QHYCCD

QHYCCD rolls out a new model in its COLDMOS camera series, the QHY128C ($3,499) 14-bit, full-frame CMOS camera for deep-sky astrophotography. The camera is designed around the Sony color CMOS IMX128 sensor with a 6,036 × 4,028-pixel array measuring 24 × 36 mm with 5.97-micron-square pixels. Its dual-stage thermoelectric cooling is capable of stable temperatures of 35ϒ below ambient, producing low-noise images through its USB 3.0 interface with additional proprietary QHY amplifier glow suppression. The unit is capable of recording 5 full-resolution frames per second, and more using on-chip region-of-interest. An internal 128-megabyte DDRII image buffer ensures no frames are dropped during downloads. Each camera comes with a 1-meter, 12V threaded power cord, a 1.5-m USB 3.0 cable, and a 2-inch nosepiece, plus a CD with camera drivers and control software. See the manufacturer’s website for additional details.

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