ATIK 490EX Color CCD Camera
The Atik 490EX is the highest resolution Atik to date, and one of the most flexible ones. Featuring the latest generation Sony™ EXview HAD CCD II™ technology in an area over twice as large than before, this camera has an outstanding Quantum Efficiency, very low noise and excellent thermal management. This model is an ideal match not only for Hyperstar systems, but also most small to midsize telescopes used by astrophotographers. It’s excellent sensitivity and the possibility of binning while maintaining high pixel counts, makes it one of the best cameras for deep-sky astrophotography, with unrivalled flexibility.
The Atik 490EX fully supports 1.25" filters down to f/2, so you won't need to replace any of your current investment in wheel or filters. This is an added advantage when looking to invest in a CCD camera that may go through multiple telescopes.
The Atik-4 Series cameras are a development of the renowned 3-Series cameras, featuring better cooling and narrower body. They benefit from setpoint cooling to make taking matching dark frames a snap, and simple 12V power requirement to facilitate field operation. The impressive sensitivity, great cooling and narrow profile, make the Atik Series 4 outstanding CCD cameras to use on modern telescopes, including Hyperstar/Fastar systems.
ATIK 490EX Color CCD Camera Specifications...
- Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX814AQG
- Horizontal Resolution: 3380 pixels
- Vertical Resolution: 2704 pixels
- Pixel Size: 3.69 µm x 3.69 µm
- ADC: 16-bit
- Readout Noise: 5e- typical value
- 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=-25°C
- Backfocus: 13mm
- Weight: 14.1 oz.
ATIK Product Number: 490C
- Additional Information
SKU A3-490C Manufacturer ATIK Color or B&W? Color Series Atik 400 Pixel Size < 5 Microns Chip Diagonal 14.1mm - 16mm Warranty 1 Year Warranty Sensor Manufacturer Sony Sensor Model ICX814AQG Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.69 µM x 3.69 µM Pixel Array 3380 x 2704 Minimum Exposure Time 1/1000 second Maximum Exposure Time Unlimited Filter Wheel No Operating System Compatibility Windows Included Software Atik Capture Camera Cooling Type Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC) Camera Weight 14.1 oz.
- Included Items
- ATIK 490EX Color CCD Camera
- 1.25" Adapter
- 3m USB Cable
- 1.8m Battery Power Connector
- CD-Rom with Drivers, Software, and Owner's Manual (PDF)
- Quickstart Guide
- Questions & Answers
I have an EdgeHD 925 on a CGEM. For DSO imaging, I would be interested in finding out if this camera is a good match for Hyperstar on my scope, and if it would work well with my Optec Lepus FR 0.62X and celestron OAG?
GeneQuestion by: Gene Helsel on Jul 26, 2016 7:07:00 PMThis camera would be exceptional for a Hyper star configuration!
You would run into some difficulties using a Lepus reducer and Celestron OAG. The image circle is going to be too small for the pickup prism to pick up an image. To help you with this imaging train, please give us a call at 800. 483. 6287 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.orgAnswer by: Jonathan Cheek (Admin) on Jul 29, 2016 5:44:00 PM
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