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QSI Premier Dealer

IanKingImaging Ltd are one of the first four Dealers worldwide to be appointed QSI Premier Dealer.

QSI Premier Dealers have demonstrated a deep understanding of QSI cameras and application expertise, and often have popular QSI cameras models in stock for immediate delivery.

QSI 660 New Generation CCD Camera - Introductory Pricing

The QSI 660 incorporates a Sony 6.1 megapixel (694) (2750x2700) monochrome interline transfer CCD with electronic shutter and microlens for high sensitivity.

Next Generation Sony Sensor with
Peak QE of 77%!

Electronic shutter for high frame rates
Standard air cooling to 45C
5 or 8-position Color Filter Wheel

Introductory Pricing

The ultra low noise Sony 694 and 814 sensors are now available in the superbly engineered and designed QSI 600 Series format.

The QSI 660 model camera employs an 6.1mp Sony CCD image sensor. This new generation of Sony sensor offers remarkable sensitivity with peak QE of over 75%. The high senstivity, wide dynamic range, dual read rates, low noise performance and internal 5 or 8-position color filter wheels make the QSI 660 ideally suited to a broad range of demanding scientific, medical, astronomical, and industrial imaging applications.

The QSI 660wsg is available with an Integrated Guider Port (IGP) allowing astronomers to guide using the light from the main telescope while picking off the light from the guide star in front of the filters.

The 660 camera system is supported by industry leading astronomy and microscopy image acquisition software plus a full camera control API is available for creating custom Windows or Linux applications.

Click here to see QSI 660 Overview

Technical Specs:

6.1 megapixel Sony ICX694 sensor
USB 2.0 High-Speed, 16-bit output
Dual read rates of 800kHz and 8MHz
Electronic shutter speeds to 100 microseconds
Air cooling to 45C below ambient
Available 5 or 8-position color filter wheel (CFW)
Available Integrated Guider Port (IGP)

QSI 690 New Generation CCD Camera - Introductory Pricing

he QSI 690 incorporates a Sony 9.2 megapixel (814) ((3380x2704) monochrome interline transfer CCD with electronic shutter and microlens for high sensitivity.

Next Generation Sony Sensor with
Peak QE of 77%!

Electronic shutter for high frame rates
Standard air cooling to 45C
5 or 8-position Color Filter Wheel

Introductory Pricing

The ultra low noise Sony 694 and 814 sensors are now available in the superbly engineered and designed QSI 600 Series format.

The QSI 690 model camera employs an 9.19mp Sony CCD image sensor. This new generation of Sony sensor offers remarkable sensitivity with peak QE of over 75%. The high senstivity, wide dynamic range, dual read rates, low noise performance and internal 5 or 8-position color filter wheels make the QSI 690 ideally suited to a broad range of demanding scientific, medical, astronomical, and industrial imaging applications.

The QSI 690wsg is available with an Integrated Guider Port (IGP) allowing astronomers to guide using the light from the main telescope while picking off the light from the guide star in front of the filters.

The 690 camera system is supported by industry leading astronomy and microscopy image acquisition software plus a full camera control API is available for creating custom Windows or Linux applications.

Click Here for QSI 600 Overview

Technical Specs:

9.19 megapixel Sony ICX814 sensor
3.69µm pixel provides high resolution
High Speed USB 2.0 and read rates up to 8 MHz
2-Stage TEC w/ cooling to 45°C below ambient
Electronic shutter w/ exposures to 100µsec
Available mechanical shutter
Available 5 or 8-position color filter wheel
Available Secondary Viewing Port>>
Broad Software support
ASCOM-compatible Windows COM API
Linux drivers and API

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QSI 700 Series Advanced Large Format CCD Cameras

Introducing the QSI 700 Series Cooled Scientific
Digital Cameras.

Supporting sensors with up to 29mp and a diagonal measure of up to 52mm, the QSI 700 Series is the Next Generation large format, cooled CCD camera.

Coupled with QSI's renowned image quality, multiple read rates up to 10 MHz, high-speed USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet and full 16-bit output allow 700 Series cameras to produce high quality images with extremely wide dynamic range, excellent linearity and exceptionally low noise.

Cooling on the 700 Series is maximized with a 3-stage TEC and advanced flow-thru cooling design.

QSI 700 Series cameras are filled with state-of-the art features including dual high speed ARM processors and up to 1GB of high speed RAM offering advanced onboard image processing and multi-frame image buffer, built-in IR pre-flash for RBI management on full-frame sensors, and QSI's propietary Q‑Align™ CCD alignment system.

The QSI 700 Series supports 5 popular full-frame and interline transfer sensors with 35mm format and larger sensors available. A variety of options and accessories are available to meet your specific life science, astronomical, research or industrial imaging requirements.

Technical Specs:

Comprehensive range of Large Format
CCD sensors up to 52mm diagonal.

Multiple read rates up to 10 MHz, 16-bit output

High-speed USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet New!

AR Coated Fused Silica window

Air and liquid cooling to >55C using

3-Stage TEC with advanced cooling design

Real-time monitoring of temperature, humidity and barometric pressure inside and outside the CCD chamber New!

Q-Align™ CCD alignment system New!

IR Pre-Flash for RBI Management New!

Dual high speed ARM processors with

On-board image processing New!

Up to 1GB high speed memory with multi-frame image buffer New!

Advanced ResearchSpec® Profiling

Unsurpassed image quality

Broad software support

ASCOM-compatible Windows API

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QSIMAGING CCD CAMERAS AN OVERVIEW

The QSI 500 Series is a family of medium format, thermo-electrically cooled CCD cameras designed to produce high quality images with extremely wide dynamic range, excellent linearity and very low noise. Five different models are available employing a comprehensive range of scientific grade CCDs. A variety of options and accessories are available to meet your specific astronomical, medical or industrial imaging objectives.

Click here to read some of the excellent reviews QSI cameras are attracting

Click here to see the QSI Image Gallery

The superb imaging performance of 500 Series cameras is wrapped in an attractive, compact design with outstanding power efficiency and investment protecting upgradeability. The refined engineering and impressive fit, finish and attention to detail will surpass your highest expectations.

The 500 series sets a new benchmark for compact design and power efficiency in a high performance, full-featured scientific CCD camera. With optional features and upgradeability, the 500 series can be tailored to fit your needs today and in the future.

The 500 camera system is supported by industry leading image acquisition software and development tools are available for creating custom Windows or Linux imaging applications.

Small enough to practically hide behind a CD-ROM, the medium format QSI 500 Series family sets new standards for full-featured, high performance scientific CCD cameras. The striking appearance, refined design and superior fit and finish only hint at the advanced technical performance lurking inside. Some have described it as a work of art.

A defining feature of the 500 Series is the flexible design that permits three progressively configured body styles with a minimal impact on overall size. The relative sizes of the three body configurations, Slim, Medium, and Full, can be seen in the image to the right. A camera's body size depends on the internal features installed. The Slim body is the thinnest version and can be used with CCDs incorporating an electronic shutter. The Medium body provides addition space for an internal mechanical shutter. The Full body allows the installation of both the shutter and a five position filter wheel with interchangeable filters.

Engineered with extensive use of sophisticated CAD-CAM design tools, the 500 Series is CNC machined from aircraft grade aluminum alloy. The finely finished anodized body components are assembled with corrosion resistant stainless steel hardware throughout.

Small, Light-Weight and Thin

The 500 Series is designed to support image sensors with a maximum diagonal measurement of 20mm, characterizing the family as Medium Format cameras. For this class of camera they are surprisingly compact. At just 4.45" square, the Slim body camera is just 1.68" deep, occupying less than 30 cubic inches and weighing in at under 26 ounces. Even a Full body camera with shutter and color filter wheel is only 2.5" deep and a mere 40 ounces. In fact, the small footprint is the practical limit for a camera with a 5 position filter wheel using standard 1.25" interchangeable filters.

Keeping the depth of the camera to a minimum was an early design goal. Not only is backfocus minimized, but the camera moment-arm is reduced resulting in greater stability. Tight spaces, like through the forks of an SCT telescope, are no longer a problem. The shutter and filter wheel were placed inside the body, very close to the image sensor reducing backfocus and overall depth. The motion control electronics are actually buried in the 0.12" thick shutter/filter mounting plate to reduce depth further. Pulling the cooling fans and heatsinks into the body resulted in another significant reduction in depth. Finally, having all electrical cables and the optional liquid heat exchanger recirculation hoses exit the body in the same direction and perpendicular to the optical axis insured an interference-free fit in tight spaces.

Shutter and Filter Subsystem

The 500 Series achieves its compact size and unique configuration flexibility though an innovative shutter/filter subsystem. Both the mechanical shutter and filter wheel can be installed internally while keeping the growth of the camera dimensions at a minimum. This results in minimal loss of backfocus as these features are added. The compact design also reduces vignetting with fast optical systems.

Shutter

The Model 504s camera incorporates the internal mechanical shutter in the 'mid-size' camera body configuration . The shutter is not only used for timing exposures, but can be left closed to produce 'dark frames' for subsequent image processing. Exposures can be as short as 0.03 seconds or as long as 240 minutes.

Filter Wheel

The Model 504ws adds an internal five position filter wheel to the camera in a 'full-size' camera body. The filter wheel accepts any standard 1.25" filter and is normally supplied with a four filter LRGB color filter set. Various other filter configurations are available. Optionally, the camera can be supplied without filters allowing you to use any filters you choose. The filter wheel can easily be removed and replaced to change or clean the glass filters. Additional filter wheels can be purchased allowing quick interchange of different filter set configurations. (Note how the RGB filters reflect the complimentary color in the picture at the right.)

Technical Specs:

Scientific grade imaging performance
Comprehensive range of CCD sensors
Compact, refined design
Excellent power efficiency
Air and liquid cooling
Available internal color filter wheel
Available CCDSoft and MaxIm DL Drivers
ASCOM-compatible Windows API
Linux drivers and API

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QSI Colour 600 Series CCD Cameras

The QSI 600 Series builds on the foundation of the popular QSI 500 Series. Dual read rates of up to 8 MHz with high-speed USB 2.0 and full 16-bit output allow 600 Series cameras to produce high quality images with high frame rates, extremely wide dynamic range, excellent linearity and exceptionally low noise. Cooling on the 600 Series is achieved with a custom 2-stage TEC supporting regulated cooling to greater than 45C, or greater than 50C with the option Liquid Heat Exchanger.

The QSI 600 Series has seven different models employing a comprehensive range of monochrome and single-shot color scientific grade CCDs up to 8.3mp. A variety of options and accessories are available to meet your specific medical, astronomical or industrial imaging objectives.

The superb imaging performance of 600 Series cameras is wrapped in an attractive, compact design with outstanding power efficiency and investment protecting upgradeability. The refined engineering and impressive fit, finish and attention to detail will surpass your highest expectations.

Unsurpassed image quality
Comprehensive range of CCD sensors
up to 8.3mp
Compact, refined design
Dual read rates up to 8 MHz New!
High-speed USB 2.0, full 16-bit output New!
Air and liquid cooling to -50C New!
5 or 8 position color filter wheel New!
Available Integrated Guider Port
”Broad software support
”ASCOM-compatible Windows API
”Linux drivers and API

QSI 683 Monochrome and Colour 8.3MP CCD Camera

Please Note that as of April 1 2013 we have stock of the 683 WSG-8 at the old promotion price. Once sold price increases to £3749

The QSI 583 and now the new 683 range of cameras are amongst the most desireable CCd Cameras for amateurs and semi professional astronoers alike.

The new 683 range builds upon the huge success of the QSI 583 and brings in options such as an 8 position filters wheel. The superior cooling performance will be of benefit particularly to those customers operating in hot climates.

The QSI 600 Series builds on the foundation of the popular QSI 500 Series. Dual read rates of up to 8 MHz with high-speed USB 2.0 and full 16-bit output allow 600 Series cameras to produce high quality images with high frame rates, extremely wide dynamic range, excellent linearity and exceptionally low noise. Cooling on the 600 Series is achieved with a custom 2-stage TEC supporting regulated cooling to greater than 45C, or greater than 50C with the option Liquid Heat Exchanger.

Technical Specs:

8.3mp Kodak KAF-8300 sensor
USB 2.0 High-Speed, 16-bit output
Dual read rates of 800kHz and 8MHz
Air cooling to 45C below ambient
Available 5 or 8-position color filter wheel (CFW)
Available Integrated Guider Port (IGP
Full frame download as fast as 1 second

QSI 583 Large Format CCD Camera

The QSI 583 CCD Camera is a breakthrough in CCD Camera performance and versatility.

For the first time a camera that excells at both widefield deep sky imaging and high resolution imaging is available with very high Quantum Efficiency (sensitivity) ultra low noise, high Ha
sensitivity and with the internal filter wheel able to accept 1.25” filters with optical systems as fast as F4.

This camera will give outstanding results with optics ranging from short focal length camera lenses through to sub 2m focal length telescopes. Furthermore with it's high pixel count it can also be used as a 4.15mp camera binned 2x2 with instruments of 2m plus focal length.

The increased field of view, high quantum efficiency, wide dynamic range and low noise performance make the QSI 583 ideally suited to a broad range of astronomical imaging applications.

Technical Specs:

8.3mp 3326x2504 Kodak KAF-8300 Sensor
Peak QE - 60%
Ha QE - 50%
5.4 micron pixels
Low Noise Wide Dynamic Range
Up to 45 degrees Celsius CCD Cooling
Cooling Regulated to .1 degree
Built in mechanical shutter
Available 5 position motorised colour filter wheel
Intergrated Guider Port
Comprehensive Software Support
Maxim DL and CCD Soft Drivers
ASCOM-compatible windows COM API
Linux Drivers and API

£255.00

QSI Pentaqx 6x7 Lens Adaptor

The Pentax 6x7 lens adapter allows Pentax 6x7 lenses to be used with all 500/600 Series WSG models.

The adapter attaches directly to the WSG cover in place of the standard T-mount or 2.156" adapter and provides the correct focal depth for Pentax 6x7 lenses. The adapter can be mounted in any orientation to support landscape or portrait format imaging. The adapter includes a 1/4"-20 tripod adapter for mounting the camera/lens combination on a tripod (although this is not strong enough to support the weight of the CCD Camera without further support) and a retractable locking pin to ensure the lenses stay firmly attached.

QSI 632 Series CCD Cameras

The QSI 600 Series builds on the foundation of the popular QSI 500 Series. Dual read rates of up to 8 MHz with high-speed USB 2.0 and full 16-bit output allow 600 Series cameras to produce high quality images with high frame rates, extremely wide dynamic range, excellent linearity and exceptionally low noise. Cooling on the 600 Series is achieved with a custom 2-stage TEC supporting regulated cooling to greater than 45C, or greater than 50C with the option Liquid Heat Exchanger.

The QSI 600 Series has seven different models employing a comprehensive range of monochrome and single-shot color scientific grade CCDs up to 8.3mp. A variety of options and accessories are available to meet your specific medical, astronomical or industrial imaging objectives.

The superb imaging performance of 600 Series cameras is wrapped in an attractive, compact design with outstanding power efficiency and investment protecting upgradeability. The refined engineering and impressive fit, finish and attention to detail will surpass your highest expectations.

Unsurpassed image quality
Comprehensive range of CCD sensors
up to 8.3mp
Compact, refined design
Dual read rates up to 8 MHz New!
High-speed USB 2.0, full 16-bit output New!
Air and liquid cooling to -50C New!
5 or 8 position color filter wheel New!
Available Integrated Guider Port
”Broad software support
”ASCOM-compatible Windows API
”Linux drivers and API

Technical Specs:

3.2 mp Kodak KAF-3200 sensor
USB 2.0 High-Speed, 16-bit output
Dual read rates of 800kHz and 8MHz
Air cooling to 45C below ambient
Available 5 or 8-position color filter wheel (CFW)
Available Integrated Guider Port (IGP

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