Atik Camera’s mission is to open the exciting world of astrophotography to everyone.
Steve Chambers and Rui Tripa launched the business ten years ago following their own frustrating search for astronomical imaging equipment. The type of camera they wanted was simply not available in a realistic price range – so they set out to design it themselves.
From small beginnings, our company has grown rapidly. Atik’s cameras are now sold across Europe, USA and Canada, as well as Australia, Japan and Malaysia.
Our aim is to make the world of astronomical imaging accessible for stargazers and enthusiasts, so that this exceptional form of photography can be more widely enjoyed.
We have continuously developed and refined a range of robust and reliable equipment to deliver superior performance in an extremely specialised and demanding field.
We have successfully met the challenge of reducing background ‘noise’ that can otherwise cause graininess in images over the long exposure times necessary for astro-imaging. Increasingly we are also working with scientific and OEM customers to bring our low read noise cameras to applications in life science and industrial imaging.
Our cameras enable enthusiasts and proffesionals to achieve greater sensitivity and longer exposure times – resulting in better image quality.
Atik has also developed highly-acclaimed software that is included with our cameras. This software is compatible with all cameras in the Atik range, making it easy to upgrade. Regular software updates mean that you can enjoy new features and functions as our technology evolves.
Atik is based in the city of Norwich, in England, where our cameras are designed and developed. Most of the equipment is made in our dedicated factory in Lisbon, Portugal. Our support service is UK-based.
We have worked closely with astronomy forums to develop products that genuinely improve the experience of stargazing. We listen to our customers – and we want to help you gain as much enjoyment as possible from your interest in astronomy.