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QHY-5-III-200M Planetary- and Guiding camera

# 1931035

€ 365.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 306.72

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  • First monochrome-CMOS planetary and guiding camera of the new 2nd generation QHY-5-III series with high NIR sensitivity (similar to the and the QHY 5-III-585C Planetary and Guiding Camera (#1931031 , € 469,-) )
  • With 1.920 x 1.080 Pixel Array, pixel size of 4µm to photograph all objects of the solar system and ideal for ST-4 compatible guiding function
  • Full frame rate of 60 FPS at 16-bits or 96.5 FPS at 8-bits
  • Uses Sony's SC 2210 back-illuminated CMOS sensor (BSI), that is also sensitive in the near infrared spectral range: 700nm to 1000nm, the QE is between 50 and 20%.
  • 1¼" body size for direct telescope connection, compatible with CS and C-mount lenses
  • 512MB DDR3 internal image memory
  • USB 3.2 Type-C interface. Please note: the camera is powered exclusively with the included USB cable!
  • Universal ST-4 guiding interface and LED status indicator for malfunctions
  • Includes a UV blocking filter and an IR 850 filter

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QHY-5-III-200 Mono – 2nd generation

The QHY 5 III 200M is one of the first solar, lunar, planetary and guider cameras of the new 2nd generation QHY-5-III series.  The Sony sensor is very sensitive in the near infrared spectral range (similar to the r QHY 5-III-462C CMOS Camera (#1931026 , € 295,-) und der QHY 5-III-585C Planetary and Guiding Camera (#1931031 , € 469,-) . Furthermore, with a pixel size of 4 µm, it is an excellent choice for the ST-4 compatible guiding function. The entrance window in front of the sensor is not IR blocked, a UV blocking filter and an IR 850 filter are included in the scope of delivery...

As one of the first models in the new 2nd generation of planetary cameras and guiders, the QHY 5 III 200 M includes all the improvements and upgrades found in this latest camera series, including:

  • Larger 512MB DDR3 internal image memory.
  • Improved front-end design
  • Compatibility with CS and C-mount lenses
  • USB 3.2 Type-C interface
  • Universal ST-4 guiding interface
  • LED status indicator for malfunctions
  • 1¼" body size for direct telescope connection


The QHY 5-III-200M is equipped with a Sony sensor that is also sensitive in the near infrared spectral range. In the range from 700nm to 1000nm, the QE is between 50 and 20%. The important methane absorption line at 890nm is also located in this range. Methane is an important absorption line in the atmospheres of the major gas planets and imaging at this wavelength can reveal unique details in the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn.

Until now, such extended NIR sensitivity has been available primarily in Sony's 6th generation colour CMOS sensors, such as the  QHY 5-III-585C Planetary and Guiding Camera (#1931031 , € 469,-) . However, some planetary photographers often prefer to use a monochrome camera and special RGB and methane filters for their images. With the QHY-5-III-200M, this option is now available at an affordable price.

USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C interface

The 2nd generation QHY Kamers of the 5 III series now have a USB 3.2 Gen 1-C interface. It is designed for a longer life span and can transfer data at up to 5 Gb per second.

We recommend using the official data cable from QHYCCD. The market is flooded with a large number of inferior Type-C cables where it may cause the camera to malfunction. If you want to use your own cable, please make sure it is a high quality cable.

Further technical details are shown in the following 4 graphic curves of the QHY-5-III-200M:


QHY 5-III-200M System Gain for all Mode

QHY 5-III-200M Fullwell

QHY 5-III-200M Readout Noise

 QHY 5-III-200M Dynamic Range for all Mode

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.

A general description of the 2nd generation of planetary and guider cameras can be found here:

Baader Blogpost:
New QHY 5 III series of planetary and guiding cameras

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Additional Information

Manufacturer QHYCCD
SKU (#) 1931035
EAN Code 4047825056542
Application Guiding and Planetary Cameras
Sensor Information
Sensor SC 2210
Sensor Size 7,68 x 4,32 mm
Pixel Size 4µm x 4µm
Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixel
Imaging Features
Monochrom or Color? Monochrome
Maximum Frame Rate Full Resolution: 96.5FPS@8BIT, 60FPS @16BIT
Full Well Capacity 8 ke-
Read Noise (e- RMS) 0.75e- to 3e-
A/D Conversion 12-bit (output as 16-bit and 8-bit)
Range of exposure times 15 µs - 900 Sec
Shutter Electronic Rolling Shutter
Additional Features
Cooling The camera has no active cooling
Built-in image Buffer Internal image memory 512MB DDR3
Power Supply Please note: the camera is powered exclusively with the included USB 3.0 cable!
Body and Connections
Backfocus 17 mm
USB Connection USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
Telescope connection 1.25-inch, CS and C-mount compatible
Guiding Port Universal ST-4 compatible

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AJC 334/12/2023 01/12/202310:41
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First opinion on the QHY-5-III 200M planetary camera
Camera delivery was very fast, and it was sent in perfect order. Sensor and camera window very clean, and was easily adapted to my telescope setup (with Baader turret Barlow to compensate for larger pixels). Use the camera remotely, through an active 15m USB3 cable. No problems with transmission, and no problem to keep the camera functional, in sequential days, after instructing the computer to keep the USB connections active while not being used (before that it was necessary to disconnect and reconnect the camera cable manually). Camera use is very simple, through SharpCap4, and it compares very well with colour IMX462- and IMX464- based cameras, due to its overall better sensitivity (mainly in UV, but also in the two methane bands I systematically use (890nm and 1000nm). Noise levels are low. I attach two image sets, obtained on January 5 2023, with only average seeing. The Venus IR images were obtained during the day (around 14h UT) and you can confirm that the Baader Sloan z'-s' filter I use since early March 2022, and that have recommended to various amateurs, works very well. The Jupiter dataset includes one UV image and six IR images, two broadband (including Baader IR685), two photometric Sloan/SDSS (z'-s' and Y'), and the two CH4 filters already mentioned (strong 890nm and weak 1000nm). In short, so far I am very pleased with the camera.
  • Very good sensitivity along the spectrum and low noise
  • pixel size (it should be smaller, and I will surely try a IMX482-based mono camera)
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