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  1. SBIG STX-9000 Dual Sensor Self Guiding CCD Camera

    SBIG - STX-9000 - Dual Sensor - Self Guiding - CCD Camera

    The STX Series represents the ultimate in astronomical imaging systems. The integrated design allows the user to select either

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    Model#: STX-9000
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  2. SBIG - ST-7RC Adapter Plug

    SBIG - ST-7RC Adapter Plug

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

  3. SBIG Dual Relay Cable

    SBIG - Dual Relay Cable

    Dual Relay Cable ... Learn More
    Model#: 50705
    $18.00

  4. SBIG - C-Mount Adapter Kawa Lens St-i

    SBIG - C-Mount Adapter Kawa Lens St-i

    C-Mount Adapter Kawa Lens St-i ... Learn More
    Model#: SB10126
    $18.00

  5. SBIG - Tracking Cable DB9

    SBIG - Tracking Cable DB9

    Tracking Cable DB9 ... Learn More
    Model#: 50218
    $18.00

  6. 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

  7. SBIG - 1.25" Filter Insert for FW5- & FW8-8300

    SBIG - 1.25" Filter Insert for FW5- & FW8-8300

    1.25" Filter Insert for FW5- & FW8-8300 ... Learn More
    Model#: SB10105
    $24.00

  8. SBIG - Dummy desiccant plug

    SBIG - Dummy desiccant plug

    SBIG Dummy desiccant plug ... Learn More
    Model#: 50141
    $25.00

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

    SBIG - Plug, Cap Large Format (2496)

    Plug, Cap Large Format (2496) ... Learn More
    Model#: 51869
    $29.00

  10. SBIG - CCD Test Lens

    SBIG - CCD Test Lens

    Focal length of 25 mm and an aperture of 1.5 mm (F/16) ... Learn More
    Model#: MS-TEST LENS
    $30.00

  11. SBIG - T to C Adapter

    SBIG - T to C Adapter

    T to C Adapter ... Learn More
    Model#: 50703
    $36.00

  12. SBIG - T-thread ring filter holder

    SBIG - T-thread ring filter holder

    1.25" internal threads for holding a filter behind a lens adapter or other t-thread accessory ... Learn More
    Model#: 51452
    $39.00

  13. SBIG - D Block for CCD Cameras

    SBIG - D Block for CCD Cameras

    D Block for CCD Cameras ST-7/8/9/10/2000 ... Learn More
    Model#: 50134
    $39.00

  14. SBIG - Male/Male T-Thread

    SBIG - Male/Male T-Thread

    This adapter is also threaded internally for 1/25" filter cells, so it can be used to hold a single filter when attached to the front of the camera.

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    Model#: 50704
    $39.00

  15. SBIG - T-ring

    SBIG - T-ring

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    Model#: 50147
    $39.00

  16. SBIG - T-Thread to C-mount Adapter

    SBIG - T-Thread to C-mount Adapter

    This adapter ring is threaded on the outside with T-threads and inside with c-mount threads. When used in place of the nosepiece on an ST-402/1603/3200 model camera, c-mount lenses can be used for wide field imaging.

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    Model#: 51532
    $40.00

  17. SBIG - 2" Nosepiece

    SBIG - 2" Nosepiece

    These T-thread nosepieces screw into the female t-threads on ST cameras. All ST cameras include at least one nosepiece. Each nosepiece is threaded to accept filters and notched for extra security in the event the retaining screw comes loose slighlty during the night.

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    Model#: 50146
    $42.00

  18. SBIG - T-thread visual back

    SBIG - T-thread visual back

    T-thread visual back for SCTs ... Learn More
    Model#: 50702
    $49.00

  19. SBIG - Cap Plug STX (1959)

    SBIG - Cap Plug STX (1959)

    Cap Plug STX (1959) ... Learn More
    Model#: SB10082
    $49.00

  20. SBIG - Baader 36mm Clear Filter for FW5-8300 Filter Wheel

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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