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#1 CCD-Freak

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:33 PM

I was looking at the QHY website and I saw the "scientific mono CMOS cameras" and I am interested in the following which would be great with longer FL telescopes

 

QHY-42     2048 x 2048 with  11um pixels 22.5 mm x 22.5 mm 

QHY-2020 2048 x 2048 with 6.5um pixels 13.3 mm x 13.3 mm

QHY-4040 4096 x 4096 with    9um pixels 36.9 mm x 36.9 mm

 

The specs look very good for these cameras

 

Has anyone seen pricing and availability on these? 

 

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Edited by CCD-Freak, 16 February 2019 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:18 PM

QHY42 - $9090 (OPT corp)

QHY-2020 - $6000-$8000 (Woodland Hills Telescope)

 

Wasn't able to find anyone carrying the QHY-4040 



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:43 PM

Those are way more expensive than I hoped.  The sensors must be very expensive.

 

I guess I will have to start saving my $$ if I ever expect to get one of these.

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:32 PM

It seems to me that those sensors are designed for some very specific scientific applications and not necessarily for pretty pictures. Make sure that you check the dark current figures.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:00 PM

These are in a different price stratosphere, but you can get more information on the sensors (including the 4040) here:

 

http://www.flicamera...ler/kepler.html

 

The QHY web site says that the 4040 is still under development.



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:39 AM

The Gpixel gsense chips are also available in thinned (backside illuminated ) versions. Those have the highest quantum efficiency.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

And dark current

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:54 AM

Here is some info from QHY.  Specs look good but they are expensive.  No micro lenses on the sensors.

 

QHY-42....https://www.qhyccd.c...catid=138&id=47

 

QHY-2020.....https://www.qhyccd.c...catid=138&id=48

 

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:36 PM

Tolga and Wolfgang Promper have both posted some great pics taken with the Kepler. QhY has posted some as well on their forums and Facebook.

Very impressive. Thinking about the 2020 myself


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