QHY5L-II M – Planetary Imaging & Autoguiding Camera

The QHY5L-II-M monochrome (blue) camera uses the one-third inch, 1.2 MP Aptina MT9M034 CMOS sensor. The 1280 x 960-pixel array of 3.75 um pixels are capable of video speeds of 30 frames per second at full resolution! The QHY 5L series camera has a c-mount interface for flexibility – choose from a variety of optional lenses. Capture mesmerizing planetary, solar or deep-sky imaging!

Features of The QHY 5L-II Monochrome

As a member of the QHY5-II series, the QHY5L-II design retains the 1.25-inch (eyepiece size) form factor and the standard ST-4 Opto-isolated guide port. The high QE of 74% plus the high-speed USB2 port enables very fast frame rates, making this an ideal planetary camera. The camera uses a single USB port for camera control and power to provide simplicity and ease of use. The USB communication port has been updated to take advantage of the full download speed and to eliminate noise that had been caused by the USB port in the past. This camera is an extraordinary device for both autoguiding and planetary photography, all at a very attractive price point. The QHY5L-IIM camera comes with a parfocal adjustment ring, 1.25-inch extension tube/filter holder, and a USB and guide cable.


ADC12 bit
Color or MonoMonochrome
Free ShippingYes
Max Frame Rate30fps
Mega Pixels1.2 mp
MPLess than 2 MP
Peak QE74%
Pixel Array1280 x 960
Pixel Size3.75 microns
PS3 Microns or Smaller
Sensor Diagonal6mm
Sensor TypeCMOS
Weight0.1 lbs

What’s in the box

  • QHY 5L-IIM planetary and guide camera.
  • 1.25-inch camera extender.
  • USB cable.
  • ST4 guide cable.
  • CS lens spacers.
  • Parfocal ring.
  • Storage box.

Downloads / Manuals / Videos

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:


QHY Manual (PDF)


The latest QHY PoleMaster Driver and Software can be downloaded from the QHY CCD website.


YouTube video

Questions?  Call us on 1300 ASTRODOG or just use the form!

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Weight.5 kg
Dimensions28 × 18 × 10 cm

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