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QHY 174M Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY174M - Used

SKU: UEQ-10621-QHY-QHY174M

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  • This QHY 174M Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera is an Open Box item and, therefore, in Open Box Condition. Please Note: The beauty box is torn and slightly smudged. All Open Box items come with a full manufacturer's warranty.

  • QHY174M Cooled CMOS Astronomy Camera



    The QHY174M is a cooled USB 3.0 monochrome imaging camera that is great for both planetary and deep sky. The 174M sports a 2.3 MP CMOS sensor made up of 5.86um pixels housed in a sealed chamber that is heated to prevent dew from building up on the sensor or window. This ColdMOS or cooled CMOS sensor has an effective pixel array of 1920 x 1200 in a 1-1.2 inch format, and high quantum efficiency of 78%.



    The QHY174M has a two-stage TEC cooling and temperature regulation system that can cool your camera down to as low as -40C below ambient. QHY has also incorporated anti-dew technology into the QHY174. The CMOS chamber is fully sealed and includes a silicon gel tube socket as well as a heater to help keep both your sensor and the sensor window dry, even on damp nights.



    A built-in 128MB DDRII image buffer provides a safeguard against unexpected drops in data transmission. A frame buffer avoids lost frames during USB transfer by storing image data in the camera itself until it can be safely transmitted. Buffering will also make sure your video runs more smoothly when using a slower computer that cannot always handle high-speed data well.





    The QHY174M camera has an anti-amp light control circuit to reduce amplifier glow significantly. Ports include a 6-pin RJ11 Guide Port and a 4-pin CFW2 Filter Wheel Control Port, allowing you to add an optional autoguider or filter wheel to enhance your imaging experience.




    QHY174M Camera Specifications




    • CMOS Sensor: 1-1.2 inch 2.3 megapixel CMOS Sensor

    • Color or Monochrome: Monochrome

    • Effective Pixels: 1920 x 1200

    • Pixel Size: 5.85um x 5.86um

    • Effective Area: 11.25mm x 7.03mm

    • Shutter: Electric Rolling Shutter

    • Full Well Capacity: >32ke

    • Output Sample Depth: 8bit/12bit

    • On Camera Image Buffer: Yes, 128MB DDRII Buffer

    • Cooling: 2-stage TEC, Typical -40 below Ambient, Temperature Regulated

    • Power: USB Powered for camera and +12V powered for TEC

    • Anti Dew Control: Air Connector for removable silicon gel tube. Heat board for optic window of sealed CCD chamber

    • Computer Interface: USB3.0 Super Speed

    • Telescope Interface: Includes 2" and 1.25" Nosepiece. Optional C-mount adapter available

    • Color Wheel Port: 4PIN QHYCFW2 socket

    • Guide Port: 6PIN RJ11 Guide Port

    • Optic Window: AR+AR

    • Weight: 450g/15.87 ounces

    • Electric Interface: 12V input with lock, USB3.0 socket, 4PIN QHYCFW, 6PIN RJ11
Description
Description

  • This QHY 174M Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera is an Open Box item and, therefore, in Open Box Condition. Please Note: The beauty box is torn and slightly smudged. All Open Box items come with a full manufacturer's warranty.
  • QHY174M Cooled CMOS Astronomy Camera

    The QHY174M is a cooled USB 3.0 monochrome imaging camera that is great for both planetary and deep sky. The 174M sports a 2.3 MP CMOS sensor made up of 5.86um pixels housed in a sealed chamber that is heated to prevent dew from building up on the sensor or window. This ColdMOS or cooled CMOS sensor has an effective pixel array of 1920 x 1200 in a 1-1.2 inch format, and high quantum efficiency of 78%.

    The QHY174M has a two-stage TEC cooling and temperature regulation system that can cool your camera down to as low as -40C below ambient. QHY has also incorporated anti-dew technology into the QHY174. The CMOS chamber is fully sealed and includes a silicon gel tube socket as well as a heater to help keep both your sensor and the sensor window dry, even on damp nights.

    A built-in 128MB DDRII image buffer provides a safeguard against unexpected drops in data transmission. A frame buffer avoids lost frames during USB transfer by storing image data in the camera itself until it can be safely transmitted. Buffering will also make sure your video runs more smoothly when using a slower computer that cannot always handle high-speed data well.

    The QHY174M camera has an anti-amp light control circuit to reduce amplifier glow significantly. Ports include a 6-pin RJ11 Guide Port and a 4-pin CFW2 Filter Wheel Control Port, allowing you to add an optional autoguider or filter wheel to enhance your imaging experience.

    QHY174M Camera Specifications

    • CMOS Sensor: 1-1.2 inch 2.3 megapixel CMOS Sensor
    • Color or Monochrome: Monochrome
    • Effective Pixels: 1920 x 1200
    • Pixel Size: 5.85um x 5.86um
    • Effective Area: 11.25mm x 7.03mm
    • Shutter: Electric Rolling Shutter
    • Full Well Capacity: >32ke
    • Output Sample Depth: 8bit/12bit
    • On Camera Image Buffer: Yes, 128MB DDRII Buffer
    • Cooling: 2-stage TEC, Typical -40 below Ambient, Temperature Regulated
    • Power: USB Powered for camera and +12V powered for TEC
    • Anti Dew Control: Air Connector for removable silicon gel tube. Heat board for optic window of sealed CCD chamber
    • Computer Interface: USB3.0 Super Speed
    • Telescope Interface: Includes 2" and 1.25" Nosepiece. Optional C-mount adapter available
    • Color Wheel Port: 4PIN QHYCFW2 socket
    • Guide Port: 6PIN RJ11 Guide Port
    • Optic Window: AR+AR
    • Weight: 450g/15.87 ounces
    • Electric Interface: 12V input with lock, USB3.0 socket, 4PIN QHYCFW, 6PIN RJ11
Specifications
Specifications
Model Number QHY174M
Imaging Camera Series QHY Cooled Mono
Color or Monochrome Camera? Monochrome
Cooled or Uncooled Cooled
Pixel Size in Microns 5.86
Pixel Array & Resolution 1920 x 1200 (2.3 MP)
Sensor Model IMX174
Camera Sensor Manufacturer Sony
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions (mm x mm) 11.25 x 7.03
Sensor Diagonal (mm) 13.27
Native Bit Depth 12
Minimum Exposure 5 ┬Ás
Maximum Exposure 900 seconds
Native Back Focus (mm) 17.5
Camera Thread Type M42 Female
Camera Window AR+AR
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Camera Weight (lb.) 1
Warranty QHY 2 Years (1-2 Years on Sensors)
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • QHY174M camera
  • USB 3.0 cable(1.5m)
  • Self-locking power cable
  • 6-pin guide cable
  • Car power adapter
  • Drying tube
  • Desiccant
  • 1.25" Nosepiece
  • M42/2" Nosepiece (Maximum diameter: 56mm)
  • Driver download card
  • Inspection report
  • QHY174M ColdMOS Sensor Side
  • QHY ColdMOS Cooled Camera
  • QHY ColdMOS Camera Group Shot
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