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Atik GP Color CCD Camera - ATK0120

SKU: ATK-ATK0120

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Atik GP Color CCD Camera


 


The Atik GP excels as both a planetary camera and as a guide camera.


Its compact size and light weight make it a joy to use on telescopes large and small.  The senor used is the fantastically sensitive 1.3 million pixel ICX445 EXview II CCD from Sony.  The GP is capable of up to 30 frames per second and will download both 8bit data with the convenience of saving to standard avi file format, or 12bit for full dynamic range as Tif and Fits format.  When used with the included GPAcquire software the camera is fully configurable with gain, region of interest, data format and a myriad of other settings enabling optimal planetary, solar and lunar imaging.  Data can be save direct to disk or initially to memory to optimise frame rates with slightly slower hardware.


Slowing things down a little the advanced passive cooling allows images of 1mS to several seconds to be collected, ideal for guiding.  The camera is fully compatible with existing Atik software so can be used with the (included) Capture software as well as plug ins for Maxim DL, AstroArt, and more though the ASCOM camera interface.  Controlled this way it behaves much the same as Atik's bigger cameras and will allow binning and sub framing.  Guiding corrections are passed to the mount using an ASCOM interface.  This is presents many advantages over the older ST4 guide port method including ease of set up, logging, and precision of guide corrections.  But it does require that the mount is ASCOM compatible (as most modern mounts are) and linked to the computer.   Guiding older mounts may still be possible with an USB to ST4 converter box, ask your dealer.


The GP does not have the active cooling of the Atik Titan so its potential for deep sky imaging is more limited, but it can be used to image the brighter deep sky objects.


 


Included in the Box


 



  • Camera body with 1.25'' adapter



  • 5.9 ft USB cable



  • CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF)



  • Quickstart guide (paper).


Atik's highly-acclaimed Capture software is included for camera control and data acquisition, and plug-ins are included to allow use with Astroart and Maxim DL.


System requirements: Pentium IV PC with 512MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (not RT), CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.


 


Atik GP Color CCD Camera Specifications


 


Sensor Type: Sony ICX445 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


Interface: USB 2.0 High speed


Power: USB powered


Cooling: Passive


Weight: 2.8 oz


Backfocus: ~7mm

Description
Description

 

Atik GP Color CCD Camera

 

The Atik GP excels as both a planetary camera and as a guide camera.

Its compact size and light weight make it a joy to use on telescopes large and small.  The senor used is the fantastically sensitive 1.3 million pixel ICX445 EXview II CCD from Sony.  The GP is capable of up to 30 frames per second and will download both 8bit data with the convenience of saving to standard avi file format, or 12bit for full dynamic range as Tif and Fits format.  When used with the included GPAcquire software the camera is fully configurable with gain, region of interest, data format and a myriad of other settings enabling optimal planetary, solar and lunar imaging.  Data can be save direct to disk or initially to memory to optimise frame rates with slightly slower hardware.

Slowing things down a little the advanced passive cooling allows images of 1mS to several seconds to be collected, ideal for guiding.  The camera is fully compatible with existing Atik software so can be used with the (included) Capture software as well as plug ins for Maxim DL, AstroArt, and more though the ASCOM camera interface.  Controlled this way it behaves much the same as Atik's bigger cameras and will allow binning and sub framing.  Guiding corrections are passed to the mount using an ASCOM interface.  This is presents many advantages over the older ST4 guide port method including ease of set up, logging, and precision of guide corrections.  But it does require that the mount is ASCOM compatible (as most modern mounts are) and linked to the computer.   Guiding older mounts may still be possible with an USB to ST4 converter box, ask your dealer.

The GP does not have the active cooling of the Atik Titan so its potential for deep sky imaging is more limited, but it can be used to image the brighter deep sky objects.

 

Included in the Box

 

  • Camera body with 1.25'' adapter
  • 5.9 ft USB cable
  • CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF)
  • Quickstart guide (paper).

Atik's highly-acclaimed Capture software is included for camera control and data acquisition, and plug-ins are included to allow use with Astroart and Maxim DL.

System requirements: Pentium IV PC with 512MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (not RT), CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port.

 

Atik GP Color CCD Camera Specifications

 

Sensor Type: Sony ICX445 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

Interface: USB 2.0 High speed

Power: USB powered

Cooling: Passive

Weight: 2.8 oz

Backfocus: ~7mm

Specifications
Specifications
Model Number ATK0120
Color or Monochrome Camera? Color
Imaging Camera Series Atik GP
Camera Sensor Manufacturer Sony
Sensor Model ICX445AQ
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions (mm) 6.0 mm Diagonal
Pixel Size (┬Ám) 3.75 x 3.75
Pixel Array (pixels) 1280 x 960
Camera Cooling Natural Convection
CCD Architecture Interline
Bit Depth 12-Bit
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Software Included CD ROM, drivers, software, user manual pDF
Includes Filter Wheel? No, Not Necessary
Camera Dimensions 2.24 x 1.10 "
Camera Warranty 1 year
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Atik GP Color CCD Camera

  • 1.25" Adapter

  • 3 meter long USB cable

  • 1.8 meter long battery power connector

  • CD-ROM with drivers, software, and user manual (PDF)

  • Quick start guide (paper)

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