Hi Everyone. I just purchased my first cooled dedicated CCD camera - the ATIK 414EX found here: https://www.highpoin...-camera-atk0137
I only found one discussion on past forums and the reviews were mixed. I'm specifically curious how you all feel this camera would perform for Deep-Sky Imaging. Did I make a decent choice? Fyi - the price was right.
Also, it claims to run on 12volts and 1amp. Can a cooled camera really run on 1 amp? Doesn't that seem unlikely considering it has a mini-fridge attached to it? So if this is the case, the extra draw on my portable power pack should be minimal. Or am I missing something here? Thoughts?
Sensor Type: CCD - Sony ICX825
Horizontal Resolution: 1392 pixels
Vertical Resolution: 1040 pixels
Pixel Size: 6.45 µM x 6.45 µM
ADC: 16 bit
Readout Noise: 5e- typical value
Interface: Mini-USB 2.0 High Speed
Power: 12v DC 1A
Maximum Exposure Length: Unlimited
Minimum Exposure Length: 1/1000 s
Cooling: Thermoelectric set point with max ΔT=>-30°C
Weight: .88 lb.
Pixel Array & Resolution = 1392 x 1040 (1.4 MP)
Sensor Dimensions (mm x mm) = 8.98 x 6.7
Sensor Diagonal (mm) = 11.21
Power = 12v/1amp