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  1. SBIG - Desiccant Plug for STL

    $100.00
    SKU: MS-DESICCANTSTL

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    Desiccant Plug for STL
  2. SBIG - Guiding Kit Complete with ST-i

    $895.00
    SKU: ST-I-GUIDER-COMBO

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    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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  3. SBIG - Tripod Mount for STT, STX and STXL Cameras

    $169.00
    SKU: MS-TRIPOD MOUNT

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    Tripod mount for STT, STX and STXL Series Cameras.

  4. SBIG - Cover AO-8, STT

    $80.00
    SKU: 51808

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    Converts AO-8 to AO-8T, for compatibility with newer camera models.

  5. SBIG - Dummy desiccant plug

    $25.00
    SKU: 50141

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    SBIG Dummy desiccant plug
  6. SBIG - Adaptive Optics accessory for STL (also compatible with dual CCD models ST-7/8/9/10/2000)

    $1,795.00
    SKU: AO-L

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    The smaller AO-7 Adaptive Optics accessory was designed for the CCDs in the ST-7/8/9/10/2000 cameras. It is not recommended for use with the larger format STL series cameras
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  7. SBIG - 2" Nosepiece

    $49.00
    SKU: 50146

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

  8. SBIG - D Block for CCD Cameras

    $39.00
    SKU: 50134

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    D Block for CCD Cameras ST-7/8/9/10/2000
  9. SBIG - STF-8050 Color CCD Camera

    $3,495.00
    SKU: STF-8050C

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    The STF-8050 camera comes in monochrome (STF-8050M) and two color models.

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  10. SBIG - STF-1603M Class 2 CCD Camera - Monochrome

    $2,995.00
    SKU: STF-1603M-C2

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    The STF series from SBIG was designed for lightning fast download times in a compact, affordable body. The STF-1603 uses the same microlensing sensor as the ST-8XME. At 1530x1020 pixels, 9 microns square this sensor is four times larger with four times as many pixels as the STF-402. The result is exceptionally high peak QE at almost 90% and stunning high resolution detail paired with ultra fast hardware.
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  11. SBIG - All Sky Camera (Color) without Fisheyed Lens

    $1,995.00
    SKU: ALLSKY340C-NFL

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    The SBIG AllSky-340 All Sky Camera monitors weather conditions by incorporating the SBIG Smart Guide Camera inside a weatherproof enclosure that is topped by an acrylic dome

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  12. SBIG - STL-4020M Monochrome Camera DEMO

    Regular Price: $4,995.00

    You Pay: $2,995.00

    SKU: STL_4020M_demo

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    Designed around the KAI-4021M progressive scan interline CCD, this is the big brother to the popular ST-2000XM.

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  13. SBIG - Nikon Lens Adapter, FW5-8300

    $119.00
    SKU: SB10064

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    Nikon Lens Adapter, FW5-8300
  14. SBIG - Desiccant Plug for STXL Cameras

    $100.00
    SKU: MS-DESICCANTSTXL

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  15. SBIG - Eight-Position Filter Wheel for ST-8300

    $895.00
    SKU: FW8-8300

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    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
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  16. 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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  17. 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.
  18. SBIG - STF-8300 Monochrome CCD Camera

    Regular Price: $2,995.00

    You Pay: $1,995.00

    SKU: STF-8300M

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    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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  19. SBIG - STX-16803 CCD Camera with FW5-STX Package

    $11,590.00
    SKU: 80-12445-00

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    It is well known that the advantage of easier guiding through a separate guide scopes is often limited by differential deflection of the guide scope

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  20. SBIG - STF-8050 Monochrome CCD Camera

    $3,495.00
    SKU: STF-8050M

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    The STF-8050 camera comes in monochrome (STF-8050M) and two color models.

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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.