QSI 532 CCD Camera on Pentax 75mm SDHF APO

QSI 532ws-M1 CCD Camera

The QSI 532ws-M1 CCD camera is a cooled camera used for astrophotography and scientific imaging. The above photo shows the QSI 532ws-M1 camera mounted on a Pentax 75mm SDHF APO telescope. The FOV is 101.5 x 68.4 arcmin at 2.79 arcsec/pix.

The QSI 532ws-M1 CCD camera comes standard with a 2 inch Nosepiece. A Edmund Optics T-Mount 10mm extension tube (52294) is put between the QSI 532ws-M1 CCD camera and the QSI 2 inch nosepiece to reach focus with the Pentax 75mm telescope. The QSI 2 inch nosepiece fits into the OPT 60.2mm to 2" Sleeve Adapter for Pentax telescopes [OS-PA2]. The OPT Pentax 2 inch Straight-Thru Adapter for Pentax refractors [PE-70412] was tried but it was too long and camera could not be focused.

QSI 532ws-M1 CCD Camera Imaging Components

QSI 532ws-M1 CCD Camera Specifications
The QSI 532ws-M1 CCD Camera uses a Kodak KAF-3200ME CCD sensor that is optmize for scientific measurements with its linear response. The camera has very high quantum efficiency (PDF) using Kodak Enhanced Spectral Response and Microlens technology. The QSI camera electronics has with very low noise and very good temperature regulation. Its small size makes it a good match for the small Pentax 75mm SDHF APO and the Sirius mount. One 11 pound counter weight is used.

David Haworth QSI 532ws-M1 Images

David Haworth QSI 532ws-M1 Camera Performance