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Astronomy CCD & CMOS Cameras for Telescopes

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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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$1,699.00

QHY MiniCam5S Monochrome CMOS Camera - MCAM5S-M

SKU: QHY-MCAM5S-M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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

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
ZWO ASI224MC USB 3.0 Color Astronomy Camera

ZWO ASI224MC Color Camera ASI224MC

SKU: ZWO-ASI224MC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1304 x 976 (1.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.75
  • Sensor Model: IMX224
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$249.00
ZWO ASI178MC Color CMOS Camera

ZWO ASI178MC 14 Bit ADC CMOS Color Camera

SKU: ZWO-ASI178MC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3096 x 2080 (6.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$349.00

Starlight Xpress UltraStar Imaging and Guiding Camera - Monochrome

SKU: SLX-ULTRASTAR
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1392 x 1040 (1.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6.45
  • Sensor Model: ICX825AL
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$1,050.00

Atik Infinity Video Camera - Monochrome - ATK0144

SKU: ATK-ATK0144
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1392 x 1040 (1.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 6.45
  • Sensor Model: ICX825
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$975.00
QHY QHY5L-II Color CMOS Camera - Orange

QHY QHY5L-II Color CMOS Planetary Camera & Autoguider - QHY5L-IIC

SKU: QHY-QHY5L-IIC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.75
  • Sensor Model: MT9M034
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$149.00
QHY5III174 Mono CMOS Imaging Camera

QHY QHY5III174 USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III174M

SKU: QHY-QHY5III174M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1936 x 1216 (2.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 5.86
  • Sensor Model: IMX174
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$629.00
QHY163 Sensor

QHY163M Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY-QHY163M

SKU: QHY-QHY163M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$1,199.00
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
QHY174M ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 174M Monochrome Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY174M

SKU: QHY-QHY174M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • 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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$939.00
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
QHY178M ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 178M Monochrome Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY178M

SKU: QHY-QHY178M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178M
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$769.00
QHY290M ColdMOS Sensor Side

QHY 290M Monochrome Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY290M

SKU: QHY-QHY290M
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Cooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290M
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$729.00
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
ZWO ASI1600MM USB 3.0 Monochrome Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI1600MM USB 3.0 Monochrome Imaging Camera - ASI1600MM

SKU: ZWO-ASI1600MM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 4656 x 3520 (16.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.8
  • Sensor Model: MN34230AJL
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$999.00
ZWO ASI290 with Optional All-Sky Lens

ZWO ASI290MC USB 3.0 Color Imaging Camera - ASI290MC

SKU: ZWO-ASI290MC
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1936 x 1096 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290/291LQR
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$299.00
ZWO ASI290 with Optional All-Sky Lens

ZWO ASI290MM USB 3.0 Monochrome Imaging Camera - ASI290MM

SKU: ZWO-ASI290MM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1936 x 1096 (2.1 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.9
  • Sensor Model: IMX290/291LQR
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$369.00

Meade LPI-GM Lunar Planetary Imager and Guider - Monochrome - 645002

SKU: MEA-645002
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.75
  • Sensor Model: AR0130
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$199.99

Meade LPI-GC Lunar Planetary Imager and Guider - Color - 645001

SKU: MEA-645001
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 3.75
  • Sensor Model: AR0130
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$189.99
ZWO ASI178MM Monochrome CMOS Camera

ZWO ASI178MM 14 Bit ADC CMOS Monochrome Camera - ASI178MM

SKU: ZWO-ASI178MM
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Monochrome
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3096 x 2080 (6.4 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$369.00
QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Camera

QHY QHY5III178 USB 3.0 Color CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III178C

SKU: QHY-QHY5III178C
  • Color or Monochrome Camera: Color
  • Cooled or Uncooled: Uncooled
  • Pixel Array & Resolution: 3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP)
  • Pixel Size in Microns: 2.4
  • Sensor Model: IMX178
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$299.00

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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