QHY5III178M USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera

QHY5III178M USB 3.0 Monochrome CMOS Imaging Camera

  • $299.00
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QHY5III178M/C uses the new 6.0 Megapixel IMX178 STARVIS Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Available in both color and monochrome. With its small 2.4um pixels and 1/1.8-inch sensor size, the monochrome QHY5III178M is a superb guiding camera due to its advantages in resolution and wide FOV, plus its extraordinary sensitivity due to the STARVIS Exmore sensor. (STARVIS is Sony’s designation for sensors that can record real-time video in starlight).


Model Number QHY5III178M
Cooled or Uncooled Uncooled
Imaging Sensor Sony IMX178 Starvis ExmorR CMOS monochrome sensor
Sensor Size Typical 1/1.8"
Effective Pixel Area 3072 x 2048 (6 MP)
Effective Area 7.37 mm x 4.91 mm
Pixel Size 2.4 µm x 2.4 µm
Readout Type Progressive Scan
Full Well Capacity 15ke-
Readout Noise 2.4e - 0.9e
Anti-amplight Control Yes (Reduces the amplight substantially)
Shutter Rolling Shutter
Max Frame Rate 50FPS @full resolution; 100FPs@1528*1024; 190FPS@764*512
ADC Sample Depth 10/14bit; Output 8bit/14bit
Exposure Time 9 µs - 1200 seconds
Pixel Binning 1x1, 2x2
MicroLens Yes, onchip micro lens array
Guide Port Yes, 5pin Lemo aviation socket
Back Focus Approx. 11 mm
Camera Size 1.25" eyepiece size (diameter=31.6 mm)
Optic Window AR+AR
Support Software ASCOM, SharpCAP


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