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Atik - Horizon Color CMOS 16mp Camera

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Atik Horizon Color CMOS 16mp Camera

The Horizon cameras are the first CMOS based cameras made by ATIK. The 16mp sensor has low read noise and fast read speeds providing a competitive priced camera with a high megapixel sensor. This is ideal for astro-imagers wanting to move from DSLR or wanting shorter exposures.

  • 16MP 4/3″ CMOS sensor
  • 256mb DDR3 Image Buffer
  • ~1e- Read Noise
  • Cooling ΔT=>-40°C
  • USB 3.0

The ATIK Horizon have low-noise electronics and the lowest read noise so far, just ~1e- at high gain settings. The 3.8µm pixel size is excellent for shorter focal lengths and camera lenses, thus excellent for wide field of view.

The Horizon models ATIK's 4-Series cameras, known for power and adaptability. With a cylindrical case 74mm in diameter and 130mm in length, its compatible with HyperStar systems form 8". The slight size increase is to support a huge cooling delta of -40°C below ambient, thus regulating thermal noise.

The ATIK Horizon cameras are compatibile with the Infinity live stacking software, a major plus for video astronomers and public events.

  • Live continuous stacking
  • Flexible histogram control, including auto-stretch functions
  • Live YouTube broadcast integration
  • Interactive session replay
  • Focus assist and monitoring tools
  • Save to FITs, PNG, JPG and TIFF formats

The cameras are also compatible with Artemis Capture imaging software. ATIK also developed ASCOM drivers to be used with preferred astroimaging software.

Seamless and fast imaging is possible with the Horizon due to the built-in 256mb DDR3 image buffer for amp glow removal and other artifacts caused by USB data transfer. This makes it possible to take advantage of the flexibility and low cable weight of USB2 or the fast USB3 speeds.

ATIK's expertise in imaging has helped them build the Horizon with the same quartz fused cover glass as the ATIK 383L+ camera for condensation prevention during cooling.

Name Atik - Horizon Color CMOS 16mp Camera
Manufacturer Atik Cameras
Model ATK0157
In The Box Camera body with 2" adaptor USB 3.0 cable USB 2.0 cable 1.8 metre battery power connector CD-ROM with drivers, software and user's manual (PDF) Quickstart Guide (paper) Cable post Spare desiccant and desiccant port tool
ADC (analog to digital converter) 12 bit
Backfocus Distance 13mm ±0.5
Computer Interface USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
Cooling Thermoelectric set point with max ΔT=>-40°C
Dark Current 0.016 e-/pix/s at -10°C
Exposure Lenght (Min) 18µs
Exposure Length (Max) Unlimited
Full Well Capacity ~20,000e-
Gain Variable 1 - x60
Pixel Size 3.8 µm x 3.8 µm
Power 12v DC 2A
Read Noise ~1e- at x30 gain
Resolution (Horizontal) 4644 pixels
Resolution (Vertical) 3506 pixels
Sensor Panasonic MN34230 4/3" CMOS

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