Atik 4000 CCD Camera

The Atik 4000 CCD Camera incorporates a 4 megapixel Kodak sensor with 7.4um pixels, which provides an ideal introduction to the joys of large-format imaging, being much bigger than the Sony sensors which are typically used for astronomy.

At 15mmx15mm, the sensor array is a perfect fit for standard 1.25" filters, offering a considerable saving over the 2" filters required by anything larger.

Resolution from the 4000 model is fine enough for printing at A4 or even A3 size, and when viewing images on a computer monitor it is a pleasure to see details emerging at ever-deeper zoom levels. Both mono and one-shot colour versions of the Atik 4000 are available.

As standard the 4000 is fitted with a KAI 04022 sensor. This comes in a single commercial grade and is specified as having no column defects

While the other cameras in the Atik range use Sony sensors, the large-format cameras incorporate Kodak devices.


  • Camera body
  • 3 meter USB cable
  • 1.8 meter battery power connector (Car lighter plug)
  • CD-ROM with drivers, software and User's manual (PDF)
  • Quickstart guide (paper)
  • A high quality case with die cut foam inserts
  • A universal (110-230V) power supply

Atik 4000 CCD Camera


  • Sensor Type CCD - Kodak KAI 04022(datasheet)
  • Sensor size 16.67mm x 16.05mm
  • Horizontal Resolution 2048 pixels
  • Vertical Resolution 2048 pixels
  • Pixel Size 7.4 µM x 7.4 µM
  • ADC 16 bit
  • Readout Noise 11 e-
  • Dark current 0.01 electrons per sec at -20 degrees
  • Well depth 40,000 electrons
  • Anti blooming >1000x
  • Quantum Efficiency 55%
  • Linearity R squared test equal to 1
  • Interface USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Power 12v DC
  • Maximum Exposure Length Unlimited
  • Minimum Exposure Length 1/1000 s
  • Guide Port ST-4 compatible
  • Cooling Two stage Peltier with ?T=-40°C, with optional water assist Full temperature regulation.
  • Weight 990g
  • CCD to front of camera distance 18mm
  • Thread on front of camera T-Thread (42x0.75)

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