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ATIK 414EX Color CCD Camera

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  • CCD Sensor: Sony ICX825
  • Horizontal Resolution: 1392 pixels
  • Vertical Resolution: 1040 pixels
  • Pixel Size: 6.45 micrometer x 6.45 micrometer

Product Details

  • The Atik 414EX is a worthy successor to the 314L+, one of the best cameras for astrophotography in the industry. Includes the new ICX825 sensor, the much anticipated replacement for the highly esteemed ICX285. The same EXview HAD CCD II employed on the 428EX, 460EX, and 490EX is also used on the 414EX. This coupled with a larger pixel size gives this camera greater sensitivity than anything that could previously be acquired in this price range.

    In comparison with the 314L+ at 650nm, the 414EX is 60% more sensitive. Actually, the 414EX has greater sensitivity than the already impressive 460EX, making this the ideal camera for the imaging aficionado with budget constraints.

    However, the 414EX's sensitivity isn't its only outstanding feature. Its cooler is regulated, allowing your image calibration to remain consistent, and has the ability to comfortably achieve -30 degrees C below ambient. With regards to calibration, for the majority of applications, the camera has a dark noise so low that dark frames become an option instead of a requirement, allowing you to spend more time on imaging.

    The Atik 414EX's compact size makes it usable with Fastar/ Hyperstar configurations with absolutely no obstruction even on the 6 inch model. Stress on the corrector plate is kept a minimum due to the light weight of the camera.

    ATIK 414EX Color CCD Camera Specifications...

     

    • ADC: 16- bit
    • Readout Noise: 5e- typical value
    • Interface: Mini USB 2.0 High Speed
    • Power: 12v DC 1A
    • Minimum Exposure Time: 0.001 seconds
    • Maximum Exposure Time: Unlimited
    • Cooling: Thermoelectric set point with max T=>-30 degrees C
    • Back Focus: 13mm
    • Weight: 14 oz.
    OPT Product Number: A3-414EX-C
  • specifications

    ADC16 bit
    Back Focus13 mm
    Camera ConnectionFemale M42x0.75
    Color or MonoColor
    CooledCooled
    Delta T30C
    Dynamic Range11.9 Stops
    Free ShippingYes
    Full Well18ke
    Mega Pixels1.4 mp
    Peak QE71%
    Pixel Array1392 x 1040
    Pixel Size6.45 microns
    Read Noise5e
    Sensor Diagonal11.2 mm
    Sensor TypeCCD
    SensorSony ICX825
    Weight0.9 lbs
  • included items

    • ATIK 414EX Camera Body
    • Sony ICX825 Color Sensor

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01/27/2021
Nick
United States United States

6 months later...

I wanted to post a couple images I took with the ATIK 414ex Color. I paired this camera with a William Optics Z61 with the .8x reducer. I was getting 4.62 arc seconds per pixel so I was way under sampling, but I got my absolute best sub exposures this way. I was easily keeping sharp round stars throughout 10 minute sub exposures and cooled down to -25 degrees, almost 30 degrees cooler than ambient. I had the Optolong L-Extreme filter and both images are approximately 5 hours each.

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06/04/2020
Nick

Great Camera

My AP experience is less than a year, and I got this camera about a month ago. I had a blast using the infinity software and watching the images live stack. I took calibration frames, but due to the software, I did not have a way to combine the light frames with the calibration frames. No matter, with the ATIK 414, it was still the best image of the dumbbell nebula I had ever taken. I was using a Canon Rebel T6 before and it had a much larger sensor, however, I had to crop much more of it in order to get rid of the vignetting cause by trying to stretch the image. With the ATIK, I had so much contrast to begin with that I could back off the stretching and still have a great image. The software wasn't the most intuitive at first, but Steve Chambers, company CEO, has a lot of videos to help get you up to speed. One piece of advice, if you are going to save an image in the infinity software, hover your mouse pointer over the buttons at the top of the screen. That is how you choose where to save your data. Infinity does not save the individual images in color for some reason, or at least I haven't figure out how. For saving the images in color, use Artemis Capture or Dusk. This way you can combine your light frames with your calibration frames. I have an 8" SCT and I use an f/6.3 reducer and I could probably fit four dumbbell nebula images in the four corners of the field of view. I wish I had a bigger sensor, but I also had to manage the cost. This was a great way to get into CCD imaging and I love it.

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01/31/2019
Anonymous
United States

Environment not cooperating!

Fast safe shipping, two days and free. Looks beautiful in the box but 22" of snow and wind chill of -46 degrees. Will probably wait until conditions improve. Meantime I'm trying to figure out the included software. January, 2019. Warm regards, Michael

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01/31/2019
Anonymous
United States

Environment not cooperating!

Fast safe shipping; two days and free. Looks beautiful in the box but 22" of snow and wind chill of -46 degrees. Will probably wait until conditions improve. Meantime I'm trying to figure out the included software. January, 2019. Warm regards, Michael