The Atik Infinity is the first Atik Camera dedicated to video astronomy, boasting both the speed and sensitivity required for this rewarding technique. Through our new, intuitive, in-house software, the Infinity brings the wonders of the deep sky to a screen in just seconds.
The Infinity features a Sony ICX825 sensor embedded with EXview HAD CCD II™ technology for outstanding sensitivity and Quantum Efficiency at a resolution suited to near real time viewing. The generous 6,45 µm pixel size is well-suited to a broad range of telescopes while the slim, rectangular design ensures the camera can clear the base on fork-mounted scopes. This makes the Infinity well-suited to a huge variety of setups, from those just starting out right through to the professional observatory. It’s this innovation between form and function that’s earned the Atik Infinity a Sky and Telescope Hot Product Award 2017.
Want to see it in action? Check out the videos some of our customers are making with the Atik Infinity here.
Alongside the Infinity is a custom software application dedicated to video astronomy. It features a simple, intuitive user interface for optimum usability without compromising on camera control or performance. Live continuous stacking removes background noise so you see more of what matters, and flexible histogram adjustments make sure you never miss a detail.
Integrated broadcasting features take the hassle out of sharing your sky, and voiceover and live web chat create a truly interactive experience, straight out the box. The software also features session record and interactive replay so you remain in full control of the display when sharing your sessions with family and friends.
- 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 and JPG formats
The Perfect Outreach Tool
Video astronomy is ideally suited for use in public outreach programs and educational settings. It allows faint objects to be seen in incredible detail by all involved, and maintains that ‘at the telescope’ feeling without the need to queue up and crowd round an eyepiece.
With a choice of either a mono or a colour sensor, the Infinity caters for those who prioritise absolute detail, as well as those who want to explore the universe in colour beyond the sensitivity of the unaided human eye.
While other video astronomy cameras are often scaled up versions of guide cameras or cameras used in security applications, the Infinity is based on a high-end, fully-fledged 16bit camera originally developed for OEM use in microscopy and inspection applications. This makes it a no compromise solution for capturing high quality images at live view frame rates, designed with even the most demanding users in mind.
This said, the Infinity can still then be used as an exceptional guide camera, featuring a standard ST4 guide port for direct connection to your mount. And if video astronomy and high-end guiding aren’t enough, the Infinity is also fully compatible with all of our existing software packages, making it suitable for use as an entry-level imaging camera.
- Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX825
- Horizontal Resolution: 1392 pixels
- Vertical Resolution: 1040 pixels
- Pixel Size: 6.45 µm x 6.45 µm
- ADC: 16 bit
- Readout Noise: 6e- typical value
- Gain Factor: 0.37e-/ADU
- Full Well: ~24,000e-
- Speed: 2-3 frames per second
- Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed and ST4 compatible guide port
- Power: 12v DC 1A
- Maximum Exposure Length: 120 s
- Minimum Exposure Length: 1/1000 s
- Cooling: Passive
- Weight: approx. 340 gr
- Backfocus: 13mm
What's in the box?
- Camera body with 1.25'' adapter
- Infinity Video Astronomy software
- 3-metre USB cable
- 1.8-metre battery power connector
- CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF)
- Quickstart guide (paper)