QHYCCD QHY5-III-290M Monochrome CMOS Telescope Astrophotography Camera

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This is a full HD back-illuminated, ultra-low read noise CMOS astrophotography camera. The QHY5III290M uses the SONY STARVIS Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor.  Using a STARVIS means you can see very dim stars in real time video. The QHY5III290M can capture magnitude 9 stars with a 50mm F/1.4 C-mount lens. 

Compared to the IMX236 sensor, for example, the IMX290 has twice sensitivity for visible light and three or more times the sensitivity in near infrared. 

The QHY5III290M also has ultra low read noise.  The back-illumination and low read noise make this camera an ideal video astronomy camera. 

The small 2.9um pixel size is also ideal for planetary imaging. 

The QHY5III290M has a fast USB 3.0 interface and produces 135FPS at full HD output . The camera has 10/12-bit ADC and it outputs an 8-bit or 12-bit image.

Available in both mono (QHY5III290M) and color (QHY5III290C) versions


Model QHY5III290M
CMOS Sensor IMX290(BSI)
Pixel Size 2.9um
Pixel Array 1920*1080
Effective Pixels 1.2 Megapixels
Sensor Optical Format 1/2.8-inch
Frame Rate@Full Frame 135FPS
Frame rate @ROI readout 220FPS@
Full Well Capacity 15.7ke-
Readout Noise 0.75e to 3.2e
A/D  12-bit
Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter
Color Version QHY5III290C
Mono Version QHY5III290M
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Guide Port Standard 6-pin RJ11 Guide Port
Telescope Interface 1.25-inch, CS mount
Weight 87g

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