The Atik 450 mono 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/Win8 (not RT), CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.
Sensor Type: CCD – Sony ICX655
Horizontal Resolution: 2448 pixels
Vertical Resolution: 2050 pixels
Pixel Size: 3.45 µM x 3.45 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=-30°C
Weight: approx. 400 gr