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QHY600 Photographic Cooled Monochrome CMOS with Camera Filter Wheel

SKU : QH-QHY600-COMBO1

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  • QHY600 COMBO1:
  • Premier astrophotography camera fit for all astronomers.
  • Massive Sony IMX455 back-lit sensor for advanced imaging applications with low read noise and 16-bit output.
  • Full frame (35 mm) format with 3.76-micron pixels and a 36 mm x 24 mm sensor brings out the best in your imaging data.
  • This camera is the Photographic monochrome version of the QHY600.
  • The filter wheel is a QHYCFW3L-7-50R, with 7 positions for 2" mounted filters (can be modified for 50mm unmounted).

Product Details

  • This QHY600 monochrome camera package is COMBO1. 

    COMBO1 includes a QHY600 Photographic Edition cooled monochrome CMOS camera and a QHY color filter wheel CFW3L with 7 positions for 2" mounted filters (can be modified for 50mm unmounted).

    The QHY600 Photographic Cooled Monochrome CMOS Camera

    This is a full-frame sensor camera taking astrophotography to the next level. It has extremely low dark noise and a square pixel array with 60M effective pixels. This Monochrome version has a 3.76-micron pixel size, a sensor size of 36 mm x 24 mm, and 16-bit ADC. Experience sharp detail in a massive image fit for astrophotographers with this innovative camera from QHY.

    Photographic Features

    • USB 3.0 interface
    • Full frame 16-bit image support at 2.5 FPS
    • Full frame 8-bit image support at 4 FPS
    • ROI support at higher frame rates
    • More compact body than the Pro version

    Native 16-bit ADC

    Coming in hot at a native 16-bit A/D on-chip, this camera is the real deal. The output has 65536 levels and can get a very high sample resolution with the system gain being less than 1e/ADU. To sweeten the deal, there is no sample error noise and super low noise overall.

    QHY600 Side by Side

    Massive Full Well Capacity

    A massive benefit when opting for the back-illuminated CMOS structure is that you get a much-improved full well capacity. The capacity of this camera, unbinned at 3.76-micron pixels, is a whopping 49ke-. Then, when binning at 2x2 with 7.5-micron pixels you'll be at 196ke-. And if you decide to go for 3x3 binning, you'll be at 11-micron pixels to bring the full well capacity to 441ke-. This is undoubtedly an impressive piece of equipment.

    QHY QHY600 Sensor Front

    Low Read Noise

    At high gain and 2 FPS high readout speed, the QHY600M-PH has only 1 electron of read noise. Let that sink in for a moment. This means the camera can achieve SNR>3 at only 3 to 4 photons in favorable conditions.

    Color Filter Wheel

    Large, 3rd generation color filter wheel CFW3L with 7 positions for 2" mounted filters that can be made to accommodate 50mm unmounted filters with the use of spacers.

    Tech Specs:

    Model: QHYCFW3L-7-50R
    Filter wheel thickness: 21.5 mm
    Positions and Size:  7 positions at 2" size (can be modified for 50mm unmounted)
    Maximum filter thickness: 10 mm
    Filter wheel weight: 911 grams (2-pounds)

    QHYCCD selected a high-quality ultra-thin hybrid stepper motor for the 3rd generation filter wheel design. Compared to the PM stepper motor used in many filter wheels, the hybrid stepper motor has higher precision, smaller step angle, and is more expensive. The motor is enclosed to prevent dust from entering the motor, thus improving reliability and motor life. The direction of filter rotation can be reversed: The filter carousel can be rotated clockwise or counterclockwise to complete the rotation quickly which is very convenient.

  • specifications

    ADC16 bit
    Back Focus17.5 mm
    Camera ConnectionM54 x 0.75
    Color or MonoMonochrome
    CooledCooled
    Free ShippingYes
    Full Well49ke
    Mega Pixels60 mp
    Peak QE80%
    Pixel Size3.76 microns
    Read Noise2.1e
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorSony IMX455
  • included items

    • QHY600M-PH Cooled Monochrome Camera.
    • Set of 6 spacer rings, from 0.5 mm to 14 mm.
    • Filter wheel - QHYCFW3L-7-50R, with 7 positions for 2" mounted filters (can be modified for 50mm unmounted).

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