The miniCAM5F is a revolutionary product launched by QHYCCD. The 1/3-inch CMOS sensor used in this camera has an Aptina MT9M034 CMOS monochrome sensor 1.2 Megapixels (1280 x 960) at 3.75um. This sensor has nearly 75% QE and read noise as low as 2e-. The 2-stage cooling and temperature control system reduce the sensor temperature -38 degrees C below ambient, reducing thermal noise and producing a clean background making the camera suitable for both planetary and deep space imaging.
The 1.2 Megapixel, 1/3-inch CMOS chip used in this camera has a 1280 x 960 array at 3.75um. Its high 75% QE is complimented by its low 2e- read noise making it suitable for planets as well as deep space.
Two-Stage Thermoelectric Cooling
The dual stage TE cooling is the same system we use on our most expensive cameras. This reduces the temperature of the sensor -38 degrees C below ambient resulting in lower noise in the image, even in long exposures taken on warm summer nights.
LRGB Filters Included (with room for more)
Filters can be a high expense item in astronomical imaging. With many other cameras, you need to invest in both a filter wheel and the LRGB and Narrowband filters for a complete system. However, this version of the revolutionary miniCAM5F includes a TE-cooled camera, 9-position built-in filter wheel, LRGB filters and a black filter for taking dark frames!
The nine-slot built-in filter wheel makes the miniCAM5F capable of imaging in multiple broad and narrow bands. Not only can the camera be loaded with LRGB filters, but also with Ha, SII and OIII for narrowband imaging, all of which are also included in the package. It also comes with Hydrogen-B, and Methane (CH4) filters.