QHY 168C APS-C Cooled CMOS Astro Imaging Camera - Colour
Cooled APS-C-sized astrophotography camera, suited for deep-space imaging.
The performance and specifications of this camera are similar to the QHY165C, but the analogue data is recorded with a 14-bit (16384 shades) resolution, higher than the QHY165C's 12-bit (4096 shade) resolution.
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30 Days Returns Policy
At OpticsCentral, we want you to be happy with your purchase! If you have any problems with your order within 30 days of purchase, we are happy to help you out with an Exchange or Refund.
No problem! If you would like to return an item to us for an Exchange or Refund, we are happy to do so within 30 days of purchase as long as the item is in its original condition with all of the original packaging. Simply contact our Customer Service team via the Contact Us page or call us on 1300 884 763 and we will issue you with a Return Authority for your product.
Please note that return shipping is at the expense of the customer and Refunds will exclude the original shipping fees.
*Unfortunately, we are unable to accept Change of Mind returns on Telescopes unless the packaging has not been opened.
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes products may have a manufacturing fault or get damaged in transit. Sometimes packaging errors can occur - we are human afterall! If you have any issues with your order, please contact our Customer Service team via the Contact Us page or call us on 1300 884 763 within 30 days of receiving your order and we will issue you with a Return Authority for your product.
Once assessed by our team and the item is found faulty or we have made a mistake, we are certainly happy to provide you with an Exchange or Refund.
Return shipping for Faulty or Incorrect products is FREE, and we will send out the replacement at no additional cost to you.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for your item to be returned to us and assessed. Refunds will be made or exchanges finalised during this time.
The QHY168C is a popular APS-C format cooled color camera. The SONY Exmor IMX071 sensor has 4.8µm pixels and 2.3e- to 3.2e- read noise. This sensor was used in the Nikon D5100 DSLR camera. With read noise this low, it is easier to detect a dim target against of the background noise.
True RAW 14-bit
Many cameras claim to output RAW image files, but there is often still some internal processing performed on the image. This can have a negative effect on the image for astronomy such as the "star eater" effect. The QHY168C outputs TRUE RAW data, preserving the original data for maximum compatibility with astronomical imaging processing programs and other scientific imaging applications.
Noise Reduction Technology
In addition to dual stage TE cooling, QHYCCD implements proprietary technology in hardware to control the dark current noise in the QHY168C. As a result the dark current of this camera is a remarkable 0.0007e-/p/s at -15C.
Anti-reflection coatings and NIR sensitivity
The optic window is coated on both sides with anti-reflection coatings. IR light is not excluded meaning that the cameras are highly sensitive to H-alpha and near IR. Alternatively, a simple IR blocking filter (L filter) can be attached for typical RGB imaging.
The optic window has built-in dew heater and the sensor chamber is protected from internal humidity condensation.
128MB DDR Buffer
The QHY168C has a 128MB DDRII buffer. This can store more than one 72MB frame. Buffering inside the camera lowers the risk of data loss during downloading via USB 2.0 or to slow computers.
|Colour / Monochrome||Colour|
|Operating System Compatibility||Windows, Mac OSX, Linux|
|Usage||Deep Sky Imaging|
|Warranty Information||2 years|