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QHYCCD Q12-C Cooled Color 14.2MP CCD Telescope Astrophotography Camera

Estimated Delivery: 7-21 Days (On Back Order - Ask Us for Details)
The 14.2 Megapixel QHY12 camera has the highest resolution in the QHYCCD cooled APS size color CCD family.  The CCD sensor is Sony's ICX613 Super HAD sensor which has very low thermal noise and rea...

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The 14.2 Megapixel QHY12 camera has the highest resolution in the QHYCCD cooled APS size color CCD family.  The CCD sensor is Sony's ICX613 Super HAD sensor which has very low thermal noise and readout noise. 

If you have a Hyperstar telescope, the QHY12 is a very good choice. Its small diameter will not obstruct the entrance beyond the secondary.  The small 5.12um pixels will yield higher details of deep space objects.

45ke- Full Well Capacity, Low Thermal Noise

The large full well capacity increases the dynamic range, resulting in more vivid colors and tighter star points (star points are less saturated). You can take longer exposures without the target reaching saturation

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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

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CCD Sensor ICX613
Pixel Size 5.12um*5.12um
Resolution 4610*3080
Effective Pixels 14.2 mega
Effective Image Area 24mm*16.4mm
AD Sample Depth 16bit
Readout noise 8-10e- @600kpixel/sec
System Gain @ Lowest Gain 0.5e-/ADU
Full Well 32ke-
Download Speed 25sec @ low readout speed 
6sec @high readout speed
Preview Speed 2sec for 4*4 binning image
Anti-Blooming -100dB
Sensor Size APS-C
Readout Mode Two Frame Readout CCD
Color/Monochrome Color Only
Back Focal Length 20mm(±0.5)
Power Consumption 13watt under 50% TEC power. 27watt under 100% TEC power
Cooling System Dual Stage TEC
Max Delta T -40C below ambient
Power Supply With DC201 power adapter, which is 12V in
Guide Port Yes, 6pin RJ11 guide port
Camera Interface M42/0.75 Female thread / 2inch faster installer
Weight 400g