ATIK 460EX Features:
- 6 million 4.54μm square pixels for high-resolution imaging.
- Low-noise electronics for the best sensitivity.
- High Quantum Efficiency
- Regulated cooling to -25oC max below ambient.
- Large format imaging
Taking it one step further from the ATIK 428EX, the ATIK 460EX features the new Sony ICX694 sensor that delivers more twice the pixels than the Sony ICX674 present in the ATIK 428EX. Similar to the ATIK 428EX, this new camera includes very high sensitivity, remarkable QE, and low noise which makes it perfectly suitable for narrowband and LRGB deep-sky astrophotography.
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 460EX 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.
The Atik 460EX is the new standard for high performance. It’s excellent sensitivity provides impressive performance in both narrowbandand LRGB techniques. “Faint fuzzies” are not so faint anymore and stay within reach of the amateur astronomer, even with smaller instruments.The 460EX is a state of the art camera engineered for you. Featuring the narrowest body in its class, the Atik 460EX 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.
|Custom Stock Status||Available|
|ADC (analog to digital converter)||16 bit|
|Pixel Size||4.54x4.54 μm|
|Read Noise||Typical 5e-|
|Resolution (Horizontal)||2750 pixels|
|Resolution (Vertical)||2200 pixels|
|Sensor Type||Sony ICX694|