QHY All-in-One Cooled CCD Cameras
"A" Series Camera –Fully Integrated with Filter Wheel
The QHY695A, QH90A, QHY16200A, QHY814A belong to the QHYCCD "A" series camera family. "A" stands for "ALL-IN-ONE". It includes a built-in motor driven filter wheel and it natively supports the medium size QHYOAG. The OAG can be installed on the camera solidly with six screws consuming a minimum of back focus, precious for some optical systems.
Internal USB Hub
In addition to the filter wheel and OAG, the "A" series camera also offers an internal USB HUB (2.0) providing two USB host ports and a USB to dual RS232 converter. A guiding camera, mount and electric focuser can be connected directly to this camera instead of the computer to reduce cable clutter and the chance of signal loss due to the long cables. A single USB cable controls all of the peripherals.
Butterfly Shutter - long life and uniform illumination
Although the sensor has electronic shutter, this cameras also have a mechanical shutter. This makes it possible to automatically take dark frames, unattended. The shutter is directly driven by a motor with no other moving parts. The working life is almost unlimited. The shutter has two sides that block light and open spaces in between. The fan shape of the blades creates even-illumination when opening, and even-darkness when closing for dark frames. This feature is of great benefit when taking flat frames or making photometric measurements.
We offer the following All-in-one cooled CCD cameras:
The QHY16200A uses a unique APS-H size CCD sensor. This sensor is specially designed and manufactured with amateur astronomers in mind who wanted a mono sensor larger than APS-C.
APS-H Format CCD Sensor: The effective image area is 27mm x 21.6mm. Compared to the QHY8L APS-C format of 23.4 x 15.8, the APS-H sensor is significantly larger with over 50% larger image area. The reason for desiring an APS-H size mono sensor is that there are no other existing mono sensors in size between the KAF-8300 (4/3inch) and the KAI-11002 (35mm format). This sensor has 16 Megapixels and the APS-H format is suitable for most telescopes, including SCT's that cannot fully illuminate a 35mm frame without some vignetting or distortion at the edges. It is also suitable for commonly available 2inch filters. The pixel size of this sensor is 6.0µm x 6.0um, slightly bigger than the KAF-8300's 5.4µm but, due to the larger size of the sensor, it has nearly twice as many pixels as the 8300. The QE is similar to or higher than 8300 and the 37kefull well capacity is almost 50% greater than the 8300's 25.5ke-. Since the read noise is comparable to the 8300, the dynamic range can be calculated at about 1.5X greater than the 8300. This sensor also comes in a color version on request.
Die Pixelgröße dieses Sensors ist 6,0 µm x 6,0 µm, etwas größer als die 5,4 µm großen Pixel des KAF-8300. Aber aufgrund der Sensorfläche hat er fast doppelt so viele Pixel wie der KAF - 8300. Die Quanteneffizienz ist ähnlich als beim 8300 Sensor und die 37 ke- Full Well Kapazität ist fast 50% höher als die des 8300 mit nur 25,5 ke-. Da das Ausleserauschen mit dem des KAF - 8300 vergleichbar ist, liegt der Dynamikbereich etwa um den Faktor 1.5fach höher. Dieser Sensor ist auf Wunsch auch in einer „single shot“ Farbversion lieferbar.
The filter wheels available for the QHY16200A accept 2" mounted filters, or 50mm unmounted round filters, in carousels with 7 positions. The camera is compatible with the medium size QHYOAG.
The QHY90A is an 8.6 megapixel integrated cooled CCD camera using the popular KAF-8300 4/3-inch monochrome CCD. This sensor has an array of 3358 x 2536 pixels at 5.4µm. The image area is a generous 17.9mm x 13.5mm.
The QHY90A has a built-in seven-position filter wheel that will hold 36mm round unmounted filters. An entire set of LRGB Ha OIII SII can be loaded at one time, avoiding the trouble of having to disassemble the filter wheel each time you want to change your filter group, making your imaging experience more enjoyable and more productive.
The QHY90A uses a single 12V power cord that can be secured with a threaded lock nut. It also has a 12V output socket that can power peripherals directly from the camera.
The QHY814A uses the Sony ICX814 ExView II CCD, a 1-inch, 9.2 megapixel sensor with a peak QE close to 80%. The read noise is as low as 4 electrons. The two-stage TEC, reducing the sensor temperature to -40C below ambient, and the extremely low thermal noise of this CCD, combine to give this camera its legendary clean images.
The QHY814A has a built-in motor driven filter wheel for automatic sequencing of color or narrowband imaging. It supports both an 8-position, 1.25-inch filter carousel making it possible to install an entire deep sky filter set LRGB\Ha\OIII\SII at the same time.
The QHY814A has very low read noise, typically around 4e-. Compared to currently available monochrome CMOS cameras, the QHY814A is a perfect camera for imaging deep space objects. This camera uses a single 12V IN power port. The power socket is threaded for a solid connection that will not accidentally disconnect. There is another socket connected in parallel with the input that can be used to supply 12V OUT to other devices.
The QHY695A uses the Sony ICX695 ExView II CCD, a 1-inch, 6 megapixel sensor with a peak QE close to 80%.
The read noise is as low as 4 electrons. With the two-stage TEC reducing the sensor temperature to -40C below ambient, and the extremely low thermal noise of this CCD, this camera produces an exceptionally clean image.
The filter wheel in QHY695A has 7-positions for 36mm unmounted filters.
This camera uses a single 12V IN power port. The power socket is threaded for a solid connection that will not accidentally disconnect. There is another socket connected in parallel with the input that can be used to supply 12V OUT to other devices.
Further detail information can be found on the original webpage of QHYCCD :
User Manuals and Documents:
- QHY16200A User Manual and Document
- QHY90A User Manual and Document
- QHY695A User Manual and Document
- QHY814A User Manual and Document
Driver and Software:
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