QHY5III678 Colour Camera
QHY5III678 Colour Camera
QHY5III200M is a new generation of QHY5III V2 series planetary guide camera, using domestic CMOS, with excellent quality, and near-infrared high sensitivity similar to 5III462C. QHY5III200 is also the first mono CMOS planetary camera with near-infrared enhancement characteristics QHY developed. In addition, the 4um large picture elements make it easier to use for guiding.
The product comes with filters including the IR850 filter.
QHY5III678M/C is a new planetary and guiding camera of the 2nd generation of QHY5III series, the upgraded version of QHY5III178M/C, with excellent near-infrared high sensitivity.
Extended Near Infrared Sensitivity
In this latest generation of sensors, the photodiode portion of the pixel well is physically deeper than in previous sensors, allowing photons of longer wavelengths to penetrate deeper into the substrate. This dramatically increases the sensor’s sensitivity to red and near-infrared (NIR) light. The sensor displays almost equal peak sensitivity to NIR light as it does to light in the visible spectrum.
QHY5III Series V2
The QHY5III (Ver. 2) series planetary and guiding cameras are all equipped with a 512MB DDR3 image buffer which can effectively reduce the pressure on computer transmission, a great help for planetary photography which often requires writing a large amount of data in a short period. Some deep-sky astrophotography cameras on the market today only have 256MB, for example.
In comparison, the 512MB DDR3 memory of the new 5III (Ver. 2) series cameras represents a significant upgrade.
New Front-end Design with Better Compatibility
QHY5III (Ver. 2) series cameras have adopted a new front-end design with better compatibility. Here we only take QHY5III200M as an example, however, ALL V2 cams in the future share these features.
The BFL of the V2 cam is only 8mm, which means you can easily pair a V2 cam with your OAG. The basic top adapter includes 1.25-inch threads and you can still use your 1.25-inch filter.
The top adapter glass of V2 can be easily switched. One of the advantages of changeable top glasses is you can use one filter even if you’re using a lens! You can add a 1.25-inch CS adapter to connect a CS lens or add a second CS-C lens for a C-mount lens. The two adapters are all standard accessories of V2 cams.
By the way, there’s a 1.25-inch filter wheel adapter to connect your mono planetary cam with the QHYCFW3-S filter wheel.
USB 3.2 Gen1 Type C Interface
The new QHY5III (Ver.2) series cameras all use the USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C interface. Compared to the USB 3.0 Type-B interface used in the previous generation, the Type-C interface has a longer life and is more flexible.
Tips: It is recommended to use the official standard Type-C data cable of QHYCCD. As the market is flooded with a large number of poor-quality Type-C cables, casual use may lead to the camera malfunctioning. If you use your own spare cable, please make sure it is a high-quality cable.
Universal Guiding Interface
The custom interfaces of the previous generation of planetary cameras and guiders have been replaced in the QHY5III (Ver.2) cameras with a more universal ST-4 compatible guiding interface. Now, even if the guiding cable is lost or damaged, you will be able to easily get a replacement on the market at a low cost.
The new QHY5III (Ver.2) series of cameras is equipped with a status indicator at the back of the camera. If the camera experiences an abnormal status, the multi-coloured indicator light will help to determine the situation with different colours signifying different conditions. During normal operation this indicator light is off, so there is no worry about light contaminating the image.