Horizon II mono special offer

Pick your own Horizon II mono bundle offer throughout August and September!

Get 10% off the Horizon II mono, or add an EFW2.2 filter wheel for 12% off, or select the full bundle with added Atik OAG and GP for 15% off and save as much as €377. For a full breakdown of the offer head to our news page. For help selecting the right bundle for you please get in touch through our contact page. This offer is available from us or through any of our Atik dealers.

The Horizon II houses a low noise, 16MP CMOS sensor with a 21.9mm diagonal, perfect for deep sky imaging. Now with three modes of operation from PowerSave to Fast mode, this versatile camera is capable of planetary and EAA imaging too. Take advantage of our filter offer, perfect for imaging in light polluted areas.

Product codes
10% off Horizon II mono: ATK0188P1
12% off Horizon II mono and EFW2.2 filter wheel: ATK0188P2
15% off Horizon II mono, EFW2.2 filter wheel, OAG and GP: ATK0188P3

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The Atik Horizon II is the follow up to our first ever CMOS Camera. It houses a 16MP sensor with exceptionally low read noise and incredibly fast read speeds. With our signature Atik blend of form and function, the Atik Horizon II provides a sensitive, high megapixel sensor at a competitive price point. This makes it a great option if you're looking to upgrade from DSLR, or have system that would benefit from shorter exposure times.

  • 16MP 4/3" CMOS sensor

  • 256mb DDR3 Image Buffer

  • ~1e- Read Noise

  • Cooling ΔT=>-40°C

  • USB 3.0

New Horizon II Modes

  • PowerSave Mode - Allows for the highest quality images to be taken.

  • Fast Mode - Takes advantage of the on board DDR memory to return a constant stream of images. Fast mode increases the frame rate of the Horizon II to 8FPS. This can increase to 100FPS through the use of subframing, and reaching 300FPS when used with Dusk.

With extensive experience in both hardware and software design, the Atik Horizon II continues its development in the world of deep-sky optimised CMOS cameras.

Mechanically, the Horizon II is based on our estblished 4-Series cameras, known for their power and adaptability. With a cyclindrical case measuring 74mm in diameter and 130mm in length, it's compatible with HyperStar systems from 8". The slight size increase on the 4-Series is to house a huge cooling delta of -40°C below ambient. This keeps thermal noise under control, wherever in the world you image from.

Advanced Hardware Deserves Advanced Software

The Atik Horizon II is natively compatible with our Infinity live stacking software to give you incredible views of the night sky in a near real-time environment. Not only is this great for video astronomers and public outreach, it also makes getting into astrophotography a breeze. Our on-the-fly image processing gets you up and running quickly, minimising the learning curve many people experience. However, our advanced functions ensure you are always in control as you steer your way through the night sky.

  • Live continuous stacking

  • Flexible histogram control, including auto-stretch functions

  • Live YouTube broadcast integration

  • Interactive session replay

  • Focus assist and monitoring tools

  • Save to FITs, PNG, JPG and TIFF formats

The Horizon II is also fully compatible with our renowned Artemis Capture and Dusk imaging software that gives you full control over your imaging. We also supply a full ASCOM driver so you're free to use it with your preferred astroimaging software. When used with Dusk, the Horizon II can not only be used as a cooled deep sky imaging camera but can also be used for high speed planetary imaging with frame rates reaching 300 frames per second using the ROI function.

Amp Glow Control

From the outset, the Horizon II has benefited from a built-in 256mb DDR3 image buffer to remove amp glow and other artifacts caused by data transfer over USB2, all while preventing issues with dropped frames. This makes for a seamless and fast imaging experience, whether you're taking advantage of the flexibility and low cable weight of USB2, or the fast speeds of USB3.

Our experience of working with demanding scientific applications has given us an advanced understanding of sealing techniques. This understanding allows us to create a condensation free environment, and means your desiccant lasts much longer between recharges. We're using the same quartz fused cover glass as our Atik 383L+ camera to prevent condensation forming on the outside of the glass when the camera's cooled. This added level of performance and reliability means you can spend less time maintaining your equipment, and more time imaging with it.

For a detailed description of the other products in this bundle please tap on the links below

EFW2.2 filter wheel

Atik OAG

Atik GP

Technical Specification

Horizon II mono

  • Sensor Type: Panasonic MN34230 4/3" CMOS
  • Horizontal Resolution: 4644 pixels
  • Vertical Resolution: 3506 pixels
  • Pixel Size: 3.8 µm x 3.8 µm
  • ADC: 12 bit
  • Readout Noise: ~1e- at x30 gain
  • Gain Factor: Variable 1 - x60
  • Full Well: ~20,000e-
  • Dark Current: 0.016 e-/pix/s at -10°C
  • Interface: USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
  • Power: 12v DC 2A
  • Maximum Exposure Length: Unlimited
  • Minimum Exposure Length: 18µs
  • Up to 300FPS (with region of interest) and 8 FPS full frame.
  • Cooling: Thermoelectric set point with max ΔT=>-40°C
  • Weight: approx. 525g
  • Backfocus: 13mm ±0.5
  • Thread on front: M42x0,75

EFW2.2 filter wheel

  • Interface: Mini USB
  • Power: 12v DC 0.3A (max)
  • Weight: approx. 500 gr

Atik OAG

  • Weight Approx.: 180g
  • Clear diameter: 54mm
  • Backfocus: 24mm

Atik GP

  • Sensor Type: Sony ICX445 EXview HAD II CCD
  • Horizontal Resolution: 1296 pixels
  • Vertical Resolution: 964 pixels
  • Pixel Size: 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm
  • ADC: 12 bit
  • Frame rate: 30 fps max (18 fps full resolution)
  • Interface: USB 2.0 High speed
  • Power: USB powered
  • Cooling: Passive
  • Weight: ~80g
  • Backfocus: 7mm  ±0.5

System Requirements

Horizon II mono

  • Windows 10/Win8
  • USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port

EFW2.2 filter wheel

  • Pentium III PC with 128MB RAM
  • Windows 10/Win8
  • CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port

Atik GP

  • Intel i3+ or above
  • Windows 10
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB 2.0 port

*Please note that the Atik GP camera is not supported by official Atik software on Mac applications. If you wish to use this camera on Mac applications, third party software providers may enable you to do so.

What's in the box?

Horizon II mono

  • Camera body with 2" adaptor
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • 1.8 metre battery power connector
  • CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF)
  • Quickstart Guide (paper)
  • Desiccant port tool

Our highly acclaimed software is also available from our Downloads page.

EFW2.2 body with your choice of filter disk

  • 2" adapter
  • Hex key kit
  • Screws, plastic washers and o-rings (with specific disk options)
  • 3-metre USB cable
  • 1.8-metre battery power connector
  • CD-ROM with drivers, software and Manuals (PDF)
  • User's Manual (paper)

Atik OAG

  • OAG body with 2'' adapter
  • 3 extension rings with 4, 7 and 15mm
  • 1.5 and 2.5mm hex keys
  • Mounting screws
  • Quickstart guide (paper)

Atik GP

  • Camera body with 1.25'' adapter
  • 1.8 metre USB cable
  • CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF)
  • Quickstart guide (paper)

These work great with the Horizon II mono special offer...

LRGB Filter Set