About QSI

The Rosette Nebula Core - Animal Farm
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West Veil - Witch's Broom Nebula in HOO
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We design and manufacture premium cameras for amateur astronomers

The process starts with our UK R+D team which has many years of experience in working with initially CCD and now CMOS technology.  Cameras are designed to deliver the best performance in the niche application of astronomy while still prioritising reliability and ease of use. 

Manufacture takes place in a state-of-the-art facility in Portugal, Europe.  The optimised production processes allow manufacture of hundreds of cameras per week while monitoring and maintaining the highest quality.  We comply with the latest ISO9001 Quality and ISO 14001 environmental standards.

By using our experience and intellectual property, which is shared with the Atik brand, we deliver all these facets to the amateur astronomy community.


To design and manufacture class leading cameras in Europe for the amateur astronomy community.


To enhance and cement our reputation as the high end Amateur Astronomy brand with an optimised range of cameras and accessories for amateur astronomers.

The Team

Dr Panos Kapetanopoulos

Chief Executive

Panos’ extensive experience covers development engineering and technical sales management for scientific imaging systems. As CEO, Panos oversees Atik’s R&D, Sales and Marketing and Production departments. With a deep understanding of the scientific and industrial imaging sector, Panos is well equipped to ensure the best possible support for new and existing customers.

Rui Tripa

Production Director and Founding Member

Rui heads up the production facilities in Portugal and is a founder of Atik Cameras. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of astronomy, with a background in IT and astronomical retail. He is still an active astronomer with interest in automated observatories and long focal length imaging.

Vince Bygrave

Technical Support

Vince comes with over 15 years’ experience in the field of astrophotography. He has been with Atik from the outset, providing customers with advice and technical support. Vince’s extensive knowledge feeds into every aspect of the business from product development to informative content.

Steve Chambers

Founding Member

Steve spent 20 years as a research biochemist, working in the fields of protein structure and immunology, producing successful publications and grant applications. Away from the lab Steve engaged in a number of hobbies including electronics and astronomy. All of these interests came together with the founding of Atik Cameras to supply high performance, yet affordable cameras to life science and amateur astronomers.