IC8300 - dual mode standalone/USB cooled camera
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     The InterCam IC8300 is the world first open source, stand-alone, cooled, deep-sky camera, and the world's first camera with full Internet Connection via WIFI.  The IC8300 is a classic mono camera using the very popular 8.6 Megapixel KAF-8300 CCD sensor. This sensor has a good QE for deep sky imaging. The camera's two stage TEC achieves a typical delta T of -45C below ambient.  A built-in heating plate and an external drying interface work to effectively avoid condensation problems at low temperatures.
     In addition to the strong TE cooling, low thermal noise and low readout noise, the IC8300 also has a built-in ARM processor.  This allows operation of the camera without the need of an external computer.  A WIFI interface allows remote login and wireless control.  The camera also includes two serial ports, a USB host interface, and a 4-pin filter wheel interface.  Using appropriate software, you can access an equatorial mount, electric focuser, and a guide camera, achieving a complete self-contained imaging system.  The IC8300 includes a built-in LINUX operating system.  QHYCCD provides a LINUX version of EZCAP software and INDI drivers. IC8300 global open source for developers also provides iAstroHub for IC8300 and other applications. In addition to stand-alone mode, the IC8300 also provides a common USB camera mode, you can connect with the computer as an ordinary astronomical camera via USB cable.
     QHYCCD provides WINDOWS version of EZCAP software and ASCOM drivers.

IC8300 Developerí»s Version Standard Package List
USD2200 (Shipping cost not included)

1.   IC8300 Camera                     
2.   12V6A AC adapter       
3.   Cigar Lighter Cable                
4.   Mini Wireless router    
5.   5-positon 36mm CFW
6.   4-pin CFW cable
7.   M42 to 2inch T ring                  
8.   USB disk with SDcard reader
9.   MicroSD card (with standard SD convertor) 
10. Quick start instruction     
11. Silicon gel tube        
12. Silicon gel
13. Specially USB cable with Aviation socket   
14. Mini HDMI to standard HDMI cable                          
16. Sepcially RS232 cable with Aviation socket  
17. Professional Waterproof Plastic Box      
18. Factory Testing Report

Premium Package
USD2400 (Shipping cost not included)

1.  Includes all items in standard package
2.  Mini 7-inch monitor with standard tripod connector
3.  Mini wireless keyboard/controller with backlight (This keyboard includes an internal L-ion battery.  It may not ship by air.  Please contact QHYCCD for the details if you want this. We may remove the Lion battery before delivery)
Note: This item and price is for developer only.  We only accept direct order.  Please click this link to submit your ticket to order  (please select Personal Order)
IC8300  won prominent recognition as a Sky & Telescope 2015 Hot Product
Heart Nebula captured with IC8300 by Lorand Fenyes, Hungary.  For image details, please visit http://www.pleiades.hu/en/galeria/kozmosz2/leiras/oldal078.php

Can this camera run as a normal USB cooled camera?

Yes. This camera support two operating modes:  Normal Slave USB mode and Stand-Alone Host mode.  Normal Slave USB mode will bypass the Processor in the camera and it will work like a normal USB astronomy camera.

What software can be used in IC8300?

At this time we have EZCAP Linux version which comes pre-installed in the IC8300. You can use remote desktop software to log into the camera to run it remotely. We have also finished the INDI driver for IC8300 so you can install some additional Linux astronomy software (like kStar) into the camera.

Camera Software and SDK List

1.   System Driver (Windows)
2.   ASCOM Driver (Windows)
3.   EZCAP (Windows)
4.   LINUX Driver (in Linux system)
5.   EZCAP (Linux)
6.   Camera hardware API (Linux)
7.   INDI driver (Linux)
8.   LINUX img file (with deskop)
9.   LINUX Camera Remote Control Web Server (under development)
10. Android/IOS Control APP (under development
IC8300 Specification
CCD Sensor
KAF8300 Mono
Effective Pixels
8.6 Megapixels
Pixel Size
5.4um x 5.4um
Imager Size
17.96mm x 13.52mm 4/3inch
Readout Noise
Typical 9e-
2 stage
Typical -45C, Max -50C below Ambient
Butterfly Mechanical Shutter with Uniform illumination
CCD window heater
Fully Airproof CCD chamber
Yes. With silicon gel tube socket
The Equipment of Hungarian Astrophotographer Lorand Fenyes

Pictured above are the IC8300, QHY5L-II, CFW2-S,and QHY filters.  Note: The USD2200 package does not includes QHY5L-II and filters 
The very faint object SH2-132 captured with an IC8300 by Lorand Fenyes, Hungary.  For image details, please visit  http://www.pleiades.hu/galeria/kozmosz2/leiras/oldal084.php
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