QHYCCD QHY5III290 USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III290M

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  • This QHY5III290 Monochrome Camera includes a back illuminated Sony IMX290 STARVIS Exmor R CMOS sensor to allow users to observe ultra faint stars in real time
  • Compared to the IMX236, the Sony IMX290 sensor features double the sensitivity of visible light and triple or more times the sensitivity of infrared light
  • An extremely fast USB 3.0 interface enables 135 fps performance in full HD output
  • Connect to a separately available 50mm f/1.4 C-mount lens for the ability to capture stars with 9 magnitude
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    QHY5III290 USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Camera


    View ultra faint stars on video in real time using the QHY5III290 USB 3.0 series camera with the Sony IMX290 STARVIS Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor. When connected with a separately sold 50mm f/1.4 C-mount lens, the QHY5III290 is able to capture magnitude 9 stars. The IMX290 also has twice the sensitivity for visible light and three or more times the sensitivity for near infrared when compared with the IMX236 sensor.

    The QHY5III290 produces ultra low readout noise. This plus full HD back illumination make this camera an ideal instrument for video astronomy. The QHY5III290 has a super fast USB 3.0 interface, performing at 135 fps at full HD output. For planetary imaging, a small 2.9 µm pixel size makes this the perfect camera.

    A color version of the QHY5III290 camera (QHY5III290C) is also available.




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    What's Included

    • QHY QHY5III290 USB 3.0 Monochrome 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 Mono
    • 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+AR clear glass
    • Support Software: ASCOM; SharpCAP; FireCapture; Native WDM
    • Weight: 3 oz.


    QHY5III Series User's Manual
    QHYCCD WDM Driver Manual
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