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ATIK 420 monochrome camera

Product code: ATIK420-M

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Quick Overview

The Atik 420 CCD camera is the perfect choice for those looking for a camera with a good size sensor (diagonal 8.9mm), high resolution (1620x1220 pixels) and Peltier cell cooling, all at a great price! This camera also offers a compact body and low power consumption (only 1A). It is therefore perfect for telescopes medium-to-low focal lenght (eg apo refractor with a focal length lower than 700mm), but also for those who want an instrument not too expensive to create an easily transportable setup.

The monochrome sensor ensures a higher sensitivity than the color one and thus enables the use of conventional narrowband nebular filters to eliminate light pollution and enhance image contrast.

Availability: Available


Regular Price: €1,071.00

Special Price €1,039.00

22% tax incl
if you pay by bank transfer €1,007.83


The Atik 420 is the first camera in its class to offer high performance regulated cooling, low power consumption and narrow body all in one. It is particularly well matched with the 6 and 8 inch HyperStar systems, where the narrow body and low heat dissipation make a difference, or with short focal lenght refractors, providing a very fast, high definition wide field of view. And without the price tag.

The Atik 4-Series cameras are a development of the 3-Series cameras, featuring a narrower body. These are particularly suitable if the camera is to be placed in front of the telescope in HyperStar or Fastar systems, as well as on custom-designed systems that need a narrow-bodied CCD camera. The cameras feature setpoint cooling to make taking matching dark frames a snap, and simple 12V power requirement to facilitate field operation.

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Included in the box:
camera body with 1.25'' adapter
3-metre USB cable
1.8-metre battery power connector (car lighter plug)
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 III PC with 128MB RAM, XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (not RT), CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.

Technical specifications

Type: Camera CCD raffreddata
Sensor Monochrome
Sensor Sony ICX-274
Resolution 1620 x 1220
Sensor dimensions (mm) 7.1 x 5.4
Sensor diagonal (mm) 8.9
Pixels dimensions (µm) 4.4
A/D converter 16 bit
Cooling -30°C rispetto a T ambientale
Readout Noise (e-) 4
ST4 integrated autoguide port No
Telescope interface Female T thread (42x0,75)
Connection to PC USB 2.0
Power External 12V 1A
Backfocus (mm) 13
Weight (gr.) 400

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