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QHYCCD QHY410C 24MP Cooled Color CMOS Telescope Astrophotography Camera - QHY410C

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The new QHY410C uses Sony's latest back-illuminated, full frame color sensor. The IMX410 is equipped with the sensor that used in the Nikon Z6, and Sony A7III. In addition to BSI, the IMX410 also has larger 5.94 um pixels giving it increases sensitivity of extended objects in low light. The IMX410 is expected to be Sony's most sensitive full frame color sensor for astrophotography.

One benefit of the back-illuminated CMOS structure is improved full well capacity. This is particularly helpful for sensors with small pixels. When back-illumination is combined with somewhat larger pixels, the full well capacity and dynamic range are improved dramatically. The QHY410C has a full well capacity of 120k electrons! With its low read noise this produces a dynamic range greater than 17,000:1 or more than 14 STOPS. Moreover, the dynamic range remains fairly uniform even at higher gain settings.

The QHY410C is capable of only 1.1 electron of read noise at high gain and fast readout speed. One electron of read noise means the camera can achieve a SNR>3 at only 3 to 4 photons. This is perfect performance when conditions are photon limited, i.e., short exposures, narrow band imaging, etc., making this large area sensor ideal for sky surveys and time domain astronomy.

Sony's Exmor R back-illuminated technology produces sensors that Sony estimates are twice as sensitive as similar front illuminated sensors. QHYCCD tests have borne out this claim. Additionally, Sony sensors are well known for their low dark current. QHYCCD's proprietary thermal noise reduction technology and the QHY40C's dual-stage regulated thermoelectric cooling further reduce dark current to extremely low levels for clean, long duration exposures when required.

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Model QHY410C
Sensor SONY IMX410 Full Frame BSI CMOS Sensor
AR Coating On CMOS chamber Yes. Multi-layer AR coating
Pixel Size 5.94um*5.94um
Effective Pixel Area
Effective Pixels
24.55 M Pixels 
Effective Image Area
AD Sample Depth
14bit (output as 16bit and 8bit)
Sensor Size
Diagonal 43.3mm(Type 2.7)
Full Frame Rate and ROI Frame Rate
USB3.0 Port:
Full Resolution  14 FPS  @8BIT        7 FPS @16BIT
2048lines         23.5FPS  @8BIT     11.5FPS@16BIT
1080lines         33.5FPS  @8BIT     16.5FPS@16BIT
768lines           39FPS     @8BIT        19FPS@16BIT
480lines           46FPS     @8BIT        23FPS@16BIT
Readout Noise 3.75e-@Low gain. 1.1e-@High gain
Maxium Dynamic Range >17000:1  More than 14 STOPs
Dark Current 0.01e/pixel/sec@ 0C   0.002e/pixel/sec@ -20C
Exposure Time Range 100us-3600sec
Anti-Glow Control Yes, Zero Glow
Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface USB3.0
Built-in Image Buffer 1GByte  (8Gbit)
Cooling System
Dual Stage TEC cooler(-35C below ambient*)
Anti-Dew Heater
Silicon Gel Socket Yes
Telescope Interface
M54/0.75 Female Thread on the fast installer/center adjust ring
Optic Window Type

AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating (For color camera user need to add a UV/IR filter in the light path)

Back Focal Length
Power Consumption ~ 30 Watts @ 100% TEC. 13 Watts @ 50%TEC
Reference Price

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