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QHY5-II Mono Planetary / Guide Camera - 199.00

QHY5-II Planetary / Guide Camera

APTIMA CMOS Sensor MT9M001
Format: 1/2 inch, 6.66mm x 5.32mm
Pixel Size: 5.2um x 5.2um (1280 x 1024) 1.3 Mega Pixels
30fps @ 1280 x 1024 to 170fps @ 400 x 400
ADC: On Chip 10 bit ( 8 bit output)
QE: 56% Mono only
Telescope Interface: 1.25" Eyepiece Format
USB Bus Powered with ST4 Port
Weight: 45g without parfocalising ring


QHY5-II SmallThe QHY5-II improves on the original QHY5 for guiding and planetary imaging applications. Unlike the older camera the QHY5-II has reduced banding and improved high FPS performance: up to 170fps @ 400 x 400 with a quantum efficiency (QE) of 56%. Low weight and compact size makes the new QHY5-II the ideal guide camera with useful planetary imaging capability. Camera is 1.25" EP diameter and now has a native C mount as standard.

Supplied in a handy storage box with USB & ST4 Cables, 1.25" Extension (threaded for filters), 1.25" Parfocalising Ring, Windows (XP, 7 and 8) drivers and capture software. The camera is also supported by PHD, MetaGuide, Firecapture, SharpCap and software using the ASCOM platform.


The Premium Upgrade Pack contains the following items:

1. CS-mount adapter
2. Tripod adapter
3. Small Tripod for use as a webcam
4. 8mm CS lens for Electronic Finder use
5. 180 degree CS lens for All Sky Camera use


QHY5L-II Planetary / Guide Camera - From 184.00 - Standard, All Sky & Premium Packages Now Available


QHY5L-II small


APTIMA CMOS Sensor MT9M034
Format: 1/3inch, 4.83mm x 3.63mm
Pixel Size: 3.75um x 3.75um (1280 x 960) 1.2 Mega Pixels
30fps @ 1280 x 1024 to 200fps @ 320 x 240
ADC: On Chip 14bit ( 8 bit output)
QE: Mono = 75%, Colour = Blue 52%, Green 62%, Red 58%
Telescope Interface: 1.25" Eyepiece Format
IR Block / Plain Glass Filter -(Colour / Mono)
USB Bus Powered with ST4 Port
Weight: 45g without parfocalising ring - lightest camera in its class


The QHY5L-II is a new QHY CMOS camera for planetary imaging applications, which can also be used as an auto-guider. Unlike older CMOS technologies the QHY5L-II has no fixed pattern noise, and there's no random horizontal noise. This camera has high FPS performance: up to 200fps @ 320 x 240 and the Mono version has a quantum efficiency (QE) of 75%, making basic deep sky imaging possible. Camera is 1.25" EP diameter and now has a native C or CS mount as standard. Choose this camera if you require an all in one camera with planetary, guiding & basic deep sky capabilities.

Available as a basic kit in handy storage box with USB & ST4 Cables, 1.25" Extension (threaded for filters), 1.25" Parfocalising Ring, Windows (XP, 7 & 8) drivers and it's own capture software. The camera is directly supported by PHD, MetaGuide, Firecapture, SharpCap and software using the ASCOM platform. UFOCapture or HandyAvi can automatically capture images of meteor trails, while you sleep! Lenses and a tripod adapter are available in the Premium package or separately.

Offered as a basic kit, with "All Sky" lens or as a Premium Package containing the items below.


The Premium Package contains the following items:

1. QHY5L-II Camera with C and CS-mount adapters
2. USB and ST4 Cables
3. 1.25" Nosepiece / Extension (threaded for filters)
4. 1.25" Parfocalising Ring
5. 8mm CS lens for E-Finder use
6. 180 degree CS lens for All Sky Camera use
7. Tripod adapter
8. Mini Tripod
9. CD with Drivers, software and Instructions
10. Handy Storage Tin

The Premium Upgrade Pack is still available to past purchasers of standard camera kits who want to upgrade to the full Premium Package.

All prices include World Wide delivery!


QHY IMG132E Planetary Camera - 249.00

IMG132E Planetary Camera

SONY Exmor CMOS Sensor IMX035
1/3inch Effective imaging area
Pixel Size: 3.63um x 3.63um
25fps @ 1280 x 1024, 86fps @ 640 x 480 (Max)
ADC: 12bit - Internal 4 bits per Channel - 8 bit output
QE: Blue 61%, Green 63%, Red 54%
1.25" Telescope Interface
Removable IR Block Filter
USB Bus Powered
Weight: 190g,
Supplied with USB cable, 1.25" nosepiece, drivers and capture software


The IMG132E is a high performance CMOS camera for planetary imaging applications. It uses Sony's Exmor CMOS sensor which gives clear and noise free images. Unlike older CMOS technologies, the IMG132E has no visible fixed pattern noise such as vertical lines. There's no random horizontal noise even in very high gain conditions. This camera has high FPS performance, it can achieve 25fps at 1280x1024 - full size mode and 86fps at 640x480 - center crop mode.

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QHY IMGOH Planetary / Deep Sky / Guide camera - 399.00

IMGOH Camera

Planetary / Deep Sky / Guide camera with high frame rates, guide port and cooling!

The IMG0H is a versatile new camera using the latest SONY EXview ICX618AL CCD sensor and a 14bit high speed AD converter. The IMG0H has high QE (almost 70%) making it a sensitive planetary and guide camera. With it's inbuilt cooling, the IMG0H can also be used for deep sky imaging, especially for smaller objects like planetary nebula and smaller galaxies.


The IMG0H has a built in guide port, 14bit high speed AD converter and cooling, making it a true all round camera and an ideal first choice for beginners. Requires regulated 12 volts @ 2Amps.

Software:

System driver, ASCOM driver & capture application (Win 2K, XP, Vista, Windows 7 32/64 bit). ASCOM driver works with PHD Guiding, Maxim, AstroArt, CCDSoft, Nebulosity and other software that connects using the ASCOM platform.

What's Provided: Camera, USB, ST4 & DIN cables, DC201V power controller, 1.25” telescope adapter + software/drivers/manual on CD.

Optional Extras: 12 Volt 2A PSU, Battery Cable, C Mount Flange

Tech Specs:

Sensor: SONY EXView CCD ICX618ALA
CCD size: Typical 1/4inch
Effective pixel: 640*480
Pixel size: 5.6um*5.6um
CCD readout type: Progressive scan
Peak QE: More than 68%
Anti-blooming: Yes,-110dB
56FPS @ 640*480 - 8bit: 30FPS @ 14bit
78FPS @ 500*300 - 8bit.
Readout: 24Mpixel/s(High), 12Mpixel/s(Low)
Readout noise: Typically 8e-
System gain: Adjustable
AD converter: 14bit
Cooling: Single stage, Max delta T: 30
Power consumption: Minimum (TEC OFF) 2 Watt
Maximum: (TEC ON) 10 Watt
Input voltage range: DC 12V (Input to DC201 adapter)
Safe Range: (11V-13.8V)
Telescope interface: 1.25" nosepiece (C Mount is optional extra)
Camera size & weight: (w/o cable or DC201v) 70*70*25mm, 200g
Guide port: Standard: RJ12 6pin guide port



QHY5v Planetary Camera - 189.00 (Discontinued)

QHY5v Planetary Camera

High Frame Rate Mono Planetary Camera.

CMOS sensor: Micron MT9V032
Resolution: 752x480
Pixel size : 6m x 6m
Image area: 1/3inch
Download speed: 54FPS maximum USB2
Image Save Speed: 20-54FPS depending on PC speed
Electric Shutter type: Global shutter
12bit companding mode
High Gain Boost and high dynamic mode
Camera colour can vary

QHY5t High Resolution Colour Planetary Camera - 189.00 (Out of Stock)

QHY5t Planetary Camera

High resolution Colour camera for Lunar, Solar and Planetary imaging.

CMOS sensor: Micron 1/2inch MT9T001
Resolution: 2048 x 1536 (3 MegaPixels)
Pixel size : 3.2m x 3.2m
Image area: 1/2inch
USB2 interface - no compression.
Supports Colour 2x2 hardware binning (1024x768)
ROI mode allows high FPS planetary imaging
Build in Guide Port (optically isolated)


The Imaging Source Cameras - Firewire and USB2 - from 279

Imaging Source Camera

By virtue of their use of firewire and USB2 these cameras can output images at high frame rates without compression. All cameras ship with driver & control software and include a 1.25" nosepiece, they accept C mount accessories.

Available with mono or colour chips - with Firewire or USB2

USB2 cameras come with a USB2 cable but NO cable is included for the firewire cameras.

Technical specifications

Unique specifications

Camera Type Resolution / Pixel Size Video formats @ frame rates

2 Series Cameras

DMK 21AU04.AS / DMK21AF04.AS Monochrome
(ICX098BL Chip)
640x480 pixels
H:5.6m, V:5.6m
640 x 480 Y800 @ 60, 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
DFK 21AU04.AS / DFK 21AF04.AS Colour
(ICX098BQ Chip)
640x480 pixels
H:5.6m, V:5.6m
640 x 480 UYVY @ 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
640 x 480 BY8 @ 60, 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
DBK 21AU04.AS / DBK 21AF04.AS Bayer
(ICX098BQ Chip)
640x480 pixels
H:5.6m, V:5.6m
640 x 480 UYVY @ 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
640 x 480 BY8 @ 60, 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps

3 Series Cameras

DMK 31AU03.AS / DMK31AF03.AS Monochrome
(ICX204AL Chip)
1024x768 pixels
H:4.65m, V:4.65m
1024 x 768 Y800 @ 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
DFK 31AU03.AS / DFK 31AF03.AS Colour
(ICX204AK Chip)
1024x768 pixels
H:4.65m, V:4.65m
1024 x 768 UYVY @ 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
1024 x 768 BY8 @ 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
DBK 31AU03.AS / DBK 31AF03.AS Bayer
(ICX204AK Chip)
1024x768 pixels
H:4.65m, V:4.65m
1024 x 768 UYVY @ 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
1024 x 768 BY8 @ 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps

4 Series Cameras

DMK 41AU02.AS / DMK41AF02.AS Monochrome
(ICX205AL Chip)
1360x1024 pixels
H:4.65m, V:4.65m
1280 x 960 Y800 @ 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
DFK 41AU02.AS / DFK 41AF02.AS Colour
(ICX205AK Chip)
1360x1024 pixels
H:4.65m, V:4.65m
1280 x 960 UYVY @ 7.5, 3.75 fps
1280 x 960 BY8 @ 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps
DBK 41AU02.AS / DBK 41AF02.AS Bayer
(ICX205AK Chip)
1360x1024 pixels
H:4.65m, V:4.65m
1280 x 960 UYVY @ 7.5, 3.75 fps
1280 x 960 BY8 @ 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps

Common specifications

Dynamic range ADC: 10 bit, output: 8 bit
SNR ADC: 9 bit at 25C, gain 0 dB
Type progressive scan
Lens mount C/CS mount
Supply voltage 4.5 to 5.5 VDC
Current consumption approx 500 mA at 5 VDC
Dimensions H: 50.6 mm, W: 50.6 mm, L: 50 mm
Weight 265g
Adjustments (Man/Auto):
Shutter 1/10000 to 30 s
Gain 0 to 36 dB
Offset 0 to 511
Additional adjustments for colour cameras (Man/Auto)
Saturation 0 to 200 %
White balance -2 dB to +6 dB

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Accessories for Imaging Source Cameras

Short C mount 1.25" adapter - 19

AdapterShort adapter (15mm barrel) - Anodised Aluminium and threaded for filters, useful for achieving focus with the PST

Long C mount 1.25" adapter - 19

Long AdapterLong adapter (32mm barrel) made of Anodised Aluminium and threaded for filters.

C mount Canon EOS lens adapter - 55

C to Canon EOS Lens AdapterUse your Canon EOS lenses to image deep sky objects.

C mount Nikon lens adapter - 55

C to Canon EOS Lens AdapterUse Nikon lenses to image deep sky objects.

C mount M42 lens adapter - 25

C to M42 AdapterUse your M42 mount lenses to image deep sky objects.

Low Profile T to C mount adapter - 19

Low Profile T to C adapterAllows you to connectany accessory with male T threads (filter wheel etc) to your camera, about 1mm optical depth!

Standard T to C adapter with internal 1.25 inch filter thread - 29

Standard T to C adapterAllows you to connectany accessory with male T threads (filter wheel etc) to your camera, has inner threads for an additional 1.25 inch filter - approx 22mm deep and very solid.