The QHY163M camera is an incredible value. It uses a relatively large 4/3inch, 16 Megapixel monochrome 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 QHY163 has a built-in 128MB DDRII image buffer. The benefit of the image buffer is that the memory will cache the image and transfer it to the computer when the USB interface is not busy or being interrupted, and the frame will not be lost or corrupted. This buffer also allows a slower computer with USB 2.0 socket to capture every frame without loss even if the USB socket is occasionally busy with other peripherals. This buffer also helps multiple camera applications and avoids USB transfer problems. For example, it is possible to operate four QHY163M cameras on the same computer to create an LRGB imaging array.
Full Anti-Dew Solution - With more than a decade of experience designing cooled cameras, QHYCCD has applied this knowledge to the QHY163 camera. The full anti-dew technology includes a sealed CMOS chamber with silicon gel tube socket and a heated chamber optical window. This technology prevents dew from forming on the sensor itself, or on the chamber window, even in a high humidity environment.
Check the QHY Connection Combination Table for the various adapter options
QHY cameras are arriving regularly. If the camera you want is not in stock, please let us know (using the Contact Us form) as we can usually get a specific camera within 2 to 4 weeks.
QHY Colour Filter Wheel - Medium
Improvement for Compatibility
Our new version of the QHYCFW3 Color Filter Wheel has been improved for compatibility. The original product can only be used to fix 1.25-inch mounted filters, while the updated version can be fixed with 31mm unmounted filters through the new-added screw holes.
Our 2nd generation filter wheels used a gear drive while this 3rd generation filter wheel uses a friction drive with zero backlash. It also positions and stops with high precision.
Medium size. The QHYCFW3M supports supports a carousel holding five 2-inch mounted or 50mm unmounted filters.