QHYCCD QHY5III200M (Mono) Planetary Guide Camera (QHY5III200M)
QHYCCD QHY5III200M (Mono) Planetary Guide Camera (QHY5III200M)
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QHY5III200M is a new generation of QHY5III V2 series planetary guide camera, using domestic CMOS, with excellent quality, and near-infrared high sensitivity similar to 5III462C. QHY5III200 is also the first mono CMOS planetary camera with near-infrared enhancement characteristics QHY developed. In addition, the 4μm large picture elements make it easier to use for guiding.
The product comes with filters including the IR850 filter.
The QHY5III (Ver. 2) series planetary and guiding cameras are all equipped with a 512MB DDR3 image buffer which can effectively reduce the pressure on computer transmission, a great help for planetary photography which often requires writing a large amount of data in a short period of time. Some deep-sky astrophotography cameras on the market today only have 256MB, for example.
In comparison, the 512MB DDR3 memory of the new 5III (Ver. 2) series cameras represents a significant upgrade.
New Front-end Design with Better Compatibility
QHY5III (Ver. 2) series cameras have adopted a new front-end design with better compatibility!
- The BFL of V2 cam is only 8mm, which means you can easily compat a V2 cam with your OAG. The basic top adapter includes 1.25 inch threads and you can still use your 1.25 inch filter.
- The top adapter glass of V2 can be easily swiched. One of the adavantage of changable top glasses is you can use one filter even you’re using a lens! You can add a 1.25inch-cs adapter to connect CS lens, or add a second CS-C lens for C-mount lens. The two adapters are all standard accessories of V2 cams.
- By the way, there’s a 1.25 inch filter wheel adapter to connet your mono planetary cam with QHYCFW3-S filter wheel.
USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C Interface
The new QHY5III (Ver.2) series cameras all use the USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C interface. Compared to the USB3.0 Type-B interface used in the previous generation, the Type-C interface has a longer life and is more flexible.
Note: It is recommended to use the official standard Type-C data cable of QHYCCD. As the market is flooded with a large number of poor-quality Type-C cables, casual use may lead to the camera malfunctioning. If you use your own spare cable, please make sure it is a high-quality cable.
Universal Guiding Interface
The custom interfaces of the previous generation of planetary cameras and guiders has been replaced in the QHY5III (Ver.2) cameras with a more universal ST-4 compatible guiding interface. Now, even if the guiding cable is lost or damaged, you will be able to easily get a replacement on the market at a low cost.
The new QHY5III (Ver.2) series of cameras is equipped with a status indicator at the back of the camera. If the camera experiences an abnormal status, the multi-colored indicator light will help to determine the situation with different colors signifying different conditions. During normal operation this indicator light is off, so there is no worry about light contaminating the image.
|Effective Pixel Area||1920*1080|
|Effective Pixels||2 Mega Pixel|
|Readout Noise||0.75e - 3e|
|AD Sample Depth||12bit (output as 16bit and 8bit)|
|Built-in Image Buffer||512MB DDR3 Memory|
|ROI Frame Rate||Full Resolution: 96.5FPS@8BIT | 60FPS@16BIT
960Lines: 187FPS@8BIT | 116FPS@16BIT
480Lines: 209FPS@8BIT | 130FPS@16BIT
|Exposure Time Range||15μs - 900sec|
|Shutter Type||Electric Rolling Shutter|
|Computer Interface||USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C|
|Telescope Interface||1.25-inch, compatible with CS-port and C-port lenses by replacing the front-end connector.
An IR AR glass and an IR850nm filter are included in the standard version.
|Back Focal Length||17mm (with adapter)
8±0.5mm (without adapter)
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