The QHY12 CCD camera

Available in North America through AstroFactors

Building 5, 6000 Custer Rd., Plano, TX 75023


QHY Camera
QHY Cameras integrates Sony’s new large Super HAD CCD detectors in the company’s latest release, the QHY12 ($2,699). The camera features a 14-megapixel Sony one-shot color sensor with 5.12-micron-square pixels in a 4,610 × 3,080 array. This low-noise Sony Super HAD sensor with microlensing typically does not require dark calibration, and it downloads a full-frame image in approximately 25 seconds via a USB 2.0 high-speed interface. The camera weighs 400 grams (14 ounces) and includes regulated, dual-stage thermoelectric cooling down to 45°C below ambient temperature. Its adjustable camera housing allows you to square the chip to your telescope’s optical axis. See the distributor’s website for additional details.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.