QHYCCD QHY5III290 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III290C

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  • Incorporating a back illuminated Sony IMX290 CMOS sensor with STARVIS Exmor R technology, this QHY5III290 Color Camera enables the viewing of extremely faint stars in real time
  • The Sony IMX290 sensor boasts 2x the sensitivity of visible light compared to the Sony IMX236 sensor, as well as 3x plus the sensitivity of infrared light
  • A USB 3.0 interface allows for ultra fast 135 fps operation in full HD output
  • Use an optional 50mm f/1.4 C-mount lens (sold separately) to be able to capture stars with magnitude 9
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    QHY5III290 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Camera


    Incorporating Sony's IMX290 STARVIS Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor, you'll be able to see extremely faint stars on real time video with the QHY5III290 USB 3.0 series CMOS camera. With the attachment of a 50 mm f/1.4 C-mount lens (sold separately), the QHY5III290 camera can capture stars as dim as magnitude 9. When compared with the IMX236 sensor, the IMX290 has double the sensitivity for visible light and 3+ times the sensitivity for near infrared.

    The QHY5III290 contains a super fast USB 3.0 interface and 135 fps with full HD output. It also produces ultra low readout noise. This combined with back illuminated make this camera a perfect camera for video astronomy. Moreover, its small 2.9 µm pixel size makes it an excellent planetary imaging camera as well.

    A monochrome version of the QHY5III290 camera (QHY5III290M) is also available.




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    What's Included

    • QHY QHY5III290 USB 3.0 CMOS Color 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 Model: Sony IMX290 STARVIS Exmor R back illuminated
    • Imager Size: 1/2.8"
    • Resolution: 2 MP full HD
    • Effective Pixels: 1920 x 1080
    • Pixel Size: 2.9 µm x 2.9 µm
    • Effective Area: 5.6mm x 3.1mm (16:9)
    • Readout Type: Progressive Scan
    • Full Well Capacity: >15.7ke
    • Shutter: Rolling Electric
    • Maximum Frame Rate (8bit): 135 FPS @ 1920x1080; 220 FPS @ 960x540; 460 FPS @ 480x270
    • ADC Sample Depth: 10/12-Bit; Output 8-Bit/12-Bit
    • Minimum Exposure: 5 µs
    • Maximum Exposure: 600 sec
    • Binning Modes: 1x1; 2x2
    • MicroLens: Onchip micro lens array
    • Readout Noise: 3.2e - 0.75e
    • Guide Port: 5-pin Lemo aviation socket
    • Backfocus: Approx. 11mm
    • Camera Size: 1.25" Eyepiece (31.6mm diameter)
    • Optic Window: AR+IR cut 680 nm
    • Support Software: ASCOM; SharpCAP; FireCapture; Native WDM
    • Weight: 3 oz.


    QHY5III Series User's Manual
    QHYCCD WDM Driver Manual
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