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QHYCCD QHY5III178 color camera

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QHYCCD QHY5III178 color camera


QHY5III178 is the USB 3.0 planetary color camera that uses the IMX178 STARVIS back illuminated sensor and that is outstanding for Moon and planets imaging at a high magnifications. The high-speed USB 3.0 connection allows you to record up to 50 images per second at maximum resolution of 3072 x 2048 pixels!

The IMX178 STARVIS sensor provides an extremely high sensitivity, also in near infrared, and makes this camera an excellent choice for people searching for a mode with low pixel dimensions (2.4 microns).

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The QHY5III178 with color sensor is the perfect choice for people searching for a model with low pixel dimensions and that has still a not too high price. Thanks to the latest Sony IMX178 STARVIS back illuminated sensor, the QHY5III178 camera is outstanding for Moon and planets imaging at a high magnifications!


QHYCCD QHY5III178 color camera


Use as planetary camera

The QHY5III178 uses the Sony IMX178 STARVIS back illuminated sensor latest generation color sensor. This sensor offers great technical specifications:

- high resolution (3072 x 2048 pixel) 
- compact pixels dimensions (2,4 micron)
- extremely low readout noise

Thanks to electronics with USB 3.0 connection to control PC, the QHY5III178 allows you to record many images per second (up to 50 fps at full resolution - note: the recorded fps number also depends on the control PC speed). So you can get video composed of more images that, processed with special software for astrophotography, enable you to achieve better results!





QHYCCD QHY5III178 color camera


Use as autoguider

These advanced technical features make it very good not only as a planetary camera but also for those looking a guide camera. It has a built-in ST4 port (with LEMO connector, known to be very robust - the ST4 guide cable on the mount side instead has the classic connector for connection to the most popular mounts) that allows direct connection to the mount.






Sophisticated design

The QHY5III178 camera has the design of the previous QHY5II series, with 31.8mm diameter accessory shape. In this way QHYCCD got better efficiency in heat transfer to the outside of the camera body. This particular design also provides a very low back focus makes the camera ideal for off-axis guiders.



QHYCCD QHY5III178 color camera


QHY5III178 color camera - scope of delivery:

- QHY5III178 camera
- USB cable for PC connection
- ST4 cable for autoguide
- Parafocal ring
- C-31,8mm nose





QHYCCD planetary and autoguide CMOS cameras comparison

In this table we have summarized main features of QHYCCD's planetary and autoguide CMOS cameras to allow you to easily compare and choose the best one based on your telescope.

Power requirements
USB powered
Porta autoguida ST4
Camera CMOS non raffreddata
Peso (gr)
Backfocus (mm)
Telescope interface
Portaoculari 31,8mm
A/D converter
14 bit
Sensor diagonal (mm)
Sensor dimensions (mm)
7.37mm x 4.91mm
Connection to PC
USB 3.0
Pixels dimensions (µm)
3072 x 2048


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