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  1. SBIG Guiding Kit Complete with ST-i

    SBIG - Guiding Kit Complete with ST-i

    The ST-i Guiding Kit is a set of mechanical and optical parts that turn the ST-i camera into a compact, lightweight guiding system capable of arcsecond guiding accuracy.

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    Model#: ST-i-Guider-Combo
    $895.00

  2. SBIG - Dummy desiccant plug

    SBIG - Dummy desiccant plug

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    Model#: 50141
    $25.00

  3. SBIG Tripod Mount for STT, STX and STXL Cameras

    SBIG - Tripod Mount for STT, STX and STXL Cameras

    Tripod mount for STT, STX and STXL Series Cameras.  Attaches to the back of the camera body in place of one rack handle.  Provides a strong mounting interface with a 1/4-20 threaded hole for stationary use with camera lens.

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    Model#: MS-TRIPOD MOUNT
    $169.00

  4. SBIG - Cap Plug STX (1959)

    SBIG - Cap Plug STX (1959)

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    Model#: SB10082
    $49.00

  5. SBIG - 2" STL Nosepiece

    SBIG - 2" STL Nosepiece

    2" STL Nosepiece ... Learn More
    Model#: 51296
    $83.00

  6. SBIG - Desiccant Plug for STL

    SBIG - Desiccant Plug for STL

    Desiccant Plug for STL ... Learn More
    Model#: MS-DESICCANTSTL
    $100.00

  7. SBIG - Macintosh SCSI to Parallel Interface

    SBIG - Macintosh SCSI to Parallel Interface

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    Model#: PAR/SCSI
    $199.95

  8. SBIG - STXL Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    SBIG - STXL Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Canon EOS Lens adapter for the STXL standard filter wheel. This adapter requires the STXL filter wheel to have the standard cover.

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    Model#: CLA-X-CN
    $229.00

  9. SBIG - STF-8300M Self Guiding Package w/ mono ST-i

    SBIG - STF-8300M Self Guiding Package w/ mono ST-i

    SBIG is proud to introduce the new STF-8300, the first high speed 8300 camera with user-selectable automatic image processing!

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    Model#: 80-12061-00

    Regular Price: $4,695.00

    Special Price: $4,160.00

  10. SBIG - Relay Adapter Box

    SBIG - Relay Adapter Box

    The relay adapter box converts the ST-7/8/9/10/2000 electronic relays to mechanical relays.

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    Model#: MS-RELAYCONNECT
    $109.00

  11. SBIG - STL 12V cable

    SBIG - STL 12V cable

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    Model#: CA-STLBATPWRCA
    $98.00

  12. SBIG - Plug, Cap Large Format (2496)

    SBIG - Plug, Cap Large Format (2496)

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    Model#: 51869
    $29.00

  13. SBIG - All Sky Camera without Fisheyed Lens

    SBIG - All Sky Camera without Fisheyed Lens

    The SBIG AllSky-340 All Sky Camera monitors weather conditions by incorporating the SBIG Smart Guide Camera inside a weatherproof enclosure that is topped by an acrylic dome

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    Model#: ALLSKY340-NFL
    $1,995.00

  14. SBIG - STF-8300 Pro Package w/ Color ST- i

    SBIG - STF-8300 Pro Package w/ Color ST- i

    SBIG is proud to introduce the new STF-8300, the first high speed 8300 camera with user-selectable automatic image processing!

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    Model#: 80-12064-001

    Regular Price: $5,095.00

    Special Price: $4,622.00

  15. SBIG - FW8S-STXL Standard Filter Wheel with Micron-Precision Filter Positioning - 8 Position

    SBIG - FW8S-STXL Standard Filter Wheel with Micron-Precision Filter Positioning - 8 Position

    The FW8S-STXL is identical to the FW8G-STXL filter wheel except that the Standard version does not have a self-guiding CCD built-in to the front cover.

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    Model#: FW8S-STXL
    $1,500.00

  16. SBIG - Tracking Interface Cable

    SBIG - Tracking Interface Cable

    RJ-11 to RJ-11 cable connects the camera to the autoguider

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    Model#: 50711
    $18.00

  17. SBIG - Nosepiece, 2.156 Inch FWG-STT

    SBIG - Nosepiece, 2.156 Inch FWG-STT

    Nosepiece, 2.156 Inch FWG-STT ... Learn More
    Model#: 40-12121-00
    $106.00

  18. SBIG - Internal Filter Wheel for the ST-402ME with custom BVI+C photometric filters

    SBIG - Internal Filter Wheel for the ST-402ME with custom BVI+C photometric filters

    Although priced as an entry level CCD camera, the ST-402ME is an exceptionally sensitive and capable instrument ... Learn More
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    Model#: CFW-402-BVIC
    $379.00

  19. SBIG - STX-16803 CCD Camera

    SBIG - STX-16803 CCD Camera

    It is well known that the advantage of easier guiding through a separate guide scopes is often limited by differential deflection of the guide scope

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    Model#: STX-16803

    Regular Price: $11,875.00

    Special Price: $9,995.00

  20. SBIG STXL-11002 CCD Camera

    SBIG - STXL-11002 CCD Camera

    A perfect evolution from the SBIG STX camera series.

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    Model#: STXL-11002M

    Regular Price: $7,495.00

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Company's philosophy is to listen to customers. With your input and our efforts we have a winning combination. We look forward to continuing development of instrumentation to benefit the field of astronomy and science education.

SBIG (Santa Barbara Instrument Group) has brought together a group of unique individuals, each with years of experience in his or her particular discipline. People with this much expertise can accomplish a great deal when they share a common goal. The goal of SBIG is to design and manufacture the best astronomical instrumentation in the world, professional quality equipment at a price an amateur can afford.

SBIG's company's philosophy is to listen to their customers. With your input and our efforts, they have a winning combination. SBIG's is looking forward to continuing development of instrumentation to benefit the field of astronomy and scientific imaging.

In most high technology markets there are "pioneers", companies who have the technology and dedication to influence the direction of an entire industry. In the past 10 years SBIG has been that pioneer in the electronic imaging industry. SBIG has a reputation for outstanding quality products. They were the first company to introduce CCD autoguiding with the Model ST-4, Track and Accumulate (TRACCUM) with the Model ST-6, and dual CCD self-guiding with the Models ST-7 and ST-8. SBIG pioneered tricolor imaging with both hardware and software and are pushing the technology forward again with the introduction of Adaptive Optics and a stand-alone video camera and autoguider.  Along the way they were granted two U.S. Patents, one for Track and Accumulate and the other for Self-Guiding.

Of more significance to customers reading this catalog for the first time is that SBIG has brought back to life the long forgotten practice of offering quality "technical support".  The company philosophy, as published in the ads is based on ".. .basic values, good products, strong technical support and honesty".   They can help you take photographic quality CCD images, measure the surface brightness of a spiral galaxy, image a comet, or obtain high resolution densitometry images of x-ray plates. They can help you obtain long, uninterrupted autoguided astrophotographs.  As stated in SBIG's ads,  "We understand how our products work and we want you to consider us a part of your technical staff".  If you want to deal with a company that understands CCD imaging and will take the time to help you, contact SBIG.

The introduction of Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) has dramatically changed the methods astronomers use to view objects. The remarkable sensitivity and dynamic range of CCDs has made them the detector of choice. A CCD is an array of photosites (pixels) on a silicon substrate. The pixels are arranged in rows and columns. Light falling on the CCD is recorded as an electrical signal by converting the photons to electrons. The sensitivity of a CCD is ten times faster than the fastest films and is linear in response (which films are not). The number of photons converted to electrons, referred to as Quantum Efficiency, is in the order of 50%. These advantages as well as the digital nature of the data make CCD devices ideal for astronomical imaging.

 

Santa Barbara Instrument Group
147-A Castilian Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Phone: (805) 571-7244
Fax: (805) 571-1147

Email: sbig@sbig.com