QHYCCD 183M Cooled Monochrome CMOS Astronomy Camera - QHY183M

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  • With a back-illuminated 20 megapixel Sony IMX183 monochrome CMOS sensor, the QHY183 Monochrome Imaging Camera is able to provide greater sensitivity and higher quantum efficiency than cameras using traditional front-illuminated sensors
  • The Sony IMX183 offers especially low readout noise as low as 1 electron and contains 2.4 µm x 2.4 µm pixels in a 5544 x 3694 array
  • Anti-dew and moisture technology comes in the form of a sealed CMOS chamber with silicon gel tube socket and heated optical window
  • The QHY183M sensor cools down to -40ºC below ambient using a two-stage TEC cooling and temperature regulation system
  • Data transfer reliability is ensured via an integrated 128MB DDRII image buffer
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  • Description

    QHY183M Cooled CMOS Astronomy Camera


    • The QHY183M includes the 20 megapixel Sony IMX183 monochrome CMOS Exmor R sensor.
    • The Exmor R is a back-illuminated sensor that retains the advantages of CMOS high-speed operation but uses back-illumination technology for super low readout noise and high quantum efficiency.
    • The QHY183M offers a QE of 84% and readout noise as low as 1 electron!
    • The 1" sensor has an image array of 5544 x 3694 active pixels that are 2.4 µm in size for high resolution results even with smaller telescopes.
    • A two-stage TEC regulated cooling system cools the sensor to -40ºC to -45ºC below ambient temperature.
    • Other features include a 128MB DDR Memory Buffer for stable and reliable data transfer, a heated optical window and desiccant plug socket to help control dew and moisture, and the use of Anti-Amp Glow technology to keep CMOS amplifier glow to a minimum.








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    What's Included

    • QHYCCD QHY183M Back-Illuminated Cooled Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera
    • 1.5 m USB 3.0 Cable
    • Self-Locking Power Cable
    • 6PIN Guide Cable
    • Car Power Adapter
    • Drying Tube
    • Desiccant
    • 2" M42 Adapter (56mm diameter max)
    • Driver Download Card
    • Inspection Report

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Imaging Camera Series: QHY Cooled Mono
    • Sensor Model: Sony IMX183 back-illuminated CMOS
    • Resolution: 20 MP
    • Effective Pixels: 5544 x 3694
    • Pixel Size: 2.4 µm x 2.4 µm
    • Effective Area: 13.3mm x 8.9mm
    • Shutter: Electric Rolling
    • Full Well Capacity: 15ke - 16ke
    • Readout Noise: 2.7e@low gain; 1e@high gain
    • Frame Rate: 15 FPS @ 20 MP (full resolution); 25 FPS @ 4K HD Video; 25 FPS @ 12 MP
    • ROI Support: Yes
    • Peak QE: 84%
    • Minimum Exposure: 50 µs
    • Maximum Exposure: 3600 sec
    • AD Sample Depth: 10-Bit/12-Bit
    • On-Camera Image Buffer: 128MB DDRII
    • Cooling: Two-stage TEC temperature regulated typical -40ºC below ambient
    • Power: USB powered for camera and +12V powered for TEC
    • Anti-Dew Control: Air Connector for removable silicon gel tube. Heat board for optic window of sealed CMOS chamber.
    • Computer Interface: USB 3.0 super speed
    • Telescope Interface: M42x0.75 & 2" Adapter
    • Color Wheel Port: 4PIN QHYCFW2 socket
    • Guide Port: 6PIN RJ11
    • Optic Window: IR+AR
    • Electric Interface: 12V input with lock; USB 3.0 socket; 4PIN QHYCFW; 6PIN RJ11
    • Weight: 15.87 oz.

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