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

# 1931030

€ 460.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 386.55

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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 2176 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 2176 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 3 images show (from left to right) the field of view of QHY-5-III-485C: Sun at a focal length of 560mm, Sun at a focal length of 2000mm and QHY 462 C: Jupiter at a focal length of 8000mm.

Sun at a focal length of 560mm
Sun at a focal length of 2000mm
QHY 462C: Jupiter at a focal length of 8000mm

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

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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SKU (#) 1931030
EAN Code 4047825103611
Color camera Yes
Sensor SONY IMX 485 CMOS, BSI
A/D Conversion 8- bit/12-bit (output as 8- bit and 16-bit)
Resolution 3840 x 2160
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
Weight (kg) 88 Gramm
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