QHYCCD MiniCam5S Color CMOS Camera - MCAM5S-C

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  • This MiniCam5S Color CMOS Camera from QHY is an excellent instrument for both planetary and deep sky imaging, as well as for use as a color guide camera
  • Includes a 1.2 MP Aptina MT9M034 CMOS color sensor featuring 3.75 µm pixels and very low read noise
  • The QHY MiniCam5S-C is able to capture data at 30 FPS at full resolution, and 200 FPS at 320x240 resolution
  • Regulated dual-stage TEC cooling reduces the temperature of this camera down to -38ºC below ambient maximum
  • The CMOS sensor chamber is kept free of moisture via a built-in heater, while the MiniCam5S-C comes with a silicon gel tube for drying the chamber manually
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    QHY MiniCam5S Color CMOS Camera


    The QHY MiniCam5S is a cooled CMOS color camera that can be used for deep space and planetary imaging. It also makes a nice color guide camera.

    The QHY MiniCam5S uses the Aptina 1.2 megapixel MT9M034 CMOS color 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 62% at 540nm. It is capable of capturing data at 30 FPS for full resolution, and 200 FPS at a resolution of 320 x 240.

    Amazingly, the MiniCam5S 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.

    The MiniCam5S uses an industry standard 5PIN Lemo guide port. QHYCCD is the first manufacturer that uses this more expensive Lemo-style connector, which provides a superior connection between the camera and another device. The MiniCam5S supports on-camera guiding with 12-bit image output.




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    What's Included

    • QHY MiniCam5S Color CMOS Camera
    • Camera Mount
    • USB Cable
    • DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
    • Dry Tube Silicon Gel
    • 5-pin Lemo to 6-pin RJ11 Guide Cable

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Imaging Camera Series: QHY Cooled Color
    • Sensor Model: Aptina MT9M034 CMOS
    • Imager Size: Typical 1/3"
    • Resolution: 1.2 MP
    • Effective Pixels: 1280 x 960
    • Pixel Size: 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm
    • Readout Type: Progressive Scan
    • Shutter: Electric Rolling
    • Minimum Exposure: 10 µs
    • Maximum Exposure: 1800 sec
    • Max Frame Rate: 30 FPS @ 1280 x 960; 106 FPS @ 640 x 480
    • Pixel Binning: 1x1; 2x2
    • Peak QE: 62% @ 540nm
    • AD Conversion: 8-Bit/12-Bit (output)
    • Readout Clock: 48MHz/72MHz
    • Readout Noise: High Gain 2e-; Medium Gain 4e-; Low Gain 7e-
    • Full Well Capacity: 18ke
    • Mechanical Interface: M42/1.25" T-Ring/C-Mount
    • Optic Window: IR-Cut Glass
    • Silicon Gel Socket: Yes
    • Cooling: Two-stage TEC to -40ºC below ambient maximum
    • Power Consumption: 50% Cooling Power at 10.7W
    • Guiding Interface: 5-pin Lemo Style Industry Socket
    • Computer Interface: USB 2.0
    • Filter Wheel: Built-in
    • Weight: 9.9 oz.

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    2 years

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