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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

    SBIG Dummy desiccant plug ... Learn More
    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-8300C Self Guiding Package w/Mono ST-i

    SBIG - STF-8300C 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#: 80-12068-001

    Regular Price: $3,995.00

    Special Price: $3,373.00

  10. SBIG - STX-16803 CCD Camera with FW7-STX Package

    SBIG - STX-16803 CCD Camera with FW7-STX Package

    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#: 80-12447-00

    Regular Price: $12,875.00

    Special Price: $11,590.00

  11. SBIG - Power Supply, STT/STL

    SBIG - Power Supply, STT/STL

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    Model#: 60012
    $109.00

  12. SBIG - Standard Cover for STXL Filter Wheel

    SBIG - Standard Cover for STXL Filter Wheel

    Standard front cover for STXL filter wheel - replaces the self-guiding front cover for use with camera lens adapters

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    Model#: MS-STANDARD COVER STXL
    $195.00

  13. SBIG - Macintosh SCSI/Paralell Interface Box

    SBIG - Macintosh SCSI/Paralell Interface Box

    * MAC/SCSI Interface box for MAC Users. (OS8, OS 9) * For ST-5C, ST-7E, ST-8E, or ST-9E ... Learn More
    Model#: PAR_SCSI

    Regular Price: $250.00

    Special Price: $199.95

  14. SBIG - STF-8300M Pro Plus Package w/Color St-i

    SBIG - STF-8300M Pro Plus 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#: 80-12066-00

    Regular Price: $5,495.00

    Special Price: $4,995.00

  15. SBIG - Adaptive Optics - AO-X

    SBIG - Adaptive Optics - AO-X

    The SBIG ADAPTIVE OPTIC AO-X is a new large aperture AO for the STX and STXL cameras.  It requires the FW8G-STXL Filter Wheel or STT-STXL Remote Guide Head and OAG to operate the AO-8X.

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    Model#: AO-X

    Regular Price: $2,195.00

    Special Price: $1,995.00

  16. SBIG - ST-7RC Adapter Plug

    SBIG - ST-7RC Adapter Plug

    SBIG ST-7RC Adapter Plug ... Learn More
    Model#: 50706
    $10.00

  17. SBIG STX Remote Guide Head

    SBIG - STX Remote Guide Head

    You can add a second head to your STX camera and guide using a separate guide scope, camera lens or OAG. The Remote Guide Head (RGH) contains the same KAI-0340 monochrome CCD that is used in the self-guiding filter wheels for the STX.

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    Model#: MS-REMOTEHEADSTX
    $795.00

  18. SBIG - 5-position 1.25" Filter Wheel with Custom Scientific RGBC Filters for ST-7/8/9/10/2000 Cameras

    SBIG - 5-position 1.25" Filter Wheel with Custom Scientific RGBC Filters for ST-7/8/9/10/2000 Cameras

    The CFW9 will be essentially the same size and shape as the current CFW8A to match the ST series camera body when directly bolted to the front ... Learn More
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    Model#: CFW9_RGBC

    Regular Price: $995.00

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  19. SBIG - STT-8300M Camera with Self-Guiding Filter Wheel Color Plus Package

    SBIG - STT-8300M Camera with Self-Guiding Filter Wheel Color Plus Package

    The latest in a long line of ground-breaking products with SBIG's new STT CCD Self-Guiding Wheel Color Plus Package

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    Model#: 80-12236-00

    Regular Price: $5,985.00

    Special Price: $5,720.00

  20. STXL Camera

    SBIG - STXL-11002M CCD Camera with Self Guiding FW8-G-STXL Filter Wheel

    A perfect evolution from the SBIG STX camera series.

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    Model#: 80-12261-00

    Regular Price: $9,995.00

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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