QHY5III-178M (Monochrome Version)

QHY5III-178M (Monochrome Version) (6834700189849)

QHY5III-178M (Monochrome Version)

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This is the Monochrome Version


  • Large sensor compact monochrome camera with small 2.4um pixels for large field of view and good resolution for autoguiding
  • Uses Sony 6.0 Megapixel IMX178 STARVIS Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor for high sensitivity
  • Proprietary anti-amp glow control function improves images of deep-sky objects
  • Compact, thermally efficient housing fits in 1.25” eyepiece holder
  • Robust aircraft-spec 5-pin socket for secure connection to external devices

The QHY5III178M uses the new 6.0 Megapixel IMX178 STARVIS Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor. With its small 2.4um pixels and 1/1.8-inch sensor size, the monochrome QHY5III178M is a superb guiding camera due to its advantages in resolution and wide FOV, plus its extraordinary sensitivity due to the STARVIS Exmor sensor. (STARVIS is Sony's designation for sensors that can record real time video in starlight). Output is 50 FPS at full resolution and up to 190 FPS at selected ROI. 


  • CMOS Sensor: Sony IMX178 Starvis Exmor R CMOS monochrome sensor
  • Imager Size: 1/1.8
  • Effective Pixels: 3072 x 2048 (6 MP)
  • Effective Area: 7.37 mm x 4.91 mm
  • Pixel Size: 2.4 µm x 2.4 µm
  • Readout Type: Progressive Scan
  • Full Well Capacity: 15ke-
  • Readout Noise: 2.4e - 0.9e
  • Anti-amplight Control: Yes (Reduces the amplight substantially)
  • Shutter: Rolling Shutter
  • Max Frame Rate: 50FPS @full resolution; 100FPs@1528*1024; 190FPS@764*512
  • ADC Sample Depth: 10/14bit; Output 8bit/14bit
  • Exposure Time: 9 µs - 1200 seconds
  • Pixel Binning: 1x1, 2x2
  • MicroLens: Yes, onchip micro lens array
  • Guide Port: Yes, 5pin Lemo aviation socket
  • Back Focus: Approx. 11 mm
  • Camera Size: 1.25" eyepiece size (diameter=31.6 mm)
  • Optic Window: AR+AR
  • Support Software: ASCOM, SharpCAP

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