Atik Infinity (color) CCD Video astro camera
Enter the Atik Infinity! It's sensitive enough to be capable of displaying images of the brightest objects in just a few seconds. Not only that, but the brand new software allows for real time stacking, so if you're doing very short exposures (let's say 5 seconds), the first image will look noisy, but the second image will look much better, the third even better, and so on. The software is even smart enough to detect and adjust for field rotation. No Polar alignment needed! No precise tracking needed, either! If your drive is so bad that not even 5 seconds exposures are guaranteed, the software will detect a trailed image and won't add it to the stack. Even lower-end telescope drives will now be able to do imaging.
The result of using the Infinity is a picture of the object with a quality that is totally impossible to be seen at the eyepiece. It immediately gives the same effect of at least doubling the aperture of any telescope where it's installed.
Beginners: Even with modest telescopes it will be possible to see and record the wonders of the night sky in unprecedented clarity and detail. No complicated polar alignment routines, no complicated software, and no steep learning curve.
Outreach: Educators wanting to show the night sky to a broader audience will find the Infinity an excellent tool, no matter if you have 10 people in front of you, or thousands spread across the globe.
Experienced Astro imagers: How many of you have been asked by family/friends if they can take a look through that expensive telescope of yours? Just the thought of disturbing the setup that you've been fine tuning over months just for someone to “have a look” will immediately make you say “… maybe another time…”. Not anymore! Just use the Infinity on your guide scope (Yes, it's also an awesome autoguider!) and use that to show family and friends how great the universe is. And almost in real time as wel
Sensor: Sony ICX825Resolution: 1392x1040Pixel size: 6.45umADC: 16bitRead noise: 6e typicalCooling: passiveInterface: USB 2.0 High SpeedAutoguider port: ST4 typePower requirements: 12VDCMaximum exposure: 120sDownload speed: aprox. 0.3sWeight: 340gBack focus: 13mm
Yes, with the Atik Infinity you can do this: https://youtu.be/JheW2PHKwcY (follow link)