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 with 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 490EX fully supports 1.25" filters down to f/2, so you won't need to replace any of your current investment in wheel or filters. This is an added advantage when looking to invest in a CCD camera that may go through multiple telescopes.
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 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. Plug-ins are included to allow use with Astroart and Maxim DL.
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.
Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX814
CCD Image area: 12.49mm Horizontal x 9.99mm Vertical (15.97mm diagonal).
Horizontal Resolution: 3380 pixels
Vertical Resolution: 2704 pixels
Pixel Size: 3.69 µM x 3.69 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: Thermoelectric set point with max ΔT=-25°C
Weight: approx. 400 gr
What's in the box?
- Camera body with 1.25'' adapter
- 3-metre USB cable
- 1.8-metre battery power connector
- CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF)
- Quickstart guide (paper).
A universal (110-230V) power adapter is optional.
System requirements: Pentium III PC with 128MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Win7, CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.
|Custom Stock Status||Available|
|Read Noise||Typical 5e-|
|Resolution (Horizontal)||2750 pixels|
|Resolution (Vertical)||2200 pixels|
|Sensor Type||sony ICX694|