SBIG Imaging Systems

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  1. SBIG - 2" Nosepiece

    $49.00
    SKU: 50146

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    These T-thread nosepieces screw into the female t-threads on ST cameras.

  2. SBIG - Male/Male T-Thread

    $39.00
    SKU: 50704

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    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.

  3. SBIG - 12V Cigaratte Lighter Adapter

    $54.00
    SKU: CA-ST402BATTERY

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    The adapter includes battery clips and a cigarette lighter adapter plug.  The tip is correctly polarized for SBIG cameras requiring a center negative plug.

  4. SBIG - Power Extension Cable

    $99.00
    SKU: 68005

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    This cable extends the cord from the power "brick" to the camera by approximately 8 feet (~2.44m).

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

    $40.00
    SKU: 51532

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    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.

  6. SBIG - Adaptive Optics - AO-X

    $2,195.00
    SKU: AO-X

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    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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  7. SBIG - Power Supply, Elpack

    $125.00
    SKU: 60005

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    Power Supply, Elpack

  8. SBIG - Power Supply, STT/STL

    $109.00
    SKU: 60012

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    Power Supply, STT
  9. SBIG - AC Power Supply 12V/3A

    $69.00
    SKU: 60013

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    AC power supply 12V/3A
  10. SBIG - Cable, STX P/S Extension

    $120.00
    SKU: 68004

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    Cable, STX P/S Extension
  11. SBIG - Tracking Interface Cable

    $18.00
    SKU: 50711

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

  12. SBIG - Nikon Lens Adapter, FW5-8300

    $119.00
    SKU: SB10064

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    Nikon Lens Adapter, FW5-8300
  13. SBIG - T to C Adapter

    $36.00
    SKU: 50703

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    T to C Adapter
  14. SBIG - Cannon EOS Filter Wheel Spacer for ST-8300

    $65.00
    SKU: 10106

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    This spacer is the same thickness as an FW5-8300 or FW8-8300 and can take the place of the filter wheel when adding the OAG-8300 to a color STF camera without a filter wheel.
  15. SBIG - Standard Cover for STXL Filter Wheel

    $195.00
    SKU: MS-STANDARD COVER STXL

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

  16. SBIG - Self-Guiding Cover for the STT Filter Wheel

    $1,164.00
    SKU: FW8-STT-GUIDER-COVER

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    Self-Guiding front cover for STT filter wheel - replaces the standard front cover for self-guiding

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  17. SBIG - Standard Cover for the STT Filter Wheel

    $164.00
    SKU: MS-STANDARD COVER STT

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    Standard Cover for the STT Filter Wheel
  18. SBIG - AllSky Replacement Dome

    $65.00
    SKU: 69003

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  19. SBIG - Cover, T-Thread

    $54.00
    SKU: 40-12051-00

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  20. SBIG - 2" Cover, 2.0 x 24 Thread

    $48.00
    SKU: 40-12052-00

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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.