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QHY163M/C Camera Specification
CMOS Sensor
4/3inch 16mega pixel CMOS Sensor (Color/Mono)
Effective Pixels
4656*3522
Pixel Size
3.8um*3.8um
Effective Area
17.7mm*13.4mm
Shutter
Electric Rolling Shutter.
FullWell
Typical 18-20ke
QE
TBD
Readout Noise
2.4e@low gain    1e@high gain
System Gain
TBD
Unity Gain
TBD
Frame Rate (on 8bit)
22.5FPS@16mega Full Resolution
30FPS@4K HD Video   
57FPS@1920*1080
60FPS@1280*1024
80FPS@1024*768
100fps@800*600
ROI Support
Yes. Any Area ROI
Exposure Time
50us-1800sec
AD Sample Depth
10bit/12bit (8bit/12bit output)
On Camera Image Buffer
Yes, 128MB DDRII Buffer


Cooling
2-stage TEC, Typical -40 below Ambient. Temperature Regulated
Power
USB Powered for camera and +12V powered for TEC
Anti Dew Control
Air Connector for removable silicon gel tube
Heat board for optic window of airproof CCD chamber
Computer Interface
USB3.0 Super Speed
Telescope Interface
M42/0.75&2inch adapter. Optional C-mount adapter
Color Wheel Port
4PIN QHYCFW2 socket
Guide Port
6PIN RJ11 Guide Port
Optic Window
AR+AR (Mono)    IR+AR(Color)
Power consumption
TBD
Weight
450g
QHY163 Electric Interface
12V input with lock, USB3.0 socket, 4PIN QHYCFW, 6PIN RJ11
Reference Price (Not include tax)
QHY163M       USD1259  
QHY163C       USD999

With the high resolution and high speed frame rate and the super low readout noise. QHY163M is a powerful camera for meteor video imaging. Here is some demo picture with QHY163M and 16mmF1.8 4/3inch industry lens. Please go to this page to view more videos.

QHY163M for High Resolution Meteor Capture









Here is a topic of the first light of QHY163M by our beta tester user on cloudynights forum, includes some DSO images and the readout noise/system gain and fullwell test data

QHY163M DSO First Light









NGC7000, 6x10minutes Ha,6x10minutes OIII, 3x8x2 minutes, QHY163M TS Photoline 130mm refractor, 0.79 focal reductor EQ6 mount. Captured by Lukasz_Socha,Poland









NGC6940, 30minutes L, 3x15minutes RGB, QHY163M TS Photoline 130mm refractor, EQ6 mount. Captured by Lukasz_Socha,Poland









A very faint Object SH2-224 capture by David. QHY163M,WO FLT-98, gain 9 and offset 30, 62 frames of 8 min









M42 - 36x180sec, 16x30sec Luminance filter, Gain=5, Offset=35d,by Dvalid with FSQ106EDXIII. Click to see big image









Windows Driver and Software Download
Camera Driver
Update Check
N/A
SharpCap
SharpCap Patch
EZCAP_QT
ASCOM Capture
ASCOM Guide
ASCOM Platform
N/A
NativeWDM Driver
BroadCast Driver
PHD2Guiding
N/A
Mac Driver and Software Download
EZCAP_QT
Driver and Software Cloud Drive Download


QHY163 Connection Combination Table Part (1)
QHY163 with M42 Female Thread/2inch zero tilt adapter
QHY163 with M42 Male Thread
(Big Screw adapter)
QHY163 with M54 Female Thread
QHY163 with M54 Male Thread 
QHY163 with C-mount Adapter














In Standard Pakcage
Need order Optional Part
Need order Optional Part
Need order Optional Part
Need order Optional Part

The values in the brackets are the increment in the back focal length. To add these values together, you will get the back focal length. The six-figure numbers are the unique serial numbers for QHYCCD accessories.
QHY163 Connection Combination Table Part (2)
QHY163 with QHYOAG-S
QHY163 with QHYOAG-M
Solution1
QHY163 with QHYOAG-M
Solution2
QHY163
QHYCFW2S
Solution1
QHY163
QHYCFW2S
solution2
QHY163
QHYCFW2M solution1
QHY163
QHYCFW2M solution2



























The values in the brackets are the increment in the back focal length. To add these values together, you will get the back focal length. The six-figure numbers are the unique serial numbers for QHYCCD accessories.

The difference between solution1 and 2 is that the solution 1 use the M42 or M54 screw to connect the CFW. While solution 2 use bome M3 screw to connect with CFW. The solution 1 is easy to connect/disconnect but the camera orientation may not just be zero degree or 90 degree for the center line of the CFW. The solution 2 need to open the CFW to install the screws and it is can not to be disconnect if do not open the CFW case. 
QHY163 Connection Combination Table Part (3)
QHY163
NIKON Lens
QHY163 
Canon Lens
QHY163
QHYCFW2S
NIKON/NIKON LENS
soluiton1
QHY163
QHYCFW2S
CANON/NIKON LENS
solution2
QHY163
QHYCFW2M
NIKON/nikon lens LENS
solution1
QHY163
QHYCFW2M
CANON/nikon LENS
solution











The values in the brackets are the increment in the back focal length. To add these values together, you will get the back focal length. The six-figure numbers are the unique serial numbers for QHYCCD accessories.

The difference between solution1 and 2 is that the solution 1 use the M42 or M54 screw to connect the CFW. While solution 2 use bome M3 screw to connect with CFW. The solution 1 is easy to connect/disconnect but the camera orientation may not just be zero degree or 90 degree for the center line of the CFW. The solution 2 need to open the CFW to install the screws and it is can not to be disconnect if do not open the CFW case. 
QHY163M/C
- cooled usb3.0 planetary/deep sky ColdMOS camera
status: in stock

QHY163M/C camera has 4/3inch, 16mega pixel size CMOS sensor. It has both mono version and color version. USB3.0 interface, 23FPS@16mega pixel full resolution output, 30FPS@4K HD video output.

QHY163M/C has very low readout noise and 8/12bit ADC. Two stage TEC cooling and the typical maxium delta T is -40 below ambient. It has the full airproof CMOS Chamber and the electric heater for the optic window to prevent the dew issue.

128MB DDR Buffer
No one want to lost frame at long exposure capturing. As the member of QHYCCD high pixel cmos camera, QHY163M/C has the build-in 128MB DDRII image buffer. This buffer has great helping for big image transfer and prevents the frame lost under long exposure.  This buffer also makes the smoothly running on some low speed computer or on the USB2.0 port.

Fully Anti-Dew Solution
With more than ten years experience on cooled CCD camera design. QHYCCD applied the fully anti-dew technology to the QHY163 including the fully air proof CMOS chamber with silicon gel tube socket and the CMOS window heater. With these technology you does not need worry about the dew form on both CMOS sensor and the optic windows, even in a high humidity environment.

Step from DSLR to QHY163M
A very technological review of QHY163M writen by Alessio Beltrame. With detailed readout noise, full well, dark current , noise FFT and all the information you want to know of QHY163M camera.Recommand to read it before you buy.


QHY163M + QHYCFW2  Nikon/Canon Lens Supported