The QHYCCD medium size COLDMOS camera series includes all of our cooled cameras with CMOS sensor sizes from 1 inch to Full Frame (35mm Format) and includes BSI (back-illuminated) as well as FSI (front-illuminated) CMOS sensors in both monochrome and color cameras.
Includes a heated optical window to prevent external dew, a desiccant plug socket to help maintain a frost-free CMOS chamber, a 128MB frame buffer, a filter wheel port, and 2-stage TE cooling to reduce the sensor temperature to -35C or -40C below ambient along with temperature regulation to maintain a constant temperature set point.
Due to the efficient TE cooling, single exposures many minutes in duration are possible, making them ideally suited for deep space imaging of dim objects as well as brighter objects and planets. The Horsehead Nebula image on the reverse side is only 3 x 20 minute single-shot color exposures.
This camera uses a Panasonic 4/3-inch sensor. These back-illuminated sensors have even greater sensitivity as well as noise reduction - the key factors to enhancing image quality, while radically realigning their fundamental pixel structure from front-illumination to back-illumination. They retain the advantages of CMOS image sensors such as low power consumption and high-speed operation while dramatically improving sensitivity.
• USB 3.0
• Front-Illuminated and Back-Illuminated Sensors
• Lightweight Compact Design
• Regulated TE Cooling Delta -35C to -40C
• 128 MB DDR Frame Buffer
• ST-4 Compatible Guide Port
• Filter Wheel Port
• Anti-Noise Technology
• Anti-AMP Glow Technology
• Anti-Dew Technology
|QHY163M (Monochrome) QHY163C(Color)
|16Mp 4/3-inch CMOS
|AR Coating On Sensor
|No. Clear Glass
|Effective Pixel Area
|Effective Image Area
|18ke- to 20ke-
|AD Sample Depth
|12bit/10bit (output as 16bit and 8bit)
|22.5FPS@16MB Full Resolution
|30FPS@4K HD Video
|2.4e@low gain 1.0e@high gain
|Exposure Time Range
|Electric Rolling Shutter
|Built-in Image Buffer
|128MByte DDR2 memory
|Dual Stage TEC cooler（about -40C below ambient）
|Yes, with silica gel tube socket
|Optic Window Type
|QHY163M: AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating
|QHY163C: IR cut filter
|6PIN RJ11 Guide Port, 4PIN QHYCFW Port.
|Camera Powered by USB. The TEC need 12V DC input.