Atik 314L + (Discontinued)


The Atik 314L + represents the pinnacle in medium resolution cooled astronomy cameras. This 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 full set-point temperature regulation – making it easy to take matching dark frames.

1.4MPixel Atik 314 +

As a result of extensive research and development, the 1.4MP Atik 314+ 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.

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 1391 x 1039 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 Atik 314L+ has exceptional linearity and low noise, making it ideal for recording scientific data. It has been used by amateurs and institutes worldwide to record a diversity of events, like exoplanet transits, solar corona studies during eclipses, and NEO surveys.

Technical Specification

  • Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX-285AL
  • Horizontal Resolution: 1391 pixels
  • Vertical Resolution: 1039 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
  • Available as mono or colour

System Requirements

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

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 Artemis Capture software is included for camera control and data acquisition, along with a full ASCOM driver. These are also available from our Downloads page.

A universal (110-230V) power adapter is optional.