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QHY CCD QHY5-III-185-C HD CMOS Planetary / Deep Space Video Camera, 1920 x 1200 @ 96 FPS , USB 3.0, Color CMOS Camera

Price: $379.00

  • Manufacturer: QHY
  • UPC: 191149001147
  • MPN: QHY5III185C
  • SKU: QHY5III185C
  • Availability: Usually Ships in One Week or Less

QHY5-III-185-C HD CMOS Planetary / Deep Space Video Camera, 1920 x 1200 @ 96 FPS , USB 3.0, Color CMOS Camera


The QHY5III185C is a 1/1.9inch format, 1920 x 1200, USB 3.0, Color CMOS Camera with ultra-high sensitivity and very low read noise.  The pixel size is 3.75um x 3.75um.  Maxium Frame rate is 100FPS @ full resolution.  The CMOS sensor is a SONY IMX185 noted for its very good SNR1 score
The QHY5III185C is therefore not only for planetary imaging but can also be used for capturing deep space objects using the lucky imaging method.
QHY5III185C Specification
CMOS Sensor
Sony IMX185 Exmor CMOS sensor, Color only
Imager Size
1/1.9-inch optical format
Effective Pixels
1920 x 1200
Effective Area
7.2mm x 4.5mm
Pixel Size
3.75um x 3.75um
Readout Type
Progressive Scan
Peak QE
Anti-amplight Control
Yes (Reduces amp glow significantly)
Electronic Shutter
Max Frame Rate
96FPS@1920x1200    112FPS@1280x1024
185FPS@800x600       227FPS@640x480
ADC Sample Depth
10/12bit,  Output  8bit/12bit 
Exposure Time
15us - 900sec
Pixel Binning
1x1, 2x2
Yes, on-chip microlens array
Readout Noise
4e-@low gain,  1e-@high gain
Guide Port
Yes, 5-pin Lemo aviation socket
Back Focal
Approx. 11mm
Camera Size
1.25-inch Eyepiece Size (D=31.6mm)
Optic Window
AR+IR cut at 680nm
Support Software
Items included in standard package
QHY5III185C camera. Confocal ring. 1.5meter USB3.0 cable. 1.5meter 5pin lemo to RJ11 guide cable.


The QHY5-III series cameras are USB3.0 super-speed cameras and guiders.  They can be used in a standard 1.25-inch eyepiece holder and have an adjustable location ring for confocality with an eyepiece. All QHY5-III series cameras come in a very small but powerful package!
The QHY5-III series employs an advanced thermal design. The heat generated by the CMOS sensor is transferred externally to the telescope's eyepiece tube. Additional heat is transferred to a heat sink on the location ring and cooled by outside air.
Software support includes: EZPlanetary, SharpCAP, FireCapture, Native WDM, BroadCast WDM and ASCOM.


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