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QHY5III485C Planetary Camera

QHY5III485C Planetary Camera

Original price was: £329.00.Current price is: £274.00.

The QHY5III485C uses Sony’s new IMX485, back illuminated, 8.4 megapixel colour CMOS sensor with an array of 3864 x 2180 pixels at 2.9um
This is the standard camera package with free delivery. An optional 2.5mm F1.2 lens is available that converts it into a high-resolution, 8.4 Megapixel All Sky camera with 180-degree FOV!

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QHYCCD is pleased to announce a new addition to its line of high speed, high QE, low noise, planetary cameras, the QHY5III485C Planetary Camera. The QHY5III485C uses Sony’s new IMX485, back- illuminated, 8.4 megapixel colour CMOS sensor with an array of 3864 x 2180 pixels at 2.9um. With USB 3.0 interface, the full frame rate of 44 FPS at 8-bits or 18.5 FPS at 16-bits. Smaller regions of interest will yield even faster frame rates. This new camera makes a great planetary combo with the other newly released QHY5III462C.

Large Sensor Size

The QHY5III485C has 4 times the area of the smaller QHY5III462C and 4 times the number of pixels. In area it is the same size as the popular IMX174 sensor but with back- illumination and higher resolution. The generous field of view provided by this larger sensor makes it ideal for solar and lunar imaging whereas the smaller, faster QHY5III462C with its enhanced IR response is superior for imaging planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

High QE and sHCG

While the QHY5III485C does not have the extended near IR response of the QHY5III462C, it does have sHGC (Super High Cain Conversion) for exceptionally low (less than 1e-) read noise. For solar and lunar imaging, the NIR response is not required but the ability to take multiple short exposures in H-alpha light is ideal for solar use and making movies of solar prominences, arcs and eruptions.

Combination All-Sky Camera

The QHY5III485C standard package can accept an optional 2.5mm Fisheye lens that converts the planetary it into a high-resolution, 8.4 Megapixel All Sky camera with 180-degree field of view.
The following items are included with the camera:

  1. Camera body
  2. USB3.0 Cable
  3. Tracking Cable
  4. Focus Position Locking Ring
  5. C-mount extension ring
  6. 1.25″ extension tube


  • Model: QHY5III485C
  • CMOS Sensor: SONY IMX485 CMOS
  • Pixel Size: 2.9um x 2.9um
  • Effective Pixel Area: 3864 x 2180
  • Effective Pixels: 8.4 Megapixels
  • Full Well: 12,236e-
  • Readout Noise: 1.0e- to 2.4e- Standard Mode, 0.6e- to 1.09e- sHGC Mode
  • AD Sample Depth: 8-bit/12-bit (output as 8-bit and 16-bit)
  • Sensor Size: Typical 1/1.2 inch
  • Full Frame Rate: Full Resolution 44 FPS@8-bits, 18.5 FPS @ 16-bits (USB3.0 Port)
  • ROI Frame Rate:
    • 78.5FPS @1200 lines
    • 87 FPS @ 1080 lines
    • 91.5 FPS @ 1024 lines
    • 97.5 FPS @ 960 lines
    • 121 FPS @ 768 lines
    • 190 FPS @ 480 lines
  • Exposure Time Range: 10us – 300sec
  • Shutter Type: Electronic Rolling Shutter
  • Computer Interface: USB3.0
  • Guide Port: Yes
  • Telescope Interface: 1.25-inch with CS mount threads (C-mount adapter included)
  • Optical Window: UV/IR cut and AR coated



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