QSI at Astrofest

By Lewis Brown on

Astrofest is the UK’s premier astronomy conference and exhibition and we are proud to say that we will be exhibiting at the show again this year. On the 31st January and 1st February you can find us on stands 11 and 12 at the Kensington Conference and Events Centre .

As keen astrophotographers we are looking forward to seeing what the rest of the event offers in 2020 and have prepared our offering to be in keeping with this traditionally exciting event. Astrofest 2020 provides us with the opportunity to showcase the latest edition to our flagship 600 Series, the QSI 6162. As is synonymous with the 600 Series, the 6162 employs a high performance CCD sensor, in this instance it is a KAF-16200, 16 megapixel, full frame CCD image sensor that is complete with microlens technology and has been specifically produced for astrophotographers.

Furthermore, those visiting Astrofest will be able to view a live demonstration of the 6162’s filter wheel and compact shutter working from a Raspberry Pi. Additionally, Astrofest represents a great chance for members of the QSI team to meet and have lively and informative discussions with a variety of members of the astrophotography, and wider astronomy, community. A particularly interesting discussion point could revolve around the CCD vs CMOS debate, of which we have produced a video series, and what the ON Semiconductor announcement from last year means for CCD’s in the immediate and long-term future.

Whether you want to have a discussion around sensor technology, view our demonstrations and new cameras, or simply to say hello, all are welcome to visit us on stands 11 and 12 at Astrofest and we very much look forward to seeing you then!

Astrofest 2019