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QHY miniCAM5S Colour
£419.00 inc. tax

£349.17 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.


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

QE Curves


Guide Port Sequence


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