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QHY5III224
Ultra low readout noise color cmos planetary imaging/guide camera 
STATUS: In stock

QHY5III224 uses SONY 1/3inch ultra low readout noise CMOS sensor IMX224. The sensor is declared as the highest sensitivity cmos sensor in SONY small sensors. The reason for such high sensitivity is due to its low readout noise (may less than 1 electron at high gain).  The low readout noise means it has strong capability to capture the weak light without been flood by noise background.  This feature brings advantages for high ratio planetary imaging.

QHY224 has USB3.0 super speed interface. It has 150FPS at 1280*960 full size output. The high frame rate can reduce atmospheric agitation. QHY5III224 includes 8bit and 12bit transfer mode. The exposure time from 20us to 1200sec. It is not only for planetary and guiding but also for some basic deep sky imaging.

QHY5III224 has compact 1.25inch eyepiece design and CS adapter compatible.   It has build-in 5pin LEMO guide socket, solid and reliable. This represents high quality and reliable.

QHY5II224 has only color version (QHY5III224C).




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QHY5III224 Specification
CMOS Sensor
Sony IMX224 Exmor CMOS sensor (Color)
Imager Size
Typical 1/3inch
Effective Pixels
1280*960  2.35mega pixels
Effective Area
4.8mm*3.6mm
Pixel Size
3.75um*3.75um
Readout Type
Progressive Scan
FullWell
19ke-
Peak QE
TBD
Readout Noise
0.5-0.7e@middle gain with HGC mode
3e@lowest gain with LGC mode
Shutter
Rolling Electric Shutter
Max Frame Rate(8BIT)
150FPS @ 1280*960   300FPS@640*480    557FPS@320*240
ADC Sample Depth
10/12bit,  Output  8bit/12bit 
Exposure Time
7us-429sec
Pixel Binning
1x1 2x2
MicroLens
Yes,onchip micro lens array
Anti-amplight Control
Yes (Reduce the amplight significantly)
Guide Port
Yes, 5PIN Lemo aviation socket
Back Focal
Approx. 11mm
Camera Size
1.25inch Eyepiece Size (D=31.6mm)
Optic Window
AR+IR cut 680nm (Color)
Support Software
ASCOM,SharpCAP,FireCapture
Items included in standard package
QHY5III224 camera. Confocal ring. 1.5meter USB3.0 cable. 1.5meter 5pin lemo to RJ11 guide cable. (may not include the 50mmF1.4 lens)
Reference Price
USD369 (this is the price with no tax and ship cost included)
High Quality 5pin Lemo Guide Socket
IMX174 Exmor CMOS Sensor

QHY5III224 Test Video
QHY5III224 with a 50mmF1.4 C-mount lens. 33ms per frame. 30FPS.  The M44 can be seen in this video. The online preview is compressed. If you want to download the uncompressed video please select "download" when enter this google disk page. 500MB size.
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


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