SBIG – Latest Products Overview: Unlike many of our competitors, SBIG remains committed to designing integrated SYSTEMS for imaging: Camera, Filter Wheel, Guider, AO, Software – all designed to work together.
ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam The ST-i features: • Eyepiece size body (1.25" diameter)• Low cost• Lightweight - only 2.2 oz.• Standard Guider Output Port• Front end threaded for standard 1.25" filters • Powered from USB 2.0 port• 16 bit A/D• Low noise, high sensitivity CCD• Monochrome or Color• Mechanical shutter for automatic dark frames• Electronic shutter for short exposures• Up to 21 frames per second in focus mode• CCDOPS version 5 Software Included• Planet MasterTM Software Included• CCDSoftV5 Software Included • Carrying case, USB and Tracking cables
ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam Guider for STF with OAG-8300 Self-ContainedGuiding Kit Separate Scope as Guider or Planetary Camera
ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam 2 Shutters are better than one!Benefit of a mechanical shutter – no hot pixels to “guide” on 2 sec. Image without dark frame 2 sec. Image with dark subtracted
ST-i Guiding Kit Kit includes: ST-i, C-mount adapter, Kowa 100mm f/2.8 lens,lens hood, mounting rings and universal base plate
ST-iGuiding Kit Kowa 100mm f/2.8 lens has locking aperture and focus rings.The entire guiding system is 6.5” long and weighs only 12 ounces
ST-iGuiding Kit When used as an electronic finder scope, the ST-i Guider Kit with automatic dark frame subtraction is capable of detecting stars as faint as 13th magnitude in 10 seconds, and 15th magnitude in 30 seconds!
ST-iand OAG-8300 ST-i with OAG attached to STF with filter wheel Converts STF Cameras to Essentially a Self-Guiding system with the guider in front of the filter wheel ST-i orientation can be rotated 90 degrees
ST-iPlanet Cam Planetary Images taken with ST-i
The Products ST-i Autoguider and Planetary Camera
The Products ST-i Autoguider and Planetary Camera
ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam • The ST-i will download and save to disk approx. 4 high res., full frames per second, and a 20 x 20 pixel box at up to 21 frames per second.
ST Series: ST-402 / 1603 / 3200 • Compact Body • High QE Full Frame CCDs • Scientific instrument • Educational instrument • Professional Autoguider • List Price $1495 Optional internal RGB + BVI Filters(ST-402 only) 400% Enlargement
ST-402 Internal FWs • Internal RGBC Color Filter Set for ST-402 • Custom dichroic filters with high transmission • Designed for the KAF-0402ME CCD response • Interchangeable with BVIC Photometric filters • Excellent system for educational market • List Price $295 400% Enlargement Mars image taken with ST-402 + CFW402 through C-14
ST-402 Internal FWs • Internal BVIC Photometric Filter Set for ST-402 • Custom filters based on recommendation AAVSO • Matches standard Bessell photometric filters • High quality with exceptional infrared sensitivity • Interchangeable with RGBC filter wheel • Excellent system for educational market • List Price $379 400% Enlargement
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STF Series • STF-8300 is an improved version of the original ST-8300 with: • 10X Faster Processor • Full Frame, High Res, Low Noise downloads < 1 sec. • Full Frame Image Buffer • Better Cooling • User Rechargeable Desiccant Plug • Internal Image Processing • Integrated Filter Wheels, lens adapters and OAG options
STF-8300 Independent testing by a third party of the read noise and total system noise of the ST-8300 and several competitor’s cameras published the following: 400% Enlargement
STF-8300 (Mono and Color) STF SeriesCamera System 5 and 8 PositionFilter Wheels and custom OAG
STF Series Rugged, high quality construction Body machined from solid block of aluminum
STF Series Proven shutter, reliable operation Even-illumination, short back-focus
STF Series Better cooling than cameras costing much more Max delta -40C, Regulated delta -36C
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STF Accessories – Lens Adapters Nikon and Canon EOS Lens Adapters designed to work with or without the filter wheel attached to camera
STF Accessories – OAG-8300 Large Aperture Large Pick-Off Mirror Relay Optics with 0.7X Focal reduction effectively doubles the guider’s field of view List Price $795
STF Accessories – OAG-8300 Pick-Off Mirror on SBIG OAG-8300 Typical size of pick-off prism on other high quality OAGs __________ __________
STF Accessories – OAG-8300 SBIG STL Threaded Aperture T-Thread Aperture
STF Accessories – OAG-8300 Star field image taken with ST-i through OAG-8300
STT and STXL Series Highlights SBIG STT and STXL CAMERA SYSTEMS • Camera, Autoguider, and Filter Wheel fully integrated with tracking sensor in front of filters. No separate guider required. • New Micron-Precision filter wheels provide unmatched flat field accuracy for high end imaging and high precision photometry. • USB 2.0 and Ethernet connectivity for remote observatories. • Superior Two-stage Cooling -55C to -60C degrees C below ambient with air only. • Water Cooling Ready. • Full Frame Image Buffer.
STT Series STT Series Camera System Micron-Precision Filter Wheelwith Built-in Self-Guiding CCD
STT Camera Series Highlights • Self-Guiding in Front of filters • Lowest Noise 10Mhz Readout <1 sec • High Precision 8-position Filter Wheel • User Selectable Internal Image Processing • 2-Stage TE Cooling -55C delta T with air • Built-in Web Server • Full Frame Image Buffer • Even-illumination (photometric) shutter • Ethernet and USB 2.0 • Built-in RBI Pre-flash • Liquid Cooling Capability Standard • Twin Variable Speed Fans • Multi-coated Sapphire Chamber Window • Accepts 1.25", 31mm and 36mm filters • User Rechargeable Desiccant Plug • High Accuracy Temperature Control • External Triggers In / Out • Status, Power and Relay Indicators • Windows 32-bit and 64-bit (and Mac) Software • Optional Remote Guide Head • Optional Adaptive Optics (AO-8) • Power Management System • 12VDC Operation
STXL Series STXL Series Camera System Micron-Precision Filter Wheelwith Built-in Self-Guiding CCD
STXL Camera Series Highlights • Self-Guiding in Front of filters • Lowest Noise 10Mhz Readout <1 sec • High Precision 8-position Filter Wheel • User Selectable Internal Image Processing • 2-Stage TE Cooling -60C delta T with air • Built-in Web Server • Full Frame Image Buffer • Even-illumination (photometric) shutter • Ethernet and USB 2.0 • Built-in RBI Pre-flash • Liquid Cooling Capability Standard • Variable Speed Fan • Multi-coated Sapphire Chamber Window • Accepts 2” unmounted filters • User Rechargeable Desiccant Plug • High Accuracy Temperature Control • External Triggers In / Out • Status, Power and Relay Indicators • Windows 32-bit and 64-bit (and Mac) Software • Optional Remote Guide Head • Optional Adaptive Optics (AO-8) • Power Management System • 12VDC Operation
STT and STXL Common Features The STT and STXL share some common design features: • Self-Guiding CCD in front of the filters • Micron Precision Filter Wheels • Ethernet and USB 2.0 • Pin-fin heat sinks for superior cooling • Even-illumination (photometric) shutters • Internal Image Processing • RBI Pre-Flash • Common Remote Guide Head • Adaptive Optics Compatible • Water cooling ready
STT and STXL Common Features All STT and STXL cameras have water cooling capability if needed Not an expensive add-on
STT and STXL Common Features STT and STXL Cameras have both Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity Built-in web server allows control over a network or internet and wireless control
STT and STXL Common Features Self-Guiding in Front of the Filters: • Self-guiding is the most accurate, particularly with commercial SCTs. • Can be difficult to find bright stars through dark or narrowband filters. • The STT filter wheel incorporates the self-guiding CCD that picks off light from the guide stars before passing through the filters. • Two adjustment knobs on the filter wheel base: one for focus and one for moving the pick-off mirror. Problem solved.
STT and STXL Common Features Micron-Precision Filter Positioning The STT filter wheel is designed to provide a new level of accuracy when taking flats through filters When taking flat field frames the flat field frame must show exactly the same optical characteristics to be effective The STT and STXL filter wheels reposition filters to within 5 microns every time Allows extremely accurate flat field frames even after rotating the filter wheel several times, or even after a loss of power.