The QHY5III224 camera uses the IMX224 sensor (available in color only). With its extremely-low readout noise of less than one electron, the IMX224 sensor achieved the top score in the new SNR1 index proposed by Sony for picture quality at low illumination. It is one of your best choices for color planetary imaging.
Use as planetary camera
The QHY5III224 uses the latest generation Sony IMX224 color sensor. This sensor offers great technical specifications:
- dimensions 4.8mm x 3.6mm, diagonal 6mm
- resolution 1280 x 960 pixel
Thanks to electronics with USB 3.0 connection to control PC, the QHY5III224 allows you to record many images per second (up to 150 fps at full resolution - note: the recorded fps number also depends on the control PC speed). So you can get video composed of more images that, processed with special software for astrophotography, enable you to achieve better results!
Use as autoguider
These advanced technical features make it perfect not only as a planetary camera but also for those looking a sensitive guide camera. It has a built-in ST4 port (with LEMO connector, known to be very robust - the ST4 guide cable on the mount side instead has the classic connector for connection to the most popular mounts) that allows direct connection to the mount. In addition, the high quantum efficiency makes the camera very sensitive and therefore it will be easier to find the guide stars.
The QHY5III224 camera has the design of the previous QHY5II series, with 31.8mm diameter accessory shape. In this way QHYCCD got better efficiency in heat transfer to the outside of the camera body. This particular design also provides a very low back focus makes the camera ideal for off-axis guiders.
QHY5III224 color camera - scope of delivery:
- QHY5III224 camera
- USB cable for PC connection
- ST4 cable for autoguide
- Parafocal ring
- C-31,8mm nose
In this table we have summarized main features of QHYCCD's planetary and autoguide CMOS cameras to allow you to easily compare and choose the best one based on your telescope.