QHYCCD QHY5III224 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Planetary Imaging & Guide Camera - QHY5III224C

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  • By using a built-in 1/3" Sony IMX224 CMOS sensor with ultra low read noise, the QHY5III224C has the highest sensitivity of any of QHY's small sensor cameras
  • The QHY5III224C contains a super fast USB 3.0 interface for 150 fps full size output to minimize atmospheric agitation
  • Suitable for planetary imaging and guiding, as well as some rudimentary deep sky imaging
  • The QHY5III224C Camera has a 1.25" eyepiece format, offers compatibility with CS adapters, and is designed with a 5-pin LEMO cable socket for guiding
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    QHY5III224 Color CMOS Imaging & Guide Camera


    The QHY5III224 camera uses the Sony 1/3" IMX224 Exmor CMOS color sensor. This CMOS sensor has been revealed to have the highest sensitivity among Sony's small sensors. The IMX224's ultra low readout noise is the reason for its high sensitivity. Low readout noise makes it better equipped to take in faint light without being flooded by background noise. This aspect is beneficial for high ratio planetary imaging.

    A super fast USB 3.0 interface with 150 FPS at 1280 x 960 full size output helps the QHY5III224 reduce atmospheric agitation. The camera includes both 8bit and 12bit transfer modes. With an exposure time range between 20 µs and 1200 seconds, the QHY5III224 is not only suitable for planetary imaging and guiding, it is an excellent instrument for some elementary deep sky imaging as well.

    The QHY5III224 uses a compact 1.25" eyepiece format and is compatible with CS adapters. Its design incorporates a 5-pin LEMO socket for guiding. LEMO connectors are well-known for their toughness and durability.

    This QHY5III USB 3.0 camera is only available in a color model.




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    What's Included

    • QHYCCD QHY5III224 Color CMOS Camera
    • 1.5 m USB 3.0 Cable
    • 1.5 m 5PIN Lemo to RJ11 Guide Cable
    • Confocal Ring

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Imaging Camera Series: QHY Color
    • CMOS Sensor: Sony IMX224 Exmor
    • Imager Size: 1/3"
    • Effective Pixels: 1280 x 960 (2.35 MP)
    • Effective Area: 4.8mm x 3.6mm
    • Pixel Size: 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm
    • Readout Type: Progressive Scan
    • Full Well Capacity: 19ke-
    • Readout Noise: 0.5-0.7e@middle gain with HGC mode; 3e@lowest gain with LGC mode
    • Shutter: Rolling Electric
    • Maximum Frame Rate (8bit): 150 FPS @ 1280x960; 300 FPS @ 640x480; 557FPS @ 320x240
    • ADC Sample Depth: 10/12-Bit; Output 8-Bit/12-Bit
    • Minimum Exposure Time: 7 µs
    • Maximum Exposure Time: 429 second
    • Binning Modes: 1x1; 2x2
    • MicroLens: Onchip micro lens array
    • Anti-amplight Control: Yes (Reduces the amplight considerably)
    • Guide Port: 5pin Lemo aviation socket
    • Back Focus: Approx. 11mm
    • Camera Size: 1.25" (31.6mm diameter)
    • Optic Window: AR+IR cut 680 nm (Color)
    • Support Software: ASCOM; SharpCAP; FireCapture
    • Weight: 3 oz.


    QHY5III Series User's Manual
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