Taking the next step in the Astro-imaging CCD revolution is the ATIK 460EX featuring the Sony ICX694 sensor with the latest generation Sony EXview HAD CCD II technology. The ATIK 460EX / Sony ICX694 sensor combination delivers more than twice the pixels than the Sony ICX674 presented in the ATIK 428EX. Similar to the ATIK 428EX, this new camera includes very High Sensitivity, amazing QE, and exceptionaly Low Noise which makes it perfectly suitable for narrowband and LRGB deep-sky astrophotography. The 460EX is available in either monochrome (M) or color (C) variants - same price!
The Atik-4 Series cameras have evolved from the renowned 3-Series cameras, featuring better cooling and narrower body. They benefit from advanced thermoelectric cooling to make taking matching dark frames a snap, plus a 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. As with all Atik 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 shown in the form of a pictorial workflow which can be created with a few mouse clicks and can then be executed very easily for satisfying results.
The Atik 460EX is the new standard for high performance CCD imagery. Its excellent sensitivity provides impressive performance in both narrowband and LRGB techniques. Even the "faintest of 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 and built for reliability and a lifetime of enjoyment. Featuring the narrowest body in its class, the Atik 460EX is one of the lightest cameras as well, yet designed with no 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.
A universal (110-230V) power adapter is optional.
System requirements: Pentium III PC with 128MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (not RT), CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.
- Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX694 (M) or (C)
- Horizontal Resolution: 2750 pixels
- Vertical Resolution: 2200 pixels
- Pixel Size: 4.54 µM x 4.54 µM
- 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=-25°C
- Weight: approx. 400 gr
- Backfocus: 13mm
- 6 million 4.54μm square pixels for high-resolution imaging.
- Low-noise electronics for the best sensitivity.
- High Quantum Efficiency
- Regulated Cooling to -25° C below ambient.
- Large Format imaging
|Name||ATIK - 460EX CCD Camera Sony ICX694 Monochrome|
|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|