QHYCCD Product Line


1. QHY Planetary and Guiding cameras with uncooled CMOS sensors

The QHYCCD planetary (Lucky Imaging) and guiding cameras are designed in a 1¼ inch eyepiece design. They fit into any 1¼ inch eyepiece mount, are small, lightweight and flexible in use. They allow a very high frame rate via the fast USB 3.0 interface and are highly sensitive at the same time. For use as a guiding camera, you may need a separate Off Axis Guider.

The new QHY-5-III cameras, such as QHY-5-III-200M Planetary- and Guiding camera (#1931035 , € 365,-) , QHY 5-III-585C Planetary and Guiding Camera (#1931031 , € 469,-) , QHY 5-III-678 M/C Guiding- and Planetary Camera (various versions available) , are the 2nd generation of planetary and guiding cameras. Compared to the first generation 5 III series, the new models have been significantly improved in terms of interfaces and hardware configuration. Among other things:

  • Larger internal image memory DDR 512MB
  • Improved front and end design
  • Compatibility with CS and C-mount lenses
  • USB 3.2 Type-C interface
  • Universal ST-4 guiding port
  • Control LED for status indication
  • New Sony sensors with extra high sensitivity

The 2nd generation QHY-5-III series planetary and guiding cameras are all equipped with 512 MB DDR3 internal image memory. This increases the safety of losing individual images at high frame rates.

This is a great advantage for solar, lunar and planetary photography, where large amounts of data often have to be transferred to the PC/laptop in a very short time. Some of the DeepSky cameras still on the market today, for example, only have a 256 MB image memory. In comparison, the 512 MB DDR3 memory of the new QHY Series 5-III 2nd generation cameras is a considerable improvement.

Model
QHY-5-III
-174M/C

Mono/Color

QHY-5-III
-485C

Color

QHY-5-III
-585C
 

Color

QHY-5-III
-462 M/C

Mono/Color

QHY-5-III
-200M

Mono

QHY-5-III
-678 M/C

Mono/Color

QHY-5-III
-715C

Color

Sensor IMX174 IMX485 IMX585 IMX462 SC2210 IMX678 IMX715
Technology FSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Format 1/1.2" 1/1.2" 1/1.2" 1/2.8" 1/1.8" 1/2.8"
Sensor
Size
11,3 x 7,1 mm 11,2 x 6,3 mm 11,1 x 6,3 mm 5,6 x 3,2 mm 7,68 x 4,32 mm 7,7 x 3,2 mm 5,6 x 3,2 mm
Effektive
Array
79 mm² 71 mm² 70 mm² 17 mm² 33 mm² 34 mm² 17 mm²
Ratio
16:10 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920*1200 (2,3 MP) 3840*2160 (8,4 MP) 3.856*2.180 (8,4 MP) 1920*1080 (2,1 MP) 1920*1080 (2 MP) 3856*2180 (2 MP) 3840*2192 (2 MP)
Pixel Size
5,86 µm 2,9 µm 2,9 µm 2,9 µm 4 µm 2 µm 1,45 µm
Frame Rate
138 fps 44 fps 41 fps 44 fps 96 fps 41 fps 42 fps
ADC-Bit depth
12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit
Full-Well capacity
32 ke- 12 ke- 32 ke- 12 ke- 8000 ke- 9 ke- 5,7 ke-
Pixel-Fov
/@ f = 1000mm)
1,21" 0,6" 0,6" 0,6" 0,83" 0,41" 0,3"

QHY Cameras for beginnersFor a beginner, it can be confusing to choose the right camera to start with. We therefore advise you to proceed step by step, starting with the equipment that allows to track (guiding) a telescope mount in such a way that your first attempts will also show pinpoint star images.

Read our Blog post QHY Cameras for Beginners here.


2. QHY Cameras for Deep-Sky Photography with cooled sensors

QHYCCD deep sky cameras feature state-of-the-art CMOS and CCD sensors designed to provide exceptional sensitivity in low light conditions. These sensors are ideal for capturing the faint details of celestial objects, revealing intricate structures and subtle color variations previously accessible only to professional observatories. With their remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, QHYCCD cameras ensure that even the faintest deep-sky objects can be captured.

The Deep-Sky cameras includes all of the cooled cameras with BSI (Back Side Illuminated) and FSI (Front Sike Illuminated) CMOS sensors in optical format sizes smaller than 1 inch (small size cameras) and from 1 inch to Full Frame - 35mm Format (medium size cameras). These same sensors are also used in the uncooled QHY5III Series cameras. However, the camera models include efficient TE cooling as well as other more advanced features not found on the uncooled models.

All models are available with

  • fast USB 3.0 data interface
  • regulated TE Cooling Delta -40C
  • ST-4 Compatible Guide Port
  • Filter Wheel Port and
  • Anti-Noise Technology, Anti-Amp Glow Technology, Anti-Dew Technology
Model
QHY 183

Mono/
Color

QHY 533

Mono/
Color

QHY 174

Mono/
Color

QHY 168

Color

 

QHY 163

Mono

 

QHY 294

Mono

 

QHY 268

Mono/
Color

QHY 600

Mono/
Color

Sensor IMX183 IMX533M IMX174 IMX071 MN34230 IMX492 IMX571 IMX455
Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS FSI-CMOS FSI-CMOS FSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Format 1" 1" 1/1.2" APS-C 4/3" APS-C Full Frame
Sensor
Size
13,3 x 8,87 mm 11,3 x 11,3 mm 11,25 x 7,03 mm 23,76 x 15,78 mm 17,7 x 13,4 mm 19,28 x 12,95 mm 23,5 x 17,5 mm 36 x 24 mm
Quantum
efficiency
84% 90% bei 450 nnm 78% >60% 75% >87% >87%
Dark current
(@ -20° C)
0,015 eps 0,0005 eps 0,2 eps 0,0007 eps <0,01 eps 0,002 eps 0,0005 eps 0,0022 eps
Resolution 5544*3694 (20 MP) 3008*3048(9 MP) 1920*1200 (2,3MP) 4952*3288 (16 MP) 4656*3288 (16 MP) 4164*2796 (11,7 MP) bei 4,63 µm / 14 bit Datentiefe (Mode 0), 46,8 MP bei 2315 µm / 12 bit Datentiefe (Mode 1) 6280*4210 (26 MP) 9600*6422 (61 MP)
Pixel size
2,4 µm 3,76 µm 5,86 µm 4,8 µm 3,8 µm 4,63 / 2.315 µm 3,76 µm 3,76 µm
Frame Rate@ Full Resolution
15 fps 18 fps 138 fps 10 fps 22,5 fps 16,5 fps 6,8 fps 2,5 fps
ADC-Bit depth
12 bit 14 bit 12 bit 14 bit 12 bit 12/14 bit 16 bit 16 bit
Full-Well Capacity 15,5 ke- 58 ke- 32 ke- 46 ke- 20 ke- 65 ke- 51 ke- / >75 ke 51 ke- / >80 ke
Pixel-Fov (@ 1000mm) 0,5" 0,78" 1,21" 0,99" 0,78" 0,96/0,48" 0,78" 0,78"

Special camera: QHY 461M PH, BSI Medium Format CMOS Camera, gekühltQHY 461M PH, BSI Medium Format CMOS Camera, gekühlt QHY 461M PH, BSI Medium Format CMOS Camera, gekühlt (#1931294, € 12650,-)

– especially for ambitious amateur astrophotographers

  • monochrome BSI CMOS camera with 102 MegaPixel and highest quantum efficiency with extremely low readout noise.
  • Not long ago, the KAF 16803 G-Sense chip was the workhorse of all serious astrographers. With the IMX461 CMOS chip, QHY offers an affordable cameras.

Deep-Sky Photography with cooled QHYCCD Cameras QHYCCD bietet eine breite Palette an Deep-Sky-Kameras, die mit verschiedenen Teleskopen und Einrichtungen kompatibel sind. Egal, ob Sie einen Refraktor, Reflektor oder einen speziellen Astrographen verwenden, für jedes Teleskop gibt es eine passende QHYCCD-Kamera, die sich nahtlos in Ihre Ausrüstung einfügt.

Read here our blog post: Deep-Sky Photography with cooled QHYCCD Cameras

 

3. Scientific Cameras

QHYCCD scientific cameras offer the latest technology in scientific imaging at reasonable prices. Scientific CMOS image sensors offer extremely low noise, fast frame rates, wide dynamic range, high quantum efficiency, high resolution and a large field of view simultaneously in one image. In this sense, while QHYCCD cameras for astronomy clearly meet the definition of scientific cameras, QHYCCD differentiates its scientific camera models with additional features not found in similar models for astrophotography.

QHYCCD scientific cameras are characterized not only by extremely low noise, high quantum efficiency, and other scientific CMOS features, but by

  • Large area, high resolution sensors, SWIR sensors, polarized light sensors,
  • GPS-enabled timing,
  • external triggers,
  • field programmable gate arrays,
  • 2x10 GB fiber optic computer interface and water cooling options.

The following scientific models are suitable for microscopy, spectroscopy, multispectral imaging, inspection, bioluminescence imaging, life science applications, and many other laboratory applications.

Model
QHY 42 PRO

Mono

QHY 2020 BSI

Mono

QHY 600 PRO

Mono/Color

QHY 174 (GPS)

Mono/Color

QHY268M PRO

Mono

Special Feature
  • Highest dynamic range of Gpixel sensors
  • Low & High-Gain readout like QHY4040
  • Available also as UV sensitive version
  • Ideal for astronomical and biological science research
  • Very high quantum efficiency, square (Gpixel)
  • Low & High-Gain readout like QHY4040
  • Available also as UV sensitive version
  • Ideal camera for astronomical and biological imaging as well as spectroscopy
  • Universal high resolution full frame camera with professional connectivity (GPS & fiber optic connections)
  • also available as photographic version for high-end users (QHY 600 PH)
  • With GPS PPS Synced High Precision Hardware Stamp
  • cooled camera with the smallest sensor
  • Ideal for multi-site, high precision timing of exoplanet light curve measurements and is the for cooperative multi-site imaging of asteroid occultations.
  • Universal high resolution full frame camera with professional connectivity (GPS & fiber optic connections)
  • also available as photographic version (QHY 268 PH)
Model
SWIR
QHY 990
& QHY991

Mono

QHY411 M/C

Mono/Color

QHY461 M/C PRO

Mono/Color

QHY4040 Pro

Mono/Color

QHY6060

Mono/Color

Special Feature
  • InGaAs sensor for detection of a very wide spectrum from 0.4 - 1.7 μm
    (QHY991: 25% sensor size compared to QHY990)
  • covers the visual and near infrared wavelength range
  • Ideal for Material testing, production monitoring, astronomy
  • World’s highest resolution cooled scientific CMOS Camera uses a 151 Megapixel Sony IMX411 Back-Illuminated Sensor
  • largest Sony-CMOS-Sensor in production (required image circle: >67mm)
  • Second highest resolution and second largest Sony CMOS sensor in production with 102 megapixels (required image circle: >52mm)
  • General recommendation for ultra-high-end users in observatories
  • Gpixel square sensor, HDR mode
  • with Gsense 4040 FSI or BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Ideal for astronomical, biological, X-ray imaging
  • Largest detector offered by us (Gpixel)
  • square, extremely high saturation limit (required image circle: > 87mm))
  • BSI / FSI Cooled Scientific Camera (varoius versions available) with GSENSE6060 CMOS Sensor
Model
QHY1920

Coming Soon

QHY9701

Coming Soon

QHY1253P

Coming Soon

Special Feature
  • APS sensor with FullHD output
  • 12μm pixel size and high frame rate
  • Ideal for low signal video recording
  • Small sensitive detector from UV to NIR spectrum with large pixels.
  • Wide spectral sensitivity (200-1000nm)
  • High dynamic range and HDR readout like QHY 2020/4040/6060
  • Sensor area 143% larger than QHY550
  • Polarization filters under the microlenses allow measurement of the degree of polarization

4. QHY CCD Cameras of "A" Series

QHY CCD Kameras

QHY 90A All-in-One Cooled CCD Camera (#1931100 , € 3160,-)

QHYCCD All-in-one cooled CCD camera series has build in filter wheel and the OAG interface. It includes the sensor from 1inch,4/3inch, APS-H format and 36.8*36.8 big format sensors.

We offer the following camera model from QHYCCD:

  • QHY 90A All-in-One cooled 8.3 megapixel CCD camera with built-in seven-position filter wheel that will hold 36mm round unmounted filters and Butterfly Shutter. Uses the popular KAF-8300 4/3-inch monochrome CCD Sensor.
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