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  1. SBIG - 2" Nosepiece

    SBIG - 2" Nosepiece

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

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    Model#: 50146

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    $49.00

  2. 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

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    $39.00

  3. SBIG - 12V Cigaratte Lighter Adapter

    SBIG - 12V Cigaratte Lighter Adapter

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

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    Model#: CA-ST402BATTERY

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    $54.00

  4. SBIG Power Extension Cable

    SBIG - Power Extension Cable

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

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    Model#: 68005

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    $99.00

  5. 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

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    $40.00

  6. 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

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    $2,195.00

  7. SBIG - STL 12V Cable

    SBIG - STL 12V Cable

    This cable is used to directly power the STL camera from a 12VDC source using a cigarette lighter plug.

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    Model#: CA-STLBATPWRCA

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    $98.00

  8. SBIG - Power Supply, Elpack

    SBIG - Power Supply, Elpack

    Power Supply, Elpack

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    Model#: 60005

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    $125.00

  9. SBIG - Power Supply, STT/STL

    SBIG - Power Supply, STT/STL

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    Model#: 60012

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    $109.00

  10. SBIG AC Power Supply 12V/3A

    SBIG - AC Power Supply 12V/3A

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    Model#: 60013

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    $69.00

  11. SBIG - Cable, STX P/S Extension

    SBIG - Cable, STX P/S Extension

    Cable, STX P/S Extension ... Learn More
    Model#: 68004

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    $120.00

  12. 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

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    $18.00

  13. SBIG - Nikon Lens Adapter, FW5-8300

    SBIG - Nikon Lens Adapter, FW5-8300

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    Model#: SB10064

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    $119.00

  14. SBIG - T to C Adapter

    SBIG - T to C Adapter

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    Model#: 50703

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    $36.00

  15. SBIG -  Filter Wheel Spacer for ST-8300

    SBIG - Cannon EOS Filter Wheel Spacer for ST-8300

    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. ... Learn More
    Model#: 10106

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    $65.00

  16. 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

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    $195.00

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

    SBIG - Self-Guiding Cover for the STT Filter Wheel

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

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    Model#: MS-GUIDER COVER STT

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    $1,164.00

  18. SBIG - Standard Cover for the STT Filter Wheel

    SBIG - Standard Cover for the STT Filter Wheel

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    Model#: MS-STANDARD COVER STT

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    $164.00

  19. SBIG Power Supply Extension Cable

    SBIG - Power Supply Extension Cable - DISCONTINUED

    This 6 pin DIN to 6 pin DIN cable extends the power cord from the STL power supply to the camera by approximately 9 feet (~2.7m).

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    Model#: 51733

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    $89.00

  20. SBIG - AllSky Replacement Dome

    SBIG - AllSky Replacement Dome

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    Model#: 69003

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    $65.00

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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.