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QHY10 APS-C Size One-Shot Color CCD Camera
The QHY10 is a cooled one shot color CCD camera with Sony’s APS-C-sized ICX493AQA sensor. It has 10 megapixels and the pixel size is 6.05 µm square.
Besides the very low thermal noise of Sony's SuperHAD technology, this sensor has a high full well feature. Even in a 6.05 µm square pixel, it has a full well capacity of 45ke. This is almost double that of the ICX413 with 7.8 µm square pixels or the color 8300 sensors with 5.4 µm square pixels. The large full well capacity has the advantage of higher dynamic range. You can take longer exposures without your signal saturating, and produce better star points and color.
The QHY10 is a dedicated cooled CCD camera. Using two stage TEC, it can get as low as -40ºC delta T below ambient. Combined with QHYCCD cooling technology and SONY SuperHAD technology, the QHY10 gives you a clean and low noise image even in a very long exposure. The small diameter and lightweight design make this camera perfect for HyperStar imaging.
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- QHY10 One Shot Color CCD Camera
- 9-Pin Cable
- USB Cable
- USB and 9-Pin Cable Clip
- AC Adapter
- Regulated TEC Controller
- Silicon Gel Tube
- Adjustment Ring
Dimensions & Specifications
- Imaging Camera Series: QHY Cooled Color
- Sensor Model: Sony ICX493AQA Super HAD CCD
- Optical Format: APS-C
- Active Pixels: 3900 x 2616
- Pixel Size: 6.05 µm x 6.05 µm
- Effective Sensor Area: 28.4mm diagonal
- Color Method: RGB Bayer film on CCD
- Max Cooling: Two-stage TEC to -40ºC below ambient
- CCD Architecture: Interline
- ADC: 16-Bit with CDS and Preamp
- ABG: -100dB
- Readout Noise: 8-10e @ 600 Kpixel/s
- System Gain: 0.7e/ADU
- Full Well Capacity: 45ke
- Binning Modes: 1x1; 2x2; 4x4
- Download Speed: 18 sec/4 sec for full image
- Preview Speed: 1 sec for 4x4 binning image
- Microlensing: Yes on-chip
- Computer Interface: USB 2.0 high speed
- Peak QE: 60% @ green; 50% @ blue and h-alpha
- Weight: 14.1 oz.
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