QHY9 - classic 4/3inch cooled ccd camera

QHY9 is a classic mono camera using the very popular 8.6mega pixel KAF8300 CCD sensor. This sensor has a good QE for deep sky imaging. The peak QE is 56% and it has 48% QE in H-alpha wavelength. The 4/3 inch size makes it works well for most telescopes.

QHY9 has two stage TEC and typical delta T is -50C below ambient. It offers outstanding thermal noise control. To compare with those camera with -25 or -30C cooling, QHY9 give you more clear image even in very long exposure time no matter in hot summer or in cold winter.

QHY9 has very low readout noise between 8300 based camera. QHY9 is a round design and very suitable for Hyperstars.
QHY9 is packaged with QHYCCD new 36mm unmounted filter wheel QHYCFW2-S . The package price is USD1999

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QHY9 Specification
CCD Sensor
KAF8300(Mono) Full Frame Sensor
Effective Pixels
3358*2536 8.6mega pixels
Pixel Size
Imager Size
17.96mm(H)*13.52mm(V)  Typical 4/3inch
Peak QE
56%@540nm   48%@Ha 
Anti Blooming Gate
Yes, 1000x
Readout Noise
Typical 9e-
Readout Speed
3Mpixels/s (3sec download) for high speed readout
1Mpixels/s (9sec download) for normal speed readout
Interface to Computer
On Camera Buffer
Yes,32MBytes SDRAM
Filter Wheel Control Port
Yes.Single Direction Port
2 stage
Typical -45, Max -50C below Ambient.
Temperature Regulated with DC201
Build in Mechanical Shutter
CCD window heater
Fully Airproof CCD chamber
Yes. Connected With silicon gel tube socket
Telescope Interface
Note: QHY9 is released in 2008. And it has been modified in mechanical design in 2013. Current we are selling the new version.The modification includes the front case, the air socket connection to chamber and the screw holes for cable clip.

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Image Gallery of Jaspal Chadha with his QHY9 -   These images taken with the QHY9S mono from the London in UK. His images are quite popular as it's taken from Light pollution London and feature in many magazines, sites and publications. Those image taken with QHY9S has been published by BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Click image to see high resolution version.

E.T Cluster -  Few galaxies that confirmed by SIMBAD Database 267 Million Light years PGC 2528351 galaxy (15+ Mag) PGC137485 galaxy (15+ Mag) PGC 4831 galaxy Date: 19/07/2015, London UK ( Poor conditions )  Telescope: Altair Astro RC 250TT with Focal reducer QHY9S MONO CCD  Chroma Technology filters L 5 x 300 seconds RGB 5 x 300 seconds Ioptron CEM60 mount
M27 Dumbbell Nebula - Imaged from: London UK  Date: 08/06/2015   Altair Astro RC 250TT – with focal reducer   Ioptron CEM 60 mount  QHY9S CCD Chroma Technology Filters Luminance 6 x 300seconds  Red 6 x 300seconds  Green 6 x 300seconds  Blue 6 x 300seconds  Chroma 3nm Ha 1 x 300seconds

Albireo - Telescope: Altair Astro RC 250 with Focal Reducer  CCD camera~ QHY9SM  Filters: Baader  LRGB, 5 x 1 min each filter Mount: Ioptron CEM60 
Size and B.F.L
Driver and Software Download
Camera Driver

ASCOM Capture
ASCOM Platform

ASCOM Filters Plug
Standby Download

Document Download



CUSTOM Aadpters for QHY9
QHYCCD recommends our partner, PreciseParts for ordering custom-made adapters for QHY9 and other cameras.