Camera QHY168C

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QHY168C — 16MP APS-C Cooled Colour CMOS Includes shipping to UK

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QHY168C — 16MP APS-C Cooled Colour CMOS Camera

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QHY168C has a APS-C format 16mega pixels, 14bit CMOS sensor IMX071. This sensor is also used in the D5100 camera. It has 3.2e low readout noise at lowest gain and 2.3e low readout noise at unity gain(system gain = 1e/adu). QHY168C has a nice dynamic range  close to 14STOPs.
True RAW Image Output
QHY168C has the same CMOS sensor as D5100. Although DSLR has RAW image output typically it is still not really raw image. You will find the de-noise sign on the raw images from the hot pixel styles. While the QHY168C offers TRUE RAW IMAGE OUTPUT and it gives original signal and keep the max flexibility of astronomy image process.
Unique Thermal Noise Reduction Technology
Besides the 2-stage TEC, QHYCCD has an unique thermal noise control technology to get the cmos sensor very low thermal noise and make whole 165/168/247/367 product line has much better thermal noise performance than competitors.
128MB DDRII Image Buffer
QHY168C has 128MB DDRII image buffer to help the image cache to avoid the risk of frame lost. The data will store in the DDR for first then transfer to computer. It will avoid the USB port too busy when there is more USB3.0 camera connected.
Anti-Dew Technology
With the long time experience on the cooled CCD camera design. QHYCCD has the fully anti-dew technology for both CCD senesor surface glass and the optic window glass. QHY168C has the electric heating board for the CCD glass windows to prevent the window get dew and the silicon gel tube socket design for control the humidity within CMOS chamber.
AR+AR optic widnow
In order to avoid the halo around the bright star. The QHY168C has a AR+AR coating optic window rather than the common IR cut window for OSC color cameras. So you need to use your own IR cut filter (most L filter can do that) on front of the camera. You can install the 2inch filter on the M48 thread of the 2inch T ring. Or  QHYCCD supplies an optonal 2inch filter holder for QHY168C to allow you put this filter when connecting with a flat field corrector.
QHY168C Specification
CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels
4952*3288,  16mega pixel
Pixel Size
Electric Rolling Shutter
Readout Type
Progressive Scan
Imager Size
APS-C Format
ADC Output Bit
Exposure Time
Max Frame Rate
10FPS@Full Reslution      30FPS@1920*1080 HD
15FPS@4096*2160 4K video
32FPS@1024 line
42FPS@768 line
54FPS@600 line
130FPS@240 line
Full Well
Readout Noise
3.2e-@Lowest Gain  2.3e-@High Analog Gain
Amplifer Glow Control
Yes.  There is no visible amplifer glow on dark image
Cooling System
2-stage TEC    -35C below Ambient
Optic Window
AR+AR optic window
Support Software