ATIK Titan Color CCD Camera

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ATIK Titan Color CCD Camera
Item # A3-TITAN-C
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  • No longer do you have to choose between planetary and deep sky imaging... with the new Atik Titan CCD Camera, you can do both!
  • Cooled CCD with low read noise allows detection of faint details over long exposures while sensitivity moves to resolution for planetary imaging requiring fast frames.
  • The Atik Titan CCD Camera records up to 15 frames per second in uncompressed 16 bit format and utilizes a Sony Color ICX424 sensor.
  • Signature cooling systems means low noise and long exposure imaging.
  • The Atik Titan CCD Camera is the perfect introductory camera!


Atik Titan CCD Camera - Sony ICX424 Color Sensor

The Atik Titan is three CCD Cameras in one! In high speed mode, the Atik Titan is able to record up to 15 frames per second in uncompressed 16-bit format. The high frame rate is important in order to capture moments of steady “seeing” where the image becomes clear. The 16-bit digitalization makes it easier to pull spectacular detail out of low contrast objects like the surface of the Sun of the cloud belts of Saturn.

As a deep sky camera, the Atik Titan has a remarkable 5 electron read-noise in deep sky mode, which is better than many astro-cameras costing thousands of dollars. The low read-noise allows faint detail to be teased out of the Titan's images. The Atik Titan also features advanced cooling for long-exposure imaging.

As a guide camera, the Atik Titan's mix of high sensitivity and high frame rates makes it an ideal high end guide camera. It sports a standard ST-4 type guide socket on the back for direct connection to a mount. Guiding can be performed through Atik's included Capture software or programs like Maxim DL, AstroArt and CCD-Soft.

Also included is “Dawn” - Atik's new image processing software. Like Atik cameras, it was designed from the ground up to be powerful, yet easy to use. It allows a sequence of image processing steps to be represented in the form a a pictorial work-flow which can be created with a few mouse clicks and can be executed very easily for repeatable and speedy results.

About the Sony ICX424AL Sensor

The ICX424AL is a diagonal 6mm (Type 1/3) interline CCD solid-state image sensor with a square pixel array suitable for EIA black-and-white cameras. Progressive scan allows all pixel's signals to be output independently within approximately 1/60 second.

This chip features an electronic shutter with variable charge-storage time which makes it possible to realize full-frame still images without a mechanical shutter. High sensitivity and low dark current are achieved through the adoption of the HAD (Hole- Accumulation Diode) sensors. This chip is suitable for applications such as FA and surveillance cameras.

Sony ICX424AL Sensor Features

  • Progressive scan allows individual readout of the image signals from all pixels.
  • High vertical resolution (480 TV-lines) still images without a mechanical shutter
  • Square pixel
  • Supports VGA format
  • Horizontal drive frequency: 24.54MHz
  • No voltage adjustments (reset gate and substrate bias are not adjusted.)
  • High resolution, high sensitivity, low dark current
  • Continuous variable-speed shutter
  • Low smear
  • Excellent anti-blooming characteristics
  • Horizontal register: 5.0V drive
  • 16-pin high precision plastic package (enables dual-surface standard)
  • Interline CCD image sensor
  • Image size: Diagonal 6mm (Type 1/3)
  • Number of effective pixels: 659 (H) × 494 (V) approx. 330K pixels
  • Total number of pixels: 692 (H) × 504 (V) approx. 350K pixels
  • Chip size: 5.79mm (H) × 4.89mm (V)
  • Unit cell size: 7.4μm (H) × 7.4μm (V)
  • Optical black: Horizontal (H) direction: Front 2 pixels, rear 31 pixels - Vertical (V) direction: Front 8 pixels, rear 2 pixels
  • Number of dummy bits: Horizontal 16 - Vertical 5
  • Substrate material: Silicon

Atik Product Number: A3-TITAN-C
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer ATIK
Color or B&W? Color
Sensor Type Interline Transfer
Series Atik Titan
Pixel Size 7-9 Microns
Chip Diagonal 6.1mm - 8mm
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Sony
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model ICX424
CCD Class Standard
Pixel Size in Micrometers 7.4 x 7.4 microns
Pixel Array 659 x 494
Sensor Diagonal 7.58mm
Minimum Exposure Time .001 second
Maximum Exposure Time unlimited
Shutter Type Digital & Mechanical
Filter Wheel No
Interface USB 2.0
Operating System Compatibility Windows
Included Software ATIK Capture
Camera Cooling Type Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC)
Camera Weight 0.8 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • Atik Titan Color CCD Camera
  • 2.0 USB Cable
  • DC Power Cord
  • Capture Software
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

I was looking at a good entry level CCD and your Titan was recommended. Is there a users manual to the unit setup and software manual available so I can see what I would be getting myself into. I've never used a CCD or even seen the software that captures and processes the images. Would be using it on a Meade LX600. That I have also yet to buy. Got a great manual for that on though.


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