The Kodak KAF 16MP sensor 16200 of the new Atik offers high quality, sensitivity and low electronic noise. The diagonal of 35mm, and the pixels of 6 microns make this camera very versatile, it can be installed on various telescope, from refractors with short focal length to long focal lengths of the Schmidt-Cassegrain. The high quantum efficiency and low electronic noise allow you to record images of very faint objects very easily obtaining exceptional results. The shutter presents new blades further improving the performance of the opening and closing system.
The large sensor size fits very well with the filter wheel EFW3 for 50.8 mm filters, which is essential for this monochrome model. The sensor is positioned in a suitably sealed argon chamber in order to prevent the formation of condensation inside the sensor. The cooling is operated by a double cell Peltier able to get up to -45°C / -50 ° C of thermal delta.
Atik 16200 monochrome camera: scope of delivery
Camera body with 2'' adapter 3-metre USB cable 1.8-metre battery power connector CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF) Quickstart guide (paper).
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.
System requirements: Pentium IV PC with 512MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win8 (not RT), CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.
Camera CCD raffreddata
4499 X 3599
Sensor dimensions (mm)
27mm x 21.6mm
Sensor diagonal (mm)
Pixels dimensions (µm)
6 X 6
-50°C rispetto a T ambientale
Readout Noise (e-)
ST4 integrated autoguide port
Filetto 54 femmina (54x0,75)
Connection to PC
External 12V 3A
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Choosing from various astrophotography camera for the deep-sky may seem complicated. In this article, through a series of practical examples, we will see how to choose astrophotography camera to record also the weakest details of galaxies, nebulae and star clusters through with long exposures (these camera are different from those used for planetary and lunar photography that record short videos and which we will discuss in a later article). Astrophotography camera for the deep-sky are almost always cooled, ie have a system with Peltier cells which cools and stabilizes the sensor at a low temperature in order to reduce the noise of the image and therefore improve its quality.