QHY5III224 Colour Camera

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QHY5III224 Colour Camera

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a 1.2MP USB3.0 Lunar, Planetary and Guiding Camera

Lowest Readout Noise
150 Frames / Second

The QHY5-III series cameras are USB3 super-speed cameras and guiders.  Ideal for Lunar and planetary imaging as well as guiding.They can be used in a standard 1.25-inch eyepiece holder and have an adjustable location ring for confocality with an eyepiece.  All QHY5III series cameras come in a very small but powerful package!

The QHY5III224C uses the IMX224 sensor. With its extremely-low readout noise of less than one electron, the IMX224 sensor achieved the top score in the new SNR1 index proposed by Sony for picture quality at low illumination. It is one of your best choices for color planetary imaging.

USB3.0 Super Speed
QHY5III series cameras use a 5Gbps USB3.0 interface. With a maximum 350MByte/second image transfer speed, the cameras produce the high frame rate ideal for high speed planetary imaging.

Advanced Heat Design
The QHY5III design helps transfer the heat generated by the sensor to the metal case of the camera quickly and then to the cooling fins and telescope eyepiece holder.

Aircraft Spec Socket
The QHY5III has an extremely stable 5-pin aircraft spec socket for the guide port.


  • QHY5III224 Colour CMOS Camera
  • 1.5m USB3.0 Cable
  • 1.5 m 5pin Lemo to RJ11 Guide Cable
  • Focus Location Ring
  • 1.25" extension tube
  • CS focus spacer
CMOS Sensor   IMX224
Pixel Size   3.75um
Pixel Array   1280 x 960
Effective Pixels   1.2 Megapixel
Sensor Optical Format   1/3-inch
Frame Rate @ Full Frame   150 fps
Frame rate @ ROI readout   300 fps @ 640x480, 557fps @ 320x240
Full Well Capacity   19ke-
Readout Noise   0.5e to 3e
A/D   12-bit
Shutter Type   Electric Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface   USB30
Guide Port   Standard 6-pin RJ11 Guide Port
Telescope Interface
  1.25-inch, CS mount
Weight   86g

The manual and software can be downloaded from

QHY Website


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