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QHYCCD QHY600 Photographic Monochrome Camera - QHY600U3

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QHYCCD QHY600 Photographic Monochrome CMOS Camera

QHY's QHY600 CMOS Photographic camera is a full frame astrophotography camera with extremely low dark and read noise that amateur astrophotographers will love! The camera utilizes the 36mm x 24mm Sony IMX455 back-illuminated, full frame sensor with 3.76um pixels. A back-illuminated CMOS structure gives this camera improved full well capacity. When unbinned, the camera has a full well capacity of more than 51ke-. When binned 2x2 to 7.5um, the camera's full well is 196ke-. Additionally, when binned 3x3 to 11um, the full well is 441ke-.

QHY500 Monochrome Camera Features

2GB Image Buffer : The QHY600 comes with a 2GB DDR3 image buffer for smooth, uninterrupted, and high-speed data transfer.

USB3.0 : QHY's design allows the camera to support USB3.0 high speed interface.

Application : This camera is great for astro-imaging, all sky meteor monitoring, microscopy, fluorescence imaging, high throughput DNA sequencing, aerial photogrammetry.

Electric Shutter : Equipped with an electronic rolling shutter, the camera utilizes Sony's Exmor BSI CMOS technology and electric shutter. This type of shutter is more reliable than a mechanical shutter and more stable when the astrophotographer takes a large number of exposures.

Round Body Design : The round camera design of this camera makes it ideal for the new generation of RASA telescopes because it can match the image field.

Native 16-bit A/D : The native 16-bit A/D on-chip of this camera has an output of 65536 levels. This means that the camera gives a higher resolution and a system gain that is less than 1e-/ADU. QHY's 600 series camera has no sample error noise and very low read noise.

Low Read Noise : The QHY600 has only one electron of read noise, meaning the camera can achieve an SNR>3 at only four to six photons. You can use this camera for short exposures, narrow band imaging, sky surveys, time domain astronomy, fluorescence imaging, DNA sequencing, and microscopy!

QHY600 Photographic Monochrome Camera Specifications

  • Image Sensor: SONY Full Frame BSI CMOS Sensor IMX455ALK-K
  • Pixel Size: 3.76um x 3.76um
  • Sensor Surface Glass: AR+AR Multi-Coated
  • Sensor Type: Back-Illuminated (BSI)
  • Effective Pixels: 61.17 Megapixels
  • Pixel Array: 9576x6388
  • Effective Image Area: 36mm x 24mm
  • Full Well Capacity: Standard Mode >51ke- / >204ke- / >408ke-, Extend Full Well Mode >80ke- / >320ke- / >720ke-
  • A/D: 16-bit (0-65535 levels) at 1X1 binning, 18-bit at 2X2, 19-bit at 3X3, 20-bit at 4X4 software binning
  • Sensor Size: Full Frame Format
  • Frame Rate: Full Frame Size: 4.0FPS (8-bit output), Full Frame Size: 2.5FPS (16-bit output), 7.2FPS at 9600x3194, 22.5FPS at 9600x1080, 28FPS at 9600x768, 47FPS at 9600x480, 160FPS at 9600x100
  • Read Noise: 1.0e- to 3.7e- (Standard Mode)
  • Dark Current: 0.0032e-/p/s @ -20C 0.0056e-/p/s @ -10C
  • Exposure Time Range: 40us - 3600sec
  • Firmware/FPGA Remote Upgrade: Supported. Via Camera USB Port
  • Shutter Type: Electric Rolling Shutter
  • Computer Interface: USB3.0
  • Hardware Frame Sequence Number: Supported
  • Built-in Image Buffer: 1GBytes(8Gbit)/ 2GBytes(16Gbit)DDR3 memory
  • Memory: Built-in 64MByte Flash Memory
  • Cooling: Dual Stage TEC cooler (Long exposure is typically -35C below ambient, Short exposure high FPS is typically -30C below ambient)
  • Anti-Dew Heater: Yes
  • Telescope Interface: M54/0.75
  • Optic Window Type: AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating
  • Power: 40W/100%, 20W/50%, 13.8W/0%
  • Back Focal Length: 17.5mm (±0.2)
  • Weight: 915g (2.0172 lb.)