QHY 5-III 224C Color Astronomy Camera with USB 3.0 # QHY5-III-224-C

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Our Product ID: PAIC-QH-QHY5III224C
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QHY 5-III 224C Color Astronomy Camera with USB 3.0 # QHY5-III-224-C

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Quick Overview

  • Ultra-high sensitivity and low read noise for autoguiding and imaging
  • IMX224 sensor with 3.75um pixels works well for imaging planets, Moon and Sun, and brighter deep-sky objects
  • Data transfer rate of 150fps at full resolution of 1280x960
  • Compact, thermally efficient housing fits in 1.25” eyepiece holder
  • Robust aircraft-spec 5-pin socket for secure connection to external devices

Product Details

1. Fast Data Transfer

The QHY5III-series are fast and sensitive astronomy cameras and autoguiders. They use a 5Gbps USB3.0 interface and have a maximum 350MByte/s transfer speed of image frames, ideal for high speed imaging of fast-rotating planets.

2. Advanced Heat Design

QHY5III-series cameras incorporate an advanced thermal design that helps transfer heat generated by the sensor and electronics to the metal case of the camera quickly. Heat is dissipated by the cooling fins and by the eyepiece holder of your telescope.

3. Compact Robust Design

Like the QHY5II-series, the QHY5III-series cameras feature a compact body that slides into a 1.25” eyepiece holder. Each camera also includes an adjustable location ring to make it confocal with an eyepiece. The QHY5III-series also includes an extremely robust and stable 5-pin aircraft-spec socket for a secure, solid connection between the camera and other devices. The cameras come with a 5-pin-LEMO-to-RJ11 guide cable for autoguiding.

4. Ultra-high Sensitivity and Low Read Noise for Solar System and DSO Imaging

The QHY5III-224C color astronomy camera uses Sony's ultra-low read noise IMX224 1/3-inch format CMOS sensor which has very high sensitivity and remarkably low readout noise. This sensor can reach less than a full 1e read noise, even at high gain. This lets you capture large amounts of light with minimal noise interference, producing crisp and clear images reliably. With its high sensitivity, this camera is great for planetary imaging and autoguiding, and it can also be used for deep sky imaging of brighter objects. The camera has a resolution of 1280x960 with 3.75um pixels, and a fast data transfer rate of 150fps at full resolution.

Software support includes: EZPlanetary, SharpCAP, FireCapture, Native WDM, BroadCast WDM and ASCOM.

Manufacturer QHYCCD
  • Model: QHY5III224
  • CMOS Sensor: IMX224
  • Pixel Size: 3.75um
  • Pixel Array: 1280*960
  • Effective Pixels: 1.2 Megapixels
  • Sensor Optical Format: 1/3-inch
  • Frame Rate@Full Frame: 150FPS
  • Frame rate @ROI readout: 
    • 300FPS@640*480
    • 557FPS@320*240
  • Ful Well Capacity: 19ke-
  • Readout Noise: 0.5e to 3e
  • A/D : 12-bit
  • Shutter Type: Electric Rolling Shutter
  • Color Version: QHY5III224C
  • Mono Version: N.A
  • Computer Interface: USB3.0
  • Guide Port: Standard 6-pin RJ11 Guide Port
  • Telescope Interface: 1.25-inch, CS mount
  • Weight: 86g