The Atik 414EX is the most sensitive camera in our range, and perfect as a first cooled CCD camera. It follows in the footsteps of the world renowned Atik 314L+, and with 60% more sensitivity at 650nm, it’s proudly living up to the exceptional standard set by its predecessor. The generous 6,45 µm pixel size not only adds to its exceptional sensitivity, but also makes it suitable across a broad range of telescopes, from short focal lengths with a reducer right up to longer focal lengths not catered for in a small pixel camera.
The incredible Sony ICX825 EXview sensor combined with our high performance 4-Series design really does set the standard for cooled CCD cameras.
Features of the 4-Series
Our 4-Series is designed in such way as to combine power and control with flexibility and ease of use. The narrow body makes them ideal for use on Hyperstar and Fastar systems whilst maintaining suitability with a huge range of other telescopes. They feature fully regulated set-point cooling which makes for easy and consistent image calibration, though they feature such low noise that dark frames are no longer even a requirement, meaning you can spend more time imaging the things that matter.
The slim, ergonomic design of these cameras naturally comes in at a low weight to help minimize stress on the corrector plate. The desiccant port is readily accessible from outside the camera for easy maintenance, and a simple 12V power requirement is complimented by low power use to help you get the most out of your imaging sessions, whether in the observatory or out in the field.
All of our 4-EX series cameras use sensors embedded with Sony EXview HAD CCD II™ technology which results in outstanding Quantum Efficiency, incredibly low read noise and excellent thermal management. These high Quantum Efficiencies make for impressive sensitivity across a vast range of wavelengths, but become particularly outstanding when imaging in narrowband, capturing stunning levels of detail in even the faintest of objects.
- Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX825
- Horizontal Resolution: 1391 pixels
- Vertical Resolution: 1039 pixels
- Pixel Size: 6.45 µm x 6.45 µm
- ADC: 16 bit
- Readout Noise: 4e- typical value
- Gain Factor: 0.28e-/ ADU
- Full Well: ~18,000e-
- Dark Current: ~0.001 electrons/second at -10°C
- Interface: Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed
- Power: 12v DC 1A
- Maximum Exposure Length: Unlimited
- Minimum Exposure Length: 1/1000 s
- Cooling: Thermoelectric set point with max ΔT=>-30°C
- Weight: approx. 400 gr
- Backfocus: 13mm ±0.5
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)