ATIK Infinity CCD Camera - Color
The first of it's brand to be completely and utterly designed, crafted, and intended for Video Astronomy, this model can proudly claim to possess both the speed and the sensitivity required for this rewarding practice. Through completely new and deeply intuitive software, the Infinity brings the wonders of the cosmos to a screen in just a few easy seconds. Moving on, there is a Sony ICx825 sensor embedded into the Infinity, with EXView HAD CCD IItm technology for the utmost sensitivity and Quantum Efficiency at a resolution suited towards getting as close to real time viewing as possible! The impressive 6,45 µm pixel size is perfect for a wide range of telescopes, and the sleek rectangular design makes sure that the camera can clear the base on fork-mounted scopes. This means that the Infinity is great for a huge variety of setups, with strong compatibility with all sorts of models- from the most barebones basic of beginners models, to those outfitted for a professional tier observatory. And to go even further beyond in quality, the creators of the infinity have also included a custom software application utterly dedicated to video astronomy. It features an easily accessed, user friendly interface for optimum usability without compromising on camera control or performance. Live action continuous stacking eliminates background noise so you can see more of what matters- and flexible histogram adjustments make absolutely sure that you need to actively try to miss a detail! The broadcasting features are fully integrated into the Camera, making sharing your sky a simple experience. Combined with the voiceover and live web chat features, this allows for a fully interactive experience straight out of the box. Also included in this package are both recording and interactive replay functions, allowing you to remain in total direct control of the display when sharing your sessions with family and friends! This particular model comes with a color sensor, allowing the user to behold the universe in color that is far beyond the sensitivity of the unaided human eye- allowing a truly beautiful look at the cosmos- or even just the world around you through new eyes. What can truly be said to be special about this model however, is that while other video astronomy cameras are generally mono purpose due to being scaled up guide or security cameras, the Infinity is a scaled up version of a high-end, fully fledged 16bit camera originally developed for OEM use in microscopy and inspection applications. This makes it a perfect model for capturing high quality images at live view frame rates, intended for the most demanding users. With that in mind however, the Infinity can still then be used as an exceptional guide camera, as it features a standard ST4 guide port for direction connection to your mount of choice- and as if all of the above features weren't enough? The Infinity is also fully compatible with all existing ATIK software packages.
- 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
- Full color imaging
- 6,45 µm Pixel size
- Standard ST4 Guide port
- Additional Information
SKU A3-INFINITY-C Manufacturer ATIK Color or B&W? Color Series Atik Infinity Pixel Size 5-7 Microns Chip Diagonal 10.1mm - 12mm Warranty 1 Year Warranty Sensor Manufacturer Sony # of Sensors Single Sensor Sensor Model ICX825 CCD Class Standard Pixel Size in Micrometers 6.45 x 6.45 microns Pixel Array 1472 (H) × 1050 (V) Approx. 1.55M pixels Sensor Diagonal 11mm Integrated Guider? No, but includes Integrated Guide Port Filter Wheel No Interface USB 2.0 Operating System Compatibility Linux (3rd Party), Mac, Windows
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Sam on Feb 22, 2016 5:47:00 PMThe infinity should work on most GoTo dobsonians as it only takes up 13mm of back focus (just over 1/2"), meaning that the camera focuses about 1/2" inward focus compared to a standard plossl eyepiece. If it doesn't focus, you may need to try a barlow to push the focal plane outward a bit.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Feb 22, 2016 6:05:00 PMCould the Atik Infinity CD be used to observe, record, maybe broadcast an occultation of Aldebaran by the moon for public outreach, or would a different camera be more appropriate?Question by: Marty on Oct 4, 2016 10:55:00 AMOk with a Meade lx90 and a 6.3 focal reducer? Wanting to do real time public observing of DSOs for years!
Question by: Philip Hood on Jun 29, 2016 5:15:00 PMAfter reading the review in S&T that recommended use on a scope with less than 1000 mm fl, I was curious if this digital camera would provide any better views than a good eyepiece on my 14" HD Edge.Question by: J Price on Oct 6, 2016 4:48:00 PMThe image quality will be very good with this camera - much better than an eyepiece - but the field of view will be narrow. This camera has a FOV similar to a 12mm Plossl eyepiece. You may need to consider a Hyperstar or other focal reducer to decrease the focal length.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Oct 28, 2016 2:44:00 PMQuestion by: bill conigliaro on Nov 14, 2015 3:24:00 PMIt' says that it will work on 300mm. -1500mm. telescopes,I have a9.25 " cat.that is 2350mm.Will this camera still work for me? thanks for any advice. George.Question by: George J. Budko on Feb 24, 2016 6:42:00 AMIt will absolutely work for you, but how well depends on the application(s) you have in mind. At the 2350mm native focal-length of your telescope, you will have a field of view just slightly smaller than 14 x 10 arc-minutes (or about 0.23 x .16 degrees), at a pixel resolution of 0.57 arc-seconds per pixel. For going after smaller targets (planetary nebula, galaxies) under very steady skies, this might just be a perfect fit.
More likely, it would be helpful to add a focal-reducer to the system, like the Celestron f/6.3 focal-reducers for SCTs. Doing so would reduce magnification by almost 40%, giving a better fit to the seeing conditions most of us encounter, while increasing the brightness of the image by more than 100%.Answer by: Eric Blackhurst (Admin) on Feb 24, 2016 6:45:00 PM
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