miniCAM5S - cooled COLOUR cmos camera with guide port
The miniCAM5S is intended to be a high value, multipurpose camera which supports deep space and planetary imaging. It uses a high QE 1.2mega pixel 1/3inch 1280*960 CMOS sensor. The mono version has a QE of 75% and the colour version 62%.
The MiniCAM5S has 30fps high speed output at the full 1280*960 resolution and 200fps at 320*240, making it a great planetary camera. It has a professional two stages TEC and temperature regulator which can cool the image sensor down to -45 below ambient making it an ideal deep space camera.
It also has extremely low readout noise to 2e- .The high speed, high QE, cooling system makes the camera ideal for both deep space and planetary imaging along with many scientific applications.
The miniCAM5S has an industry 5 PIN standard guide port (Common, RA+,RA-,DEC+,DEC-). QHYCCD is the first manufacturer that uses the expensive lemo style connector. The benefit of such connector is the solid connection between camera and other devices.
The miniCAM5S supports on-camera guiding with 12bit image output. (QHY5L-II support 12bit image output but the on-camera guide port cannot work at 12bit mode because the guide port of QHY5L-II is multiplexing on the data bus of low 4 bit).
Plus the miniCAM5S has a full anti-moisture feature with a built-in heat board to avoid the CMOS chamber window getting moisture and has a silicon gel tube to dry the CMOS chamber when necessary.
The miniCAM5S is a dedicated cooled camera with high QE. It has both color and mono versions. If you want to choose an affordable cooled camera then this is one to go for!
CMOS Sensor MT9M034
CMOS Size Typical 1/3 inch
Effective Pixel 1280*960 Pixel Size 3.75um*3.75um
Readout Type Progressive Scan
Shutter Electric rolling shutter
Exposure Time 10us-1800 sec Max Speed 1280*960 30FPS 640*480 106FPS
Pixel Binning 1x1 2x2
Peak QE Mono>74% Color 62%@540nm AD convert 8bit/12bit(output)
Readout clock 48MHz/72MHz
Readout Noise High Gain 2e- Medium Gain 4e- Low Gain 7e- Full Well 18ke-
Mechanical interface M42/1.25inch T ring /C mount
Optic glass window Mono: AR+AR Clear glass Color: IR cut glass Silicon gel socket Yes
Weight(Camera only) 280g
Power Consumption 50% Cooling Power 10.7 Watt
Guider Interface 5pin lemo style industry socket (*Note)
USB2.0 Interface Yes
Note: The camera comes with a 5pin lemo to 6pin RJ11 guide cable
Guide Port Sequence