QHYCCD MiniCam5F Monochrome CMOS Camera w/Filter Wheel & 5 Mini Filters - MCAM5F-FW9-5

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  • The MiniCam5F Monochrome CMOS Camera from QHY incorporates a 9-Position Filter Wheel and includes five 12mm mini filters, an LRGB set and a Black filter for capturing dark frames
  • This powerful camera, optimally suited for both planetary and deep sky video astronomy, has a notably compact body
  • An Aptina MT9M034 CMOS monochrome sensor with 1.2 MP resolution and 3.75 µm square pixels is incorporated into the MiniCam5F
  • The QHY MiniCam5F offers 30 FPS performance at full resolution and 106 FPS at 640x480 resolution
  • Features a dual-stage TEC cooling and temparature regulation system that provides cooling down to a maximum of -38ºC below ambient
  • Anti-dew technology is provided in the form of a built-in heater and included silicon gel tube
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  • Description

    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.










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    What's Included

    • 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.


    MiniCam5F User's Manual
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