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QHYCCD miniCAM6F Cooled CMOS Astrophotography Camera with Built-in 20-Position Filter Wheel

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The miniCAM6F is a highly sensitive, cooled, CMOS Astrophotography Camera like the miniCAM5F, but with a built-in twenty position filter wheel for multi-spectrum imaging with a 6 megapixel back-illuminated sensor and USB 3.0 interface. The filter wheel supports both QHYCCD 12mm mini astronomical filters and 12.5mm optical standard filters.

The two-stage TE cooling reaches to -50C below ambient. The filter wheel supports both 12mm and 12.5mm mini-filters(12.5mm is a standard size for many scientific filters). This camera has a very short 17.5mm backfocus distance and can be used with a C-mount lens.

miniCAM5F and miniCAM6F models have full anti-moisture features, including a built-in heater board to prevent moisture from forming on the CMOS chamber window as well as the option to insert desiccant into the CMOS chamber when necessary.

Copernicus Colors Captured by Alain

Saturn captured by Terry Lovejoy

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CMOS Sensor
SONY IMX178 Monochrome Back-Illuminated
Pixel Size
Total Pixels
6 Megapixels
Optical Format 1/1.8-in
Read Type Progressive Scan
Shutter Electronic Rolling Shutter
Exposure Time 10us-180sec
Binning Modes 1*1, 2*2
Frame Rate 50 FPS at Full Resolution
A/D 10-bit/140bit A/D,  8-bit/14-bit Output
Read Noise Low Gain, 2.4e-,  High Gain 0.9e-
Full Well Capacity 15ke-
Mechanical interface C-Mount
Optical Window Broadband Multi-AR Coated (UV quartz glass with custom order)
Back focus 17.5mm,  C-mount standard
Cooling 2-Stage TE Cooling
Maximum Cooling Temperature -50C from ambient
Weight 1313g
Power Consumption 22.6 Watts with cooling at 100%
USB Interface Yes, USB 3.0
Built-In Filter Wheel 20-Position Carousel, supports 12mm and 12.5mm standard filters
Optical Window Broadband Multi-AR Coated
Monochrome version miniCAM6F-M

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