I just realized that QHYCCD has a below the radar, starting next week, $3K discount for preorders of the QHY600. It's still pricey ($5K), but I have been looking forward to this camera for some time, and just placed my order. The 38% discount certainly helps. Preorders such as this are not without risk; the camera could experience teething pains, I have yet to see a dark frame, etc., but I deal with cutting-edge sensors at work, and the specs on the Sony IMX455 that this camera is based on look awesome, approaching perfection.
Tolga: "According to Dr Q, the camera is performing well. He doesn't say that about many cameras".
QHY page here: https://www.qhyccd.c...&catid=94&id=55
A first pass at specs here: https://www.qhyccd.c...=94&id=55&cut=1
EDIT: Whoops... not so fast. Things are more complicated, but there is also some good news. The $8K discounted to $5k thing is for the mono version, and is because this is actually the "Scientific version" with GigE hardware but "Photographic version" firmware, so you would have to pay later to make it really SV. The PV is shipping in a few months, but it will be priced at $5K, which puts it on par with what we have heard about the ZWO ASI6200. So I will wait and get the OSC when it comes out, and after reviews surface. I'm not sure if the SV has any advantage other than GigE.
All the best,
Edited by Coconuts, 17 August 2019 - 01:32 PM.