ATIK 490 EX 9 MP CCD Camera

The Atik 490EX is the highest resolution Atik to date, and one of the most flexible ones. Featuring the latest generation Sony™ EXview HAD CCD II™ technology in an area over twice as large than before, this camera has an outstanding Quantum Efficiency, very low noise and excellent thermal management. This model is an ideal match not only for Hyperstar systems, but also most small to midsize telescopes used by astrophotographers.

It’s excellent sensitivity and the possibility of binning while maintaining high pixel counts, makes it one of the best cameras for deep-sky astrophotography, with unrivalled flexibility.
The Atik-4 Series cameras are a development of the renowned 3-Series cameras, featuring better cooling and narrower body. They benefit from set point cooling to make taking matching dark frames a snap, and simple 12V power requirement to facilitate field operation. The impressive sensitivity, great cooling and narrow profile, make the Atik Series 4 outstanding CCD cameras to use on modern telescopes, including Hyperstar/Fastar systems.

The Atik 490EX is the new standard for flexibility. Combining 9 million pixels with outstanding Sensitivity and multiple binning levels, opens up the possibility of having a “one camera does all” concept.

From small refractors to long focal lenght SCTs and RCs, the Atik 490EX is probably the only camera you’ll ever need for all your telescopes.

Featuring the narrowest body in its class, the Atik 490EX is one of the lightest cameras as well. But don’t think there was a compromise regarding cooling performance or stability. Also, the sensor diagonal is big enough to satisfy the need for bigger sky coverage, but small enough to allow the use of 1.25” filters, even with fast f/2 systems.

The Atik 490EX comes with Atik’s renowned Capture application which provides a simple and intuitive yet powerful way to acquire images. Tools include a focus assistance readout, image sequencer, guide camera control and integration with Atik filter wheels. Capture aims to take the stress out of imaging, making your time at the telescope more enjoyable. If you require compatibility with other software there are plug-ins for MaxIm DL, Astroart and CCDSoft, as well as a full ASCOM driver.

Also included is Dawn, Atik’s new image-processing software. Like our cameras, it was designed from the ground up to be powerful yet easy to use. It allows a sequence of image-processing steps to be represented in the form of a pictorial workflow which can be created with a few mouse clicks and can then be executed very easily for repeatable and speedy results.

Technical Specs:

Sensor Type Sony ICX814
Horizontal Resolution 3380 pixels
Vertical Resolution 2704 pixels
Pixel Size 3.69x3.69 μm
ADC 16 bit
Readout noise Typical 5eInterface Mini-USB 2.0
Power 12V DC, 1A
Cooler Regulated, ΔT= -25o
Weight 400g
Dimensions 60x121mm