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QHY5III290M and QHY290C Back-illuminated Planetary Camera and Guider

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
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QHY5III290M/C uses the IMX290 STARVIS Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Available in both color and monochrome versions. Extremely low read noise. 1920x1080 full-HD resolution. 1/2.8-inch sensor size. This might be the highest-sensitivity sensor from Sony with such a small pixel size. The QHY5III290M can be regarded as the next generation in monochrome planetary cameras after the QHYCCD QHY5L-II-M.

All QHY5-III series cameras are USB3 super-speed cameras and guiders. 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!


Sensor: Sony IMX290 STARVIS ExmorR CMOS
Illumination: Back-illuminated
Total Pixels: 2.0 Megapixels
Pixel Size: 2.9um
Pixel Array: 1920 x 1080
Optical Format: 1/2.8-inch
Frame Rate: 135FPS@Full Resolution, 460FPS@480x270
Shutter: Electronic
A/D Resolution: 12-bit
Read Noise: 0.75e- to 3.2e-
Full Well Capacity: >15.7ke-
Weight: 87g
Reference Price: Color $399, Monochrome $429

“The QHY5-III-290M camera is so low noise and more sensitive that I could reduce my capture time. I can finish my session in 15 minutes with superior images vs 45 minutes before! ” — Christopher Go
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