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QHYCCD QHY8PRO-C 6.0 Megapixel APS-C Single Shot Color Telescope Astrophotography Camera

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The QHY8PRO is a 6 Megapixel camera with an APS-C size SONY CCD sensor. APS-C is a relatively large size among single shot color CCD Astrophotography Cameras. 

SONY's CCD sensors are famous for their low thermal noise.  This is reduced even more in the QHY8PRO by out 2-stage TE cooling and thermal construction design.  The QHY8PRO has the cooling capability of -40C below ambient.  This results in the production of very clean images even in exposures of 30 minutes to one hour. 
The QHY8PRO also has very low read noise, typically 6 or 7e-.  In a dark site it offers the user a simple and easy way to capture deep sky objects in full color without the need, complexity and cost of RGB filters and filter wheel.  The image processing work can likewise be simplified compared to separate processing and combining of LRGB frames. 
The QHY8PRO camera body has a diameter of only 63mm only, making it ideally suited for Hyperstar imaging.  It also comes with a cable clip for solid connections.  You do not need to worry about contact problems with the USB cable or power cable.

Comparison between specs for the QHY8L and QHY8PRO OSC Cameras:

CCD sensor ICX413AQ ICX453AQ
Max Cooling -40 (*Note) -45
CCD readout Type Two field Readout Progressive Scan

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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.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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CCD Sensor
Sony ICX453AQ
Pixel Array
3110 x 2030 (6.3 Megapixels)
Pixel Size
7.8um x 7.8um
Color method
RGB Bayer Matrix on CCD
Sensor diagonal
28.4 mm
Readout noise
6-10 e- @ 600 Kpixel/s
60% at Green (Peak) , 50% at Blue and H-alpha
Ultra small size suitable for primary focus imaging and Hyperstar

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