QHY 9 Monochrome Camera with KAF-8300 Sensor & 5 X 36mm Filter Wheel

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QHY 9 Monochrome Camera with KAF-8300 Sensor & 5 X 36mm Filter Wheel
Item # QH-QHY9
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  • The QHY9 imaging camera comes with the popular Kodak KAF-8300 monochrome sensor with 8.6 megapixels of real estate!
  • The KAF-8300 has a total pixel array of 3448 x 2574 comprised of 5.4um square pixels.
  • Two-Stage regulated TEC is part of the QHY9 design, for a maximum cooling of -40º below ambient.
  • Other features include USB 2.0 interface, ST-4 guider interface, a built-in mechanical shutter, and more.
  • This QHY 9M comes with a five-position filter wheel for 36mm filters, and has a total backfocus of 35 mm.


QHY 9 CCD Camera with KAF-8300 Sensor
& Five Position 36mm Filter Wheel

The QHY9 CCD Camera comes with the super popular 8.3 MP full-frame KAF-8300 monochrome sensor, with an active array of 3326 x 2504 pixels and a pixel size of 5.4um. The QHY 9 camera body features two-stage TEC cooling to -40ºC for great thermal noise control. Features like a built-in mechanical shutter, a regulated TEC controller, a USB 2.0 high speed interface and 16-bit analog-to-digital conversion make this economical CCD camera one to beat.

TrueSense KAF-8300 Information

The Kodak KAF-8300 CCD sensor is a chip built specifically for your imaging needs. A specialized four thirds format allows you to capture "wide screen style" images in stunning high resolution. Extremely low noise keeps imaging processing to a minimum and a high dynamic range ensures you're capturing every detail.

QHY9 Camera Specifications:

  • Sensor: TrueSense (Kodak) KAF-8300
  • Total Pixel Array: 3448 x 2574
  • Active Pixel Array: 3326 2504
  • Imager Size: 17.96mm x 13.52mm
  • Pixel Size: 5.4um x 5.4um
  • Readout Noise: 8-10 e-
  • Full Well Capacity: 25,500 electrons
  • Peak QE: 56% @ 540nm, 48% @ Ha
  • Binning Modes: 1x1,2x2,3x3,4x4
  • Download Speed: 1MP/s (9 second download time)
  • Preview Speed: 3MP/s (3 second download time)
  • Microlensing: Yes
  • Built-in 32MB SDRAM Buffer
  • Built-in mechanical shutter
  • Built-in heater to keep dew off optics window
  • ABG: 1000x
  • 16bit ADC with CDS and Preamp
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Cooling: Two Stage TEC, Low power consumption
  • Fan: Built-in, Active
  • Max Delta: T=50 degrees below ambient
  • Guide Port: Built-in RJ11 6-pin ST4 type guide port
  • Fully Sealed: Yes
  • Center and Tilt Adjustable construction
  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • Power Supply: DC201 DC Adapter with regulated TEC controller
  • Desiccant Silicon tube
  • Weight: 510g or 17.99 ounces


Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer QHY
Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W)
Sensor Type Full Frame
Series QHY Mono Cooled Cameras
Pixel Size 5-7 Microns
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Truesense, formerly Kodak
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Front or Back Illumination Front Illuminated
Sensor Model KAF-8300
CCD Class Standard
Anti-Blooming Sensor? yes
Micro-lensing Sensor? yes
Quantum Efficiency 56%
Blue Enhanced Sensor? no
Full Well Capacity 25.5Ke-
Pixel Size in Micrometers 5.4um x 5.4um
Pixel Array 3358 x 2574
Integrated Guider? No, but includes Integrated Guide Port
Binning Modes 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4
Shutter Type Digital & Mechanical
Filter Wheel Yes
Interface USB 2.0
Camera Cooling Type Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC)
Camera Weight 510g or 1.12 lb.
Included Items

Included Items

  • QHY 9 CCD Camera
  • Power Cable
  • DC201 Power Adapter
  • 120V AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Desiccant Tube
  • Cable Clamp
  • Tilt and Rotate Adapter
  • Five-position CFW for 36mm Filters
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Does this come with the LRGB 36mm filters or just the filter wheel?
Can the eyepiece adapter shown on the filter wheel be removed to attach an OAG. Preferably a TS OAG for minimum back focus?
Did they ever come out with the 7 position FW package? Does this product take unmounted filters? You list mounted on the related products but all of the QHY FW use umounted from what I can tell. Also, the last picture has an OAG. What model is in the photo? Thank you.
It's possible utilize this camera in TPO RC6 with 1,25" filters without vinegting?
Is the filter wheel powered by the camera vis USB, or does it have to have its own power supply?
Is it possible to swap the 5x 36mm filterwheel for the 7x 36mm filter wheel?
So I have an Astrotech field flattener which requires 57mm back focus. This camera shows it has 35mm. So would I just need to get a 22mm spacer to be good to go?
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