QHY 11 Cooled Monochrome Astronomy Camera with USB 2.0 # QHY11-M

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QHY 11 Cooled Monochrome Astronomy Camera with USB 2.0 # QHY11-M

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  • Full-frame monochrome astronomy camera with 11 Megapixel TrueSense KAI-11002 Grade 2 CCD sensor with big 9 um pixels
  • Two-stage cooling keeps sensor temperature as much as 45C below ambient to reduce thermal noise further, even in warm conditions
  • Heated window to prevent dew and frost
  • Slim body diameter and black matte finish ideal for Hyperstar configurations
  • Large image circle ideal for Schmidt-type RASA astrographs and other wide-field configurations

Product Details

1. Full-Frame Monochrome Astronomy CCD Camera for Deep-Sky Imaging

The QHY11 is a full frame (36 x 24mm) monochrome cooled CCD camera in a compact body.  It uses the well-known On Semiconductor (Kodak) TrueSense KAI-11002 Grade 2 CCD. The 11 Megapixel CCD has 9um pixels for excellent resolution and a wide field of view in many telescopes.  Numerous APODs have been taken with cameras using this CCD.  The 9.0um square pixels with microlenses provide high sensitivity and the large full well capacity results in high dynamic range. The vertical overflow drain structure provides anti-blooming protection and enables electronic shuttering for precise exposure control. Other features include low dark current, negligible lag and low smear. 

2. Two-Stage Cooling for Low Noise and Heated Window

The QHY11 cooling typically achieves a temperature as much as -45C below ambient. This temperature exceeds most of other cameras based on the KAI-11000 or KAI-11002.  Lower temperature results in lower thermal noise and fewer hot pixels with this camera.

The camera also includes a heater for the optical window to prevent frost and dew.  For conditions with high humidity, the QHY11 CCD chamber has a connector for the desiccant plug to dry the CCD chamber.  The QHY11 also comes with a cable clip which helps secure the contract of the USB and power cables.  The QHY11 is available in both mono and color. For the color version we only accept pre-orders.

3. Classic Narrow-Profile Design Ideal for Hyperstar Configurations

The QHY11 has a compact body making it ideally suited for Hyperstar imaging. The camera offers a wide field of view and a big image circle that makes it an excellent choice for Schmidt cameras like the Celestron RASA telescope or similar wide-field systems.

Manufacturer QHYCCD
  • Model: QHY11
  • Sensor: KAF-11002 CCD
  • Pixel Size: 9um*9um
  • Resolution: 4032*2688
  • Effective Pixels: 11 Megapixels
  • Effective Image Area: 36.3mm*36.3mm
  • Fullwell: 55ke- to 60ke-
  • Readout Noise: 12-14e- @1Mpixel/s
  • QE: 50%
  • Computer Interface: USB2.0
  • AD Sample Depth: 16-bit
  • Shutter Type: Electric Global Shutter
  • Pixel Binning: 1*1 2*2 3*3 4*4
  • Anti-Blooming: Yes,1000X
  • Microlens on pixel: Yes
  • Build-in Image Buffer: Yes,32MBytes SDRAM buffer
  • CCD Readout Type: Progressive Scan
  • Sensor Size: Full frame (35mm format)
  • Monochrom Version: QHY11-M
  • Color Version: QHY11-C(consult QHYCCD or dealer)
  • Cooling System : Dual Stage TEC(-40C below ambient)
  • Anti-Dew Heater Window: Extra Setup with Center adjustment Ring
  • Camera Interface: M54/0.75
  • Trig IN/OUT socket: Yes
  • Weight: 672g