QHY163C Color Camera w/ 16 megapixel CMOS sensor

$899.00

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The QHY163M/C camera is an incredible value. It uses a relatively large 4/3-inch, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, available in both monochrome and color.

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Performance

The QHY163M/C has exceptionally low readout noise (as low as 1 electron!), low dark current and two-stage cooling capable of reducing the sensor temperature to -40C below ambient. The sensor chamber is sealed and the optical window is heated to prevent dew. The camera’s interface is USB 3.0 and delivers [email protected] megapixel full resolution output, [email protected] HD video output.

Multiple Setups

For flexibility, there are a variety of connection solutions with QHY’s color filter wheel and the QHY163M camera. There is the the standard connection and a short back focus connection. Also, the optional 0.5-27.5 flexible backfocus spacer can meet any back focal length requirement.

4K High Definition

QHY163M/C supports any size ROI, 22.5FPS @16MP full resolution, 30FPS 4K video, 57FPS 1920 x 1080 and hundreds frame per second at smaller ROI.

4-pin QHYCFW Socket

The QHY163 camera has a built-in 4-pin QHYCFW socket and it can control and power the QHYCFW2 and QHYCFW3 directly.

Anti-Dew Technology

With more than a decade of experience designing cooled cameras, QHYCCD has applied this knowledge to the QHY163 camera. The full anti-dew technology includes a sealed CMOS chamber with silicon gel tube socket and a heated chamber optical window. This technology prevents dew from forming on the sensor itself, or on the chamber window, even in a high humidity environment.

128MB DDR buffer

The QHY163 has a built-in 128MB DDRII image buffer. The benefit of the image buffer is that the memory will cache the image and transfer it to the computer when the USB interface is not busy or being interrupted, and the frame will not be lost or corrupted. This buffer also allows a slower computer with USB 2.0 socket to capture every frame without loss even if the USB socket is occasionally busy with other peripherals. This buffer also helps multiple camera applications and avoids USB transfer problems. For example, it is possible to operate four QHY163M cameras on the same computer to create an LRGB imaging array.

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Model QHY163M (Monochrome)  QHY163C(Color)
CMOS Sensor 16mega pixel 4/3inch sensor
AR Coating On Sensor No.Clear Glass
Pixel Size 3.8um*3.8um
Effective Pixel Area
4656*3522
Effective Pixels
16 mega
Effective Image Area
17.7mm*13.4mm
Fullwell
18ke- to 20ke-
AD Sample Depth
12bit/10bit (output as 16bit and 8bit)
Sensor Size
Typical 4/3inch
Full Frame Rate and ROI Frame Rate
Readout Noise [email protected] gain [email protected] gain
Dark Current 0.006e/pixel/sec @ -20C
Exposure Time Range 60us-1800sec
Anti-Glow Control Yes
Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface USB3.0
Built-in Image Buffer 128MByte DDR2 memory
Non-volatile memory / On camera storage Build-in total 512Kbytes Flash Memory. 100Kbytes user-accessible space
for stellar ROI frames for analysis of exoplanet investigation, occultations, atmospheric seeing messurement, focus , optic analysis etc. Support 100*100 image x 10rames   50*50 image x40frames. 25*25 image x160frames 10*10 image * 1000 frames (total frame numbers is based on 8bit image)
Cooling System
Dual Stage TEC cooler(about -40C below ambient)
Anti-Dew Heater
Yes
Air-proof Chamber Yes,with silicon gel tube socket
Telescope Interface
M42/0.75
Optic Window Type QHY163M: AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating
QHY163C: IR cut filter
Back Focal Length
Different value with different setup. See the camera connection table on bottom of this page
Weight
442g
Other Port 6PIN RJ11 Guide Port,  4PIN QHYCFW Port.
Power Supply Camera Powered by USB.  The TEC need 12V DC input.

 

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