QHY600M-PRO Professional Monochrome Camera

Starting Price: $7,999.00
Price as Configured: $7,999.00
The QHY600PRO 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 monochrome and color versions. QHY600 is specially designed for scientific and high-end industrial applications, including the 2*10Gbps fiber interface, USB3.0 interface, 2Gbytes DDR3 memory, 6PIN GPIO / Trig / GPS connector. Support 4.0FPS 16bit full-frame readout and 10FPS 14bit full-frame readout. This is the Pro Monochrome version of the QHY600.

Please Note : If you would like enable the 2x10 Gigabit fiber port function on the QHY600 Professional camera, please select the option to add the PCIE Grabber Card to your purchase.

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QHY-PCIE (090042) - QHYCCD PCIE Grabber Card
QHY-PCIE (090042) - QHYCCD PCIE Grabber Card
About This Product

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.


  • 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

$1,500.00 each
Price as Configured: $7,999.00

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Model QHY600PRO
CMOS Sensor IMX455
Mono/Color Both Available. Monochrom version uses the -K industry level sensor. Color version uses the -C consumer level sensor
Pixel Size 3.76um x 3.76um
Effective Pixel Area 9576*6388

(9600*6422 with overscan and optically black area)

Effective Pixels 61.17 Megapixels

(effective area.

Sensor Size Full Frame 36mm x 24mm
A/D Sample Depth

16-bit (0-65535 levels) at 1X1 binning

18-bit at 2X2, 19-bit at 3X3, 20-bit at 4X4 software binning

*QHY600 uses the software digital binning for 2*2binning. With digital sum, 2*2binning will be four 16-bit summed then it is 18-bit.

Full Well Capacity (1×1, 2×2, 3×3) Standard Mode

>51ke- / >204ke- / >408ke-

Super Full Well Mode

>80ke- / >320ke- / >720ke-

Full 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 9600×3194, 22.5FPS at 9600×1080, 28FPS at 9600×768, 47FPS at 9600×480, 160FPS at 9600×100,

Fiber Port Image Transfer Speed

Full Frame Size: 4FPS (16-bit mode), 10FPS (14-bit mode)

Readout Noise 1.0e- to 3.7e- (Standard Mode)
Dark Current 0.0022e-/p/s @ -20C 0.0046e-/p/s @ -10C
Exposure Time Range 40us – 3600sec
Unity Gain* 25 (Extended Full Well Mode) *

*With the improvement of the CMOS technology, the 16bit CMOS camera has been released, like QHY600/268/411/461. For these cameras, even in lowest gain it has beyond the requirement of unit gain (less than 1e/ADU due to sufficient samples) So you can directly set gain0 as start. Please note QHY600/268C/411/461 has extend full well mode. In this mode you still need to find out the unit gain position.

Amp Control Zero Amplifer Glow
Firmware/FPGA remote Upgrade Supported. Via Camera USB Port
Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface USB3.0
Built-in Image Buffer 2GBytes(16Gbit)DDR3 memory
Hardware Frame Sequence Number Supported
Cooling System Dual Stage TEC cooler:

– Long exposures (> 1 second) typically -35C below ambient

– Short exposure (< 1second) high FPS, typically -30C below ambient

(Test temperature +20°)

Water Cooling Version:

-45C below ambient with normal temperature water in long exposures

up to -60C below ambient with cold liquid

Sensor Chamber Humidity Sensor Yes. Support both humidity and pressure readout
Optic Window Type AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating
Anti-Dew Heater Yes
Telescope Interface M54/0.75
Back Focal Length 17.5mm (±0.2)
Weight PH Version: 850g*
Power 40W/100%

Different Models

QHY600 Series have Pro versions and customization for professional astrophotography or scientific uses. They are:

QHY600Pro (Professional Version, mainly for scientific projects);

QHY600-SBFL (Short Back Focal Length Customization, for astrographers and scientific projects both, support PH and Pro Versions)

QHY600-LQ (Liquid Cooling Customization, maily for scientific projects, support PH and Pro Versions)

Please check QHY600 PH specification list also for general information.

Model QHY600PH QHY600Pro QHY600SBFL


Short Back Focal Length Version



Liquid Cooling Version

Frame Rate USB3.0


Full Frame Size: 4.0FPS (8-bit output)

Full Frame Size: 2.5FPS (16-bit output)

7.2FPS at 9600×3194, 22.5FPS at 9600×1080, 28FPS at 9600×768, 47FPS at 9600×480, 160FPS at 9600×100

USB3.0 & 2*10Gigabit    
Computer Interface USB3.0 2*10Gigabit


Full Frame Size:

4.0FPS (16-bit output)

GPIO N/A 6PIN, high speed with flexible FPGA conntrol.


Can be used as trigger in/out, multiple camera sync capture control, high precision GPS time measurement etc.