QSI 616 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
ĦBroad software support
ĦASCOM-compatible Windows API
ĦLinux drivers and API

Technical Specs:

1.6mp Kodak KAF-1603 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


QSI C-mount Guide Camera Adapter

Extra adapter for mounting a C-mount guide camera to the Integrated Guider Port on a QSI 500 Series WSG model


QSI T-mount Guide Camera Adapter

Extra adapter for mounting a T-mount guide camera to the Integrated Guider Port on a QSI 500 Series WSG model


QSI T-Mount Adapter

T-Mount adapter plate for QSI 500 Series cameras. Includes machined aluminum cap with O-ring to keep contaminants out of the camera. Standard on most QSI 500 Series models.


QSI 31mm Colour Filter Wheel

This new filter wheel accepts 31mm unmounted filters from Astrodon/Hutech and shortly other manufacturers.

this will allow unvignetted imaging with the QSI 583 camera at focal ratios as fast as F2.8


QSI 5mm WSG Spacer

QSI 5mm WSG Spacer - allows any C mount camera/guider to come to focus with the WSG range of cameras.

Starlight Xpress A/O Unit for use with QSI WSG CCD Cameras

This combination can be used with a Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guider and QSI WSG Series 500 CCD Camera.

Provides highly accurate positional feedback to the control software. Unlike cameras with an integrated guider chip, the QSI Integrated OAG puts the guide camera ahead of any filters and so its sensitivity is always at maximum.

The Lodestar guide camera is designed to be parfocal with the QSI 500 WSG Camera. It screws into the OAG via a male C thread.

Fine focus adjustment is provided if necessary but most units are parfocal out of the box.

In tests with a QSI 500 WSG camera and Lodestar we have found this the easiest system for guide star aquisition.

Due in part to the phenomenal sensitivity of the Lodestar and in part the parfocal integrated Off Axis Guider incorporated into the QSI WSG camera, this system provides the ultimate in guiding accuracy combined with ease of use.

Ian's Thoughts:

This SX A/O and QSI 500 WSG combination is the simplest and easiest high performance A/O system we have used to date.

Technical Specs:

The A/O simply bolts to the front of the QSI 500 WSG CCD Camera.

Image tracking and stabilisation using a high speed tip-tilt optical window

Fast tracking speed of 5mS per increment

Overcomes rapid gear errors to stabilise even difficult mounts

Mount control output for correcting large drive errors while maintaining AO stabilisation

Image shift factor independent of optical system or camera back-focus spacing

Clear aperture of 37mm for up to APS size chips

Short optical length - only 38mm - very lightweight.

Very low light loss (~2%) from the multicoated optics


QSI T-mount Guide Camera Adapter

Extra adapter for mounting a T-mount guide camera to the Integrated Guider Port on a QSI 500 Series WSG model.


QSI Liquid Heat Exchanger

Mounts securely to the back of all QSI 500 Series models. Liquid cooling provides up to 10°C additional CCD image sensor cooling reducing the temperature of the CCD up to 45°C below the circulating fluid. For use in warm weather.


QSI Recirculating Pump

Recirculating Pump Water recirculating pump for use with the Liquid Heat Exchanger - 115VAC.
Includes twenty five feet of clear vinyl tubing.

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