QHY5-II Series - USB 2.0
Compact, High Speed, High Sensitivity Planetary / Guiding Cameras
After the success of the QHY5 Guiding Camera (2006-2012), QHYCCD released its next-generation QHY5-II Planetary/Guiding Cameras. The QHY5-II series improves the data-transfer speed up to the maximum USB2.0 data rate of 39MB/sec, 30FPS@1280x1024 or 1280x960 on modern computers and hundreds of frames per second in certain ROI modes.

QHY5-II series cameras fit in a standard 1.25-inch eyepiece holder and have an adjustable location ring for confocality with an eyepiece. They are ideal for use as low-weight autoguiders. QHY5-II series cameras come in very small but powerful packages! The improved thermal design allows the heat generated by the CMOS sensor to be transferred externally to the telescope's eyepiece tube.

QHY5-II series cameras are supplied with both Native WDM and Broadcast WDM drivers, which means you can use them as an ultra-high-performance web-cam for video capture or live video broadcasting. Show real-time astronomy images and events to your friends! QHY5-II series cameras can also be connected with the QHY InterCam stand-alone camera.

Multiple Model for Wide Applications
0.4 Megapixels to 5 megapixels, 1/4-inch to 1/2- inch sensors

QHY5-II uses On Semiconductor's MT9M001, 1/2-inch, 1.3 Megapixel monochrome sensor with 5.6um pixels providing 1280x1024 images.  It can output 1280x1024@30fps and 320x240@320FPS.  Mono only USD199.

QHY5L-II has high sensitivity and low noise (a highlight of the QHY5-II series). With an exceptional 74% QE, the QHY5L-II's sensitivity is even better than many CCD cameras. It is said that the QHY5L-II's image quality meets or exceeds that of ICX618-based cameras. The read noise is remarkably low (as few as 4 electrons). The sensor's on-chip FPN (Fixed Pattern Noise) calibration function solves one of the major problems of CMOS technology, resulting in images that are clear and uniform, even under high gain. With these advantages, the QHY5L-II provides outstanding image quality for planetary imaging, autoguiding, deep-sky and all-sky imaging. Available in both color and monochrome versions.  The sensor has 1280 x 960 pixels at 3.75um and the camera is capable of 30 frames per second in high resolution mode, 106 FPS in VGA mode.  Mono USD299, Color USD249.   

QHY5P-II has 5.0 megapixels. Available in both color and monochrome versions. The pixel size is 2.2um and the image sensor size is 1/2.5-inch.  With its very high resolution, this camera is ideal for personal solar telescope imaging. Its 1.25-inch diameter allows it to be used in the eyepiece tube of a PST while solving the confocality issue common to them. The small pixel size provides high-resolution images even without a Barlow lens.  Mono USD299, Color USD239.

QHY5R-II is our entry-level model, ideal for beginners. This camera is only USD99 but still offers the high-sensitivity, low-noise Aptina Color CMOS ASX340 sensor. The sensor is 1/4-inch with 720x576 resolution and a sensitivity of 16.5 V/lux-sec. Available in color only.

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QHY5-II Series Family

CMOS Sensor
MT9M034
MT9P006/P031
ASX340
MT9M001
Full Resolution
1280 x 960
2592 x 1944(*)
720 x 576
1280 x 1024
Imager size
1/3inch
1/2.5inch
1/4inch
1/2inch
Max FPS on full resolution
30
7
100
30
Max FPS on 640*480
106
63
100
106
Color Version
QHY5L-II-C
QHY5P-II-C
QHY5R-II-C
N.A
Mono Version
QHY5L-II-M
QHY5P-II-M
N.A
QHY5-II-M
Pixel Size(um)
3.75
2.2
5.6
5.6
Peak QE
74%@Mono
63%@Mono
60%@Green
56%@Mono
Weight
45g (Color)
43g (Mono)
43g (Color)
43g (Mono)
45g (Color)

51g (Mono)
Reference Price
(excluding tax and shipping)
USD249(Color)
USD299(Mono)

USD239(Color)
USD299(Mono)
USD99(Color)
USD199(Mono)
Note(*)In some computer can not get 2592*1444 at high speed readout, in these comptuer it works only in 2048*1944 at high speed readout
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