ATIK 11000C - professional color camera with 45mm diagonal fullframe chip - 11 megapixel chip
The option to the standard DSLR fullframe cameras - easier to use as a RGB camera but a better result as conventional DSLR cameras. The british manufacturer Artemis and ATIK merged and the result are this high quality CCD cameras in the top of the range to attractive prices.The ATIK 11000C is a final CCD camera
The large fullframe chip (37 x 25 mm) with its 11 million pixel allow high resolution images over a giant field. We recommend this camera for highly corrected telescopes like our APM-LZOS apochromats with our new Riccardi Reducer or also large mirror systems.The advantages of the ATIK 11000C over the DSLR with fullframe sensor
Compared with the DSLR chips which
are made for normal daylight photography the Kodak KAI 11002 has a much higher sensitivity. This for technical photography adjusted chip offers at the same exposure time much more information and resolution. Especially in the blue and red it´s much more sensitive.
Another advantage of the Kodak sensors is the low sensitivity at the sodium wavelength. Artifical light uses this wavelength very often but for the deep sky photography you won´t need it. The result is a much better signal / noise ration at long time exposures compared to DSLR cameras.
An important difference is the peltier cooling which the DSLR don´t
have. At DSLR you will have very high noise after a few minutes - with
the cooled ATIK cameras you won´t have it. With darkframes than you can
additionally reduce this noise and you only need one darkframe here.
With DSLR cameras each image needs directly it´s own darkframe and so
you looses exposure time over the night.The most important advantages of the ATIK 11000:
The Kodak Chip KAI 11002:
- USB 2 - for very fast download times
- Adjustable 2-step peltier cooling for reproducible results
- Compatible to all common software like AstroArt, MaximDL, CCD Soft etc.
- Very little "Hot Pixel" and low noise even at moderate adjusted temperature around -10°C
The Kodak sensor KAI 110022 has gained great reputation in astrophotography and offer qualities not available in the Sony CCDs.Delivery contains:
Camera with T2 connector
3m USB Cable
Power Supply with 220 V Connector
1,8m Cable for Cigarette Lighter
CD with Instructions and Driver
Quickstart Manual on Paper
Professional fullframe "Single Shot" color astronomical camera with Kodak KAI 11002 CCD.