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  1. Hi all, I recently applied to test a new as yet unreleased version of the QHY5-II camera. It is a 1/3 inch 1.2 megapixel camera available in mono and colour (I have the colour version) for planetary and guiding use. It arrived yesterday and, although I haven't tried it properly in anger, I have a few initial thoughts. Installation of the drivers was straight forward and, with a restart of the PC I was getting images. I had hoped to get an image of Jupiter but sadly cloud stopped play The camera itself comes packaged in a metal box and is a nice anodised aluminum cased unit with a separate locking ring. The camera is 1.25" in diameter and therefore can be used as an eyepiece would be used. This is good news for me personally as I want to try it directly in a PST without the need of a barlow to gain focus. The small lanyard is so you can secure it to something solid as it could slide into the OTA of a Newt say and land on the mirror! The rear of the camera has the USB connection, an ST4 port for guiding and a tiny red LED. The QE for this colour camera is slightly better than the original mono QHY5. I look forward to testing out on Jupiter, the Sun and the Moon. I will post some images as soon as I have them. Regards, Lee
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