QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with 9-Position Filter Wheel and 12mm LRGB and Black Filters
The QHY MiniCam5F is a cooled CMOS camera with a built-in 9-position motor driven color filter wheel that accepts QHY’s 12mm mini filters. This model comes with five filters, including luminance, red, green, blue (LRGB), and a black filter for capturing dark frames. Additional 12mm mini filters are available separately, such as an Ha, OIII, SII, H-Beta, and CH4, at a price that is way below larger filters.
This small but powerful astro camera can be used for video planetary imaging as well as brighter deep-sky objects. Planetary nebulae, globular clusters and small galaxies are within the reach of the MiniCam5F, and if you have a short focal length telescope, larger diffuse nebulae will make great targets.
The QHY MiniCam5F uses the Aptina 1.2 megapixel MT9M034 CMOS monochrome sensor, with a 1280 x 960 pixel array made up of 3.75 µm square pixels. This sensor has extremely low readout noise and a QE of 74%. It is capable of capturing data at 30 FPS for full resolution, and 200 FPS at a resolution of 320 x 240.
Amazingly, the MiniCam5F includes a regulated dual-stage TEC that can cool the camera to a maximum of -38ºC below ambient. A built-in heater will help keep moisture from forming on the chamber window, but a silicon gel tube is included that will allow you to dry the chamber manually.
- QHYCCD MiniCam5F Monochrome CMOS Camera with 9-Position Filter Wheel
- 12mm Luminance Mini Filter
- 12mm Red Mini Filter
- 12mm Green Mini Filter
- 12mm Blue Mini Filter
- 12mm Black Mini Filter
- 1.25" C-Mount
- USB Cable
- DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
- Dry Tube Silicon Gel
Dimensions & Specifications
- Imaging Camera Series: QHY Cooled Mono
- Sensor Model: Aptina MT9M034 CMOS
- Imager Size: Typical 1/3"
- Effective Pixels: 1280 x 960
- Pixel Size: 3.75 µm square
- Readout Type: Progressive Scan
- Shutter: Electric Rolling
- Minimum Exposure Time: 10 µs
- Maximum Exposure Time: 1800 sec
- Max Frame Rate: 30 FPS @ 1280 x 960; 106 FPS @ 640 x 480
- Pixel Binning: 1x1; 2x2
- Peak QE: 74%
- ADC: 8-Bit/12-Bit (output)
- Readout Clock: 48MHz/72MHz
- Readout Noise: High Gain 2e-; Medium Gain 4e-; Low Gain 7e-
- Full Well Capacity: 18ke-
- Optic Window: AR glass
- Silicon Gel Socket: Yes
- Cooling: Two-stage TEC to maximum -38ºC below ambient
- Power Consumption: 0% Cooling power at 3.7W; 50% Cooling Power at 11W
- Guider Interface: N/A
- Computer Interface: USB 2.0
- Filter Wheel: Built-in 9-position motor driven CFW for 12mm round mini filters
- Weight: 13.1 oz.
DocumentationMiniCam5F User's Manual
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