The GP Guiding and Planetary Color Camera by ATIK:
Great things often come in small packages! The GP is ATIK's smallest camera, measuring a minuscule 57x28 mm (about 2.25 x 1.1-inches). This tiny dynamo may be micro sized but it packs a punch, featuring a sensitive Sony 1.3MP ICX445 EXview HAD II CCD. This sensor paired with a camera body that adds virtually no weight to your set up, makes it a perfect guiding camera. The ATIK GP also features up to 30fps making it capable of doing beautiful planetary work as well. It has full guider support in Artemis Capture, as well as its own high speed acquisition application, which supports save to memory function.
- Sensor Type: Sony ICX445AQA EXview HAD II CCD
- Horizontal Resolution: 1296 pixels
- Vertical Resolution: 964 pixels
- Pixel Size: 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm
- ADC: 12 bit
- Frame rate: 30 fps max (18 fps full resolution)
- Interface: USB 2.0 High speed
- Power: USB powered
- Cooling: Passive
- Weight: ~80g
- Backfocus: 7 mm ±0.5
Sony's EXview HAD CCD is a CCD that drastically improves light efficiency by including a near infrared light region as a basic structure of the HAD (Hole-Accumulation Diode) sensor.