The ATIK Titan is three CCD Cameras in one! In high-speed mode, the ATIK Titan is able to record up to 15 frames per second in uncompressed 16-bit format. The high frame rate is important in order to capture moments of steady "seeing" where the image becomes clear. The 16-bit digitalization makes it easier to pull spectacular detail out of low contrast objects like the surface of the Sun or the cloud belts of Saturn. As a deep sky camera, the ATIK Titan has a remarkable 5 electron read-noise in deep sky mode, which is better than many astro-cameras costing thousands of dollars.
The low read-noise allows faint detail to be teased out of the Titan's images. The ATIK Titan also features advanced cooling for long-exposure imaging. As a guide camera, the ATIK Titan's mix of high sensitivity and high frame rates makes it an ideal high end guide camera. It sports a standard ST-4 type guide socket on the back for direct connection to a mount. Guiding can be performed through ATIK's included Capture software or programs like Maxim DL, AstroArt and CCD-Soft.
Also included is "Dawn" - ATIK's new image processing software. Like ATIK cameras, it was designed from the ground up to be powerful, yet easy to use. It allows a sequence of image processing steps to be represented in the form a a pictorial work-flow which can be created with a few mouse clicks and can be executed very easily for repeatable and speedy results.
|Sensor Type||Sony ICX424|
|Horizontal Resolution||659 pixels|
|Vertical Resolution||494 pixels|
|Pixel Size||7.40 um x 7.40 um|
|Readout Noise||5 e-|
|Power||12v DC 0.55A|
|Cooling||Thermoelectric with DT=-20deg. C|
|Guide port||ST-4 Compatible|
|Weight||350 g / 12.34 ounces|