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Atik Cameras releases an Entry Into EAA with the Atik Infinity Camera

30 Aug 2015, 20:58 UTC
Atik Cameras releases an Entry Into EAA with the Atik Infinity Camera
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I think we are officially in the breakout time for EAA (Electronically Assisted Astronomy). Mallincams have been out for many years, and finally some camera manufactures are taking notice of the strong desire within the amateur astronomy community for ways to observe objects in real time with imaging devices optimized for just that.Atik Cameras have been around for awhile and producing some wonderful cameras for astronomical imaging. They just released news on their new Atik Infinity, their first foray into the world of "video astronomy". A Sony ICX825 chip, un-cooled camera that promises long exposure capability with minimum noise, something Atik cameras have been doing for a long timeHere is the video of the Atik crew doing some preliminary tests on what appears to be a pre-release of the software and camera. Looks promising!What surprises me is the creation of their companion software to the camera. I'm surprised only because there are now a few folks out there making great electronically assisted astronomy software, AstroLive and Lodestar Live come to mind off the bat. AstroLive is a for profit option that works with a wide variety of cameras, while Lodestar Live was created by an EAA enthusiast that wanted a ...

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