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  1. SBIG OAG 8300

    SBIG-OAG-8300

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    Model#: OAG-8300

    Regular Price: $1,495.00

    Special Price: $795.00

  2. 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

  3. SBIG STT/STXL Remote Guide Head

    SBIG - STT/STXL Remote Guide Head

    You can add a second head to your STT or STXL camera and guide using a separate guide scope, camera lens or OAG.

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    Model#: MS-REMOTEHDSTT
    $495.00

  4. SBIG - STF-8300M OAG FW Package

    SBIG - STF-8300M OAG FW Package

    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#: 80-12060-001

    Regular Price: $4,195.00

    Special Price: $3,495.00

  5. SBIG - STF-8300C OAG FW Package

    SBIG - STF-8300C OAG FW Package

    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#: 80-12067-001

    Regular Price: $3,495.00

    Special Price: $2,802.00

  6. SBIG - Nikon Lens Adapter for FW5-8300 Filter Wheel

    SBIG - Nikon Lens Adapter for FW5-8300 Filter Wheel

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    Model#: FW5-8300_Nikon
    $119.00

  7. FR-237

    SBIG - FR237 focal reducer for ST-402ME, ST-5C, ST-237/A, STV

    Focal reducer for ST-402ME, ST-5C, ST-237/A, STV ... Learn More
    Model#: FR-237
    $198.00

  8. SBIG -  for ST-7/8/9/10/2000/4000 camera

    SBIG - for ST-7/8/9/10/2000/4000 camera

    This adapter mates the ST-7/8/9/10/2000 cameras with popular 35mm camera lenses for wide field imaging. Adapters are available for Canon FD, or Nikon.  Note: Canon FD lenses are manual only ... Learn More
    Model#: CLA-7
    $149.00

  9. SBIG -  for ST-7/8/9/10/2000/4000 camera

    SBIG - for ST-7/8/9/10/2000/4000 camera

    This adapter mates the ST-8300 camera with popular 35mm camera lenses for wide field imaging. Adapters are available for Canon FD, or Nikon.  Note: Canon FD lenses are manual only ... Learn More
    Model#: CLA7-8300
    $165.00

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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