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QHY224C (Colour) COLDMOS

US$668.98

QHY224C (Colour) COLDMOS

US$668.98
SKU:
QHY224
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Product Description

QHY224 is the most sensitive colour CMOS in the QHYCCD Small COLDMOS series.

QHY's advanced amp-glow suppression technique with the combination of Sony Exmor IMX224 sensor and ultra low readout noise make this camera an ideal astronomy camera for both colour planetary and deep sky imaging. The 3.75um small pixel size is ideal for lucky imaging to achieve high resolution image sampling.

QHY224 has USB3.0 super speed interface and 150 FPS at full resolution output. The camera has 10/12bit analog-digital converter (ADC) and it outputs 8 bits images or 12 bits images at user's command.

QHYCCD Small COLDMOS Series Standard Features

QHYCCD Small COLDMOS camera series consists of cooled camera using state of the art CMOS sensor of 1 inch or smaller. Equipped with Sony Exmor or ExmorR CMOS sensor and USB3.0 interface, the QHYCCD Small COLDMOS series provides you an ultra sensitive and high frame rate photography experience. These unique capabilities in compact form factor allows astrophotographers from all levels to enjoy high quality planetary and deep sky imaging.

A built-in 4 pins filter wheel connector allows you to use QHYCCD filter wheel directly without extra connection needed. A 6 pins guiding port is also provided shall you want to use this as an autoguider, particularly for long focal length imaging scope OAG setup.

QHY's advanced amp-glow suppression technology is implemented in QHY224 to provide a clean background for long exposure astrophotography, an essential feature for any users planning to do deep sky imaging. 

Includes

  • QHY224 Colour x1
  • 1.25" – M42/0.75 nosepiece x1
  • 1.5m USB3 cable x1
  • 1.5m 6pin ST-4 cable x1
  • 1.5m DC power cable with locking screw x1
  • 3m Cigarette plug power cable x1
  • Pelican style carrying case with high density foam x1

Specifications

 

QHY174

QHY178

QHY224

QHY290

CMOS sensor

IMX174

IMX178 (BSI)

IMX224

IMX290 (BSI)

Full resolution

1920 x 1200

3072 x 2048

1280 x 960

1920 x 1080

Sensor size

1/1.2 inch

1/1.8 inch

1/3 inch

1/2.8 inch

Sensor dimension

11.34mm x 7.13mm

7.37mm x 4.91mm

4.8mm x 3.6mm

5.6mm x 3.1mm

Pixel Size

5.86 µm

2.4 µm

3.75 µm

2.9 µm

Peak QE

78%

TBD

TBD

TBD

Full well capacity

>32ke-

15ke-

19ke-

15ke-

System gain

0.46e-/ADU @ gain 0

 

 

 

Readout Noise

5.3e-@ Gain 0, 2.8e- @ Gain 60

 

0.5-0.7e- @ middle gain with HGC mode

 

1.6e- @ Gain 100

 

3e- @ lowest gain with LGC mode

 

Readout Type

Progressive scan

Shutter

Global shutter

Rolling electronic shutter 

Exposure Time

5µs - 900s

9µs - 1200s

7µs - 429s

5µs - 600s

Max FPS on full res

138 FPS

50 FPS

150 FPS

135 FPS

Max FPS (ROI)

262 FPS @ 960 x 600

100FPS @ 1528 x 1024

300FPS @ 640 x 480

220FPS @ 960 x 540

490 FPS @ 480 x 300

190FPS @ 764 x 512

557FPS @ 320 x 240

660FPS @ 480 x 270

ADC Sampling Resolution

10/12bit

10/14bit

10/12bit

ADC Output

8/12bit

8/14bit

8/12bit

Pixel Binning

1x1, 2x2

Microlens

Onchip microlens array

Anti-ampglow control

Yes (advanced algorithm reduces ampglow significantly)

Cooling

2-stage TEC regulated cooling 40ºC below ambient

Silicon Gel Socket

Included

Optics window

AR + AR (mono)

AR + IR cut (680nm)

AR + AR (mono)

 

AR + IR cut (680nm) 

 

AR + IR cut (680nm)

Back focal distance

11mm

Guide Port

6 pins ST-4 guide port

Data Port

USB3

Power Port

2.1mm DC (with locking screw)

Filter Wheel Control

4-pin QHYCFW2 Colour Wheel Control Port

Telescope Interface

M42/0.75 or 1.25" nosepiece (included)

Software Support

ASCOM, SharpCap, FireCapture