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QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera with Filter Wheel & 5 Filters - MCAM5F-FW9-5

SKU: QHY-MCAM5F-FW9-5

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QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome CMOS Camera
With Built-in 9 Position Filter Wheel, LRGB and Black 12mm Filters



The QHY MiniCam5F is a cooled CMOS camera with a built-in 9-position motor driven color filter wheel that accepts QHY’s 12 mm mini filters. This model comes with five filters, including luminance, red, green, blue (LRGB), and a black filter for capturing dark frames. Additional 12 mm mini filters are available separately, such as an Ha, OIII, SII, H-Beta, and CH4, at a price that is way below larger filters.



This small but powerful astro camera can be used for video planetary imaging as well as brighter deep-sky objects. Planetary nebulae, globular clusters and small galaxies are within the reach of the MiniCam5F, and if you have a short focal length telescope, larger diffuse nebulae will make great targets.



The QHY MiniCam5F uses the Aptina 1.2 megapixel MT9M034 CMOS monochrome sensor, with a 1280 x 960 pixel array made up of 3.75um square pixels. This sensor has extremely low readout noise and a QE of 74%. It is capable of capturing data at 30FPS for full resolution, and 200 frames per second at a resolution of 320 x 240.



Amazingly, the MiniCam5F includes a regulated dual-stage TEC that can cool the camera to a maximum of -38C below ambient. A built-in heater will help keep moisture from forming on the chamber window, but a silicon gel tube is included that will allow you to dry the chamber manually.



QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera Specifications



  • CMOS Sensor: Aptina MT9M034

  • CMOS Size: Typical 1/3 inch

  • Effective Pixels: 1280 x 960

  • Pixel Size: 3.75um x 3.75um

  • Readout Type: Progressive Scan

  • Shutter: Electric Rolling Shutter

  • Exposure Time: 10us-1800 sec

  • Max Speed: 1280 x 960 30FPS, 640 x 480 106FPS

  • Pixel Binning: 1x1, 2x2

  • Peak QE: 74%

  • AD Conversion: 8bit/12bit (output)

  • Readout Clock: 48MHz/72MHz

  • Readout Noise: High Gain 2e- Medium Gain 4e- Low Gain 7e-

  • Full Well Capacity: 18ke-

  • Optic Glass Window: AR

  • Silicon Gel Socket: Yes

  • Cooling: Two stage TEC

  • Max Cooling: Typical -38C below ambient

  • Weight(Camera only): 372g

  • Power Consumption: 0% Cooling power at 3.7W, 50% Cooling Power at 11W

  • Guider Interface: Not available

  • USB2.0 Interface: Yes

  • Built-in Color Wheel: Yes, 9 position motor driven CFW supports 12mm round mini filters
Description
Description

QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome CMOS Camera
With Built-in 9 Position Filter Wheel, LRGB and Black 12mm Filters

The QHY MiniCam5F is a cooled CMOS camera with a built-in 9-position motor driven color filter wheel that accepts QHY’s 12 mm mini filters. This model comes with five filters, including luminance, red, green, blue (LRGB), and a black filter for capturing dark frames. Additional 12 mm mini filters are available separately, such as an Ha, OIII, SII, H-Beta, and CH4, at a price that is way below larger filters.

This small but powerful astro camera can be used for video planetary imaging as well as brighter deep-sky objects. Planetary nebulae, globular clusters and small galaxies are within the reach of the MiniCam5F, and if you have a short focal length telescope, larger diffuse nebulae will make great targets.

The QHY MiniCam5F uses the Aptina 1.2 megapixel MT9M034 CMOS monochrome sensor, with a 1280 x 960 pixel array made up of 3.75um square pixels. This sensor has extremely low readout noise and a QE of 74%. It is capable of capturing data at 30FPS for full resolution, and 200 frames per second at a resolution of 320 x 240.

Amazingly, the MiniCam5F includes a regulated dual-stage TEC that can cool the camera to a maximum of -38C below ambient. A built-in heater will help keep moisture from forming on the chamber window, but a silicon gel tube is included that will allow you to dry the chamber manually.

QHY MiniCam5F Monochrome Camera Specifications

  • CMOS Sensor: Aptina MT9M034
  • CMOS Size: Typical 1/3 inch
  • Effective Pixels: 1280 x 960
  • Pixel Size: 3.75um x 3.75um
  • Readout Type: Progressive Scan
  • Shutter: Electric Rolling Shutter
  • Exposure Time: 10us-1800 sec
  • Max Speed: 1280 x 960 30FPS, 640 x 480 106FPS
  • Pixel Binning: 1x1, 2x2
  • Peak QE: 74%
  • AD Conversion: 8bit/12bit (output)
  • Readout Clock: 48MHz/72MHz
  • Readout Noise: High Gain 2e- Medium Gain 4e- Low Gain 7e-
  • Full Well Capacity: 18ke-
  • Optic Glass Window: AR
  • Silicon Gel Socket: Yes
  • Cooling: Two stage TEC
  • Max Cooling: Typical -38C below ambient
  • Weight(Camera only): 372g
  • Power Consumption: 0% Cooling power at 3.7W, 50% Cooling Power at 11W
  • Guider Interface: Not available
  • USB2.0 Interface: Yes
  • Built-in Color Wheel: Yes, 9 position motor driven CFW supports 12mm round mini filters
Specifications
Specifications
Model Number MCAM5F-FW9-5
Imaging Camera Series QHY Cooled Mono
Color or Monochrome Camera? Monochrome
Cooled or Uncooled Cooled
Pixel Size in Microns 3.75
Pixel Array & Resolution 1280 x 960 (1.2 MP)
Sensor Model MT9M034
Camera Sensor Manufacturer Aptina
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions (mm x mm) 4.8 x 3.6
Sensor Diagonal (mm) 6
Native Bit Depth 12
Minimum Exposure 10 µs
Maximum Exposure 1800 seconds
Camera Window AR
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Camera Weight (lb.) 0.85
Warranty QHY 2 Years (1-2 Years on Sensors)
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • QHY MiniCam5F Camera
  • 1.25" C-Mount
  • USB Cable
  • DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
  • Dry Tube Silicon Gel
  • LRGB 12mm Mini Filters
  • Black 12mm Mini Filter
Files
Files
  • QHY MiniCam5F Camera
  • MiniCam5F Built-in CFW
  • MiniCam5F showing all 9 available filters (5 included in this package)
  • MiniCam5F Drawings
  • MiniCam5F QE
  • Color Filter Transmission
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