ATIK 383L+ MONO (ATK0067)



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The Atik 383L+ is an 8 Megapixel camera using the Kodak KAF-8300 CCD. Over the last few months a huge amount has been written about this CCD, justifying its place in astronomer’s hearts. We can sum it up succinctly by saying it’s a fabulous CCD with a huge number of good-sized pixels that is currently available at an irresistible price. This sensor should redefine mid-range astro-imaging, making multi-megapixel, cooled cameras much more accessible. So what of ATIK’s implementation? In the past ATIK has prided itself on providing cameras with the very highest image quality but at reasonable cost- no reason to change. Atik has built on the success of our very highly regarded ATIK Platform 3 to support Kodak’s KAF-8300. This immediately offers a huge number of advantages including the very low read-noise circuits and the reliability from using this established design. The camera can be used with either the EFW-U or the new EFW2 and Off Axis Guider. For focal ratios of f/5 and above, standard 1.25 inch filters can be used without vignetting. Faster focal ratios will need flat-field correction or 36mm filters. * 8.3 Million 5.4μm square pixels for high-resolution imaging * Ultra low read-noise for great sensitivity * Lightweight – no flexure of the telescope focuser tube * Highly efficient setpoint cooling to 40 degrees max below ambient * Great software for image acquisition and pre-processing * Memory Buffer to reduce readout artifacts * High-Quality mechanical shutter * Externally accessible dessicant plugs The highly acclaimed Capture software is included for camera control and data acquisition, and plug-ins are included to allow use with Astroart, CCDSoft, and MaxIm DL. System requirements: Pentium II PC with 64MB RAM, Windows 98/XP/Vista, CD-ROM drive and USB 2.0 port. What’s in the box ? * Camera body with 2” adapter * 3 meter USB cable * 1.8 meter battery power connector (with car lighter plug) * CD-ROM with drivers, software and user manual (PDF) * Quick start guide (printed) Also available in color version. Technical specifications : Sensor Type : CCD – KODAK KAF-8300 Horizontal Resolution : 3362 pixels Vertical Resolution : 2504 pixels Pixel Size : 5.40 µM x 5.40 µM ADC : 16 bit Readout Noise : 7 e- Interface : USB 2.0 High Speed Power : 12v DC 0.8A Cooling : Thermoelectric with ΔT=-40°C Weight : approx. 700 gr

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