ATIK 414EX Monochrome or Colour CCD Camera

The ATIK 414EX builds on the success of the ATIK 314L and ATIK 460 and 490 camera's by using a highly sensitive Sony Exview sensor.

A combination of very high QE and 6.45 micron pixels gives great sensitivity and excellent Ha response.

In many ways this is the ideal entry level camera.

With a 9mm sensor most scopes will not require a field flattener. Combined with superb sensitivity and very low noise imagers will be able to take very high quality data faster than before with no need for dark frames.

The Atik 414EX narrow footprint means that is can be used on Fastar/Hyperstar configurations, with zero obstruction even on the 6" version. Low weight also keeps the stress on the corrector plate to a bare minimum

Technical Specs:

Sensor Type CCD - Sony ICX825
Horizontal Resolution 1392 pixels
Vertical Resolution 1040 pixels
Pixel Size 6.45 M x 6.45 M
ADC 16 bit
Readout Noise 5e- typical value
Interface Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed
Power 12v DC 1A
Maximum Exposure Length Unlimited
Minimum Exposure Length 1/1000 s
Cooling Termoelectric set point with max ΔT=>-30C
Weight approx. 400 gr
Backfocus 13mm

£2,095.00

ATIK 4120 12MP Colour CCD Camera

The Atik 4120EX is the highest resolution camera from the four series, and the highest resolution Atik Camera to date. Featuring the latest generation Sony EXview HAD CCD II technology, this camera has an outstanding Quantum Efficiency, very low noise and excellent thermal management. This model is an ideal match for Hyperstar systems, where fast f/2 imaging makes it easier than never to get good results, but can also be used with short focal length refractors and astrographs, for beautiful, wide field views of the night sky.
The high resolution is very apparent when printing images out to A3 poster size and beyond and really makes a striking visual impact. This also provides the option of zooming into different parts of an image on a computer screen to see the extra detail pop out. The Atik 4120EX is only available as a one shot color camera (OSC) as this is the format in which the small pixel size really has an advantage in faithfully recording the color of the stars and nebulae in the image.
OSC cameras allow taking a single image and seeing the color, something that would require filters and a filter wheel to accomplish with a monochrome camera. Adding a simple Infrared block filter or a light pollution filter is all you need to explore the wonders of the universe with the Atik 4120EX. The Atik 4120EX fully supports 1.25" filters down to f/2, so helping to keep costs down compared to the larger filter types. The other advantage of a OSC camera is the simplicity of processing its images. By recording color in one image you do not need to align the 3 or 4 separate images types required for LRGB or RGB imaging.

Technical Specs:

Sensor Type CCD - Sony ICX834AQG
Horizontal Resolution 4242 pixels
Vertical Resolution 2830 pixels
Pixel Size 3.1 M x 3.1 M
ADC 16 bit
Readout Noise 5e- typical value
Interface Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed
Power 12v DC 1A
Maximum Exposure Length Unlimited
Minimum Exposure Length 1/1000 s
Cooling Thermoelectric set point with max ΔT=-25C
Weight approx. 400 gr
Back focus 13mm

Atik One 9.0 Mono camera with integrated filter wheel

The new Atik One 9.0 with its integrated 5-position filter wheel, USB hub and power socket is essentially an Atik One 6.0 with a higher resolution 9MP ICX814ALG Sony EXview II CCD. This means it has the same remarkable QE as the Atik One 6.0, but smaller pixels.

In this instance smaller pixels can be a bonus because it makes the Atik One 9.0 a very flexible camera.

For example, when using a 4 f/6 refractor with 620mm focal length, sampling will be at 1.2 arc-sec/pixel. Which is good! And using a 10 SCT at f/6.3, binned 2x2, you get 0.97 arcsec/pixel! M106 will fit nicely in the FOV and M82 wont be a little blob on the middle of the frame, and you will still achieve over 2MP image size.

This makes the Atik One 9.0 is an excellent choice for someone imaging with multiple telescopes and focal lengths.

FEATURES
New CCD chamber design, purged with high purity Argon gas - so no condensation and optimum thermal insulation.
Integral 5-position integrated filter wheel with mechanical roller for precise filter placement - ensures the highest levels of reproducibility.
Filter wheel is natively controlled from Atiks own software or via 3rd party programs using the Ascom driver.
Includes a tool for easy filter loading without opening the camera.
Integral USB 2.0 hub and power port for accessories - reduces cable clutter.
Enhanced cooler, capable of reaching a stable -38C below ambient.
Two 1/4 tripod mounting holes provide more options for mounting the camera and accessories.
Includes the acclaimed Artemis Capture software for camera control, autoguiding and sequencing. And as an Atik camera owner, all future upgrades to the software will be totally free!

The Atik One series are some of the finest scientific grade CCD cameras available in their class.

It is also available as a kit, with the OAG and Atik GP guider.

Technical Specs:

Sensor Type CCD - Sony ICX814
Horizontal Resolution 3380 pixels
Vertical Resolution 2704 pixels
Pixel Size 3.69 M x 3.69 M
ADC 16 bit
Readout Noise 5e- typical value
Interface USB 2.0 High Speed, with embedded hub
Power 12v DC 2A
Maximum Exposure Length Unlimited
Minimum Exposure Length 1/1000 s
Cooling Termoelectric set point with max ΔT=-38C
Weight approx. 900 gr
Backfocus ~27mm

ATIK One 6.0 Mono CCD Camera

Coming Soon

The new ATIK One 6.0 Mono CCD Camera.

Full product information will be forthcoming in the near future.

This camera features an internal 5 position 1.25" filter wheel and can be used with the ATIK Off Axis Guider. It features the Sony 694 6MP Exview sensor.

Additional improvements include a built in USB hub and an Argon filled CCD chamber.

£349.00

ATIK GP Guider/Planetary Imager

The GP is the smallest camera Atik have ever made - measuring approximately 57x28mm.

It features a Sony 1.3MP ICX445 EXview HAD II CCD making it ideal for use as a guide camera. It also features up to 30fps which makes it excellent for planetary work.

Full guider support is provided in the Artemis Capture software as well as its own high speed acquisition application, which supports a save to memory function.

Full specification and details to follow.

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.

Its 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 youll 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 dont 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 Atiks 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, Atiks 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
C
Weight 400g
Dimensions 60x121mm

£1,274.00

ATIK 314L+ with Xagyl 5 Position USB Filter Wheel Package

ATIK monochrome 314L+ with Xagyl Superslim 5 Position USB Filter Wheel and Baader 1.25" LRGB Filters package

This filter wheel comprises an Ultra slim motorized filter wheel - only 0.7" thick!

USB controlled and powered - no additional power supply required

No motors protruding from the filter wheel to get in the way.

Measuring only 4.5" x 4.75" x 0.7", this is one of the smallest, thinnest motorized filter wheels on the market.

Only adds 19mm of back focus to the optical path when used with included adapters.

Runs via Included ASCOM driver in ASCOM compatible CCD Capture Programs

£2,039.00

ATIK 460 EX With Xagyl Superslim Filter Wheel Package

ATIK 460Ex with Xagyl 5 position USB Superslim Filter Wheel and Baader 1.25" LRGB Filters

This filter wheel comprises an Ultra slim motorized filter wheel - only 0.7" thick!

USB controlled and powered - no additional power supply required

No motors protruding from the filter wheel to get in the way.

Measuring only 4.5" x 4.75" x 0.7", this is one of the smallest, thinnest motorized filter wheels on the market.

Only adds 19mm of back focus to the optical path when used with included adapters.

Runs via Included ASCOM driver in ASCOM compatible CCD Capture Programs

£1,849.00

ATIK 428 EX with Xagyl Filter Wheel Package

ATIK 428Ex with Xagyl 5 position USB Superslim Filter Wheel and Baader 1.25" LRGB Filters

This filter wheel comprises an Ultra slim motorized filter wheel - only 0.7" thick!

USB controlled and powered - no additional power supply required

No motors protruding from the filter wheel to get in the way.

Measuring only 4.5" x 4.75" x 0.7", this is one of the smallest, thinnest motorized filter wheels on the market.

Only adds 19mm of back focus to the optical path when used with included adapters.

Runs via Included ASCOM driver in ASCOM compatible CCD Capture Programs

£3,285.00

ATIK 11000 Large Format Monochrome or Colour CCD Camera

This is the top of the range camera available from Atik. The result of extensive design and development it offers a huge 35mm format sensor. This is the camera for the uncompromising user looking to create stunning high resolution images. The camera does benefit from a telescope with a large flat field, 2 or un-mounted filters, and a powerful computer to process images 22MB each. The results can easily be printed out at A3 size or beyond or enjoyed at the computer

Common features of the Atik 4000 and Atik 11000

While the other cameras in the Atik range use Sony sensors these camera have the large format Kodak devices. These have gained a great reputation in astrophotography and offer qualities not available in the Sony range of smaller sized devices. To get the most out of the Kodak chips does require a complex camera. This is especially true regarding cooling. The Kodak chips require dark frames to be used to calibrate images and these must be taken at the same temperature as the image. In order to facilitate this, the cameras provide full, set point, temperature regulation. The cooling is provided by a two stage Peltier element and a fan to drive air over the internal cooling fins to dissipate waste heat. This can typically provide 33 degrees of cooling which for the majority of situations will be enough. For more demanding use, water can be pumped though the cameras internal heat exchanger. When water assistance is used the maximum amount of cooling is dependant of the temperature of the water, being approx 45 degrees with tap water.

With such potent cooling hot pixels and thermal noise is reduced but it important to avoid condensation on the sensor or the front of the camera. A high efficiency desiccant is used to dry the air around the CCD to prevent this form of condensation. To help prevent condensation on the front of the cameras they have heater elements to gently warm the window. The power supplied to this heater is controllable through software to enable it to be adapted to the environment and conditions.

Other features of the camera are bang up to date to offer the user a simple and straight forward way of taking great pictures. The cameras are fully compatible with our existing and highly regarded Capture software as well as Astro Art, Maxim DL and CCD Soft through the use of the supplied plug ins.

Whats included:

- Camera body;

- 3m USB cable

- Universal (96-240V AC) power supply

- 1.8m battery plug adapter

- High quality Pelican case

- CD-ROM with drivers and manual

- Quickstart guide on paper

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