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Model QHY163M (Monochrome)  QHY163C(Color)
CMOS Sensor 16mega pixel 4/3inch sensor
AR Coating On Sensor No.Clear Glass
Pixel Size 3.8um*3.8um
Effective Pixel Area
Effective Pixels
16 mega 
Effective Image Area
18ke- to 20ke-
AD Sample Depth
12bit/10bit (output as 16bit and 8bit)
Sensor Size
Typical 4/3inch
Full Frame Rate and ROI Frame Rate
22.5FPS@16mega Full Resolution
30FPS@4K HD Video   
Readout Noise 2.4e@low gain 1.0e@high gain 
Dark Current 0.006e/pixel/sec @ -20C
Exposure Time Range 60us-1800sec
Anti-Glow Control Yes
Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface USB3.0
Built-in Image Buffer 128MByte DDR2 memory
Non-volatile memory / On camera storage Build-in total 512Kbytes Flash Memory. 100Kbytes user-accessible space
for stellar ROI frames for analysis of exoplanet investigation, occultations, atmospheric seeing messurement, focus , optic analysis etc. Support 100*100 image x 10rames   50*50 image x40frames. 25*25 image x160frames 10*10 image * 1000 frames (total frame numbers is based on 8bit image)
Cooling System
Dual Stage TEC cooler(about -40C below ambient)
Anti-Dew Heater
Air-proof Chamber  Yes,with silicon gel tube socket
Telescope Interface
Optic Window Type

QHY163M: AR+AR High Quality Multi-Layer Anti-Reflection Coating 
QHY163C: IR cut filter 

Back Focal Length
Different value with different setup. See the camera connection table on bottom of this page
Other Port 6PIN RJ11 Guide Port,  4PIN QHYCFW Port.
Power Supply Camera Powered by USB.  The TEC need 12V DC input.
Reference Price
QHY163M:  USD1199
QHY163C:  USD899





Additional Information About QHY163M/C

Beta Tesing
Here is a first light beta test report of the QHY163M on CloudyNights Forum, including some DSO images and test data of the system read noise, gain, and full well capacity. 
QHY163M DSO First Light

Meteor Video
With its high-resolution, high-speed frame rate and the extraordinary low readout noise, the QHY163M is a powerful camera for meteor video imaging. The link below shows sample images taken with QHY163M and 16mm F/1.8, 4/3-inch industrial lens. 
QHY163M for High Resolution Meteor Capture


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