ATIK 4000M Monochrome - Professional monochrome CCD camera with 23mm sensor diagonal - 4 megapixels
The ATIK 4000M incorporates a 4 megapixel Kodak sensor with 7.4 µm pixels, which provides an ideal introduction to the youys of large-format imaging, being much bigger than the Sony sensors which arte typically used for astronomy. At 16 x 16 mm, the sensor array is a perfect fit for standard 1 1/4" filters, offering a considerable saving over the 2" filters required by anything larger. Resolution from the ATIK 4000M is fine enough for printing at A4 or even A3 size, and when viewing images on a computer monitor it is a pleasure to see details emerging at ever-deeper zoom levels.The most important advantages of the ATIK 4000M:
The Kodak sensor chip KAI 04022:
- USB2 - very fast download times
- Set-point temperature regulation with 2-step peltier cooling
- Compatible to all current software programs like AstroArt, Maxim DL, CCD Soft etc.
- Very little "hot pixel" and low noise, even at moderate temperatures around -10°C
- Heatable cover glass, so no condensation possible
The Kodak sensor KAI 04022 has proven for astronomical usage. The producer said this Kodak chips in this size for astro photography have a better performance than similar Sony chips.The usage of the ATIK filter wheel for 1 1/4" filter:
The ATIK filter wheel will be screwed directly onto the camera. The distance from the T2 thread to the filter is 13 mm. So this filter wheel is build very short. Because its possible to adjust the orientation of the camera to the wheel you have a reserve of additional 5 mm.
So you will have a distance from the chip of the camera to the filter of 30 mm (including a little bit reserve). For a 100% illumination at f/6 the lightcone will measure at this distance 25.5 mm. So you will get a fully illuminated frame with telescopes of f/6 or slower.
At f/5 it´s also possibel. The light cone in 30 mm distance measures with full illumination 26.5 mm. If you don´t use the rotation function you will get additional 5 mm and the ligthcone will only have 25 mm. So you can also get here a fully illumination.Some more details:
The ATIK 4000M has the Kokak KAI 04022 sensor which has a much greater full-well-capacitiy than comparable chips like the Sony one. An other advantage is the square ATIK sensor, it uses the field of the telescope much besser. Only a few telescopes can fully illuminate a DX-sensor wihout costly correctors.
A very important feature of the ATIK 4000M is the heatable cover glass. Unlike other cameras at low sensor temperature and high humidity it can´t mist up.Delivery contains:
- Monochrome CCD camera with T2 connector
- 3 m USB cable
- Power supply with 220 V connector
- 1.8 m cable for cigarette lighter
- Pelican Case
- CD with instructions and driver
- Fast start instruction on paper
ATIK 4000M monochrome black and white camera - the option to DSLR cameras.