QHY(IC)695A

QHY(IC)695A

6mega pixels 1-inch high QE astronomy CCD camera
 
QHY695A/IC695A uses the ultra high sensitivity SONY ExView II CCD sensor ICX695. This sensor has a QE close to 80%. The readout noise is as low as 4 electron. With the two stage TEC, -45C below ambinent and the extremly low thermal noise of ccd sensor, this camera brings a clean image to you. This camera has built-in 7 position 36mm umounted filter disk. You can fill the LRGB Ha OIII SII filters into it at one time. To compare with the five or six fitlers disk, this camera will make LRGB and narrowbanding imaging much easy. Although the sensor has electric shutter. This camera still has a mechanical shutter installed. This mechanical shutter can be used for automaticly dark frame capture. Therefor It maybe use for some funny things, like cover the light when guide error is too big to avoid the star drift during long exposure.
 
"A" Series Camera - Fully Integrated
Both QHY695A and IC695A belong to QHYCCD new "A" series camera family. "A" stands for "ALL-IN-ONE". It includes a built-in motor driven filter wheel and it natively supports the QHYOAG. The OAG can be installed on the camera solidly with six screws at minimum back focus, precious for some optical systems.
The filter wheel in QHY695A/IC695A is 7 positions for unmounted fitlers. The camera compatible with the medium size QHYOAG.
Besides the filter wheel and OAG, "A" series camera has more to offer. An internal USBHUB(2.0) provides two USB host port and a USB to dual RS232 coverter. Guiding camera, mount and electric focuser can be connected directly to this camera instead of the computer to reduce cable clutter and chance of signal loss due to the long cables. Only one USB cable to rule them all.
Butterfly Shutter - unlimited life and uniform illumenation
This camera uses a mechanical shutter looks like butterfly shape. This shutter is driven by motor directly and it is only one piece with no friction to others. The working life is almost unlimited. This shutter has two side to cover the light. One is left to open the shutter. and another is enter to close the shutter. It has a uniform illumentaion feature.
 
Single 12V power socket
This camera uses the single 12V to power. The power socket has the thread, it can  connect with the DC plugs with thread lock to get solid connection. There is another socket which is connected with the input in parallel. It can supply the 12V to other device nearby.
 
CCD Sensor
ICX695 Mono
Effective Pixels
2758(H)*2208(V),6mega pixels
Pixel Size
4.54um*4.54um
Effective Area
14.6mm(H)*12.8mm(V), Typical 1 inch
Readout Type
Full Frame CCD, Progressive Scan
FullWell
15-20ke-
ADC
16bit
Readout Noise
Typical 4e
Binning
1x1,2x2,4x4
Exposure Time
1ms-10000sec
TEC
2 stage
Cooling
Typical -45 below Ambient
Shutter
Butterfly Mechanical Shutter for Dark Frame Capture
Moisture Control
Air Connector for removable silicon gel tube
Heat board for optic window of airproof CCD chamber
Built-in Filter Wheel
7 position unmounted 36mm
OAG interface
six M3 scew holes for QHYOAG
Telescope Interface
M54/0.75 inner screw
Power consumption
0% cooling 8W     50% cooling 16.5W    100% cooling 27W
Weight
1550g

 

QHY695A Electric Interface
USB Slave Port x1    USB host port x2    RS232 lemo 3pin port x2   2.1mm 12V DC port x2
IC695A Electric Interafce and CPU subsystem
USB Slave Port x1  USB host port x2  RS232 lemo 3pin port x2  2.1mm 12V DC port x2
mini HDMI port x1   SD card slot x1  WIFI x1   RJ45 100M ethernet x1
CPU processor
ARM processor . TBD