QHY8L/8PRO - 6.0mega pixel aps-c one shot color ccd camera


APS-C is a big size among one short color CCD cameras. QHY8L/8PRO is a 6 mega pixel camera with APS-C size SONY CCD sensor.

SONY's CCD sensor is famous because its low thermal noise. Especially with QHYCCD's 2-stage TEC and thermal construction design QHY8L has the cooling capability of -40C below ambient. It brings very clean image to you even in 30 minutes or one hour exposure.

QHY8L/8PRO has very low readout noise typical 6e or 7e. In a dark site it can give you a simple and easy way to capture the deep sky object. No need complex and high cost RGB filters and colorwheel. The image processing work is a lot more easy than mono cameras.

QHY8L/8PRO diameter is 63mm only. It is very small and very suitable for Hyerstar imaging.

QHY8L/8PRO comes with the cable clip and make the connection solid. You do not worry about any contact problem of the USB cable or power cable.
Difference Between QHY8L and QHY8PRO













How to select QHY8L/8PRO

First the QHY8L has a low price than QHY8PRO.
The major different is the CCD sensor. QHY8L using a Two field readout sensor.After exposure the Red and half of green pixel is readout for first.Then readout the blue and another half of green pixel. QHYCCD use technology to keep the two field exposure period the same.  For long exposure there is no difference for them. To capture the fast movement object or fast various scene. We recommand the progressive scan sensor of QHY8PRO.
Difference Between QHY8L and QHY8PRO

QHY8L
QHY8PRO
CCD sensor
ICX413AQ
ICX453AQ
Max Cooling
-40 (*Note)
-45
CCD readout Type
Two field Readout
Progressive Scan
Note: This spec is changed from -35C to -40C from 2014.1 wiith the price adjustment.
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M11 15minutes single frame image by QHY8L and FSQ106 no dark frame. Click image to see details.
M20 15minutes single frame image by QHY8L and FSQ106 no dark frame. with overscan area. Click image to see details.



Cocoon nebula captured by QHY8L user.Click to see detail image
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QHY8L Specification
CCD Sensor
ICX413AQ
Total pixel
3110 x 2030
Pixel Size
7.8um*7.8um
Color method
RGB BAYER film on CCD
Effective sensor area
28.4 mm diagonal
Readout noise
6-10 e   @600 Kpixel/s
QE
60% at Green (Peak) , 50% at Blue and H.a
ABG
-110dB
ADC
16bit
USB
2.0
Weight
400g
Ultra small size suitable for primary focus imaging and Hyperstar
Driver and Software Download
QHY8L Driver
QHY8PRO Driver
EZCAP

QHY8L ASCOM 
QHY8PRO ASCOM 
ASCOM Platform
N/A
Document Download
Manual

FAQ

Others







CUSTOM Aadpters for QHY8L
QHYCCD recommends our partner, PreciseParts for ordering custom-made adapters for QHY8L and other cameras.