QHY-5-III-485C Planetary and All Sky Camera

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QHY-5-III-485C Planetary and All Sky Camera

# 1931030

Regular Price: € 449.00

Special Price Incl. Tax: € 395.00

Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 331.93

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  • Back-Illuminated CMOS color planetary camera and All Sky camera to photograph all objects of the solar system
  • With sHGC technology for extremely low read noise at high gain
  • Includes a high resolution 8.3 MP All-Sky camera
  • Uses Sony's new IMX485, back-illuminated color CMOS sensor with high QE
  • 3864 x 2180 Pixel ArrAY of 2,9µm
  • Support any region ROI
  • Full frame rate of 18.5 FPS at 16-bits or 44 FPS at 8-bits
  • Exposure Time Range from 7 µs to 900 Sekunden
  • AD Sample Depth of 12bit (output as 8bit and 16bit)
  • 128MB DDR bulit-in image buffer
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • Includes a 2.5mm Fisheye lens that converts the planetary camera intoa high-resolution, 8.3 Megapixel All Sky camera with 180-degree field of view.
  • Following items are included with the camera: USB3.0 Cable, Tracking Cable, Focus Position Locking Ring, C-mount extension ring, 1.25" extension tube
  • Available in color only

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New! QHY-5-III-485C Color Planetary and AllSky Camera

We are pleased to announce a new addition to QHYCCDs line of high speed, high QE, low noise, planetary cameras, the QHY-5-III-485C. The QHY-5-III-485C uses Sony's new IMX485, back-illuminated, 8.4 megapixel color CMOS sensor with an array of 3864 x 2180 pixels at 2.9um. With USB 3.0 interface, the full frame rate of 18.5 FPS at 16-bits or 44 FPS at 8-bits. Smaller regions of interest will yield even faster frame rates. This new camera makes a great planetary combo with the other newly released  QHY 5-III-462C CMOS Camera (various versions available) .

Large Sensor Size

The QHY-5-III-485C has 4 times the area of the smaller QHY-5-III-462C and 4 times the number of pixels. In area it is the same size as the popular IMX174 sensor but with back-illumination and higher resolution. The generous field of view provided by this larger sensor makes it ideal for solar and lunar imaging whereas the smaller, faster  QHY 5-III-462C CMOS Camera (various versions available) with its enhanced IR response is superior for imaging planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

The following images show (from left to right) the field of view of QHY-5-III-485C and QHY-III-462C: 

Sun at a focal length of 560mm, Field of view of QHY5III485C camera with 80mm f/7 solar scope
Sun at a focal length of 2000mm, Field of view of QHY5III485C camera with C8 telescope
QHY 462C: Jupiter at a focal length of 8000mm, Field of view of QHY5III462C camera with C14 and 2X barlow
QHY 462C: Jupiter at a focal length of 8000mm, Field of view of QHY5III462C camera with C14 and 2X barlow

High QE and sHCG (Super High Cain Conversion)

While the QHY-5-III-485C does not have the extended near IR response of the QHY5III462C, it does have sHGC (Super High Cain Conversion) for exceptionally low (less than 1e-) read noise. For solar and lunar imaging, the NIR response is not required but the ability to take multiple short exposures in H-alpha light is ideal for solar use and making movies of solar prominences, arcs and eruptions.

Combination All Sky Camera

Field of view of the QHY5III485C with 2.5mm Fisheye lens

The QHY-5-III-485C standard package includes a 2.5mm Fisheye lens that converts the planetary camera intoa high-resolution, 8.3 Megapixel All Sky camera with 180-degree field of view. The following items are included with the camera:

  • Camera body
  • USB3.0 Cable
  • Tracking Cable
  • Focus Position Locking Ring
  • 2.5mm All Sky Lens
  • C-mount extension ring
  • 1.25" extension tube

Further technical details are shown in the following 4 graphic curves of the QHY 485 C:

QHY 5-III-485C Dynamic Range

QHY 5-III-485C Fullwell

QHY 5-III-485C Readout Noise

QHY 5-III-485C system Gain

 

Further detailed information can be found on the QHYCCD

If you have any further questions, please send us an email to kontakt (at) baader-planetarium.de.

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Manufacturer SKU (#) QHY5III485C
SKU (#) 1931030
EAN Code 4047825103611
Net weight (kg) 0.09
Color camera Yes
Sensor SONY IMX 485 CMOS, BSI
A/D Conversion 8- bit/12-bit (output as 8- bit and 16-bit)
Resolution 3864 x 2180
Pixel Size 2,9µm x 2,9µm
Full Well Capacity 12,236 e-
Read Noise (RMS) 1.0e- to 2.4e- Standarde mode, 0.6e- to 1.09e- sHGC Mode
Maximum Frame Rate Full Resolution 44 FPS@8-bits, 18.5 FPS @ 16- bits (USB3.0 Port), higher rates at selected fields of interest (Supports any region ROI)
Exposure Time 10 µs - 300 Sec
Optical Window UV/IR cut and AR coated
Shutter Electronic Rolling Shutter
USB Connection USB 3.0
Telescope connection 1.25-inch with CS mount threads (C-mount adapter included)
Guiding Port Ja, SBIG ST4 compatible
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