With the advantage of low readout noise and high-speed readout, CMOS technology has revolutionized astronomical imaging. A back-illuminated, high-sensitivity, astronomical imaging camera is the ideal choice for astro-imagers. The QHY600 uses the Sony IMX455, a full frame (35mm format), back-illuminated sensor with 3.76um pixels and native 16-bit A/D.  This sensor is available in both monochrome and colour versions.  The QHY600 ends the days of non-16 bit CMOS cameras.

Models

The QHY600 Series have multiple models which cover both photographic and scientific uses. There are two variants that apply to astrophotographic uses:

  • QHY600PH : Standard version for amateur astrophotographers;
  • QHY600PH-SBFL : it has shorter back focal length compared with other PH types

In addition, there is a “lite” version of the QHY600 available as a separate product.

Mechanical drawing: Short Back Focus Length version

Mechanical drawing SBFL version

Mechanical drawing standard version

Model QHY600PH (Photographic Version)

QHY600PH SBFL (Short Back Focal Length Version)

CMOS Sensor Sony IMX455
Mono/Color Both Available
FSI/BSI BSI
Pixel Size 3.76um x 3.76um
Effective Pixel Area 9576*6388

(9600*6422 with overscan and optically black area)

Effective Pixels 61.17 Megapixels
(Effective area)
Sensor Size Full Frame 36mm x 24mm
A/D Sample Depth

 

16-bit (0-65535 levels) at 1X1 binning

18-bit at 2X2, 19-bit at 3X3, 20-bit at 4X4 software binning

*QHY600 uses the software digital binning for 2*2binning. With digital sum, 2*2binning will be four 16-bit summed then it is 18-bit.

Full Well Capacity (1×1, 2×2, 3×3) Standard Mode
>51ke-  / >204ke- / >408ke-
Super Full Well Mode
>80ke-  / >320ke- / >720ke-
Full Frame Rate USB3.0 Port Image Transfer Speed

Full Frame: 4.0FPS (8-bit output)

Full Frame: 2.5FPS (16-bit output)

7.2FPS at 9600×3194, 22.5FPS at 9600×1080, 28FPS at 9600×768, 47FPS at 9600×480, 160FPS at 9600×100

Readout Noise 1.0e- to 3.7e-  (Standard Mode)
Dark Current 0.0022e-/p/s @ -20C    0.0046e-/p/s @ -10C
Exposure Time Range 40us – 3600sec
Unity Gain* 25 (Extended Full Well Mode) *

*With the improvement of the CMOS technology, the 16bit CMOS camera has been released, like QHY600. For these cameras, even in lowest gain it has beyond the requirement of unit gain (less than 1e/ADU due to sufficient samples) So you can directly set gain 0 as start. Please note QHY600 has extend full well mode. In this mode you still need to find out the unit gain position.

Amp Control Zero Amplifier Glow
Firmware/FPGA remote Upgrade Supported. Via Camera USB Port
Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface USB3.0
Built-in Image Buffer DDR3 memory 2GBytes(16Gbit)
Hardware Frame Sequence Number Supported
Cooling System Dual Stage TEC cooler:
– Long exposures (> 1 second) typically -35C below ambient
– Short exposure (< 1second) high FPS, typically -30C below ambient (Test temperature +20°)
Optic Window Type AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating
Anti-Dew Heater Yes
Telescope Interface M54/0.75
Back Focal Length QHY600PH: 17.5mm+6mm (±0.2)

QHY600SBFL: 14.5mm*

*The BFL Consumed equals 12.5mm when connecting QHYCFW. About the definition of “BFL Consumed” and our adapter system please view: https://www.qhyccd.com/adapters/

Weight PH Version: 850g
Power 40W/100%
20W/50%
13.8W/0%

Box contents will vary depending on which version of the camera you buy.

Contents QHY600PH-CContents QHY600PH-C-SBFLContents QHY600PH-MContents QHY600PH-M-SBFL

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    QHY600PH 60 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS Colour / Mono Camera

    SKU: N/A

    $7,939.00

    With the advantage of low readout noise and high-speed readout, CMOS technology has revolutionized astronomical imaging. A back-illuminated, high-sensitivity, astronomical imaging camera is the ideal choice for astro-imagers. The QHY600 uses the Sony IMX455, a full frame (35mm format), back-illuminated sensor with 3.76um pixels and native 16-bit A/D.  This sensor is available in both monochrome and colour versions.  The QHY600 ends the days of non-16 bit CMOS cameras.

    Models

    The QHY600 Series have multiple models which cover both photographic and scientific uses. There are two variants that apply to astrophotographic uses:

    • QHY600PH : Standard version for amateur astrophotographers;
    • QHY600PH-SBFL : it has shorter back focal length compared with other PH types

    In addition, there is a “lite” version of the QHY600 available as a separate product.

    Mechanical drawing: Short Back Focus Length version

    Mechanical drawing SBFL version

    Mechanical drawing standard version

    Model QHY600PH (Photographic Version)

    QHY600PH SBFL (Short Back Focal Length Version)

    CMOS Sensor Sony IMX455
    Mono/Color Both Available
    FSI/BSI BSI
    Pixel Size 3.76um x 3.76um
    Effective Pixel Area 9576*6388

    (9600*6422 with overscan and optically black area)

    Effective Pixels 61.17 Megapixels
    (Effective area)
    Sensor Size Full Frame 36mm x 24mm
    A/D Sample Depth

     

    16-bit (0-65535 levels) at 1X1 binning

    18-bit at 2X2, 19-bit at 3X3, 20-bit at 4X4 software binning

    *QHY600 uses the software digital binning for 2*2binning. With digital sum, 2*2binning will be four 16-bit summed then it is 18-bit.

    Full Well Capacity (1×1, 2×2, 3×3) Standard Mode
    >51ke-  / >204ke- / >408ke-
    Super Full Well Mode
    >80ke-  / >320ke- / >720ke-
    Full Frame Rate USB3.0 Port Image Transfer Speed

    Full Frame: 4.0FPS (8-bit output)

    Full Frame: 2.5FPS (16-bit output)

    7.2FPS at 9600×3194, 22.5FPS at 9600×1080, 28FPS at 9600×768, 47FPS at 9600×480, 160FPS at 9600×100

    Readout Noise 1.0e- to 3.7e-  (Standard Mode)
    Dark Current 0.0022e-/p/s @ -20C    0.0046e-/p/s @ -10C
    Exposure Time Range 40us – 3600sec
    Unity Gain* 25 (Extended Full Well Mode) *

    *With the improvement of the CMOS technology, the 16bit CMOS camera has been released, like QHY600. For these cameras, even in lowest gain it has beyond the requirement of unit gain (less than 1e/ADU due to sufficient samples) So you can directly set gain 0 as start. Please note QHY600 has extend full well mode. In this mode you still need to find out the unit gain position.

    Amp Control Zero Amplifier Glow
    Firmware/FPGA remote Upgrade Supported. Via Camera USB Port
    Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter
    Computer Interface USB3.0
    Built-in Image Buffer DDR3 memory 2GBytes(16Gbit)
    Hardware Frame Sequence Number Supported
    Cooling System Dual Stage TEC cooler:
    – Long exposures (> 1 second) typically -35C below ambient
    – Short exposure (< 1second) high FPS, typically -30C below ambient (Test temperature +20°)
    Optic Window Type AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating
    Anti-Dew Heater Yes
    Telescope Interface M54/0.75
    Back Focal Length QHY600PH: 17.5mm+6mm (±0.2)

    QHY600SBFL: 14.5mm*

    *The BFL Consumed equals 12.5mm when connecting QHYCFW. About the definition of “BFL Consumed” and our adapter system please view: https://www.qhyccd.com/adapters/

    Weight PH Version: 850g
    Power 40W/100%
    20W/50%
    13.8W/0%

    Box contents will vary depending on which version of the camera you buy.

    Contents QHY600PH-CContents QHY600PH-C-SBFLContents QHY600PH-MContents QHY600PH-M-SBFL

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      Need Expert Advice?

      Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography, Microscopy and Macro Photography can be a little complicated sometimes as there are a lot of options. If you'd like to check something before you purchase just let us know and we'd be happy to help!

      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293