ATIK 428EX CCD
The Atik 428EX is the first camera available to astronomers that uses Sony’s state of the artICX674 2.8MP sensor. Featuring the latest generation EXview technology, this camera has an outstanding Quantum Efficiency, very low noise and excellent thermal management. This model is an ideal match to telescopes commonly used by amateurs. It’s excellent sensitivity makes it one of the best cameras for deep-sky astrophotography, surpassing its fore runner,the acclaimed ICX285.
The Atik-4 Series cameras are a development of the 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.
- 2.8 million 4.54μm square pixelsfor high-resolution imaging.
- Low-noise electronics for the bestsensitivity.
- High Quantum Efficiency
- Regulated cooling to -30oC maxbelow ambient.
- Excellent software support
The Atik 428EX 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 plugins for MaxIm DL, Astroartand 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 groundup 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.
|ADC (analog to digital converter)||16 bit|
|Cooling||Regulated, ΔT= -30oC max|
|Interface||Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed|
|Pixel Size||4.54x4.54 μm|
|Power Supply||12v DC 1A|
|Read Noise||Typical 4e-|
|Resolution (Horizontal)||1932 pixels|
|Resolution (Vertical)||1452 pixels|
|Sensor Type||Sony ICX674|