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QHY 5 224C CMOS USB 3 Colour Imaging Camera


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  • IMX224 sensor achieved top score by Sony SNR1 index for reaching high picture quality at low illumination

  • Best used for colour planetary imaging.

  • High sensitivity due to low readout noise.

  • Strong capabilities to capture in weak light

  • USB 3.0 super fast interface

  • 1.25'' eyepiece design

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Having the highest sensitivity among Sony's small sensors, The IMX224 sensor's low readout noise leads to high sensitivity.

Great for high ratio planetary imaging due to its low readout noise properties. It is better equipped to take in faint light without being flooded by background noise.

Fast USB3 interface with 150 FPS at 1280 x 960 full size output helps the QHY5III224 reduce atmospheric agitation. The camera includes both 8bit and 12bit transfer modes. With an exposure time range between 20 µs and 1200 seconds, the QHY5III224 is not only suitable for planetary imaging and guiding, it is an excellent instrument for some elementary deep sky imaging as well.

5Pin LEMO connectors for ruggedness and durability.

What's in the box?

  • QHY5III224 colour camera
  • Confocal ring
  • USB 3.0 cable (1.5m)
  • 5Pin LEMO to RJ11 guide cable

CMOS Sensor Sony IMX224 Exmor colour sensor
Imager Size 1/3inch
Effective Pixels

1280x960 (2.35MP)

Effective Area 4.8mm*3.6mm
Pixel Size 3.75um*3.75um
Readout type Progressive Scan
FullWell 19ke
Readout Noise 0.5e-0.7e
Anti-amplight Control Yes (reducing amplight significantly)
Shutter Rolling electric shutter
Max frame rate 150FPS@1280x960; 300FPS@640x480; 557FPS@320x240
ADC sample depth 10/12bit, Output 8bit/12bit
Exposure time 7us-429sec
MicroLens onchip micro lens array
Guide port 5pin LEMO aviation socket
Back Focal 11mm
Camera Size 1.25inch

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