QHY461 Medium Format Cooled CMOS Camera

Starting Price: $26,000.00
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Brand: QHYCCD / SKU: QHY-461

The QHY411/461 has both USB3.0 and 2*10GigaE interfaces. The 2*10GigaE version supports a higher readout speed.

QHY411/QHY461 have both mono and color version. The application of this camera includes astronomy imaging, astronomy photography, space object survey, satellite tracking, etc.

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QHY's Fiber Grabber Card is a PCIE2.0 x 8 image data graber card. It supports 2*10Gbps high-speed optical communication between the camera and the computer. A single QHY PCIE Grabber card can be used with more than one camera in succession (not simultaneously). This means that if you have multiple QHY PRO series cameras, and you plan on using them at different times, then you only need one card between them.

Features:

  • PCIE 2.0 x8
  • 4GByte onboard DDR3 memory
  • Four 10Gbps fiber sockets
  • One 40Gbps fiber sockets

Supports the following cameras:

QHY268PRO, QHY600PRO, QHY461, QHY411, QHY4040PRO

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The QHY411/461 has both USB3.0 and 2*10GigaE interfaces. The 2*10GigaE version supports a higher readout speed.

QHY411/QHY461 have both a mono and color version. The application of this camera includes astronomy imaging, astronomy photography, space object survey, satellite tracking, etc.

Native 16 bit A/D: The new Sony sensor has 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.

BSI: One benefit of the back-illuminated CMOS structure is improved full well capacity. This is particularly helpful for sensors with small pixels. In a typical front-illuminated sensor, photons from the target entering the photosensitive layer of the sensor must first pass through the metal wiring that is embedded just above the photosensitive layer. The wiring structure reflects some of the photons and reduces the efficiency of the sensor. In the back- illuminated sensor the light is allowed to enter the photosensitive surface from the reverse side. In this case the sensor’s embedded wiring structure is below the photosensitive layer. As a result, more incoming photons strike the photosensitive layer and more electrons are generated and captured in the pixel well. This ratio of photon to electron production is called quantum efficiency. The higher the quantum efficiency the more efficient the sensor is at converting photons to electrons and hence the more sensitive the sensor is to capturing an image of something dim.

Zero Amplify Glow: This is also a zero amplifer glow camera.

TRUE RAW Data: In the DSLR implementation there is a RAW image output, but typically it is not completely RAW. Some evidence of noise reduction and hot pixel removal is still visible on close inspection. This can have a negative effect on the image for astronomy such as the “star eater” effect. However, QHY Cameras offer TRUE RAW IMAGE OUTPUT and produces an image comprised of the original signal only, thereby maintaining the maximum flexibility for post-acquisition astronomical image processing programs and other scientific imaging applications.

Anti-Dew Technology: Based on almost 20-year cooled camera design experience, The QHY cooled camera has implemented the fully dew control solutions. The optic window has built-in dew heater and the chamber is protected from internal humidity condensation. An electric heating board for the chamber window can prevent the formation of dew and the sensor itself is kept dry with our silicon gel tube socket design for control of humidity within the sensor chamber.

Cooling: In addition to dual stage TE cooling, QHYCCD implements proprietary technology in hardware to control the dark current noise.

QHY411 Curves
As a scientific camera, QHYCCD gives the maxium flexibility to access the setting of the camera and allow user to use all possible readout mode in the CMOS sensor. Currently there are eight readout modes (in the future, QHY will active more). The eight readout modes is mode #0 to mode #7. The follwing graph is the system gain, readout noise and fullwell of each mode. Different mode has different behaviour in both fullwell, readout noise , and some other noise conditions. You can select the suitable mode according the applications.

QHY411 QE. Since SONY has not release the absolutely QE curve of IMX411. There is only the relativity QE Curve. QHYCCD did some test of absolutely QE for the 3.76um BSI sensor in another model. It can be used for just a reference.

 

Regarding the linearity of QHY411, QHY conducted a preliminary linearity determination experiment. QHY411 data can be used to enable astronomical metering. The experiment was to obtain a deviation of a fixed area by shooting the flat field plate with different exposure times. Then, after converting the conversion to a value in units of volume, the curve where the overlapping exposure time is increased and replaced by the image sensor is replaced.

In order to obtain relatively large full-scale range data, QHY used the QHY411 correction mode with a gain of 0 (GAIN = 60). The obtained curve is as follows. You can see from the picture. QHY411 has very good linearity in a wide range. When the full scale is greater than 75000e, the linearity begins to decrease, and the curve conforms to the general linearity of the image sensor in the near area.

 

QHY461 Curves


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