5III 485C Color Planetary And All Sky Camera
5III 485C Color Planetary And All Sky Camera
5III 485C Color Planetary And All Sky Camera
5III 485C Color Planetary And All Sky Camera


5III 485C Color Planetary And All Sky Camera

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QHYCCD is pleased to announce a new addition to its line of high speed, high QE, low noise, planetary cameras, the QHY5III485C. The QHY5III485C uses Sony's new IMX485, back- illuminated, 8.4 megapixel color CMOS sensor with an array of 3864 x 2180 pixels at 2.9um. With USB 3.0 interface, the full frame rate of 44 FPS at 8-bits or 18.5 FPS at 16-bits. Smaller regions of interest will yield even faster frame rates. This new camera makes a great planetary combo with the other newly released QHY5III462C.

Large Sensor Size

The QHY5III485C has 4 times the area of the smaller QHY5III462C and 4 times the number of pixels. In area it is the same size as the popular IMX174 sensor but with back- illumination and higher resolution. The generous field of view provided by this larger sensor makes it ideal for solar and lunar imaging whereas the smaller, faster QHY5III462C with its enhanced IR response is superior for imaging planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

High QE and sHCG

While the QHY5III485C does not have the extended near IR response of the QHY5III462C, it does have sHGC (Super High Cain Conversion) for exceptionally low (less than 1e-) read noise. For solar and lunar imaging, the NIR response is not required but the ability to take multiple short exposures in H-alpha light is ideal for solar use and making movies of solar prominences, arcs and eruptions.

Combination All Sky Camera

The QHY5III485C standard package includes a 2.5mm Fisheye lens that converts the planetary camera into a high-resolution, 8.4 Megapixel All Sky camera with 180-degree field of view. The following items are included with the camera:

1. Camera body
2. USB3.0 Cable
3. Tracking Cable
4. Focus Position Locking Ring 5. 2.5mm All Sky Lens

6. C-mount extension ring 7. 1.25" extension tube

Field of View with QHY5III485C Compared with QHY5III462C

Field of view of QHY5III485C camera with 80mm f/7 solar scope

Field of view of QHY5III485C camera with C8 telescope

Field of view of QHY5III462C camera with C14 and 2X barlow 

Field of view of QHY5III462C camera with C14 and 2X barlow


Preliminary Specifications


Model QHY5III485C


Pixel Size 2.9um x 2.9um

Effective Pixel Area 3864 x 2180

Effective Pixels 8.4 Megapixels

Full Well 12,236e-

Readout Noise 1.0e- to 2.4e- Standard Mode, 0.6e- to 1.09e- sHGC Mode

AD Sample Depth 8-bit/12-bit (output as 8-bit and 16-bit)

Sensor Size Typical 1/1.2 inch

Full Frame Rate Full Resolution 44 FPS@8-bits, 18.5 FPS @ 16-bits (USB3.0 Port)

ROI Frame Rate

78.5FPS @1200 lines, 87 FPS @ 1080 lines, 91.5 FPS @ 1024 lines, 97.5 FPS @ 960 lines, 121 FPS @ 768 lines, 190 FPS @ 480 lines

Exposure Time Range 10us - 300sec

Shutter Type Electronic Rolling Shutter

Computer Interface USB3.0

Guide Port Yes

Telescope Interface 1.25-inch with CS mount threads (C-mount adapter included)

Optical Window UV/IR cut and AR coated

Preliminary Specifications