France, buy from them will be best way!

  14. miyarui1013 (verified owner)

    Ordered! Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  15. Graides

    Hello, I like this camera.I’d like to use it for planetary imaging, how long will take in shipping? I live in Lithuania

    • Sean Wang

      About 7-10 days!

  16. Fin

    Hey there, how long would shipping to the United Kingdom take?

    • Sean Wang

      Hi Fin,
      About 7-10 days!

  17. Flavio Cicero (verified owner)

    fantastic customer service, fantastic camera. Great support when my camera had a factory problem, resolved within a week with a replacement part. Far better than ZWO, Touptek, and QHY.

  18. CL6X

    This has to be the best camera i will ever have, its so affordable, yet it yeilds such good results, it pulls structure from M81 in 30s exposures, and Player-One made sure to ship it early because they knew i had a clear night, love yall.

  19. CL6X

    i love. ty for shipping early

  20. Abhijit Dasgupta (verified owner)

    Excellent Camera! I have the uncooled version and using it for widefield DSO imaging with great results. My very first DSO images exceeded my expectations: I imaged six targets over three days, each 10 minutes (60 subframes at 10secs each, tracked but unguided, 40mm aperture F4.5 lens, camera gain 360, ambient ~22C). All of them turned out to be great. For capture software, I used EKOS/INDI under linux, and the camera works very well with the linux INDI drivers. Player One customer service was fantastic too! Before buying, I had some questions and they immediately answered all my queries. Highly recommended camera and company!

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