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QHY 268C Colour CMOS Cooled Camera APS-C (IMX571) 3.76µm

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The QHY268C is in many ways the baby brother to the extreme QHY600C. Its IMX571 sensor featuring similar technology in the smaller APS-C format. Like the IMX455, the 571 is back illuminated (increased sensitivity and no residula bulk image) and natively 16bit for wide dynamic range. The small 3.76µm pixels provide high resolution and are well matched to shorter focal lengths scopes typically used for wide field imaging. Its physical format also make it an ideal combination for use with FASTAR equipped SCT's and the latest RASA systems.

Combined with zero amp glow and a heated chamber window, the QHY268C offers state of the art performance in the APS-C format.

It should be noted that unlike the mono QHY cameras, the 268C PRO does not feature a connector to power a QHY filter wheel. You may think that a filter wheel is unecessary, however it may be preferable to use the camera with Light Pollution, UV/IR or Multi-Spectral filters. As such a filter wheel becomes necessary. Use of a QHY wheel is easily accomodated through a simple Y splitter power cable or dedicated filter wheel power.


Model QHY268C

Sensor SONY IMX571 APS-C CMOS Sensor

AR Coating On CMOS chamber Yes. Multi-layer AR coating

Pixel Size 3.76µm x 3.76µm

Effective Pixel Area 6280 x 4210 pixels (inc overscan)

Effective Pixels 26 megapixels

Effective Image Area 23.5mm x 17.5mm

Fullwell 51ke- (75ke- + in extended mode)

AD Sample Depth 16 Bit

Full Resolution frame rate 6 FPS@16BIT

2048 lines 11.5 FPS@16BIT

1080lines  19.5 FPS@16BIT

768lines     25 FPS@16BIT

480lines     34 FPS@16BIT

Readout Noise 0.7e-@ High gain / 3.5e-@ Low gain

Dark Current 0.0005e/pixel/sec @ -20C

Exposure Time Range 30us-3600sec

Anti-Glow Control Yes, Zero Glow

Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter

Computer Interface USB3.0

Built-in Image Buffer 1GB / 2GB DDR3 Memory

Cooling System Dual Stage TEC cooler(-35C° below ambient)

Anti-Dew Heater Yes

Silicon Gel Socket Yes

Telescope Interface M54/0.75 Female Thread on the fast installer/center adjust ring

Optical Window Type AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating (Camera needs a UV/IR filter in the light path)

Back Focal Length 17.5mm from face

Weight TBA

Power Consumption ~ TBA


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