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Astronomy CCD & CMOS Cameras for Telescopes

19 Items
QHY163 Sensor

QHY 163C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY163C

SKU: QHY-QHY163C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3522 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
Available Used from $790.00
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$899.00 $809.10
QHY 367C Cooled Full Frame CMOS Color Camera

QHY367C Cooled Full Frame CMOS Color Camera - QHY367C

SKU: QHY-QHY367C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 7376 x 4938 (36.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.88
  • Sensor Model: IMX094
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$4,399.00 $3,959.10

QHY QHY8L One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY8L

SKU: QHY-QHY8L
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3040 x 2024 (6.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 7.8
  • Sensor Model: ICX413AQ
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$1,400.00
QHY10 Connection Side

QHY QHY10 One Shot Color CCD Camera

SKU: QHY-QHY10
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3900 x 2616 (10.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6.05
  • Sensor Model: ICX493AQA
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$1,700.00

QHY MiniCam5S Color CMOS Camera - MCAM5S-C

SKU: QHY-MCAM5S-C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.75
  • Sensor Model: MT9M034
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$560.00
QHY12 Connection Side

QHY QHY12 One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY12

SKU: QHY-QHY12
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4610 x 3080 (14.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5.12
  • Sensor Model: ICX613
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$2,699.00
QHY 224C Camera - Sensor Side

QHY 224C Color Cooled ColdMOS Astronomy Camera - QHY224C

SKU: QHY-QHY224C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.75
  • Sensor Model: IMX224
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$669.00
QHY ColdMOS Camera

QHY183C Color Cooled CMOS Astrophotography Camera - QHY183C

SKU: QHY-QHY183C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 5544 x 3694 (20.5 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX183
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$699.00 $629.10
QHY174C ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 174C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY174C

SKU: QHY-QHY174C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (2.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5.86
  • Sensor Model: IMX174
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$899.00
QHY178C ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 178C Color Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY178C

SKU: QHY-QHY178C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178C
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$699.00 $629.10
QHY290C ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 290C Color Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY290C

SKU: QHY-QHY290C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290C
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$699.00 $629.10

QHY QHY8Pro One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY8PRO

SKU: QHY-QHY8PRO
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3010 x 2030 (6.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 7.8
  • Sensor Model: ICX453AQ
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$1,980.00
QHY 247C ColdMOS Camera

QHY 247C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY247C

SKU: QHY-QHY247C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 6024 x 4024 (24.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.91
  • Sensor Model: IMX193
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$1,999.00 $1,799.10
QHY168C Camera - Laying Down

QHY 168C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY-QHY168C

SKU: QHY-QHY168C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4952 x 3288 (16.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.8
  • Sensor Model: IMX071
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$1,399.00
QHY165C Camera - Standing

QHY 165C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY165C

SKU: QHY-QHY165C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4952 x 3288 (16.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.8
  • Sensor Model: IMX080
Available Used from $1,050.00
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$1,199.00
QHY 294C Cooled Color CMOS Camera

QHY 294C Cooled Color CMOS Camera - QHY294C

SKU: QHY-QHY294C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4164 x 2796 (11.6 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.63
  • Sensor Model: IMX294CJK
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$999.00

QHYCCD Cooled QHY128C CMOS Color Camera - QHY128C

SKU: QHY-QHY128C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 6036 x 4028 (24.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5.97
  • Sensor Model: IMX128
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$3,499.00 $3,149.10
QHY165C Camera - Standing

QHY 165C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY165C - Used

SKU: UEQ-9121-QHY-QHY165C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4952 x 3288 (16.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 4.8
  • Sensor Model: IMX080
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$1,199.00 $1,050.00
QHY163 Sensor

QHY 163C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY163C - Used

SKU: UEQ-10535-QHY-QHY163C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3522 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230
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$899.00 $790.00

Astronomy cameras take pictures of celestial objects in the night sky. There are many different brands and types of telescope cameras on the market today, but they all work in the same basic way. When the camera is pointed at the subject and the shutter is open, light enters the opening and an image of the subject is recorded on some form of light-sensitive material. Once the image has been taken, the shutter is closed and the photographer goes about processing that image. Most astronomy cameras on the market today use a CCD or CMOS light sensor instead of photographic film, and that means the image is processed digitally, either in the camera itself, which is the case with a smartphone, point and shoot or DSLR camera, or on a computer. When a telescope imaging camera is designed for astronomy, the raw image collected on the CCD or CMOS sensor is electronically moved off the camera to the astrophotographer's computer for processing.

Telescope cameras for astronomy are available in a wide price range, and the price difference is driven by two things; the size of the CCD or CMOS sensor and the features of the camera body itself. Small, simple imaging cameras meant for taking pictures of bright objects, such as the Moon and planets, are very economical and a great way to jump into astrophotography. Telescope cameras with larger sensors are capable of capturing the faint light from distant galaxies and other far-off celestial objects. Imaging sensors that are physically bigger also cover a wider swath of sky and are therefore capable of imaging very large objects. Astronomy camera sensors come in color and monochrome (black and white), and the camera bodies can have features such as cooling, built-in color filter wheels, autoguiders, and more. Contact High Point Scientific today for any questions about astrophotography CCD cameras or CMOS cameras.

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