The QHY5L-II Colour camera kit is an advanced CMOS camera system used mainly for Planetary imaging applications, which can also be used for Auto-Guiding and basic Deep Sky imaging as well as Video Astronomy (Electronic Observing) – all with the software provided!
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 200 fps @ 320 x 240 with a quantum efficiency (QE) of 63%.
QHY5L-II Colour Specifications
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
An IR Block Filter is provided as standard
USB Bus Powered with ST4 Port
Weight: 45g without parfocalising ring – lightest camera in its class
Choose the QHY5L II Colour Camera if you require a complete and well priced colour camera with Planetary, Guiding & basic Deep Sky imaging / viewing capabilities – all in one package!
The camera is sold as a kit in a handy storage box with USB & ST4 Cables, 1.25″ Extension (threaded for filters), 1.25″ Parfocalising Ring. The latest drivers and software can be downloaded from the QHYCCD website. Linux and Mac OS support is present and evolving rapidly.
Lenses, a tripod adapter and many other accessories are available separately, see below.
Please note… The Colour of the Camera may vary from the one illustrated above.
Compare The QHY5-II Series
QHY5-II Series Family
Max FPS on full resolution
Max FPS on 640*480
Note (*) some computers cannot achieve 2592*1444 with high speed readout,
these computers may only achieve 2048*1944.