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Atik 414EX CCD Camera

Atik 414EX CCD Camera
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Price:  £1,185.00
List Price:  £1,289.00
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Product Code:  AT414EX-C
Manufacturer:  Atik Cameras

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The new standard!

The Atik 414EX follows on the footsteps of the 314L+, one of the best cameras available for astrophotography. It features the brand new ICX825, the much awaited successor to the venerable ICX285. It also features the same EXview HAD CCD II that is used on the 428EX, 460EX and 490EX, which combined with the larger pixel size makes it sensitive beyond anything previously seen in this price range.

But how much more sensitive is it? Compared with the 314L+ at 650nm, the 414EX is 60% more sensitive. In fact, the 414EX is even more sensitive than the already spectacular 460EX, making it the perfect camera for the enthusiast with a limited budget. The graph below shows the striking difference between the ICX285 and ICX825:

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But the 414EX is more than just sensitivity. It's cooler can easily achieve over 30ºC below ambient, and is regulated, so that your image calibration is consistent. And speaking of calibration, for most applications, the camera has such a low dark noise, that dark frames are an option rather than a requirement. Spend more time imaging is our motto!

The Atik 414EX narrow footprint means that is can be used on Fastar/Hyperstar configurations, with zero obstruction even on the 6" version. Low weight also keeps the stress on the corrector plate to a bare minimum.

The Atik 414EX is a truly impressive camera, which will bring you joy for many years.

What's in the box?

  • Camera body with 1.25'' adapter
  • 3-metre USB cable
  • 1.8-metre battery power connector
  • CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF)
  • Quickstart guide (paper)

Atik highly-acclaimed Capture software is included for camera control and data acquisition, and plug-ins are included to allow use with Astroart and Maxim DL.

A universal (110-230V) power adapter is optional

Technical Specifications:

  • Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX825
  • Horizontal Resolution: 1392 pixels
  • Vertical Resolution: 1040 pixels
  • Pixel Size: 6.45 “_M x 6.45 “_M
  • ADC: 16 bit
  • Readout Noise: 5e- typical value
  • Maximum Exposure Length: Unlimited
  • Minimum Exposure Length: 1/1000 s
  • Backfocus: 13mm
  • Max. Frame Rate - N/A
  • Interface: Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Thread on front - M42x0,75
  • Power: 12v DC 1A
  • Cooling: Thermoelectric set point with max __T=>-30“_C
  • Regulated cooler - Yes
  • Water assist - No
  • Weight: approx. 400 gr
  • Available as mono or colour

System Requirements

  • Pentium III PC with 128MB RAM
  • Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (not RT)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB 2.0 port

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