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QHY5III290M USB 3.0 CMOS Monochrome Camera

QHY5III290M USB 3.0 CMOS Monochrome Camera

Regular price $329.00 USD
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View ultra faint stars on video in real time using the QHY5III290 USB 3.0 series camera with the Sony IMX290 STARVIS Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor. When connected with a separately sold 50 mm f/1.4 C-mount lens, the QHY5III290 is able to capture magnitude 9 stars. The IMX290 also has twice the sensitivity for visible light and three or more times the sensitivity for near infrared when compared with the IMX236 sensor.

The QHY5III290 produces ultra low readout noise. This plus full HD back illumination make this camera an ideal instrument for video astronomy. The QHY5III290 has a super fast USB 3.0 interface, performing at 135 fps at full HD output. For planetary imaging, a small 2.9 µm pixel size makes this camera ideal.

A color version of the QHY5III290 camera (QHY5III290C) is also available.


Model Number QHY5III290M
Color or Monochrome Camera? Monochrome
Cooled or Uncooled Uncooled
CMOS Sensor Sony IMX290 Starvis Exmor R back illuminated monochrome sensor
Sensor Size Typical 1/2.8"
Effective Pixel Area 1920 x 1080 (2 MP full HD)
Effective Area 5.6 mm x 3.1 mm (16:9)
Pixel Size 2.9 µm x 2.9 µm
Readout Type Progressive Scan
Full Well Capacity >15.7ke
Shutter Rolling Electric Shutter
Maximum Frame Rate (8bit) 135FPS@1920x1080; 220FPS@960x540; 460FPS@480x270
ADC Sample Depth 10/12bit; Output 8bit/12bit
Minimum Exposure Time 5 µs
Maximum Exposure Time 600 sec.
Binning Modes 1x1, 2x2
MicroLens Yes, onchip micro lens array
Readout Noise 3.2e - 0.75e
Guide Port Yes, 5PIN Lemo aviation socket
Back Focus Approx. 11 mm
Camera Size 1.25" Eyepiece (31.6 mm diameter)
Optic Window AR+AR clear glass
Support Software ASCOM, SharpCAP, FireCapture, Native WDM3.2e - 0.75e
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Camera Weight (lb.) 0.2



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