QHYCCD MiniCam5F Monochrome CMOS Camera w/Filter Wheel & 8 Filters - MCAM5F-FW9-8

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  • This QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome CMOS Camera comes with a built-in 9-Position Filter Wheel, as well as 12mm mini LRGB, H-Alpha, OIII, SII, and Black filters
  • Video capture of both planets and bright deep sky objects such as nebulae and small galaxies is within the capabilities of this small but robust camera
  • Includes a 1.2 MP Aptina MT9M034 CMOS monochrome sensor with 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm pixels in a 1280 x 960 effective pixel array that provides low readout noise and a peak QE of 74%
  • At full resolution (1280 x 960), the MiniCam5F operates at 30 frames per second
  • An integrated two-stage TEC cooling system reduces the MiniCam5F's temperature down to a maximum of -38ºC below ambient
  • CMOS chamber window avoids dew accumulation via a built-in heater, and can be dried manually using the included silicon gel tube
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    QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with 9-Position Filter Wheel and 12mm LRGB, OIII, Ha, SII, 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 eight filters, including luminance, red, green, blue (LRGB), h-alpha, OIII, SII, and a black filter for capturing dark frames. You may also purchase an H-Beta or CH4 12mm mini filter separately, 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 H-Alpha Mini Filter
    • 12mm OIII Mini Filter
    • 12mm SII 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 x 3.75 µm
    • 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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