ATIK - 314L+ CCD Camera - Sony ICX285AL Monochrome Sensor

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The Atik 314L+ represents the gold standard in medium resolution cooled astronomy cameras. iPhone and iPad app is available!

SKU: ATK0058
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Product Description

ATIK 314L+ CCD Camera Sony ICX285AL Monochrome Sensor

ATIK 314L+ With the reveloutionary ICX285AL Chip

The Atik 314L+ represents the gold standard in medium resolution cooled astronomy cameras.  This NEW camera is based on the highly successful Atik 3 platform, which features state-of-the-art technology for supreme performance and ease of use. In addition, the 314L+ has highly accurate temperature regulation, making it easy to take matching dark frames.  Like its brother, the Atik 314E, this camera draws on all the advantages of this popular and highly successful platform. However, the Atik 314L also incorporates an exceptional Sony ICX285AL ExView 1392 x 1040 sensor with larger 6.45µ pixels, making it suitable for use on a wide range of telescopes. Readout noise is typically 4 electrons rms, making this an extremely sensitive camera. Data download takes only 1.8s for a full-frame readout, or 0.9s in preview mode. The camera weighs only 400g.

As a result of extensive research and development, the Atik 3 platform's benefits include:

  • USB2 performance for ultra-fast download speeds
  • 1 megapixel/second readout, or 2 megapixels/second in preview mode
  • advanced electronics to provide the best readout noise characteristics
  • lightweight cases to put less stress on your focuser
  • compact and symmetrical camera design which allows use with fork mounts, as well as with Starizona's Hyperstar system
  • low power consumption - 12V, 0.8A - means longer imaging sessions in the field
  • highly efficient set-point thermoelectric cooling - to 27º C below ambient temperature
  • software-controlled cooling for automated operation.
    • Progressive scan allows individual readout of the image signals from all pixels
    • High horizontal and vertical resolution (both approximately 1024 TV-lines) still images without a mechanical shutter
    • Supports high frame rate readout mode (effective 256 lines output, 60 frame/s)
    • Square pixel - Aspect ratio: 4:3 - Horizontal drive frequency: 28.64 MHz
    • High sensitivity, low smear. Low dark current, excellent anti-blooming characteristics
    • Continuous variable-speed shutter. Horizontal register: 5.0 V drive
    • Substrate material: Silicon - Image size: Diagonal 11 mm (Type 2/3)
    • Total number of pixels: 1434 (H) 1050 (V) approx. 1.50M pixels
    • Number of effective pixels: 1392 (H) 1040 (V) approx. 1.45M pixels
    • Number of active pixels: 1360 (H) 1024 (V) approx. 1.40M pixels
    • Chip size: 10.2 mm (H) 8.3 mm (V) - Unit cell size: 6.45 m (H) 6.45 m (V)
    • Optical black: Horizontal (H) direction: Front 2 pixels, rear 40 pixels, Vertical (V) direction: Front 8 pixels, rear 2 pixels
  • Number of dummy bits: Horizontal 20, Vertical 3

ATIKs' 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, XP/Vista/Win7, CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.

Technical Specification

  • Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX-285AL
  • Horizontal Resolution: 1392 pixels
  • Vertical Resolution: 1040 pixels
  • Pixel Size: 6.45 µM x 6.45 µM
  • ADC: 16 bit
  • Readout Noise: 4 e- typical value
  • Gain Factor: 0.3e-/ADU
  • Full Well: ~19,500 e-
  • Dark Current: ~0.0002 electrons/ second at -10°
  • Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Power: 12v DC 0.8A
  • Maximum Exposure Length: Unlimited
  • Minimum Exposure Length: 1/1000 s
  • Guide Port: ST-4 compatible
  • Cooling: Termoelectric set point with max ΔT=-27°C
  • Weight: approx. 400 gr

System Requirements

  • Pentium III PC with 128MB RAM
  • Windows 10/Vista/Win7/Win8 (not RT)
  • CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port


Name ATIK - 314L+ CCD Camera - Sony ICX285AL Monochrome Sensor
Manufacturer Atik Cameras
Model ATK0058
Custom Stock Status Available - Ships in 3-5 Days
CCD Sensor Sony - ICX285
ADC (analog to digital converter) 16 bit
Communication Ports ST-4 compatible
Cooling Termoelectric set point with max ΔT=-27°C
Exposure Lenght (Min) 1/1000 s
Exposure Length (Max) Unlimited
Pixel Size 6.45 µM x 6.45 µM
Power Supply USB 2.0 High Speed
Read Noise 4 e- typical value
Resolution (Horizontal) 1392 pixels
Resolution (Vertical) 1040 pixels
Sensor Type Sony ICX-285AL


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