QSI - QSI 6120s 12mp Cooled CCD Camera w/Mechanical Shutter

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QSI 600 Series cameras have a new cooling subsystem with a custom 2-stage TEC that yields regulated cooling of greater than 45C below the ambient temperature.

SKU: QSI-6120s
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Product Description

The QSI 6120 CCD Camera uses the 12mp Sony ICX834 interline sensor, with excellent high QE, wide dynamic range and low noise making it ideal for hard core and a wide range of astrophotography.

Included items:

  • 12.0mp Sony ICX834 sensor
  • USB 2.0 High-Speed, 16-bit output
  • Dual read rates of 800kHz and 8MHz
  • Air cooling to 45C below ambient
  • Electronic shutter with shutter speeds down to .0001 sec
  • 6120s model adds mechanical shutter for unattended calibration frames

Included accessories:

  • T-Mount Camera Adapter
  • T-Mount Adapter Cover
  • T-Mount to 2" Nosepiece
  • 12VDC/90-240VAC Power Supply
  • 10' USB 2.0 Interface Cable
  • 10' Standard Guider Cable
  • QSI Software Installation CDROM
  • ActiveX Developer's Toolkit
  • Custom Fit Pelican Storage Case




C-Mount Guide Camera Adapter – works with SX Lodestar

T-Mount Guide Camera Adapter – works with Orion SSAG

1.25” Filter Guide Camera Adapter – works with SBIG ST-i





Name QSI - QSI 6120s 12mp Cooled CCD Camera w/Mechanical Shutter
Manufacturer QSI
Model QSI-6120s
CCD Sensor Sony - ICX834
Backfocus Distance 0.90" w/ T-mount adapter 0.68" w/ C-mount adapter 0.68" w/ no adapter
Binning Modes Symmetrical and Asymmetrical binning up to 9 pixels horizonally or vertically
CCD Type Interline
Cooling Intelligent, user configurable
Dark Current <0.002 electrons per second at -10°C
Digital Resolution 16 bits (both High Quality and High Speed mode)
Dimensions LxHxW W4.45” x H4.45” x D2.00” (add 0.225" for T-Mount)
Electronic Shutter 100µsec to 240 minutes
Fans Typically 40°C below ambient air with 85% cooling power (in free air) @ full speed
Full Frame Download Typically <16 second (host computer dependent) in High Quality Mode (800KHz) Typically <2 second (host computer dependent) in High Speed Mode (8MHz) Image download times will be reduced with binning and/or subframe (ROI)
Gain User Selectable High Gain 0.13 e-/ADU (default), Low Gain 0.28 e-/ADU
Megapixels 9.2mp
Nosepiece Standard, T-Adapter to 2" nosepiece
Operating Environment Temperature: -20°C to 30°C, Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Power Consumption 12v, 2A (24 watts) at max cooling, max fans and filter moving (25 AC watts max with included 90-240V AC power supply)
Read Noise <4 electrons RMS (typically <3.5 e- RMS, CCD specification limited) in High Quality mode Typically <7 electrons RMS (CCD specification limited) in High Speed mode
Thermoelectric CCD Cooling Temperature regulation +/- 0.1°C, @ 0°C to -40°C CCD temperature


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