#1  
Old 27-08-2009, 09:47 AM
toryglen-boy's Avatar
toryglen-boy (Duncan)
Scotland to Australia

toryglen-boy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,645
Atik Cameras

Howdy

been looking at these on Andrews, has anyone used them? they seem good quality, but $2200 for only 1390*1040 seems a bit pricey to me

can anyone comment on them?


thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27-08-2009, 09:56 AM
dpastern (Dave Pastern)
PI cult member

dpastern is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2,874
They have a good rep...interested in them myself.

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27-08-2009, 09:58 AM
renormalised's Avatar
renormalised (Carl)
No More Infinities

renormalised is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Townsville
Posts: 9,698
For that much money, I'd rather pay $300 more and get a 6MP Orion Starshoot Pro. 1.44MP v 6MP...no contest.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27-08-2009, 10:00 AM
toryglen-boy's Avatar
toryglen-boy (Duncan)
Scotland to Australia

toryglen-boy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by renormalised View Post
For that much money, I'd rather pay $300 more and get a 6MP Orion Starshoot Pro. 1.44MP v 6MP...no contest.
actually, if you order the Orion SSP II from Optcorp in the states, it works out to be $1700

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27-08-2009, 10:01 AM
[1ponders]'s Avatar
[1ponders] (Paul)
Retired, damn no pension

[1ponders] is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Obi Obi, Qld
Posts: 18,778
I had an ATiK 16IC and it was a great little camera. Sorry I sold it now. It only had a small chip, and the TEC wasn't regulated, but it was a great little performer.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 27-08-2009, 10:05 AM
renormalised's Avatar
renormalised (Carl)
No More Infinities

renormalised is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Townsville
Posts: 9,698
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by toryglen-boy View Post
actually, if you order the Orion SSP II from Optcorp in the states, it works out to be $1700

Well, there you go....why give Bintel all that money when it's cheaper at Optcorp
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27-08-2009, 10:06 AM
toryglen-boy's Avatar
toryglen-boy (Duncan)
Scotland to Australia

toryglen-boy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by [1ponders] View Post
I had an ATiK 16IC and it was a great little camera. Sorry I sold it now. It only had a small chip, and the TEC wasn't regulated, but it was a great little performer.
Paul, you got any images you took with it, so we can see what its like?


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 27-08-2009, 10:10 AM
toryglen-boy's Avatar
toryglen-boy (Duncan)
Scotland to Australia

toryglen-boy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by renormalised View Post
Well, there you go....why give Bintel all that money when it's cheaper at Optcorp

yeah, $800 difference is quite a hike


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 27-08-2009, 08:57 PM
mithrandir's Avatar
mithrandir (Andrew)
Registered User

mithrandir is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Glenhaven
Posts: 4,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by toryglen-boy View Post
Paul, you got any images you took with it, so we can see what its like?


I don't know about Paul. Jan is well known on the Atik yahoo group. He has a 16ic. This is his web site http://www.thefirmament.nl

I have a 16ic I plan to use as a guide camera and get a 314L+ for imaging.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 28-08-2009, 10:48 AM
[1ponders]'s Avatar
[1ponders] (Paul)
Retired, damn no pension

[1ponders] is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Obi Obi, Qld
Posts: 18,778
I'll see what I can dig up. It's been a while.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 28-08-2009, 10:56 AM
[1ponders]'s Avatar
[1ponders] (Paul)
Retired, damn no pension

[1ponders] is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Obi Obi, Qld
Posts: 18,778
I'm sure I've got some other somewhere, but these are quick at hand. A quick mono Jewel Box and my first RGB (ignore the colour and processing ) of the Glob in Corona Australis
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Jewel Box0002 07-04-18 20-57-04.jpg)
82.8 KB33 views
Click for full-size image (Corona_Australis_CombinedChannels_L_as_R_PSadjusted-copy_Flattened.jpg)
147.0 KB51 views
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 28-08-2009, 11:22 AM
toryglen-boy's Avatar
toryglen-boy (Duncan)
Scotland to Australia

toryglen-boy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,645
thanks mate, its appreciated.

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 28-08-2009, 12:00 PM
Hagar (Doug)
Registered User

Hagar is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,646
Why not look at the QHY range of cameras? Very well priced and very good performers. QHY8 $2500 8MP OSC.

http://web.aanet.com.au/gama
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 28-08-2009, 12:15 PM
[1ponders]'s Avatar
[1ponders] (Paul)
Retired, damn no pension

[1ponders] is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Obi Obi, Qld
Posts: 18,778
For what it's worth, here's the linearity and transfer curves for the 16IC. Measured as explained through Berry and Burnell's AIP4WIN. The last two are the dark current graph and the spectral sensitivity.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (CCD-Linearity-Curve.jpg)
31.7 KB6 views
Click for full-size image (CCD-Transfer-Curve.jpg)
64.7 KB5 views
Click for full-size image (Dark Current.gif)
5.4 KB6 views
Click for full-size image (Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics.jpg)
82.9 KB8 views
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 28-08-2009, 12:57 PM
toryglen-boy's Avatar
toryglen-boy (Duncan)
Scotland to Australia

toryglen-boy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra
Posts: 1,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hagar View Post
Why not look at the QHY range of cameras? Very well priced and very good performers. QHY8 $2500 8MP OSC.

http://web.aanet.com.au/gama

Hi Doug

Yeah, i am looking at these to, the QHY8 OSC looks like a good performer, its just that there are alot of images and info on them online, but its harder to find info on the Atik stuff, so i thought i would ask here
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 01:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Astromechanics
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement