QHY16200A/IC16200A -
16mega pixels APS-H format astronomy CCD camera
Status: QHY16200A in stock

QHY16200A/IC16200A uses a unique APS-H CCD sensor, a product of close collaboration between QHYCCD and Sensor Supplier . This sensor is specially designed and manufactured with amateur astronomers in mind who needs mono sensor larger than APS-C.

APS-H Format CCD Sensor
The effective image area is 27mm*21.6mm. To compare with the QHY8L APS-C format 23.4*15.8, the APS-H sensor is significantly bigger. The reason to make such a snesor is due to no such mono sensor between 8300(4/3inch) to 11002(full size). This sensor is 16mega pixels. The APS-H format is suitable for most telescope and also suitable for 2inch fitlers.
The pixel size of this sensor is 6.0um*6.0um.It silightly bigger than the 8300's 5.4um. The QE is expected to similar or higher than 8300. The 37ke fullwell is much higher than the 25.5ke of 8300.
This sensor has both mono and color version. By default QHY16200A/IC16200A uses the mono version. Also by request we can offer the color version.The current sensor's color filter is BayerRGB filter. We are discussing for the possibility of RGBW sensor also.

QHY16200A Specification
CCD Sensor
APS-H 16.2mega CCD sensor Standard Grade
Effective Pixels
4540(H)*3630(V),16mega pixels
Pixel Size
Effective Area
27.0mm(H)*21.6mm(V), APS-H format
Readout Type
Full Frame CCD, Progressive Scan
Typical 41ke
Readout Noise
Typical 10 e
System Gain
2000X of saturated
Thermal Noise
0.04e/pixel/sec @ -20C
Exposure Time
2 stage
Typical -40 below Ambient
Butterfly Mechanical Shutter with Uniform illumination
Moisture Control
Air Connector for removable silicon gel tube
Heat board for optic window of airproof CCD chamber
Built-in Filter Wheel
5 position 2inch/50mm  or   7 position 2inch/50mm
OAG interface
six M3 scew holes for QHYOAG
Telescope Interface
M54/0.75 inner screw
Power consumption
0% cooling 8W     50% cooling 16.5W    100% cooling 27W
Supported Filters
2inch mounted filter of 5position: Maxium 6mm filter holder(thread of the holder not included)
2inch mounted filter of 7position: Maxium 9mm filter holder(thread of the holder not included)
50mm unmounted glass of 5 position: 0-5mm thickness
50mm unmounted glass of 7 position: 0-8mm thickness
1550g (standard CFW5 version), no OAG included
2330g (CFW7 version), no OAG included
QHY16200A Electric Interface
USB Slave Port x1    USB host port x2    RS232 lemo 3pin port x2   2.1mm 12V DC port x2
Price(not include tax)
QHY16200A starndard version with OAG                                  USD3999 (with Class 2 sensor)
QHY16200A - CFW7 seven position CFW version with OAG   USD4399 (with Class 2 sensor)

"A" Series Camera - Fully Integrated
Both QHY16200A and IC16200A belong to QHYCCD new "A" series camera family. "A" stands for "ALL-IN-ONE". It includes a built-in motor driven filter wheel and it natively supports the QHYOAG. The OAG can be installed on the camera solidly with six screws at minimum back focus, precious for some optical systems.
The filter wheel in QHY16200A/IC16200A is 5 positions for 2inch filters (QHYCCD is developming the 7 position 2inch filter upgrade part). The camera compatible with the medium size QHYOAG.
Besides the filter wheel and OAG, "A" series camera has more to offer. An internal USBHUB(2.0) provides two USB host port and a USB to dual RS232 coverter. Guiding camera, mount and electric focuser can be connected directly to this camera instead of the computer to reduce cable clutter and chance of signal loss due to the long cables. Only one USB cable to rule them all.
Butterfly Shutter - unlimited life and uniform illumenation
This camera uses a mechanical shutter looks like butterfly shape. This shutter is driven by motor directly and it is only one piece with no friction with others. The working life is almost unlimited. This shutter has two sides to cover the light. One is left  open the shutter And another is to enter to close the shutter. It has a uniform illumination feature.

Sensor Early Testing  2015.7

We have get some engineer grade sensor from supplier and did a early testing for it. Here is some results under sky. These testing is just for reference since it is using the very early prototype sensor and also the optic of telescope is not well aligned.The telescope is a 4inch OTA
3minutes exposure of NGC3501 area     FIT format (17MB ZIP)
10minutes exposure of NGC3501 area   FIT format (20MB ZIP)
10minutes exposure of NGC3501 area   BMP forrmat(Stretch into 8bit)

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Single 12V power socket with screw lock and USB Clip
This camera uses the single 12V power. The power socket has the thread, it can  connect with the DC plugs with thread lock to get solid connection. There is another socket which is connected to the input in parallel. It can supply the 12V to another device nearby.
USB is designed for commercial electric using.It is not solid and the contact is not well for high reliable applications.It may cause the USB transfer hang when telescope moving. In the "A" series design QHYCCD makes a unique stainless steel USB cable clip to improve it.

QE of mono sensor                                        QE of color sensor
Mechanical size for QHY16200A/IC16200A
Please look at the QHY16200A User Manual
Christmas Tree Cluster and Cone Nebula Area

In Jan,2016 we send some beta test cameras to user. These camera is using the engineer grade sensor. Here is a sample image by beta tester user James Shimoji. Full size image download (32MB)

L : 450s x 20, RGB: 300s x 3 each  T: -30C
Calibration and batch composite in PixInsight. No dark calibration.
Post Production: PixInsight & Photoshop CC 2014.
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106ED 645RD (380mm f/3.6)
Location: Gulliver Parking, Yamanashi, Japan (1130m above sea level)

Jason Lin's Photograhic Gallery with QHY16200A

Large Magellanic Cloud    Original Size Image(14.6MB)

M46 and M47 Area   (Click Image to see big size)

NGC3766 AND IC2944   Original Size Image (15.5MB)
Now QHYCCD uses deep blue color for the case of QHY16200A

QHY16200A-CFW7 is start to sell
Support seven positions 2inch/50mm filter. The standard version can be upgrade to this version with USD400 plus USD100 shipping/handle cost.
Driver and Software Download
Camera Driver
ASCOM Capture
ASCOM Platform
ASCOM Filters Plug
Mac Driver and Software Download
Driver and Software Cloud Drive Download

QHY16200A Reference Dark/BIAS Frames

Bias Frame  0SEC
Dark Frame 60SEC 120SEC 300SEC 600SEC 900SEC