About this product
The new Atik 460EX CCD camera features the new Sony ICX694 sensor with the same EXview HAD CCD II technology present in the Atik 428EX but with more than twice the number of pixels and, most importantly, over twice the image sensor area (12.49mm Horizontal x 9.99mm Vertical). It also features similar high sensitivity, excellent QE and low noise characteristics as the 428EX making it a true workhorse for narrowband and LRGB deep-sky astrophotography.
An ideal match to many of the telescopes commonly used by amateurs astro-imagers, including the larger SCT’s and RC’s. It also has one of the narrowest and lightest bodies in its class, this has been achieved without compromising cooling performance or stability. Also, the sensor diagonal is big enough to satisfy the need for greater sky coverage but small enough to allow the use of 1.25” filters, even with fast f/2 systems.
The Atik 460EX comes with Atik’s renowned Capture application which provides a simple and intuitive yet powerful way to acquire images. Tools include a focus assistance readout, image sequencer, guide camera control and integration with Atik filter wheels. Capture aims to take the stress out of imaging, making your time at the telescope more enjoyable. If you require compatibility with other software there are plugins for MaxIm DL, Astroart and CCDSoft, as well as a full ASCOM driver.
Also included is Dawn, Atik’s new image-processing software. Like our 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 of a pictorial workflow which can be created with a few mouse clicks and can then be executed very easily for repeatable and speedy results.
Atik 460EX v Atik 490EX
Specifications Sensor Type
: Sony ICX694 CCDCCD Image area
: 12.49mm Horizontal x 9.99mm Vertical (15.97mm diagonal)Horizontal Resolution
: 2750 pixelsVertical Resolution
: 2200 pixelsPixel Size
: 4.54x4.54 μmADC
: 16 bitReadout noise
: Typical 5e-Interface
: Mini-USB 2.0Power
: 12V DC, 1ACooler
: Regulated, ΔT= -25oC maxWeight
Backfocus : 13mm
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).
A universal (110-230V) power adapter is optional.
System requirements: Pentium III PC with 128MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Win7, CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |Gain Confidence from the Experts
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | Dennis
I am seriously into taking and gaining the best images possible from the skies on the edge of the Lake District. I nearly gave up because my results were not good enough in my opinion. I consulted with Ian King Imaging and purchased an Atik 460Ex Mono and two further telescopes. The results gained were fantastic. I sought to purchase a good OSC colour camera and again went to Ian, which resulted in me purchasing the Colour version of the Atik 460. I have it set up, calibration frames taken and I know it will bring many nights of joy. Thanks to Ian King and First Light Optics. I trust the Experts.
Superb Camera with brilliant Atik Service
Monday, 19 January 2015 | Mark
I purchased the camera in October of 2014. The results with Baader LRGB filters have been outstanding with a beautiful colour balance. At 2x2 binning the sensitivity & low noise are quite outstanding & you don't really need bias frames as the noise is very low.
The camera I purchased had a manufacturing calibration issue which was sorted very quickly by Atik UK support & their Tec support team were second to none in resolving this issue.
In summary this is a superb camera backed by world class support which you won't regret purchasing
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