QSI - 6120ws 12mp Cooled CCD Camera w/Mechanical Shutter & 5-pos Color Filter Wheel

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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-6120ws
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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

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
  • 6120s model adds mechanical shutter for unattended calibration frames
  • 6120ws(-8) model adds 5 or 8-position color filter wheel 



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 - 6120ws 12mp Cooled CCD Camera w/Mechanical Shutter & 5-pos Color Filter Wheel
Manufacturer QSI
Model QSI-6120ws
CCD Sensor Sony - ICX834
Backfocus Distance 1.40" w/ T-mount adapter 1.18" w/ C-mount adapter 1.18" w/ no adapter
Binning Options 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 D2.50”
Electronic Shutter 100µsec to 240 minutes
Filter Wheel 5-Position CFW
Gain User Selectable High Gain 0.13 e-/ADU (default), Low Gain 0.28 e-/ADU
Megapixels 9.2mp
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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