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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 - Eight-Position Filter Wheel for ST-8300

    SBIG - Eight-Position Filter Wheel for ST-8300

    Features:Holds eight 36mm drop in filters for un-vignetted imaging at any f/ratio with the ST-8300 or ST-4000XM cameras.Small footprint:  6.3 x 8.1 inches ... Learn More
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    Model#: FW8-8300
    $895.00

  3. SBIG - AO-8

    SBIG - AO-8

    The AO-L and AO-8 are second generation adaptive optics systems from SBIG specifically designed to enable an SBIG camera user to obtain the ultimate in image resolution that his/her telescope and site can achieve ... Learn More
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    Model#: AO-8
    $795.00

  4. 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

  5. Spectograph

    SBIG - ST-i Spectograph

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    Model#: ST-i Spectrograph

    Regular Price: $995.00

    Special Price: $795.00

  6. SBIG - 5-position 1.25" Filter Wheel without Filters for ST-7/8/9/10/2000 Cameras

    SBIG - 5-position 1.25" Filter Wheel without 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
    $795.00

  7. 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

    Special Price: $895.00

  8. SBIG Filter Wheel for 8300 for 36mm Filters without Filters

    SBIG - Filter Wheel for 8300 for 36mm Filters without Filters

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    Model#: FW5-8300
    $695.00

  9. SBIG - AO-8T

    SBIG - AO-8T

    The AO-8T is designed for the STT Camera Series.  It requires the FW8G-STT Filter Wheel or STT Remote Guide Head and OAG to operate the AO-8T.

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    Model#: AO-8T
    $795.00

  10. SBIG OAG 8300

    SBIG - OAG-8300

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    Model#: OAG-8300

    Regular Price: $1,495.00

    Special Price: $795.00

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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