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QHY 163M

1 499,00 €

Product description

The QHY163M camera is an incredible value. It uses a relatively large 4/3-inch, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor.

The QHY163M has exceptionally low readout noise (as low as 1 electron!), low dark current and two-stage cooling capable of reducing the sensor temperature to -40C below ambient.

The sensor chamber is sealed and the optical window is heated to prevent dew. The camera's interface is USB 3.0 and delivers 23FPS@16 megapixel full resolution output, 30FPS@4K HD video output.

The low read noise capability of the QHY163M and mono sensor is ideal for use with narrowband filters.

Please note: QHY163C has been discontinued in 2021

Product details

Technical Specifications

ModelQHY163M (Monochrome)
CMOS Sensor16mega pixel 4/3inch sensor
AR Coating On SensorNo. Clear Glass
Pixel Size3.8um*3.8um
Effective Pixel Area4656*3522
Effective Pixels16 mega
Effective Image Area17.7mm*13.4mm
Full well18ke- to 20ke-
AD Sample Depth12bit/10bit (output as 16bit and 8bit)
Sensor SizeTypical 4/3inch
Full Frame Rate and ROI Frame Rate22.5FPS@16mega Full Resolution30FPS@4K HD Video 57FPS@1920*108060FPS@1280*102480FPS@1024*768100fps@800*600
Readout Noise2.4e@low gain 1.0e@high gain
Dark Current0.006e/pixel/sec @ -20C
Exposure Time Range60us-1800sec
Anti-Glow ControlYes
Shutter TypeElectric Rolling Shutter
Computer InterfaceUSB3.0
Built-in Image Buffer128MByte DDR2 memory
Non-volatile memory / On camera storageBuild-in total 512Kbytes Flash Memory. 100Kbytes user-accessible space
for stellar ROI frames for analysis of exoplanet investigation, occultations, atmospheric seeing messurement, focus , optic analysis etc. Support 100*100 image x 10rames 50*50 image x40frames. 25*25 image x160frames 10*10 image * 1000 frames (total frame numbers is based on 8bit image)
Cooling SystemDual Stage TEC cooler(about -40C below ambient)
Anti-Dew HeaterYes
Air-proof ChamberYes, with silicon gel tube socket
Telescope InterfaceM42/0.75
Optic Window Type

QHY163M: AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating
QHY163C: IR cut filter

Back Focal LengthDifferent value with different setup. See the camera connection table on bottom of this page
Other Port6PIN RJ11 Guide Port, 4PIN QHYCFW Port.
Power SupplyCamera Powered by USB. The TEC need 12V DC input.

Shipping costs

15,90 €
European delivery 2-5 days.
PostNord Parcel locker
5,90 €
PostNord Home deliver
19,00 €
Environmentally friendly delivery to your door at the agreed time. Trackable deliveries in real time even in the evenings in the biggest cities. Change your delivery as required.
UPS Standard
14,90 €
Delivery to Europe in 2 to 5 days.
5,90 €
12,90 €

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