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QHY 178M Cooled CMOS Planetary Camera - Monochrome


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  • QHYColdcmos series

  • Highest resolution in the series

  • 6.29MP

  • Sony STARVIS back illuminated Exmor-R IMX178 CMOS sensor

  • Cooled

  • 50FPS at full resolution

  • Perfect for long exposure

  • Both planetary and deep sky imaging

  • USB 3.0 super fast interface

  • High frame rate

  • Anti-amp light control

  • Built-in 128MB DDRII image buffer which safeguards against unexpected drops in data transmission

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The QHY178 uses Sony Exmor IMX178 CMOS sensor with 6.29 megapixel and 1/1.8 in chip.

One of the most important feature on this camera is that it is cooled, which makes it perfect for long exposure sessions. The QHY178 has the capacity to cool 40ºC below ambient. Incorporated with anti-dew technology, the CMOS chamer is fully sealed and includes a silicon tube socket as well as a heater to avoid dew formation, so that users can enjoy a relaxed imaging session even on damp nights.

Perfect for both planetary and deep-sky imaging, made with Sony Exmor CMOS sensor and a fast USB.3.0 interface, users can enjoy all levels of sky observation as this camera provides ultra sensitive and high frame rate photography capabilities.

Built-in 4 pins filter wheel connector as well as  a 6 pins guiding port.

Amp-glow suppression telenology to support a clearer background in long exposure sessions. This is particularly good for users who are looking to do deep sky imaging.

What's in the Box?

  • QHY178M camera
  • USB3.0 cable (1.5m)
  • Self-locking power cable
  • 6-pin guide port
  • Car power adapter
  • Drying tube
  • Desicant
  • 1.25'' Nosepiece
  • M42/2'' Nosepiece
  • Download card
  • Inspection report

USB Powered for camera and +12V powered for TEC

Additional Information

Additional Information

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 7.4 x 4.9 mm
Pixel Size 2.4┬Ám
Resolution 3072 x 2048
Colour/Monochrome Monochrome
Frames per Second 50 FPS
A/D Conversion 14/18 bit
Back Focus Distance No
Power Requirement No
USB Connection USB 3.0
Cooling System TEC
Recommended Use Planetary imaging
Weight 1
Warranty Information 2 years
Additional Specifications of Product No