QHYCCD - QHY600 Cooled Color CMOS Camera - Professional Version

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QHYCCD QHY600 Cooled Color CMOS Camera - Professional Version

This is the Pro version of the Monochrome QHY600. It includes the optional upgrade of a 2x10 Gigabit Fiber, more DDR3 memory, rich, external and expandable I/O signals as well as customization of the FPGA inside the camera, and a longer body to accomodate the length of the optical fiber interface.

Ultra High Resolution

60 Megapixels

Full Frame

The QHY600 uses the latest SONY back-illuminated sensor, the IMX455, a full frame (35mm format) sensor with 3.76um pixels and native 16-bit A/D. This sensor is available in both monochrome and color versions. The sensor size is 36mm x 24mm. Ultra low dark noise.


Native 16-biT ADC

65536 Levels

The QHY600 is cooled CMOS camera with native 16-bit A/D on-chip. The output is real 16-bits with 65536 levels. Compared to 12-bit and 14-bit A/D, a 16-bit A/D yields higher sample resolution and the system gain will be less than 1e-/ADU with no sample error noise and very low read noise.

Great Full Well

51ke- to 80ke- at 3.76um

>400ke- binned

One benefit of the back-illuminated CMOS structure is improved full well capacity. This is particularly helpful for sensors with small pixels. Even with unbinned, 3.76um pixels, the QHY600 has a full well capacity of 49ke-. When binned 2x2 to 7.5um the full well is 196ke- and when binned 3x3 to 11um the full well is 441ke-.

Breakthrough Low Read Noise

1.0e to 3.7e

The QHY600 has only 1.0 electron of read noise at high gain and 4FPS high readout speed. One electron of read noise means the camera can achieve a SNR>3 at only 4 to 6 photons. This is perfect performance when conditions are photon limited, i.e., short exposures, narrow band imaging, etc., making this large area sensor ideal for sky surveys and time domain astronomy.


Name QHYCCD - QHY600 Cooled Color CMOS Camera - Professional Version
Manufacturer QHYCCD
A/D Converter 16-bit (0-65535 greyscale) at 1X1 binning, 18-bit at 2X2, 19-bit at 3X3, 20-bit at 4X4 software binning
Backfocus Distance 18mm
Cooling Dual Stage TEC cooler In long exposure (> 1sec) Typical -35C max below ambient In short exposure (< 1sec) Typical -30C max below ambient
Effective Pixels 60 Megapixels
Exposure time 40us - 3600sec
Firmware Upgrade Supported. Via Camera USB Port
Frame Rate USB3.0 Port Image Transfer Speed • Full Frame Size: 4.0FPS (8-bit output) • Full Frame Size: 2.5FPS (16-bit output) • 7.2FPS at 9600x3194, 22.5FPS at 9600x1080, 28FPS at 9600x768, 47FPS at 9600x480, 160FPS at 9600x100
Full Well Capacity 51ke- to 80ke- / 204ke- / 408ke-
Imaging Area Full Frame Format 36mm x 24mm (Effective)
Image Sensor Type SONY Full Frame BSI CMOS Sensor
Pixel Size 3.76um x 3.76um
Read Noise 1.0e- to 3.7e-
Sensor Type Back-Illuminated (BSI)
Shutter Electronic Rolling Shutter
Telescope Interface M54/0.75


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