The Atik 428EX is the first camera available to astronomers that uses Sony’s state of the art ICX674 2.8MP sensor. Featuring the latest generation EXview technology, this camera has an outstanding Quantum Efficiency, very low noise and excellent thermal management. This model is an ideal match to telescopes commonly used by amateurs. It’s excellent sensitivity makes it one of the best cameras for deep-sky astrophotography, surpassing its forerunner, the acclaimed ICX285.
Atik 428EX Color CCD Camera - Sony ICX674 Sensor
The Atik-4 Series cameras are a development of the 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.
The Atik 428EX is a perfect match for narrowband imaging. It’s excellent Quantum Efficiency in OIII, Ha and SII, make it one of the best cameras available for this demanding technique. Advanced color mapping compositions can be done with lower integration time, getting more out of your imaging session. More data, better data.
Featuring the narrowest body in its class, the Atik 428EX is one of the lightest cameras as well. But don’t think there was a compromise regarding cooling performance or stability. The cooler has been engineered for low power use, making your field sessions last longer. The desiccant port is now easily accessible from the exterior.
Atik Product Number: 428C
- Additional Information
SKU A3-428C Manufacturer ATIK Color or B&W? Color Series Atik 400 Warranty 1 Year Warranty Filter Wheel No
- Included Items
- Atik 428EX Color CCD Camera
- Sony ICX674 Sensor
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: m19910703 on Nov 19, 2014 4:06:42 PMIt does not appear so. Here is what Atik says about their drivers on their website:
Atik drivers are required for all Atik cameras and filterwheels apart from the EFW2. The drivers are in a zipped folder with two subfolders, USB1 and USB2. When installing the driver, select the USB1 folder for all variants of the Atik16IC, Atik16 and Artemis cameras and also the USB1 filterwheel. Select the USB2 folder for the Atik 3-Series and 4-Series cameras, Large-Format (4000 and 11000) cameras, and the Titan. Within the USB2 folder there are two subfolders, one for 32-bit Windows and one for 64-bit. Windows 7 installation instructions are available here.
A 3rd party driver for for ATIK CCDs in version 0.3 supports Atik Titan and Atik 3xx/4xx cameras with full cooler and guider port control and is compatible with INDI 0.9.6 on MacOS X, 32 and 64 bit Linux. Please see the INDI project website for more details.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Nov 21, 2014 12:49:12 PMWhich adapter do i need to make this atik work with my William Optics star 71 and this filter wheel?
https://www.optcorp.com/xagyl-five-position-color-filter-wheel-5125v2.htmlQuestion by: Andres on Mar 3, 2016 5:34:00 PMThe camera will thread directly to the filter wheel via the T-thread interface, but you will then need to connect to the M48 threads on the back of the Star71. The simplest way to do this is with a short 2" to T2 nosepiece with M48 threads inside like the OR-5308. The Star71 has a back focus of 71.3mm with the focuser all the way in, the OR-5308 is approximately 20mm long, the Xagyl 1.25" filter wheel is approximately 22mm thick with the Variable T2 adapter on the camera side, and the Atik 428EX takes up 13mm, leaving approximately 16.6mm for focuser extension.
Please contact us if you have additional questions.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Mar 3, 2016 6:36:00 PM
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