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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 Tripod Mount for STT, STX and STXL Cameras

    SBIG - Tripod Mount for STT, STX and STXL Cameras

    Tripod mount for STT, STX and STXL Series Cameras.

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    Model#: MS-TRIPOD MOUNT
    $169.00

  3. SBIG Cover AO-8, STT

    SBIG - Cover AO-8, STT

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

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    Model#: 51808
    $80.00

  4. SBIG - Dummy desiccant plug

    SBIG - Dummy desiccant plug

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

  5. SBIG - Desiccant Plug for STL

    SBIG - Desiccant Plug for STL

    Desiccant Plug for STL ... Learn More
    Model#: MS-DESICCANTSTL
    $100.00

  6. SBIG - STX-16803 CCD Camera

    SBIG - STX-16803 CCD Camera

    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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    Model#: STX-16803

    Regular Price: $11,875.00

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  7. 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

  8. SBIG - C-mount D-block for ST cameras

    SBIG - C-mount D-block for ST cameras

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    Model#: 51211
    $78.00

  9. SBIG STXL-11002 Class 1 Monochorme CCD Camera

    SBIG - STXL-11002 Class 1 Monochorme CCD Camera

    The STXL camera is the latest version of the flagship STX series. The STXL is essentially the same camera design as the STX with three exceptions:

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    Model#: STXL-11002M-C1
    $8,995.00

  10. SBIG -  for ST-7/8/9/10/2000/4000 camera

    SBIG - for ST-7/8/9/10/2000/4000 camera

    This adapter mates the ST-8300 camera with popular 35mm camera lenses for wide field imaging. Adapters are available for Canon FD, or Nikon.  Note: Canon FD lenses are manual only ... Learn More
    Model#: CLA7-8300
    $165.00

  11. SBIG - FW8G-STXL Self-Guiding Filter Wheel with Micron-Precision Filter Positioning - 8 Position

    SBIG - FW8G-STXL Self-Guiding Filter Wheel with Micron-Precision Filter Positioning - 8 Position

    Self-guiding has long been acknowledged as the best, most accurate way to guide long exposure astrophotos, particularly with commercial SCTs.

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    Model#: FW8G-STXL
    $2,500.00

  12. SBIG - T to C Adapter

    SBIG - T to C Adapter

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    Model#: 50703
    $36.00

  13. SBIG - STF-3200ME CCD Camera - Monochrome

    SBIG - STF-3200ME CCD Camera - Monochrome

    SBIG's STF-3200M is the larger sensor solution to the STF-402. The Kodak KAF-3200ME sensor is more than four times larger than the 402 sensor and has more than eight times the pixels, an array of 2184x1472 pixels at 6.8 microns square. This oversized sensor does not allow the use of internal filter wheels with this model. ... Learn More
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    Model#: STF-3200ME
    $5,895.00

  14. SBIG - ST-i Planet Cam and Autoguider (mono)

    SBIG - ST-i Planet Cam and Autoguider (mono)

    SBIG is regarded as the pioneering company of imaging and guiding products for the astronomy community

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    Model#: ST-i Mono
    $595.00

  15. SBIG STXL 6303E Monochrome CCD Camera

    SBIG - STXL 6303E Monochrome CCD Camera

    The new STXL cameras are the latest versions of the flagship STX series. The STXL is essentially the same camera design as the STX with three exceptions:

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    Model#: STXL-6303E

    Regular Price: $7,995.00

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  16. 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
    $1,164.00

  17. SBIG - Desiccant Plug for STT Cameras

    SBIG - Desiccant Plug for STT Cameras

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    Model#: MS-DESICCANTSTT
    $90.00

  18. SBIG - STF-8300M Self Guiding Package w/ mono ST-i

    SBIG - STF-8300M Self Guiding Package w/ mono ST-i

    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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    Model#: 80-12061-00
    $4,160.00

  19. SBIG - Standard FW8-STXL Filter Wheel

    SBIG - Standard FW8-STXL Filter Wheel

    8-Position, FW8S-STXL Standard Filter Wheel with Micron-Precision filter positioning. ... Learn More
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    Model#: FW8-STXL
    $1,500.00

  20. SBIG - STT-8300M Camera with Self-Guiding Filter Wheel Package

    SBIG - STT-8300M Camera with Self-Guiding Filter Wheel Package

    The latest in a long line of ground-breaking products with SBIG's new STT CCD Self-Guiding Wheel Package

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    Model#: 80-12232-00
    $5,290.00

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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