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QHY 5-III 174C Planetary Astronomy Camera - Colour


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  • CMOS camera for lunar, solar and all-sky meteor imaging

  • Wide field can be used for some deep-sky imaging

  • Largest sensor in the QHY5III range

  • 2.3 megapixels

  • High sensitivity with large pixel size

  • HD resolution

  • Fast USB 3.0 interface

  • Compact: fits into a 1.25'' eyepiece holder

  • Efficient passive transfer of heat, leading to lower noise

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This camera is especially well suited to lunar or solar imaging. It has the largest dimensions of all the QHY5III range, giving it a wide field of view. For this reason it's also suited to some deep sky imaging as well. 

This CMOS is a compact but powerful piece of equipment which features highly efficient heat transfer, reduced noise especially in high ambient temperatures.

The guide cable has a LEMO style connector for security of connection and better durability.

What's in the box?

  • QHY5III174 Colour camera
  • Confocal ring
  • USB 3.0 cable (1.5m)
  • 5Pin LEMO to RJ11 guide cable

Model QHY5III 174C
Sensor IMX 174
Sensor size category 1/1.2 inch
Sensor dimensions 11.3 x 7.0 mm
Pixel Size 5.86µm
Pixel Array 1920 x 1200
Total pixels 2.3 megapixels
Frame rate @ max resolution 138 FPS
Bit depth 12 bt
Computer interface  USB 3.0

Additional Information

Additional Information

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 11.3 x 7.1mm
Pixel Size 5.86
Resolution 1920 x 1200
Colour/Monochrome Colour
Frames per Second 138 FPS (higher for regions of interest)
A/D Conversion 12 bit
Back Focus Distance No
Power Requirement No
USB Connection USB 3.0
Cooling System Passive
Recommended Use Lunar, solar and all-sky meteor imaging, limited deep-sky
Weight 1
Warranty Information 2 years
Additional Specifications of Product No