QHY Minicam 6F Cooled Monochrome Astronomy Camera with 20 Position Filter Wheel # MINICAM6F

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QHY Minicam 6F Cooled Monochrome Astronomy Camera with 20 Position Filter Wheel # MINICAM6F

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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: miniCAM6F-M
  • CMOS Sensor: SONY IMX178 Monochrome Back-Illuminated
  • Pixel Size: 2.4um
  • Resolution: 3072 x 2048
  • Total Pixels: 6 Megapixels
  • Optical Format: 1/1.8-in optical format
  • Read Type: Progressive Scan
  • Shutter: Electronic Rolling Shutter
  • Exposure Time: 10us-180sec
  • Binning Modes: 1*1, 2*2
  • Frame Rate: 50 FPS at Full Resolution
  • A/D: 10-bit/140bit A/D,  8-bit/14-bit Output
  • Read Noise: Low Gain, 2.4e-,  High Gain 0.9e-
  • Full Well Capacity: 15ke-
  • Mechanical interface: C-Mount
  • Optical Window: Broadband Multi-AR Coated (UV quartz glass with custom order)
  • Back focus: 17.5mm,  C-mount standard
  • Cooling: 2-Stage TE Cooling
  • Maximum Cooling Temperature: -50C from ambient
  • Weight: 1313g
  • Power Consumption: 22.6 Watts with cooling at 100%
  • USB Interface: Yes, USB3.0 super high speed interface
  • Built-In Filter Wheel: 20-Position Carousel, supports 12mm and 12.5mm standard filters
  • Optical Window: Broadband Multi-AR Coated
  • Monochrome version: miniCAM6F-M