On the Atik Facebook page they released a 15 minute video of live operation of the Atik Infinity mono camera. They try it on several DSOs and the highest exposure was 5 seconds (I kept talking to the monitor asking for longer exposures). They used 2 x 2 binning on all but one object and also showed how the noise decreased when stacking was activated. At the end they describe the operating conditions and show the telescope setup. Focal ratio was a slow f/8. The shallow depth of the camera is probably intended to allow for clearance for fork mounted telescopes. They were using an earlier version of the software. Not bad for first light and they promise more videos to come. I think they wanted to demonstrate the camera's performance with short exposures using a low cost tracking alt-az mount. I wanted to post this ASAP so I will let you watch the video a few times to get all of the details.
The video is also on youtube and Atik's web site.
Edited by chasing photons, 05 August 2015 - 05:27 PM.