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QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with Filter Wheel & 8 Filters - MCAM5F-FW9-8

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QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with 9 Position Filter Wheel
Includes LRGB, OIII, Ha, SII and Black 12mm Filters

The QHY MiniCam5F is a cooled CMOS camera with a built-in 9-position motor driven color filter wheel that accepts QHY’s 12 mm mini filters. This model comes with eight filters, including luminance, red, green, blue (LRGB), h-alpha, OIII, SII and a black filter for capturing dark frames. You may buy an H-Beta or CH4 12 mm mini filter separately, at a price that is way below larger filters.

This small but powerful astro camera can be used for video planetary imaging as well as brighter deep-sky objects. Planetary nebulae, globular clusters and small galaxies are within the reach of the MiniCam5F, and if you have a short focal length telescope, larger diffuse nebulae will make great targets.

The QHY MiniCam5F uses the Aptina 1.2 megapixel MT9M034 CMOS monochrome sensor, with a 1280 x 960 pixel array made up of 3.75um square pixels. This sensor has extremely low readout noise and a QE of 74%. It is capable of capturing data at 30FPS for full resolution, and 200 frames per second at a resolution of 320 x 240.

Amazingly, the MiniCam5F includes a regulated dual-stage TEC that can cool the camera to a maximum of -38C below ambient. A built-in heater will help keep moisture from forming on the chamber window, but a silicon gel tube is included that will allow you to dry the chamber manually.

QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera Specifications

  • CMOS Sensor: Aptina MT9M034
  • CMOS Size: Typical 1/3 inch
  • Effective Pixels: 1280 x 960
  • Pixel Size: 3.75um x 3.75um
  • Readout Type: Progressive Scan
  • Shutter: Electric Rolling Shutter
  • Exposure Time: 10us-1800 sec
  • Max Speed: 1280 x 960 30FPS, 640 x 480 106FPS
  • Pixel Binning: 1x1, 2x2
  • Peak QE: 74%
  • AD Conversion: 8bit/12bit (output)
  • Readout Clock: 48MHz/72MHz
  • Readout Noise: High Gain 2e- Medium Gain 4e- Low Gain 7e-
  • Full Well Capacity: 18ke-
  • Optic Glass Window: AR
  • Silicon Gel Socket: Yes
  • Cooling: Two stage TEC
  • Max Cooling: Typical -38C below ambient
  • Weight(Camera only): 372g
  • Power Consumption: 0% Cooling power at 3.7W, 50% Cooling Power at 11W
  • Guider Interface: Not available
  • USB2.0 Interface: Yes
  • Built-in Color Wheel: Yes, 9 position motor driven CFW supports 12mm round mini filters