The QHY12 CCD camera
A new multi-megapixel astrocamera for the budget-minded imager.
Available in North America through AstroFactors
Building 5, 6000 Custer Rd., Plano, TX 75023
214-764-1323; astrofactors.com 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.
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