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QHY183c

$ 720.00

QHY183 is a model designed for astrophotography beginners. It exhibits excellent sensitivity and low noise, with the back illuminated 183 having higher sensitivity and somewhat higher resolution. It is well suited to planetary and deep-space imaging particularly when mated with the CFW3 filter wheel. This model has two-stage thermal electric cooling of the sensor to about minus 40 degrees C below ambient for maximum reduction of dark current noise in long exposures.

Perfect for amateur astrophotography setups, like the Sky360.

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Product Description

QHY183 incorporates Anti-Amp Glow technology to significantly reduce typical CMOS amplifier glow to a minimum, allowing excellent calibration by subtracting a dark frame.

To help prevent dew from forming on the chamber window heating elements are built into the light shield just above the chamber. To avoid frost from forming inside the chamber a desiccant tube is provided that can easily be attached by the user to the outside of the camera when needed to dry the internal atmosphere of the chamber and remove any built-up moisture.

QHY183c can be used as a guiding device, too. The opto-isolated guiding port is a standard ST-4 configuration using an RJ11 style Jack. A guiding cable is included with each camera.

The 183 with its smaller higher resolution sensor is a good match to short focal length telescopes or for imaging smaller dim objects through a large scope. The larger 163 gives a greater field of view and would be a good choice for imaging larger areas of the sky such as nebula or when coupled to a longer focal length telescope to take greater advantage of the scopes full field.

The QHY183M is a one-inch, 20 Megapixel back-illuminated monochrome CMOS camera with a peak QE of 84%. The pixel size is 2.4um, yielding high-resolution with modest size telescopes. The camera is capable of producing 15FPS@20 Megapixels. It has a two-stage TEC that cools the sensor to -40C to -45C below ambient. The ADC is 12-bit / 16-bit with 1e- read noise! The computer interface is USB 3.0 and exposure times can be set from 50us to 3600sec.

To protect this and other astrophotography equipment in the field, we recommend the Sky360 station, available from Sky360.

Specifications

CMOS Sensor

SONY IMX183 BSI CMOS

Mono/Color

Both

FSI/BSI

BSI

Pixel Size

2.4um*2.4um

Effective Area

5544*3684

Effective Pixels

20 mega

Sensor Size

Typical 1 inch
13.3mm*8.87mm

Fullwell

15.5ke-

AD Sample Depth

12bit (output as 16bit and 8bit)

Max Full Frame Rate and ROI Frame Rate

5544*3684 Full Resolution
19FPS@8BIT 7.5FPS@12BIT
4096*2160 4K HD Video
31FPS@8BIT 12FPS@12BIT
1920*1080 HD Video
60FPS@8BIT 24FPS@12BIT
800*600 SVGA
106FPS@8BIT 42FPS@12BIT
640*480 VGA
130FPS@8BIT 53FPS@12BIT*
And more resolutions (Support any region ROI)

Readout Noise

2.7e-@lowest gain
1.0e@high gain

Dark Current

0.0024e/pixel/sec @ -15C

Exposure Time Range

50us-3600sec

Unity Gain

10

Anti-Glow Control

Yes

Shutter Type

Electric Rolling Shutter

Computer Interface

USB3.0

Built-in Image Buffer

128MByte DDR2 memory

128MByte DDR2 memory

Dual Stage TEC cooler (-40C below ambient)(Test temperature +20°)

Optic Window Type

QHY183M: AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating
QHY183C: IR cut filter

Anti-Dew Heater

Silicon gel tube socket

Telescope Interface

M42/0.75

Back Focal Length

17.5mm

Weigth

650g