QHY Minicam 5F Cooled Monochrome Astronomy Camera with USB 2.0 # MINICAM5F

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QHY Minicam 5F Cooled Monochrome Astronomy Camera with USB 2.0 # MINICAM5F

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Quick Overview

  • Each QHY5II Series camera comes in its own metal box with USB cable, guide cable, focus ring and 1.25" extension tube.
  • Meeting or exceeding the specs of more expensive CCD cameras, these small high quality guider / imagers are an excellent value.
  • QHY5II cameras are USB powered. No additional power supply or cable is needed. The small size makes them a great travel camera or backup camera as well as an excellent planetary camera.

Product Details

QHY5-II Series Cameras fit in a standard 1.25-inch eyepiece holder and have an adjustable location ring for confocality with an eyepiece. They are ideal for use as low-weight autoguiders. QHY5-II series cameras come in very small but powerful packages! The improved thermal design allows the heat generated by the CMOS sensor to be transferred externally to the telescope's eyepiece tube.

QHY5-II uses On Semiconductor's MT9M001, 1/2-inch, 1.3 Megapixel monochrome sensor with 5.6um pixels providing 1280x1024 images. It can output 1280x1024@30fps and 320x240@320FPS. Mono only.


  • Sensor: MT9M001
  • Total Pixels: 1.3 Megapixels
  • Pixel Size: 5.6um
  • Pixel Array: 1280 x 1024
  • Optical Format: 1/2 inch
  • FPS @ 640 x 480: 106
  • FPS @ Full Resolution: 30
  • Peak QE: 56%
  • A/D Resolution: 10-bit
  • Shutter: Electronic
  • Dynamic Range: 68.2 dB
  • Weight: 51g


Manufacturer part number: QHY5-II

Manufacturer QHYCCD
  • Model: miniCAM5F-M
  • Sensor: MT9M034 CMOS
  • Pixel Size: 3.75um
  • Resolution: 1280*960
  • Effective Pixels: 1.2 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size: 1/3-inch optical format
  • Readout Type: Progressive scan
  • Shutter Type: Electronic
  • Pixel Binning: 1*1, 2*2
  • Readout Clock: 48MHz/72MHz
  • Readout Noise: High Gain 2e-    Medium Gain 4e-    Low Gain 7e-
  • Fullwell: 18ke-
  • Optic Window: High Quality Multiple Layer AR Coating
  • Cooler: Dual Stage TEC
  • Max Delta T: -38C below Ambient
  • Max Frame Rate: 30FPS@1280*960   106FPS@ 640*480
  • QE: 74%
  • AD Sample Depth: 12-bit
  • Monochrome : Yes, miniCAM5F-M
  • Comptuuer Interface: USB2.0
  • Telescope Interface: 1.25", CS-Mount
  • Filter wheel : Build in motor driven 9 position 12mm CFW
  • Weight: 385g