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QHY QHY5III174 USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera - QHY5III174M

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QHY QHY5III174 Monochrome CMOS Camera




The QHY5III174 CMOS USB 3.0 camera is made to be a superb instrument for planetary, lunar, solar and meteor capture video. Sony came out with their new Pregius™ global shutter (GS) CMOS imaging technology that transforms GS CMOS imaging and gives users fast frame rates along with imaging performance similar to that provided by a CCD sensor. This technology allows for higher quantum efficiency, as well as reduced dark noise for higher gains without losing any image quality. The global shutter gets rid of pixelization encountered during planetary or lunar imaging produced by atmospheric agitation and high frame rates.



The attachment of a separately sold 50 mm f/1.4 C-mount Lens enables the capture of stars as faint as magnitude 9 at 30 fps while recording live video. High sensitivity and HD resolution help take video astronomy to greater heights.



QHY's unique construction maintains the 1.25" eyepiece design. A major plus of this design is a more effective heat transfer to the exterior case for lower noise specifically in high ambient temperatures. The 1.25" design also optimizes this camera for Off-Axis guiding by providing the shortest possible back focus. Furthermore, the QHY5III174 uses the LEMO style connector for the guide port LEMO connectors are known for being tough as well as dependable.



The QHY5III174 CMOS Camera is also available in a color version. This camera is well-equipped for solar imaging with short focal length telescopes that absorb the full solar disk within the field of view.



QHY QHY5III174 Monochrome CMOS Camera Specifications




  • CMOS Sensor: Sony IMX174 Exmor CMOS color sensor
  • Imager Size: Standard 1/1.2"
  • Effective Pixels: 1936 x 1216 (2.35 MP)
  • Effective Area: 11.34 mm x 7.13 mm
  • Pixel Size: 5.86 µm x 5.86 µm
  • Readout Type: Progressive Scan
  • Full Well Capacity: >32 Ke
  • Peak QE: 78%
  • Readout Noise: 5.3e@Gain0, 2.8e@Gain60, 1.6e@Gain100
  • System Gain: 0.46e-/ADU@Gain0
  • Anti-amplight Control: Yes (Reduces the amplight considerably)
  • Shutter: Global Shutter
  • Max Frame Rate (8 bit): 138FPS@1936x1216, 260FPS@960x600, 490FPS@480x300
  • ADC Sample Depth: 10bit/12bit, Output: 8bit/12bit
  • Exposure Time: 5 µs - 900 seconds
  • Pixel Binning: 1x1, 2x2
  • MicroLens: Yes, onchip micro lens array
  • Guide Port: Yes, 5pin Lemo aviation socket
  • Back Focus: Approx. 11 mm
  • Camera Size: 1.25" eyepiece size (diameter=31.6 mm)
  • Optic Window: AR+AR
  • Support Software: ASCOM, SharpCAP


Description
Description

QHY QHY5III174 Monochrome CMOS Camera


The QHY5III174 CMOS USB 3.0 camera is made to be a superb instrument for planetary, lunar, solar and meteor capture video. Sony came out with their new Pregius™ global shutter (GS) CMOS imaging technology that transforms GS CMOS imaging and gives users fast frame rates along with imaging performance similar to that provided by a CCD sensor. This technology allows for higher quantum efficiency, as well as reduced dark noise for higher gains without losing any image quality. The global shutter gets rid of pixelization encountered during planetary or lunar imaging produced by atmospheric agitation and high frame rates.

The attachment of a separately sold 50 mm f/1.4 C-mount Lens enables the capture of stars as faint as magnitude 9 at 30 fps while recording live video. High sensitivity and HD resolution help take video astronomy to greater heights.

QHY's unique construction maintains the 1.25" eyepiece design. A major plus of this design is a more effective heat transfer to the exterior case for lower noise specifically in high ambient temperatures. The 1.25" design also optimizes this camera for Off-Axis guiding by providing the shortest possible back focus. Furthermore, the QHY5III174 uses the LEMO style connector for the guide port LEMO connectors are known for being tough as well as dependable.

The QHY5III174 CMOS Camera is also available in a color version. This camera is well-equipped for solar imaging with short focal length telescopes that absorb the full solar disk within the field of view.

QHY QHY5III174 Monochrome CMOS Camera Specifications


  • CMOS Sensor: Sony IMX174 Exmor CMOS color sensor
  • Imager Size: Standard 1/1.2"
  • Effective Pixels: 1936 x 1216 (2.35 MP)
  • Effective Area: 11.34 mm x 7.13 mm
  • Pixel Size: 5.86 µm x 5.86 µm
  • Readout Type: Progressive Scan
  • Full Well Capacity: >32 Ke
  • Peak QE: 78%
  • Readout Noise: 5.3e@Gain0, 2.8e@Gain60, 1.6e@Gain100
  • System Gain: 0.46e-/ADU@Gain0
  • Anti-amplight Control: Yes (Reduces the amplight considerably)
  • Shutter: Global Shutter
  • Max Frame Rate (8 bit): 138FPS@1936x1216, 260FPS@960x600, 490FPS@480x300
  • ADC Sample Depth: 10bit/12bit, Output: 8bit/12bit
  • Exposure Time: 5 µs - 900 seconds
  • Pixel Binning: 1x1, 2x2
  • MicroLens: Yes, onchip micro lens array
  • Guide Port: Yes, 5pin Lemo aviation socket
  • Back Focus: Approx. 11 mm
  • Camera Size: 1.25" eyepiece size (diameter=31.6 mm)
  • Optic Window: AR+AR
  • Support Software: ASCOM, SharpCAP
Specifications
Specifications
Model Number QHY5III174M
Color or Monochrome Camera? Monochrome
Imaging Camera Series QHY Mono
Camera Sensor Manufacturer Sony
Sensor Model IMX174
Sensor Type CMOS
Pixel Array & Resolution 1936 x 1216 (2.4 MP)
Pixel Size in Microns 5.86
Native Bit Depth 12
Minimum Exposure 0.00005 seconds
Maximum Exposure 900 seconds
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Camera Weight (lb.) 0.2
Warranty 1-2 Years, Depending on Sensor
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • QHY5III174 Monochrome CMOS Camera
  • 1.5 m USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1.5 m 5pin Lemo to RJ11 Guide Cable
  • Confocal Ring
Files
Files
  • QHY5III174 Mono CMOS Imaging Camera
  • Sony IMX174 Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • 5pin LEMO Guide Socket
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