What is a QHY “InterCam” Series Camera?
The QHY “InterCam” Series are the world’s first open-source, stand-alone, cooled, deep-sky astronomy cameras and world’s first cameras with full Internet connectivity via Wi-Fi/Ethernet. The “IC” in the model number indicates “InterCam” (e.g. IC8300, IC16803).

What can a QHY InterCam Camera Do?
The QHY InterCam Camera can help you perform a lot of creative works!

First, it can be used without a computer. InterCam cameras have a VGA/HDMI output, to allow you to attach a monitor directly on the telescope. You can use a wireless keyboard to control it. Unlike a dSLR’s small LCD, you can use a large LCD screen and use professional astronomy capture software. No other cables except one 12V power supply cable are required, since you can save your images right in the camera.

Second, if you want to use a computer for control, you can connect to the camera via Wi-Fi. Once again, no extra cables are needed. You can stay indoors and control the camera wirelessly from up to 20meters away. For worldwide remote control of the camera, just add a wireless router.

Third, if you want to use an iPad or mobile phone to control the camera, it’s still not a problem, since there’s a www-based capture application for it.

Are these all of the big advantages? No! In the Internet age, this camera can do a lot more to excite your imagination!
Can this camera post images automatically to Facebook?
Can it send images to a plate-solving website, mark DSOs on the screen and retrieve the RA and DEC instantly?
Can it search for new asteroids, comets and supernovae while capturing a deep-sky image?
Can you use this camera to capture and identity meteors, maybe even a UFO, and then automatically upload images to your blog or website?
Yes it can!

How does the QHY InterCam Work?
The reason that the QHY InterCam can do so many powerful things is its built-in ARM processor running Ubuntu Linux. It has a port to allow stand-alone Internet connectivity (see table on next page), along with other exciting QHYCCD-patented technologies.

How can this camera be ordered?
Currently, this camera is not sold publically. We will only sell it to Linux developers interested in developing application software for it. If you are a Linux programmer and wish to begin developing software applications for this camera, please contact us directly. If your application operates well and is selected to become one of our standard Apps offered for the QHY InterCam series, we will refund between 20% and 100% of your purchase price, depending on the application created (by vote, etcetera).

Is this camera open source?
Yes. The camera series is fully open source in software. QHYCCD will publish the API and the source code for it. QHYCCD is inviting you to create your own open source projects.

Which sensors are used?
We select the most popular high-performance sensors. The first camera model is our IC8300 which uses the popular KAF8300 sensor. Our second model will be the IC694 which will be based on the IC16803. The latest KAF16200 sensor is also used.

Is there a discount for students?
To encourage research and innovation from young developers, QHYCCD will give a discount to students planning to do scientific research or application software development with an InterCam camera.

Can this camera be controlled by a mobile phone?
We are developing mobile App software for the InterCam series camera.
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InterCam Series Camera are QHYLab production. It can be order directly from QHYLab.
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What is a QHY “A” Series Camera?

The QHY "A” Series cameras are our new designs in 2015. These cameras are fully integrated. The "A" stands for "All-In-One". Each design includes a built-in motor-driven filter wheel and natively supports our own Off-axis Guider, QHYOAG. The OAG can be solidly installed on the camera with six screws, requiring only a small amount of back focus (precious for some optical systems).

Besides the filter wheel and the OAG, “A” Series cameras have much more to offer. An internal USB HUB(2.0) provides two USB host ports and a USB-to-dual-RS232 converter. This allows the auto guider, telescope mount and electronic focuser to be connected directly to the camera instead of routing the cables to the computer, reducing cable clutter and the chance of signal loss due to excessive cable length. Only one USB cable is needed to rule them all!

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