QHY 5-III 178 Color CMOS Telescope Camera

  • Small 2.4 micron Pixels for Large Field of View.
  • Extremely-low Readout Noise of Less Than 1e-.
  • 50 Frames Per Second at Full Resolution Output. 
  • Great for Planetary Imaging and Autoguiding!
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QHY 5-III 178 Color CMOS Telescope Camera

The QHY5-III 178 MM CMOS is an accelerated and color-receptive astronomy camera and autoguider. A small pixel size of only 2.4 µm, a large field of view, and a high-resolution of 3072 x 2048 make it a prime planetary imaging and guide camera. 


Astronomy Imaging

Capable of locating a high number of stars, this camera is ideal for a wide field of view, autoguiding, and planetary imaging. The QHY5-III 178 has the anti-amp glow control function which can reduce the amplifier glow significantly, making this a great option for beginner deep-sky imaging. 

StarVis BSI Image Sensor

With a sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1-degrees m^2, Sony's trademarked StarVis BSI image sensor is truly optimized in magnitude. StarVis is back-illuminated, pixel technology is used in CMOS image sensors for high sensitivity applications. 

Proven Design

A standard feature in the QHY5-III Series is its 1.25-inch eyepiece design. By creating a more efficient transfer of heat to the outer case, it enables lower noise, especially in high ambient temperatures. The 1.25-inch design also offers the shortest possible backfocus, making the camera ideal for off-axis guiding. Finally, the QHY5-III 178 uses the rugged and dependable LEMOS style of guiding port connectors.

OPT Product Number: QH-QHYIII178C

Vendor Number: 100065



ADC14 bit
Back Focus11 mm
Camera Connection1.25 inch
Color or MonoColor
Dynamic Range12.7 Stops
Free ShippingYes
Full Rez Frame Rate50fps
Full Well15ke
Max Frame Rate190fps
Mega Pixels6.3 mp
Pixel Array3072 x 2048
Pixel Size2.4 microns
Read Noise2.4e
Sensor Diagonal8.9 mm
Sensor TypeCMOS
SensorSony IMX178
Weight0.19 lbs