5-III 462C
5-III 462C
5-III 462C
5-III 462C
5-III 462C
5-III 462C
5-III 462C
5-III 462C
5-III 462C


5-III 462C

Regular price
$ 349.00
Sale price
$ 349.00
Unit price

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New EXPANDED KIT Option includes standard accessories plus Methane (CH4) filter, AllSky Lens, and CS adapter

New High QE Color + NIR Planetary Camera

The new QHY5III462C camera uses the latest (6th Generation) 2.1 megapixel IMX462 STARVIS CMOS sensor from Sony. The pixel size is 2.9u making it the same size and resolution as the sensor used in the QHY5III290 camera that has been so successfully used for planetary imaging by some of the best planetary imagers in the world. Like others in the series, the QHY5III462C is USB 3.0 powered and controlled. No additional power is required.

The IMX462 sensor is back-illuminated and has new features
that give it two significant advantages over other planetary
cameras: First, the IMX462 sensor has sHGC for extremely low read noise (less than one electron) at high gain. This is ideal for stacking hundreds or thousands of short planetary images. Second, it is exceptionally sensitive in the NIR. In this generation of sensor, the photodiode portion of the pixel well is deepened, allowing photons of longer wavelength to penetrate deeper into the substrate and thereby dramatically increases the sensor's sensitivity to red light and near infrared light (NIR). The RGB filters over the pixels become transparent at NIR wavelengths, so the sensor displays almost equal peak sensitivity to NIR light as it does to light in the visible spectrum.



(Color and Enhanced Near Infrared)

Pixel Size 2.9um x 2.9um
Effective Pixel Area 1920 x 1080
Effective Pixels 2 Megapixels 
Fullwell 12000e-
Readout Noise 0.5e-
AD Sample Depth 12-bit (output as 16-bit and 8-bit)
Sensor Size Typical 1/2.8 inch
Full Frame Rate

Full Resolution 135 FPS@8-bits

(USB3.0 Port)

ROI Frame Rate 

Higher rates at selected fields of interest

(Supports any region ROI)

Exposure Time Range 7us-900sec
Shutter Type Electronic Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface USB3.0
Guide Port Yes
Telescope Interface 1.25-inch
Optical Window(s)

Changeable 1.25-inch

filter as optical window

Filters Included

1.25-inch UV/IR cut

filter and 1.25-inch IR850 filter

Weigth 88g
Reference Price


(includes free 1.25inch IR cut filter

and free 1.25inch IR850 filter)

What's In the Box
1.  QHY5III462C Camera
2.  1.25" UV/IR Filter
3.  1.25" IR850 Filter
4.  USB3.0 Cable
5.  Guiding Cable
6.  Focus Locking Ring

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