Atik 428EX Cooled Color CCD Telescope Camera

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


Atik 428EX Cooled Color CCD Telescope Camera

The 428EX Color CCD Camera by Atik is the first camera available to astronomers that uses Sony's state of the art ICX674 2.8MP sensor. Featuring the latest generation EXview technology, this camera has an outstanding Quantum Efficiency, very low noise and excellent thermal management. This model is an ideal match to telescopes commonly used by amateurs. It's excellent sensitivity makes it one of the best cameras for deep-sky astrophotography, surpassing its forerunner, the acclaimed ICX285.

The Atik-4 Series cameras are a development of the 3-Series cameras, featuring better cooling and narrower body. They benefit from setpoint cooling to make taking matching dark frames a snap, and simple 12V power requirement to facilitate field operation. The impressive sensitivity, great cooling and narrow profile, make the Atik Series 4 outstanding CCD cameras to use on modern telescopes, including Hyperstar/Fastar systems.

The Atik 428EX is a perfect match for narrowband imaging. It's excellent Quantum Efficiency in OIII, Ha and SII, make it one of the best cameras available for this demanding technique. Advanced color mapping compositions can be done with lower integration time, getting more out of your imaging session. More data, better data.

Featuring the narrowest body in its class, the Atik 428EX is one of the lightest cameras as well. But don't think there was a compromise regarding cooling performance or stability. The cooler has been engineered for low power use, making your field sessions last longer. The desiccant port is now easily accessible from the exterior.
  • Interline Transfer CCD Color Camera
  • High-level performance, compact body
  • Low 12V Power Requirement
  • Excels at deep sky astrophotography


Additional Information

ADC16 bit
Back focus13.5mm
Bayer MatrixColor
Bayer PatternGRBG
Camera ConnectionM42 x 0.75
Delta T25°C Below Ambient
Free ShippingYes
Full Rez Frame Rate15fps
Full Well17.5ke
Max Frame Rate60fps
Mega Pixels2.8 mp
Peak QE77%
Pixel Array1932 x 1452
Pixel Size4.54 microns
Power Consumption12v 1A DC
Read Noise5e
Sensor Diagonal11mm
Sensor TypeCCD
SensorSony ICX674
Warranty1 Year Warranty

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  • Will this CCD can use LABVIEW to control it?

    It does not appear so. Here is what Atik says about their drivers on their website: Atik drivers are required for all Atik cameras and filterwheels apart from the EFW2. The drivers are in a zipped folder with two subfolders, USB1 and USB2. When installin

  • The T2 to EOS adapter would give 42mm clear aperture, which is less than the 44mm diagonal chip with EOS 6D. Would it help to use the M48 adapter TSOAG9-M48 and the Skywatcher M48 to EOS adapter SW-S20300 instead? Do you stock TSOAG9-M48?

    It's worse than that. A T-thread interface adapter commonly has a clear aperture of ~39mm, while an M48 adapter has a clear aperture of ~45mm. A full frame camera really needs the wider adapter to prevent vignetting. We do not regularly stock the M4

  • Which adapter do i need to make this atik work with my William Optics star 71 and this filter wheel?

    The camera will thread directly to the filter wheel via the T-thread interface, but you will then need to connect to the M48 threads on the back of the Star71. The simplest way to do this is with a short 2" to T2 nosepiece with M48 threads inside like th

  • Which adapter do i need to make this atik work with my William Optics star 71 and this filter wheel?

    Oh, right, that explains it....

  • Does the camera software support IOS 10.12.3 ?

    Good day and thanks for asking. Atik's website reports that Windows 10/Vista/Win7/Win8 (not RT) is required to operate this camera. If you are using a Mac, you might consider using a PC emulator.