QSI 6120 12MP CCD Camera

The new QSI 6120 camera features a Sony next generation sensor with peak 77% QE.

Available with 5 or 8 position internal filter wheels and the option of an integrated Off Axis Guider the QSI 6120 follows the same format as the other highly successful QSI 600 Series camera's.

The 12mp SOny sensor features ultra low noise. with typical read nosie of around 2 electrons for decent dynamic range.

The 12mp sensor measures 12.5mm x 10mm and features The 4250x2838 3.1 micron pixels.

This camera is ideally suited for high resolution imaging with short focal lengths and fast focal ratio's.

The QSI 6120wsg 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.

Technical Specs:

12 megapixel Sony ICX834 sensor
3.1m pixel provides high resolution
High Speed USB 2.0 and read rates up to 8 MHz
2-Stage TEC w/ cooling to 40C below ambient
Electronic shutter w/ exposures to 100sec
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

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
3.69m pixel provides high resolution
High Speed USB 2.0 and read rates up to 8 MHz
2-Stage TEC w/ cooling to 45C below ambient
Electronic shutter w/ exposures to 100sec
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

QSI 683 Monochrome and Colour 8.3MP CCD Camera

The QSI 583 and now the new 683 range of cameras are amongst the most desireable CCD Cameras for amateurs and semi professional astronomers 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 optional 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

£98.00

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

£85.00

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

£85.00

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.

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

£88.00

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.

£192.00

QSI Replacement Internal Filter Wheel

Replacement five position color filter wheel. Ideal for that quick change of additional filter sets. Accepts all standard 1.25" filters.

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