QHY miniCAM5S mono

QHY miniCAM5S Mono

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QHY miniCAM5S mono

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QHY miniCAM5S mono

miniCAM5S is enhanced with deep sky imaging capability based on the same sensor used on QHY5L-II. The camera is enhanced with long exposure capability and thermoelectric cooler that brings the sensor down to 45ºC below ambient. It reduces thermal noise significantly and make this camera a great entry deep sky astrophotography camera.

Monochrome and colour version available at the same price. 


  • High quantum efficiency: 74% (mono sensor), 62% @ 540nm (colour sensor)
  • Readout noise as low as 2 e-
  • Exposure duration from 10 µs to 1800 s
  • Fast capturing speed: 30FPS (1280x960) and up to 200FPS (320x240)
  • No random horizontal noise
  • No fixed pattern noise
  • Aerospace grade guiding port for robust connection. Customised cable to ST4 supplied
  • Input valve for inserting desicant tube that dries the CMOS chamber


  • Deep sky imaging
  • Solar, lunar and planetary imaging

Software Support:

  • EZCap
  • EzPlanetary
  • FireCapture & SharpCap
  • Others via ASCOM or WDM driver — MaximDL, etc. 

Standard Package Includes

  1. miniCAM5S camera 
  2. Cigarrate plug power cable x1
  3. Belkin 1.8m USB2 cable x1
  4. 5 pin aerospace grade guiidng port to RJ11 (ST4) guiding cable x1
  5. 1.25" nosepiece
  6. Shipped in airtight case


Sensor specification
Sensor Aptina MT9M034 Mono
Effective pixel counts 1.23 Megapixels
Effective pixel array size 1280[H] x 960[V]
Pixel size 3.75µm x 3.75µm
Peak quantum efficiency 74% for mono version
62% @ 520 nm for colour version
Full well capacity 18k e-
Dynamic range > 115 dB
Chip size 4.83 mm x 3.63 mm
Typical size 1/3"


Electronic specification
Readout method Progressive scan
Shutter Electronic rolling shutter
Exposure Duration 10 µs - 30 mins
Download speed 1280 x 960 @ 30 FPS
  1024 x 760 @ 44 FPS
  800 x 600 @ 75 FPS
  640 x 480 @ 106 FPS
  320 x 240 @ 200 FPS
Binning modes 1*1
Analog-digital converter On-chip 14-bit, 8-bit/12-bit output
Power consumption 22.6 W at 100% cooling power


Mechanical specification
Pre-installed filter AR filter [Mono]
IR filter [Colour]
Flange / Back focus distance 16.75 mm with reference to C mount
Dimensions:  65.5 mm [H] x 80.0 mm [Diameter]
Weight 280 g
Telescope 1.25 inch, C mount and built-in M42 thread
Data & Power USB 2.0
Autoguiding Custmised 5-pin aerospace grade port (cable converting to RJ11 (ST4) supplied