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QHY5

Mono/Color CMOS Camera


manual
QHY5V1.0
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QHY5 Color CMOS Camera user manual
Congratulations on your new QHYCCD series
purchase!
Make sure you read this guide carefully before
operating your new camera.
Important Safety Information
The CMOS chip is fragile. Take extra care when
transporting and storing the device. Any
significant impacts may damage your equipment.
It is suggest that installing the driver first
and connect the QHY5 camera second.
CONTENT
1)SAFETY PRECAUTIONS---------------------------2
2)STANDARD EQUIPMENT---------------------------3
3)CAMERA STRUCTURE AND INTERFACE CONNECTION----5
4)CAMERA DRIVERS INSTALLATION AND QUICKLY
MASTERING -------------------------------------6
5)SERVICE TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY OF CAMERA---7
6)QHY5 CMOS CHIP READ-OUT MODE ----------------7
7)CLEAN THE SURFACE OF CMOS CHIP---------------7
8)QHY5 MECHIANICAL-----------------------------9
9)QHY5 BACK FOUCS LENGTH-----------------------9
10)QHY5 SOFTWARE ABC COURSE -------------------11
11)Guiding by using QHY5 in MAXim DL-----------13
12)Guiding by using QHY5 in PHD----------------15
13)QHY5 Guiding Port Definition----------------16
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Make sure that the following items are included in
your camera package. If anything is missing,
contact the retailer from which you purchased the
camera.
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QHY5 Camera
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USB cable
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M42*0.75 to 1.25 inch
adapter
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guiding cable
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Note: The attachment is supplied by dealers,
Please contact the dealers to know what are sold.
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Camera Interface
1: Camera Front Part
2M42*0.75 inner screw
3M28*0.5 1.25 inch filter
interface
4Guiding port
5: USB port
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CAMERA DRIVERS INSTALLATION AND
QUICKLY MASTERING
1. Please download last QHY5 system driver
from http://www.qhyccd.com/download.html
(WINUSB 64/32version) This version support
windowsXP,windowsVista and windows 7, 64
and 32bit version.
2. Run installer
3. Connect the camera to computer with USB
cable
4. System will find new device. Wait till
installation finished (In XP select No-
>Next Step->Install automatically
5. Download QGVIDEO software from
http://www.qhyccd.com/download.html. Use
this software to capture.
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SERVICE TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
OF CAMERA
Service Temperature of this camera is from -
20C/-4F to +30C/86F.
Relative Humidity amount is from 0% to 90%.
QHY5 CMOS CHIP READ-OUT MODE
QHY5s CMOS chip is single channel and
progressive. The camera supports reading out
non-compressed video.
CLEAN THE SURFACE OF CMOS CHIP
If dust coats the surface of the CMOS-it
will impact the your images and possible
create dust donuts and other artifacts.
If there is only a small amount of dust, we
suggest just using flat fields calibration
to remove them.
clean the dust off of the surface of CMOS
with a manual air pump. If there is dirt
that doesnt come off with the air pump, you
can use lens paper or a commercially available
SLR camera cleaning kit. Here is the correct
procedure to follow with the lens paper:
1. Wash your hands with soap.
2. Take a piece of lens paper, and fold it
once or twice (do not fold too many times as
the lens paper will get very sharp and the
edges may scratch the CMOS glass surface)
3. Blow at CMOS in a breath and use lens paper
to clean the CMOS surface. Make sure to
maintain an appropriate pressure for CMOS with
your hand.
4. Finish cleaning and reinstall the front
cover of CMOS. If there is higher relative
humidity in your environment- it is necessary
to dry the inside of the CMOS sealed chamber.
Cleaning tips
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QHY5 BACK FOUCS LENGTH
QHY5s back focus is 12.5mm
QHY5 MECHIANICAL
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QHY5 SOFTWARE ABC COURSE
QGVideo5T is the capture software for QHY5.
Its supports reading out non-compressed
video/image data, and it is very suit for
capturing solar, moon, or planets.
1. Run QGVideo5T, if the drivers of QHY5 has
been installed correctly, and QHY5 has been
connected with computer correctly, the
software will note CONNECTED and run, if
the QHY5 has been not installed correctly,
the software will note No Camera Detected .
2. Select Capture Files-Select Capture
Locationset the file saving location.
3. Select Capture Files-Select Base Filename,
set the file saving base filename.
4. Set the subframe size in the left of the
software.
5. Set the expose time and gain in the left
of the software. You can watch the realtime
image in the right of it.
6. Set Delay time. That is the time between
frame and frame. That time is used for
transferring image data, so it could not be
setted to low. That is depend on the
computer.
7. Set capture count.
8. Set Dark Count. Using this function, the
software will capture a number of dark
frames at first, and capture the light
frames, after that, the software will use
the light frames to subtract dark frames.
9. Click the image will show the larger on
this area. It is convenient for focus.
10. Click the AVI button to start capture
the non-compressed video.
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Guiding by using QHY5 in MAXimDL
QHY5 contains a guiding port, it can be used as
a guiding ccd with ASCOM. QHY5 uses 1*1 bin
and normal download speed default. It can use
subframe mode to guide.
1. Connect the QHY5 and the equatorial
mounts guide spot.
2. Run MAXim DL, choose View-Camera
Control Window, choose Setup-Setup
Camera-Camera Model-ASCOM-Advanced,
in the ASCOM Camera Choose window,
choose the CMOS QHY5 Camera, and click
the Properties button, set Gain and Offset
and so on. After setting, click the Connect
button.
3. Choose the Guide table in the Camera
Control window.
4. Set expose time.
5. Click Settings, open the Guide Settings
window. Click the Reset button in the Expose
Setting area, the subframe will use the full
frame, click OK to save it.
6. Choose Expose, click Start, QHY5 will take a
photo.
7. After the photo show, adjust the Screen
Stretch to watch the suitable image.
8. Click the Settings button again, open the
Guider Settings windows. Use the mouse
to select an area on the image, this is the
subframe, click OK. Generally, it contains
a star which will be used as the guided
star.
9. Choose Expose, click Start to take a photo,
the photo is the subframe which was
selected.
10. Choose Calibrate.
11. After calibration, click Options, choose No
Calibration.
12. Choose Track. Click Start to begin guiding.
13. Click Graph, to show the guiding graph.
Note:
When guiding in MaxIm DL, the first a few
images may be black, it is no problem,
after capturing nearly 10 images, it will be
normal.
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Guiding by using QHY5 in PHD
1. Connect the QHY5 and the equatorial
mounts guide spot.
2. Run PHD, choose Connect to Camera ( )-
ASCOM v5 camera-CMOS QHY5 Camera-
Properties, set Gain, click OK to return.
3. Choose Mount-On-camera, and then click
Connect to telescope ( ).
4. Click to expose. You can change the
expose time at the pull-down menu, and
change the screen luminance with
changing the sliders position.
5. Find a star in the realtime image, click
it, the star will be marked by a green
box.
6. Click to start guiding.
7. Choose Tools-Enable Graph to show the
guiding graph.
QHY5 Guiding Port Definition
QHY5 uses the ST-4 guiding port, you can
watch the under picture to know detail.