Company Profile

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.

Key Personnel

Steve Chambers

Steve Chambers

Chief Executive

Steve’s fascination with astronomy began with amateur telescope-making. His interest developed when he became involved with a community of astronomers who used web-cams for astronomical imagery before later moving on to use cooled 16-bit cameras. Steve is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for astronomy, and, in addition to contributing to online forums, he is frequently to be found promoting Atik’s cameras at trade shows all around the globe.

Rui Tripa

Rui Tripa

Production Manager

Rui Tripa oversees the manufacture of Atik’s cameras in Portugal. He is highly experienced in the field of astronomy, with a background in IT and astronomical retail business, as well as making large refractor telescopes. He is also responsible for the mechanical design of Atik products.

Vince Bygrave

Vince Bygrave

Product Support

Vince has been an active amateur astronomer and imager for the past 10 years and brings a huge depth of experience of our hobby. This puts him in a great position to understand the customers requirements and provide support.