QHY 410C Color Cooled Full-Frame BSI CMOS Telescope Camera - Photo Version

Brand: QHY


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  • A Color CMOS Astronomy Camera.
  • Full 35 mm Frame, Sensor Diagonal of 43.3 mm, 5.94 microns square pixel size.
  • Full Resolution at 19.2fps at 14-bit, and 40.58 at 12-bit.
  • The back-illuminated version of the QHY128C camera.


Product Details

  • The QHY camera is a 14-bit, back-illuminated (BSI) CMOS, full-frame format. 5.94 um pixel size , 24MP color cooled camera. 120ke- full well. It is best suited to long focal length telescopes. 

    This is like the Back-illuminated (BSI) version of QHY's QHY128C COLDMOScamera.  

    New Back-illuminated sensor: IMX410: 24.6MP BSI CMOS sensor. Based on Square Pixel Array Technology. At Full readout mode, the sensor can deliver 24 MP Stills at 19.2fps.

    TheQHY QHY410C CMOS Astronomy Camera is a Cooled Color 14-bit CMOS astronomy camera with a 24 megapixel 35 mm full-frame format (36 x 24 mm). It uses an IMX410 sensor with a high dynamic range of more than 14 stops.

    Ultra High Performance The sensor has 1.6e- read noise at the lowest gain, 3.8e- read noise at unity gain(system gain = 1e/ADU), and 6.1e- at high gain.

    True and Completely RAW Image Output While the QHY410C has a similar CMOS sensor as the Nikon D600 cameras, but with a True and Completely RAW image output. It does not perform any noise reduction and hot pixel removal. The QHY410C produces an image comprised of the original signal only, thereby maintaining the maximum flexibility for post-acquisition astronomical image processing programs.

    Cooling and Unique Thermal Noise Reduction Technology The QHY410C has an efficient 2-stage thermoelectric cooling, QHYCCD has employed a unique thermal noise control proprietary technology to reduce any CMOS sensor noise to a very low value without affecting the integrity of the raw image. 

    Zero Amplifier Glow The QHY410C will produce zero amplifier glow no matter how long the exposure. 

    Anti-Dew Technology Full anti-dew technology is featured for both the CCD sensor cover glass and the sensor chamber optical window. There is an electric heating board for the chamber window to prevent the formation of dew keeping the sensor itself dry and QHYCCD's silicone gel tube socket design controls any humidity within the sensor chamber.

    AR+AR Optical Window To avoid halos around bright stars the QHY410C has an AR+AR coated optical window. This permits full access to the red wavelength of H-alpha and S-ii without attenuation by the window coating.  If your RGB color balance needs to not pass the near IR wavelengths above 700 nm, a separate removable 2-inch UV/IR filter with the desirable pass-band characteristics can be purchased and placed in a custom filter holder on front of the camera.

    * Each camera is carefully calibrated at the factory with a high-precision axis measurement device.  Orthogonal placement of the sensor is guaranteed to be flat to the image plane to better than +/-20 microns across the sensor from edge to edge, so there is no need to adjust for camera tilt absent mechanical errors elsewhere in the image train. 

  • specifications

    Back Focus17.5 mm
    Camera ConnectionM54 x 0.75
    Color or MonoColor
    Cooling Below Ambient35C
    Dynamic Range12 Stops
    Full Rez Frame Rate19.2fps
    Full Well120ke
    Max Frame Rate40.58fps
    Mega Pixels24.5 MP
    Pixel Array6064 x 4040
    Pixel Size5.94 microns
    Read Noise2.46e
    Sensor Diagonal43.3 mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorSony IMX410
    Shutter Operation MethodElectronic
  • included items

    • QHY410C CMOS Astronomy Camera - Photo Version 
    • with a Sony IMX410, 24MP/14-bit Color Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor installed.


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