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QHY 224C Cooled CMOS Planetary Camera - Colour


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  • QHYColdcmos series

  • 1.2MP

  • Sony STARVIS back illuminated Exmor-R IMX178 CMOS sensor

  • Cooled

  • 50FPS at full resolution

  • 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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One of the most important feature on this camera is that it is cooled, which makes it perfect for long exposure sessions. The QHY224 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 IMX224 colour 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 RJ11 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?

  • QHY224C camera
  • USB3.0 cable (1.5m)
  • Self-locking power cable
  • 6-pin guide port
  • Car power adapter
  • Drying tube
  • Dessicant
  • 1.25'' Nosepiece
  • M42/2'' Nosepiece
  • Download card
  • Inspection report

USB Powered for camera and +12V powered for TEC

CMOS Sensor 1/3inch IMX224 Color CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels 1280*960
Pixel Size 3.75um*3.75um
Effective Area 4.8mm*3.6mm
Shutter Electric Rolling Shutter.
Readout Noise 3e@low gain    0.55e@high gain
Frame Rate (on 8bit)
Exposure Time 7us-400sec
AD Sample Depth 10bit/12bit (8bit/12bit output)
On Camera Image Buffer Yes, 128MB DDRII Buffer
Cooling 2-stage TEC, Typical -40 below Ambient. Temperature Regulated
Anti Dew Control
Air Connector for removable silicon gel tube
Heat board for optic window of airproof CCD chamber
Computer Interface USB3.0 Super Speed
Telescope Interface M42/0.75&2inch adapter. Optional C-mount adapter
Colour Wheel Port 4PIN QHYCFW2 socket
Guide Port 6PIN RJ11 Guide Port

Additional Information

Additional Information

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 4.8 x 3.6 mm
Pixel Size 3.75┬Ám
Resolution 1280 x 960
Colour/Monochrome Colour
Frames per Second 150 FPS
A/D Conversion 10 bit / 12 bit
Back Focus Distance No
Power Requirement USB only
USB Connection USB 3.0
Cooling System Passive
Recommended Use Planetary imaging
Weight 1
Warranty Information 2 years
Additional Specifications of Product No