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QHY 5 178C CMOS USB3 Colour Imaging Camera


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  • Perfect for wide field auto-guiding/ high resolution planetary imaging/ deep sky imaging

  • The highest resolution in the QHY5III CMOS USB3.0 camera series.

  • 6MP

  • Sony STARVIS back-illuminated (BSI)  pixel technology CMOS image sensors

  • High sensitivity

  • Anti-amp glow control to reduce the amplifer glow significantly in deep sky imaging

  • 2.4um small pixel size

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Proudly introducing the highest resolution camera in the QHY5III CMOS USB3.0 series; this 6MP resolution camera is your perfect imaging tool for high resolution planetary imaging, entry level deep sky imaging, as well as wide field of view, precise autoguiding.

QHY5III178 is great for precise autoguiding. Featuring small 2.4um pixel size and a bigger 1/1.8 inch sensor size, this camera keeps a wide field of view to get many guide stars, therefore converts to a high precision guiding experience.

As for deep sky imaging, the QHY5III178 does a fantastic job in reducing the amplifer glow significantly by adding in the anti-amp glow function. Users can enjoy imaging their favourite deep sky objects without interuption.

This camera has incorporated Sony's STARVIS BSI image sensor, which means the STARVIS back illuminated pixel technology has enabled the cameras for high sensitivity applications, featuring sensitivity of 2000mV or more per 1um^2 and high picture quality in visible light and near infrared(IR) regions.

1.25'' eyepiece design

High heat transfer efficiency to the exterior case for lower noise, especially in high ambient temperatures.

Equipped with LEMO style connector for dependability and ruggedness for the guide socket

What's in the box?

  • QHY5III178 camera
  • Confocal ring
  • 1.5m USB3.0 cable
  • 1.5m 5pin LEMO to RJ11 gudie cable

Additional Information

Additional Information

Warranty Information 2 Years
Additional Specifications of Product

CMOS Sensor Sony IMX178 Exmor CMOS sensor (Colour)
Imager Size Typical 1/1.8inch
Effective Pixels

3072*2048   (6MP)

Effective Area 7.37mm*4.91mm
Pixel Size 2.4um*2.4um
Readout type Progressive Scan
FullWell 15ke
Readout Noise 2.4e-0.9e
Anti-amplight Control Yes (reducing amplight significantly)
Shutter Rolling shutter
Max frame rate 50FPS @full resolution  100FPs@1528*1024    190FPS@764*512
ADC sample depth 10/14bit, Output 8bit/14bit
Exposure time 9us-1200sec
MicroLens onchip micro lens array
Guide port 5pin LEMO aviation socket
Back Focal 11mm
Camera Size 1.25inch

Loupe Colour No