QHY183M 20MP Back-Illuminated Cooled Monochrome Camera

Starting Price: $999.00
Price as Configured: $999.00
Brand: QHYCCD / SKU: QHY-183M (100105)
QHY183 is a model designed for astrophotography beginners. It exhibits excellent sensitivity and low noise, with the back illuminated 183 having higher sensitivity and somewhat higher resolution. It is well suited to planetary and deep-space imaging particularly when mated with the CFW3 filter wheel. This model has two-stage thermal electric cooling of the sensor to about minus 40 degrees C below ambient for maximum reduction of dark current noise in long exposures.

This is the monochrome version.
Recommended Add-ons and Accessories
Product Price Quantity
QHY-CFW3-S - QHY Color Filter Wheel - Small
QHY-CFW3-S - QHY Color Filter Wheel - Small
About This Product
The QHY CFW3 series filter wheels are available in four sizes to accommodate filters from 1.25-inch to 50 millimeters square.

This product is the Small size, available in a standard (SR) version or thin (US) version.

Model Filter Supported
CFW3XL Slot 1: 9 position 2inch mounted/ 50mm unmounted
Slot 2: 7 position 50mm*50mm square
CFW3L 7 position 2inch mounted/50mm unmounted
CFW3M-SR 5 position 2inch mounted/50mm unmounted
CFW3M-US 7 position 36mm unmounted
CFW3S-SR 7 position 1.25inch mounted/31mm unmounted
CFW3S-US 7 position 1.25inch mounted/31mm unmounted

$279.00 each
QHY-OAG-S (100093) - QHY Off-Axis Guider - Small
QHY-OAG-S (100093) - QHY Off-Axis Guider - Small
About This Product
The QHY Off-Axis Guider (OAG) has three models (QHYOAG-S,QHYOAG-M,QHYOAG-L).

This product is the Small version.

Model QHYOAG-S QHYOAG-M QHYQAG-L
Telescope Interface M42/0.75 M54/0.75 M62/0.75
Diameter of 6 x M3 screw hole positions 54mm 62mm 68mm
Suitable for CCD/CMOS Size 1inch or smaller 4/3 inch

APS-C,

APS-H,

36 x 24mm

$180.00 each
View More Add-ons and Accessories

Recommended Add-ons and Accessories

Enter the quantity desired for each item and click the close button to continue with your purchase.
QHY-CFW3-S - QHY Color Filter Wheel - Small
QHY-CFW3-S - QHY Color Filter Wheel - Small
$279.00
« Back to All Add-ons
QHY-CFW3-S - QHY Color Filter Wheel - Small
About This Product
The QHY CFW3 series filter wheels are available in four sizes to accommodate filters from 1.25-inch to 50 millimeters square.

This product is the Small size, available in a standard (SR) version or thin (US) version.

Model Filter Supported
CFW3XL Slot 1: 9 position 2inch mounted/ 50mm unmounted
Slot 2: 7 position 50mm*50mm square
CFW3L 7 position 2inch mounted/50mm unmounted
CFW3M-SR 5 position 2inch mounted/50mm unmounted
CFW3M-US 7 position 36mm unmounted
CFW3S-SR 7 position 1.25inch mounted/31mm unmounted
CFW3S-US 7 position 1.25inch mounted/31mm unmounted

QHY-OAG-S (100093) - QHY Off-Axis Guider - Small
QHY-OAG-S (100093) - QHY Off-Axis Guider - Small
$180.00
« Back to All Add-ons
QHY-OAG-S (100093) - QHY Off-Axis Guider - Small
About This Product
The QHY Off-Axis Guider (OAG) has three models (QHYOAG-S,QHYOAG-M,QHYOAG-L).

This product is the Small version.

Model QHYOAG-S QHYOAG-M QHYQAG-L
Telescope Interface M42/0.75 M54/0.75 M62/0.75
Diameter of 6 x M3 screw hole positions 54mm 62mm 68mm
Suitable for CCD/CMOS Size 1inch or smaller 4/3 inch

APS-C,

APS-H,

36 x 24mm

QHY-030029 - QHY Active Extension Cable, DC 5V, 10m Long
QHY-030029 - QHY Active Extension Cable, DC 5V, 10m Long
$60.00
« Back to All Add-ons
QHY-030029 - QHY Active Extension Cable, DC 5V, 10m Long
About This Product
Why do you need an Active Extension Cable?

According to the characteristics of USB3.0, the maximum supported cable length of USB3.0 is about 3 meters, or the transmission stability cannot be guaranteed above 3 meters. In order to ensure the image quality, the standard USB cable length of QHY is 1.8 meters.
QHY-030028 - QHY Active Extension Cable, DC 5V, 5m Long
QHY-030028 - QHY Active Extension Cable, DC 5V, 5m Long
$50.00
« Back to All Add-ons
QHY-030028 - QHY Active Extension Cable, DC 5V, 5m Long
About This Product
Why do you need an Active Extension Cable?

According to the characteristics of USB3.0, the maximum supported cable length of USB3.0 is about 3 meters, or the transmission stability cannot be guaranteed above 3 meters. In order to ensure the image quality, the standard USB cable length of QHY is 1.8 meters.
QHY-M42-all-in-one (020211) - QHY M42 All-In-One-Kit
QHY-M42-all-in-one (020211) - QHY M42 All-In-One-Kit
$60.00
« Back to All Add-ons
QHY-M42-all-in-one (020211) - QHY M42 All-In-One-Kit
About This Product
  • Compatible with QHY183m, QHY CFW3-S-SR, CFW3-S-US, and OAG-S
  • 55mm backfocus length achievable
  • 44.1 mm backfocus length achievable with adaptable Canon EF Lens and 46.5 mm backfocus length with adaptable Nikon F Lens
  • Includes:
    • 1x 8mm M42 to M48 Adapter
    • 1x 3mm M42 screwed Adapter
    • 1x Cam Top Adapter (original name QHY #020063)
    • 1x 0.5mm/1mm/2mm/3mm/7mm/10mm Spacer
    • 8x 21mm M3 screws
    • 8x 10mm M3 screws
    • 8x 12mm M3 screws
QTY:  
Price as Configured: $999.00

Product Help
Need help deciding?
Tell us what you're looking for, and we’ll point you in the right direction. .
QHY183 incorporates QHY’s Anti-Amp Glow technology to significantly reduce typical CMOS amplifier glow to a minimum, allowing excellent calibration by subtracting a dark frame.

QHY183 utilizes the Anti-Dew features common to the QHY COLDMOS cameras. Dew is moisture that condenses from the air onto the outside of the chamber window. Frost is water vapor that freezes when it comes into contact with the inside of the chamber window or the surface of the sensor. QHY has nearly 20 years of experience designing cooled cameras and these models benefit from those years of anti-dew and anti-frost design experience. To help prevent dew from forming on the chamber window heating elements are built into the light shield just above the chamber. To avoid frost from forming inside the chamber a desiccant tube is provided that can easily be attached by the user to the outside of the camera when needed to dry the internal atmosphere of the chamber and remove any built-up moisture.

QHY183 models can be used as guiding devices, too. The opto-isolated guiding port is a standard ST-4 configuration using an RJ11 style Jack. A guiding cable is included with each camera.

The 183 with its smaller higher resolution sensor is a good match to short focal length telescopes or for imaging smaller dim objects through a large scope. The larger 163 gives a greater field of view and would be a good choice for imaging larger areas of the sky such as nebula or when coupled to a longer focal length telescope to take greater advantage of the scopes full field.

The QHY183M is a one-inch, 20 Megapixel back-illuminated monochrome CMOS camera with a peak QE of 84%. The pixel size is 2.4um, yielding high-resolution with modest size telescopes. The camera is capable of producing 15FPS@20 Megapixels. It has a two-stage TEC that cools the sensor to -40C to -45C below ambient. The ADC is 12-bit / 16-bit with 1e- read noise! The computer interface is USB 3.0 and exposure times can be set from 50us to 3600sec.

Curves