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QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera

QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
QHY5-III 178 Monochrome CMOS USB3.0 Planetary and Guide Camera
£339.00
Ex Tax: £282.50
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: QHY5III178M
  • Shipping Weight: 0.60kg
  • SKU: QHY5III178M
  • MPN: QHY5III178M
  • Location: F3B2

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The QHY5III178 Mono has the highest resolution in the new QHY5III series CMOS USB3.0 monochrome cameras. The sensor has 2.4um small pixel size and 1/1.8inch bigger sensor size which can be used to get high precison guiding data and keep a good FOV to get many guide stars. The camera is designed to be an wide FOV autoguider, high resolution planetary camera and entery level deep sky camera. It has both mono version and color version.

For deep sky imaging, QHY5III178 has the anti-amp glow control function and it can reduce the amplifer glow significantly.

QHY5III178 sensor is Sony’s StarVis BSI image sensor. STARVIS is a trademark of Sony Corporation. The STARVIS is back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for high sensitivity applications. It features a sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1 µm^2 (color product, when imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent), and realizes high picture quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions.

The unique QHYCCD design keeps the 1.25inch eyepiece design. The advantage of this design is a more efficient transfer of heat to the outer case enabling 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. In addition, the QHY5III178 uses the LEMO style connector for the guide port. These connectors are known for being both rugged and reliable connectors.

QHY5-III 178 SPECIFICATIONS

QHY5-III 178 Speciafications
CMOS SensorSony IMX178 Exmor CMOS sensor (Mono / Color)
Sensor sizeTypical 1/1.8inch
Effective pixels3072 x 2048 (6 Mega pixels)
Effective area7.37mm x 4.91mm
Pixel size2.4 x 2.4 micrometer
Readout typeProgressive scan
Full Well capacityTBD
Peak QETBD
Anti-ampglow ControlYes (Reduces the ampglow significantly)
ShutterRolling shutter
Max frame rate

50fps @ 3072*2048, 100fps @ 1528*1024,
190fps @ 764*512

ADC Sample depth10/14bit, output 8bit/14bit
Exposure time9 milliseconds - 1200 seconds
Pixel binning1x1, 2x2
MicroLensYes, onchip micro lens array
Guide PortYes, 5 pin Lemo aviation socket
Back focal distanceappr. 11mm
Camera size1.25" eyepiece size (D=31.6mm)
Optical WindowAR+AR (mono camera), AR+IR-cut 680nm (Colour camera)
Support softwareASCOM, SharpCap
  

Items included in standard package

  • QHY5-III 178 camera
  • Confocal ring (parfocalising ring)
  • 1.5m USB3.0 cable
  • 1.5m 5 pin lemo to RJ11 guide cable
  • (may not include the 50mm/F1.4 lens)

Comparison of The QHY5-III Series

QHY5-III Series Family
     
CMOS sensorIMX174IMX178 (BSI)IMX224IMX290 (BSI)
Full resolution1920*12003072*20481280*9601920*1080
Sensor size1/1.2inch1/1.8inch1/3inch1/2.8inch
Max FPS at full resolution138fps50fps150fps120fps
Max FPS with ROI
(region of interest)
[email protected]*960,
[email protected]*300
[email protected]*1024,
[email protected]*512
[email protected]*480,
[email protected]*240
[email protected]*540, [email protected]*270
Colour versionQHY5III174CQHY5III178CQHY5III224CQHY5III290C
Mono versionQHY5III174MQHY5III178MN/AN/A currently
Pixel Size (um)5.862.403.752.90
Peak QE78%@MonoTBDTBDTBD

 

 

 

 

 

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