5Mpixel Atik 450
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.
Featuring the narrowest body in its class, the Atik 450 is one of the lightest cameras as well. But don’t think there was a compromise regarding cooling performance or stability. The cooler module has been engineered for low power use, making your field sessions last longer. Also, the desiccant port is now easily accessible from the exterior.
The Atik 4-Series are the smallest Atik cameras to date and they pack the highest density of performance ever.
What's 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.