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QHY174M COLDMOS Camera (delivered to UK)

£899.00 £799.00

The QHY174M COLDMOS camera uses a Sony Exmor IMX174 CMOS sensor with 2.35 megapixels on a 1/1.2 inch chip. It has the ability to cool 40ºC below ambient, rendering a clean background for long exposure imaging. The optical window is smart-heated to prevent condensation.

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GPS equipped versions are also available delivered to the UK and EU

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QHY174M COLDMOS Camera uses Sony Exmor IMX174 CMOS sensor with 2.35 megapixels on a 1/1.2 inch chip. As a member of the QHYCCD COLDMOS series, QHY174M has the ability to cool 40ºC below ambient, rendering a clean and quiet background for long exposure imaging. The optical window is heated with smart circuitry to prevent condensation from forming during cooling.

QHYCCD Small COLDMOS Series Standard Features

QHYCCD Small COLDMOS camera series consists of cooled cameras using state of the art CMOS sensor of 1 inch or smaller. Equipped with Sony Exmor or ExmorR CMOS sensor and USB3.0 interface, the QHYCCD Small COLDMOS series provides you with an ultra sensitive and high frame rate photography experience. These unique capabilities in compact form factor allow astrophotographers al all levels to enjoy high quality planetary and deep sky imaging.

A built-in 4 pin filter wheel connector allows you to use QHYCCD filter wheela directly without an extra connection needed. A 6 pin guiding port is also provided should you want to use this as an autoguider, particularly for long focal length imaging with an OAG setup.

QHY’s advanced amp-glow suppression technology is implemented in the QHY174 to provide a clean background for long exposure astrophotography, an essential feature for all users planning to do deep sky imaging.


Specifications of QHY174/178/224/290
Model QHY174 QHY178 QHY224 QHY290
CMOS sensor IMX174 IMX178 IMX224 IMX290
Pixel Size 5.86um*5.86um 2.4um*2.4um 3.75*3.75um 2.9*2.9um
Full Resolution 1920*1200 3072*2048 1280*960 1920*1080
Effective Pixels 2mega pixels 6.29mega pixels 1.2mega pixels 2mega pixel
Active Image Size 11.25*7.03mm 7.37*4.92mm 4.8*3.6mm 5.6*3.1mm
Full Well Capacity >32ke- 15ke- 19ke- 15ke-
Output Sample Depth 8bit/12bit 8bit/14bit 8bit/12bit 8bit/12bit
Typical Size 1/1.2 inch 1/1.8 inch 1/3inch 1/2.8 inch
Color Version QHY174C QHY178C QHY224C QHY290C
Mono version QHY174M QHY178M N.A QHY290M
Guide Port

6PIN Guide Port

Color Wheel Control Port

4PIN QHYCFW2 Color Wheel Control Port


2-stage TEC with -40C below ambient with tempearture regular

Optics Window Heater


Telescope Interface

M42/0.75 thread

Silicon Gel Socket


MSRP USD939(Mono)




USD669 USD699(Color)



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