QHYCCD QHY5III224C Color USB3.0
The QHYCCD QHY5III224C Color USB3.0 uses a SONY 1/3inch ultra-low read noise CMOS sensor, the IMX224. This sensor has the highest sensitivity of any sensor in our small sensor cameras. The reason for such high sensitivity is the low read noise (less than 1 electron at high gain). The low read noise means it has a strong ability to capture a weak signal without being flooded by background noise. This feature gives the QHY5III224 a tremendous advantage for planetary imaging.
The QHY224 has a fast USB 3.0 interface. It produces 150FPS at 1280 x 960 full resolution output. A high frame rate can reduce the effects of atmospheric turbulence. It includes 8-bit and 12-bit transfer modes. Exposuren times can be set 20us to 1200sec. With its high sensitivity, it is not only for planetary imaging and guiding, but can also be used for some basic deep sky imaging.
The QHY5III224 has a compact 1.25-inch diameter body and is CS lens adapter compatible. It has a solid and reliable built-in 5-pin LEMO guide cable socket.
The unique QHYCCD design retains the 1.25-inch eyepiece design of the QHY5-II series but adds features for better cooling. This design is more efficient in transfer of heat to the outer case enabling lower noise especially in high ambient temperatures. The 1.25 inch design also offers the shortest possible backfocus, making the camera ideal for off-axis guiding. In addition, the QHY5III224C uses a more robust LEMO style connector for the guide port. These connectors are known for being both rugged and reliable.
USB3.0 Super Speed
QHY5III series cameras use a 5Gbps USB3.0 interface. With a maximum 350MByte/second image transfer speed, the cameras produce the high frame rate ideal for high speed planetary imaging.
Advanced Heat Design
The QHY5III design helps transfer the heat generated by the sensor to the metal case of the camera quickly and then to the cooling fins and telescope eyepiece holder.
Aircraft Spec Socket
The QHY5III has an extremely stable 5-pin aircraft spec socket for the guide port.