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QHY224C
Cooled USB 3.0 Planetary and Deep Space COLDMOS Camera
Status: In stock

The QHY224C uses an ultra-low read noise, Sony IMX224 1/3rd-inch color sensor with 1280 x 960 resolution and QHY's anti-amp glow feature.  The QHY224C is a great low-cost entry level astronomical imaging camera.

128MB DDR Buffer
The QHY224 has a built-in 128MB DDRII image buffer. The benefit of the image buffer is that the memory will cache the image and transfer it to the computer when the USB interface is not busy or being interrupted, and the frame will not be lost or corrupted.  This buffer also allows a slower computer with USB 2.0 socket to capture every frame without loss even if the USB socket is occasionally busy with other peripherals.  This buffer also makes it possible to run multiple cameras with one computer without USB transfer problems.

Full Anti-Dew Solution
With more than a decade of experience designing cooled cameras, QHYCCD has applied this knowledge to the QHY163 camera.  The full anti-dew technology includes a sealed CMOS chamber with silicon gel tube socket and a heated chamber optical window.  This technology prevents dew from forming on the sensor itself, or on the chamber window, even in a high humidity environment.









QHY224C Camera Specification
CMOS Sensor
1/3-inch IMX224 Color CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels
1280 x 960
Pixel Size
3.75um x 3.75um
Effective Area
4.8mm x 3.6mm
Shutter
Electronic Shutter.
FullWell
19ke-  typical
QE
TBD
Readout Noise
3e-@low gain    0.55e-@high gain
System Gain
TBD
Unity Gain
TBD
Frame Rate (on 8bit)
150FPS@1280*960
300FPS@640*480   
557FPS@320*240
ROI Support
Yes. Any Area ROI
Exposure Time
7us - 400sec
AD Sample Depth
10-bit/12-bit (8-bit/12-bit output)
On Camera Image Buffer
Yes, 128MB DDRII Buffer


Cooling
2-stage TEC, Typical -40C below ambient. Temperature Regulated
Power
USB Power for camera and +12V power for TEC
Anti Dew Control
Air Connector for removable silicon gel tube
Heater board for optical window of sealed CCD chamber
Computer Interface
USB 3.0 Super Speed
Telescope Interface
M42/0.75&2-inch adapter. Optional C-mount adapter
Color Wheel Port
4-pin QHYCFW2 socket
Guide Port
6-pin RJ11 Guide Port
Optic Window
IR+AR (Color)   (AR+AR window can be ordered on request)
Power consumption
TBD
Weight
450g
QHY163 Electric Interface
12V input with locking ring, USB 3.0 socket, 4-pin QHYCFW, 6-pin RJ11
Reference Price (Not including tax and shipping)
QHY224C USD499

Windows Driver and Software Download
Camera Driver
Update Check
N/A
SharpCap
SharpCap Patch
EZCAP_QT
AScome3InOne

Ascom guide, Ascom Capture, and Ascom 2st are all packaged into one driver called AScome3InOne, which means after you finished installing this driver, Ascom guide, Ascom Capture, and Ascom 2st would be installed on your computer.
ASCOM Platform
N/A
NativeWDM Driver
BroadCast Driver
PHD2Guiding
N/A
Mac Driver and Software Download
EZCAP_QT
Linux Driver and Software Download
EZCAP_QT
Driver and Software Cloud Drive Download


Document Download
Manual
FAQ

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