miniCAM5F Cooled CMOS Camera with Built-in 9-Position Filter Wheel
The miniCAM5F is a highly-sensitive, cooled, CMOS camera with a built-in nine position motor driven filter wheel. This feature-rich camera includes regulated two-stage TE cooling that can lower the sensor temperature to -38C below ambient. The sensor has a peak QE of 74%. And the 1.2 Megapixel camera is capable of capturing full 1280x960 pixel images at 30 frames per second, or 320x240@200FPS, with extremely low read noise of 2 electrons! You can install the L, R, G, B, Ha, OIII, SII, CH4 and a black filter (for dark frame capture) all on the same filter carousel. Since the miniCAM5F utilizes our smaller, QHYCCD-defined, 12mm mini filter size, you’ll save a lot. The miniCAM5F can be bundled with L, R, G, B filters, as well as the optional Ha, OIII, SII, H-beta and CH4 filters for just USD50 each. We believe these filters will be a lot of fun to play with not only for your planetary imaging but also for capturing your favorite DSOs!The camera comes with a 1.25- inch C-thread T-ring used to connect to the telescope. The 1.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor is very suitable for capturing smaller objects like planetary nebulae, small galaxies and globular clusters. If you have a short focal length OTA, it is also ideal for big, diffused nebulae. The miniCAM5F is a really mini camera, so it is excellent for building a compact imaging system.
Copernicus Colors Captured by Alain
Saturn captured by Terry Lovejoy