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  • QHY QHY QHY8L One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY8L
    $1,400.00
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  • QHY10 Connection Side
    QHY QHY QHY10 One Shot Color CCD Camera
    $1,700.00
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  • QHY QHY MiniCam5S Color CMOS Camera - MCAM5S-C
    $560.00
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  • QHY12 Connection Side
    QHY QHY QHY12 One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY12
    $2,699.00
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  • QHY163 Sensor
    QHY QHY 163C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY163C
    $899.00
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  • QHY ColdMOS Camera
    QHY QHY183C Color Cooled CMOS Astrophotography Camera - QHY183C
    $699.00
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  • QHY174C ColdMOS Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 174C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY174C
    $899.00
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  • QHY178C ColdMOS Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 178C Color Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY178C
    $699.00
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  • QHY290C ColdMOS Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 290C Color Back-Illuminated Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY290C
    $699.00
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  • QHY 224C Camera - Sensor Side
    QHY QHY 224C Color Cooled ColdMOS Astronomy Camera - QHY224C
    $669.00
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  • QHY QHY QHY8Pro One Shot Color CCD Camera - QHY8PRO
    $1,980.00
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  • QHY 247C ColdMOS Camera
    QHY QHY 247C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY247C
    $1,999.00
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  • QHY168C Camera - Laying Down
    QHY QHY 168C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY-QHY168C
    $1,399.00
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  • QHY165C Camera - Standing
    QHY QHY 165C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY165C
    $1,199.00
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  • QHY 294C Cooled Color CMOS Camera
    QHY QHY 294C Cooled Color CMOS Camera - QHY294C
    $999.00
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  • QHY QHYCCD Cooled QHY128C CMOS Color Camera - QHY128C
    $3,499.00
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  • QHY165C Camera - Standing
    QHY QHY 165C Cooled Color APS-C CMOS Camera - QHY165C - Used
    $1,199.00 $1,050.00
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  • QHY163 Sensor
    QHY QHY 163C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY163C - Used
    $899.00 $790.00
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    QHY QHY 163C Color Cooled Astronomy Camera - QHY163C - Used
    $899.00 $790.00
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  • QHY 367C Cooled Full Frame CMOS Color Camera
    QHY QHY367C Cooled Full Frame CMOS Color Camera - QHY367C - Used
    $4,399.00 $3,900.00
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  • QHY 367C Cooled Full Frame CMOS Color Camera
    QHY QHY367C Cooled Full Frame CMOS Color Camera - QHY367C
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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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