Atik 460EX Colour Cooled CMOS Camera


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Atik 460EX

  • Sony ICX694 CCD sensor
  • Tough housing suitable for Astrophotography
  • Extremely low dark current noise

The Atik 460EX offers the latest and greatest of Sony’s CCDs, the ICX694. Featuring the latest generation EXview technology, this camera has outstanding Quantum Efficiency, very low noise, and excellent thermal management.

This model is an ideal match for telescopes commonly used by amateurs, up to bigger SCTs or RCs. Its excellent sensitivity makes it one of the best cameras for deep-sky astrophotography, offering a logical upgrade path for smaller CCD camera owners looking for uncompromising performance.

With more than twice the imaging area than the venerable ICX285, it will satisfy the need for larger sky coverage while maintaining excellent low-noise characteristics.

The Atik 460EX fully supports 1.25″ filters down to f/2, so you won’t need to replace any of your current investments in wheels or filters. This is an added advantage when looking to invest in a CCD camera that may go through multiple telescopes.

The Atik-4 Series cameras are a development of the renowned 3-Series cameras, featuring better cooling and a 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.


Sensor Type: CCD – Sony ICX694
Horizontal Resolution:  2750 pixels
Vertical Resolution:  2200 pixels
Pixel Size:  4.54 µM x 4.54 µM
ADC: 16 bit
Readout Noise: 5e- typical value
Interface: Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed
Power: 12v DC 1A
Maximum Exposure Length: Unlimited
Minimum Exposure Length: 1/1000 s
Cooling: Thermoelectric set point with max  ΔT=-25°C
Weight: approx. 400 grams
Backfocus: 13mm

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