The Atik 450 is the first camera available to astronomers that use Sony’s excellent ICX655 5 MP sensor. This is one of the latest generation of Sony devices, and shows the results of Sony’s continued development to drive down thermal and read noise, while providing an increasing number of pixels and good quantum efficiencies. The 5MP sensor is an ideal match to shorter focal length refractors and HyperStar systems, giving DSLR levels of resolution in a camera optimised for deep-sky Astrophotography.
The Atik-4 Series cameras are a development of the 3-Series cameras, featuring a narrower body. These are particularly suitable if the camera is to be placed in front of the telescope in HyperStar or Fastar systems, as well as on custom-designed systems that need a narrow-bodied CCD camera. The cameras feature setpoint cooling to make taking matching dark frames a snap, and simple 12V power requirement to facilitate field operation.
What's included 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).
Our highly-acclaimed Capture software is included for camera control and data acquisition, and plug-ins are included to allow use with Astroart and Maxim DL.
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|
|ADC (analog to digital converter)||16 bit|
|Cooling||Termoelectric set point with max ΔT=-30°C|
|Exposure Length (Max)||Unlimited|
|Exposure Lenght (Min)||1/1000 s|
|Interface||Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed|
|Pixel Size||3.45 µM x 3.45 µM|
|Power Supply||12v DC 1A|
|Read Noise||5e- typical value|
|Resolution (Horizontal)||2448 pixels|
|Resolution (Vertical)||2050 pixels|
|Sensor Type||CCD - Sony ICX655|