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The 460EX is a flagship of the Atik camera range, renowned for its perfect balance of sensitivity and resolution. Utilising a Sony ICX694 sensor complete with EXview technology for outstanding Quantum Efficiency and generous sky coverage, the 460EX is also one of the most versatile astrophotography cameras around. Well-suited to a huge range of telescopes from the amateur to the professional, it’s ideal for those looking to invest in a camera that will provide uncompromising performance, no matter where your astroimaging journey may take you.
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 ICX694 /5
- Horizontal Resolution: 2749 pixels
- Vertical Resolution: 2199 pixels
- Pixel Size: 4.54 µm x 4.54 µm
- ADC: 16 bit
- Readout Noise: 5e- typical value
- Gain Factor: 0.27e-/ADU
- Full Well: ~18,000 e-
- Dark Current: ~0.0004 electrons/second at -10°
- Interface: Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed
- Power: 12v DC 1A
- Maximum Exposure Length: Unlimited
- Minimum Exposure Length: 1/1000 s
- Cooling: Termoelectric set point with max ΔT=-25°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)