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SBIG – Latest Products. SBIG – Latest Products. Overview: Unlike many of our competitors, SBIG remains committed to designing integrated SYSTEMS for imaging: Camera, Filter Wheel, Guider, AO, Software – all designed to work together. SBIG – Latest Products. ST- i Autoguider and Planet Cam.

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Sbig latest products

SBIG – Latest Products


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SBIG – Latest Products

Overview:

Unlike many of our competitors, SBIG remains committed to designing integrated SYSTEMS for imaging: Camera, Filter Wheel, Guider, AO, Software – all designed to work together.


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SBIG – Latest Products


St i autoguider and planet cam

ST-i Autoguider and Planet Cam


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ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam

The ST-i features:  

• Eyepiece size body (1.25" diameter)• Low cost• Lightweight - only 2.2 oz.• Standard Guider Output Port• Front end threaded for standard 1.25" filters

• Powered from USB 2.0 port• 16 bit A/D• Low noise, high sensitivity CCD• Monochrome or Color• Mechanical shutter for automatic dark frames• Electronic shutter for short exposures• Up to 21 frames per second in focus mode• CCDOPS version 5 Software Included• Planet MasterTM Software Included• CCDSoftV5 Software Included

• Carrying case, USB and Tracking cables


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ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam

Guider for STF with OAG-8300

Self-ContainedGuiding Kit

Separate Scope as Guider or Planetary Camera


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ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam


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ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam

2 Shutters are better than one!Benefit of a mechanical shutter – no hot pixels to “guide” on

2 sec. Image without dark frame 2 sec. Image with dark subtracted


St i guiding kit

ST-i Guiding Kit

Kit includes: ST-i, C-mount adapter, Kowa 100mm f/2.8 lens,lens hood, mounting rings and universal base plate


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ST-iGuiding Kit

Kowa 100mm f/2.8 lens has locking aperture and focus rings.The entire guiding system is 6.5” long and weighs only 12 ounces


St i guiding kit2

ST-iGuiding Kit

When used as an electronic finder scope, the ST-i Guider Kit with automatic dark frame subtraction is capable of detecting stars as faint as 13th magnitude in 10 seconds, and 15th magnitude in 30 seconds!


St i and oag 8300

ST-iand OAG-8300

ST-i with OAG attached to STF with filter wheel

Converts STF Cameras to

Essentially a Self-Guiding system with the guider in front of the filter wheel

ST-i orientation can be rotated 90 degrees


St i planet cam

ST-iPlanet Cam

Planetary Images taken with ST-i


The products

The Products

ST-i Autoguider and Planetary Camera


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The Products

ST-i Autoguider and Planetary Camera


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ST-iPlanet Cam


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ST-iAutoguider and Planet Cam

  • The ST-i will download and save to disk approx. 4 high res., full frames per second, and a 20 x 20 pixel box at up to 21 frames per second.


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ST Series: ST-402 / 1603 / 3200

  • Compact Body

  • High QE Full Frame CCDs

  • Scientific instrument

  • Educational instrument

  • Professional Autoguider

  • List Price $1495

Optional internal RGB + BVI Filters(ST-402 only)

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ST-402 Internal FWs

  • Internal RGBC Color Filter Set for ST-402

  • Custom dichroic filters with high transmission

  • Designed for the KAF-0402ME CCD response

  • Interchangeable with BVIC Photometric filters

  • Excellent system for educational market

  • List Price $295

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Mars image taken with ST-402 + CFW402 through C-14


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ST-402 Internal FWs

  • Internal BVIC Photometric Filter Set for ST-402

  • Custom filters based on recommendation AAVSO

  • Matches standard Bessell photometric filters

  • High quality with exceptional infrared sensitivity

  • Interchangeable with RGBC filter wheel

  • Excellent system for educational market

  • List Price $379

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ST Series QE

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ST Series

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Stf series

STF Series


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STF Series


Stf series2

STF Series

  • STF-8300 is an improved version of the original ST-8300 with:

    • 10X Faster Processor

    • Full Frame, High Res, Low Noise downloads < 1 sec.

    • Full Frame Image Buffer

    • Better Cooling

    • User Rechargeable Desiccant Plug

    • Internal Image Processing

    • Integrated Filter Wheels, lens adapters and OAG options


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STF-8300

Independent testing by a third party of the read noise and total system noise of the ST-8300 and several competitor’s cameras published the following:

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Stf 8300 mono and color

STF-8300 (Mono and Color)

STF SeriesCamera System

5 and 8 PositionFilter Wheels and custom OAG


Stf series3

STF Series

Rugged, high quality construction

Body machined from solid block of aluminum


Stf series4

STF Series

Proven shutter, reliable operation

Even-illumination, short back-focus


Stf series5

STF Series

Better cooling than cameras costing much more

Max delta -40C, Regulated delta -36C


Stf series6

STF Series


Stf series7

STF Series


Stf series8

STF Series

O-III

Ha


Stf 8300

STF-8300


Stf accessories lens adapters

STF Accessories – Lens Adapters

Nikon and Canon EOS Lens Adapters designed to work with or without the filter wheel attached to camera


Stf accessories oag 8300

STF Accessories – OAG-8300


Stf accessories oag 83001

STF Accessories – OAG-8300

Large Aperture

Large Pick-Off Mirror

Relay Optics with 0.7X Focal reduction effectively doubles the guider’s field of view

List Price $795


Stf accessories oag 83002

STF Accessories – OAG-8300

Pick-Off Mirror on SBIG OAG-8300

Typical size of pick-off prism on other high quality OAGs

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Stf accessories oag 83003

STF Accessories – OAG-8300

SBIG STL Threaded Aperture T-Thread Aperture


Stf accessories oag 83004

STF Accessories – OAG-8300

Star field image taken with ST-i through OAG-8300


Stt and stxl series highlights

STT and STXL Series Highlights

SBIG STT and STXL CAMERA SYSTEMS

  • Camera, Autoguider, and Filter Wheel fully integrated with tracking sensor in front of filters. No separate guider required.

  • New Micron-Precision filter wheels provide unmatched flat field accuracy for high end imaging and high precision photometry.

  • USB 2.0 and Ethernet connectivity for remote observatories.

  • Superior Two-stage Cooling -55C to -60C degrees C below ambient with air only.

  • Water Cooling Ready.

  • Full Frame Image Buffer.


Stt series

STT Series

STT Series Camera System

Micron-Precision Filter Wheelwith Built-in Self-Guiding CCD


Stt camera series highlights

STT Camera Series Highlights

  • Self-Guiding in Front of filters

  • Lowest Noise 10Mhz Readout <1 sec

  • High Precision 8-position Filter Wheel

  • User Selectable Internal Image Processing

  • 2-Stage TE Cooling -55C delta T with air

  • Built-in Web Server

  • Full Frame Image Buffer

  • Even-illumination (photometric) shutter

  • Ethernet and USB 2.0

  • Built-in RBI Pre-flash

  • Liquid Cooling Capability Standard

  • Twin Variable Speed Fans

  • Multi-coated Sapphire Chamber Window

  • Accepts 1.25", 31mm and 36mm filters

  • User Rechargeable Desiccant Plug

  • High Accuracy Temperature Control

  • External Triggers In / Out

  • Status, Power and Relay Indicators

  • Windows 32-bit and 64-bit (and Mac) Software

  • Optional Remote Guide Head

  • Optional Adaptive Optics (AO-8)

  • Power Management System

  • 12VDC Operation


Stxl series

STXL Series

STXL Series Camera System

Micron-Precision Filter Wheelwith Built-in Self-Guiding CCD


Stxl camera series highlights

STXL Camera Series Highlights

  • Self-Guiding in Front of filters

  • Lowest Noise 10Mhz Readout <1 sec

  • High Precision 8-position Filter Wheel

  • User Selectable Internal Image Processing

  • 2-Stage TE Cooling -60C delta T with air

  • Built-in Web Server

  • Full Frame Image Buffer

  • Even-illumination (photometric) shutter

  • Ethernet and USB 2.0

  • Built-in RBI Pre-flash

  • Liquid Cooling Capability Standard

  • Variable Speed Fan

  • Multi-coated Sapphire Chamber Window

  • Accepts 2” unmounted filters

  • User Rechargeable Desiccant Plug

  • High Accuracy Temperature Control

  • External Triggers In / Out

  • Status, Power and Relay Indicators

  • Windows 32-bit and 64-bit (and Mac) Software

  • Optional Remote Guide Head

  • Optional Adaptive Optics (AO-8)

  • Power Management System

  • 12VDC Operation


Stt and stxl common features

STT and STXL Common Features

The STT and STXL share some common design features:

  • Self-Guiding CCD in front of the filters

  • Micron Precision Filter Wheels

  • Ethernet and USB 2.0

  • Pin-fin heat sinks for superior cooling

  • Even-illumination (photometric) shutters

  • Internal Image Processing

  • RBI Pre-Flash

  • Common Remote Guide Head

  • Adaptive Optics Compatible

  • Water cooling ready


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STT and STXL Common Features

All STT and STXL cameras have water cooling capability if needed

Not an expensive add-on


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STT and STXL Common Features

STT and STXL Cameras have both Ethernet and USB 2.0

connectivity

Built-in web server allows control over a network or internet and wireless control


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STT and STXL Common Features

Self-Guiding in Front of the Filters:

  • Self-guiding is the most accurate, particularly with commercial SCTs.

  • Can be difficult to find bright stars through dark or narrowband filters.

  • The STT filter wheel incorporates the self-guiding CCD that picks off light from the guide stars before passing through the filters.

  • Two adjustment knobs on the filter wheel base: one for focus and one for moving the pick-off mirror.

    Problem solved.


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STT and STXL Common Features

Micron-Precision Filter Positioning

The STT filter wheel is designed to provide a new level of accuracy when taking flats through filters

When taking flat field frames the flat field frame must show exactly the same optical characteristics to be effective

The STT and STXL filter wheels reposition filters to within 5 microns every time

Allows extremely accurate flat field frames even after rotating the filter wheel several times, or even after a loss of power.


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STT and STXL Common Features

The light frame at top left, taken with an STT andthe new filter wheel, shows a large opaque spot caused by debris intentionally stuck on a clear filter. The filter wheel was rotated several times, then the clear filter was re-positioned, and a flat field image was taken through the same dirty filter.


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STT and STXL Common Features

The image at bottom left shows the result afterapplying the flat field image to the original light frame. We measured this positional accuracy to be better than 5.4 microns, or better than a single pixel using the STT-8300.


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STT and STXL Common Features

Twilight Flat fromIris / Leaf shutter

Twilight Flat from SBIGEven-Illumination Shutter

  • Since its founding, SBIG’s mechanical shutters havebeen designed for highly reliable, even-illumination,of the sensor even at short exposures

  • Even-illumination is especially critical when taking flatfields with exposures of less than a second or evenseveral seconds

  • Very common when taking sky flats


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STT and STXL Common Features

SBIG’s new STT-8300, the first high speed 8300 camera with user-selectable automatic image processing! These 30 second dark frames were taken at room temperature to accentuate the number of warm pixels. The first frame is unprocessed,

the second frame has a medium filter, and the third frame the most aggressive filter.

Each shows fewer bright pixels and each has correspondingly lower noise in the image.

The user can select from

eight levels of filter

strength to suit his needs.


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STT and STXL Common Features

RBI Pre-Flash

STT, STXL and STX Cameras have built-in pre-flash capability to help manage RBI


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STT and STXL Common Features

  • The STT and STXL share a common Remote guide Head

  • RGH looks like an ST-i except for the connector.

  • But … the RGH and ST-i are different – cannot use one in place of the other.

  • Same CCD as ST-i:

KAI-0340, 648 x 486 pixels @ 7.4u List Price $495


Stt cooling delta 55 degrees c

STT Cooling Delta -55 Degrees C !

The STT uses the same efficient pin fin heat sink design as the STX series cameras to achieve the most efficient use of space and weight while maximizing the cooling capability of the camera.

The STT prototypes achieved an average temperature delta of

approximately -50C in less than five minutes and a max of -57C in less than ten minutes.


Stxl cooling delta 60 degrees c

STXL Cooling Delta -60 Degrees C !

The STXL also uses the same efficient pin fin heat sink design as the STX.

The STXL achieves a temperature delta of

-50C in less than three minutes and a max of -60C in less than five.


Qe stt 8300

QE STT-8300


Qe stt 3200

QE STT-3200


Qe stt 1603

QE STT-1603


Stxl 11002m qe

STXL-11002M QE


Stxl 6303e qe

STXL-6303E QE


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STT Series


Stxl series1

STXL Series


Stx 16803

STX-16803


Stx 168031

STX-16803

1989 Today


Stx 168032

STX-16803

1989 Today


Stx 168033

STX-16803

STX model pioneered the pin-fin array for more efficient cooling

STX is also water cooling ready

Ethernet and USB 2.0 Interface

Control the STX over a network without installing drivers

Compatible with wireless iPad application


Stx 168034

STX-16803

FW5-STX holds 5 x 65mm square filters – sized to allow full illumination of the built-in guider. Carousel is interchangeable with FW7-STX

FW7-STX holds 7 x 50mm square filters – covers 16803 CCD but not the built-in guide chip. Use remote guide head with this configuration for narrowband and photometry.


Stx 168035

STX-16803

Even-illumination shutter designed specifically for the STX-16803 camera

No problem with iris type uneven pattern when taking twilight flats


Stx 168036

STX-16803

STX Remote Guide Head with KAI-0340

Guide externally through a separate guide scope or

Guide through an Off-Axis guider such as the Monster MOAG

Controls an AO-X

Same CCD as the internal guider and in the ST-i:

KAI-0340, 648 x 486 pixels @ 7.4u List Price $795


Stx 168037

STX-16803

Guiding in front of filters with the STX-16803

Add Astrodon Monster MOAG and Remote Guide Head


Stx 168038

STX-16803

1989 Today


Stx 168039

STX-16803


Stt accessories ao 8t adaptive optics

STT Accessories AO-8T Adaptive Optics

AO-8T for the STT

Same as the AO-8 with different backplate

List Price $795


Ao x adaptive optics for stxl stx

AO-X Adaptive Optics for STXL / STX

New Ultra-Thin Design

Faster moves than previous design

Designed for: STX-16803

STXL-11002

STXL-6303


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AO-X Adaptive Optics for STXL / STX

About 1” thick for minimizes backfocus

Large aperture

Target release date:

September 2013

List Price TBD


Adaptive optics

Adaptive Optics

Actual double star images taken with SBIG AO off (left) and AO on (right)AO produces brighter, better resolved star imagesTaken through a 20” RC on a Paramount in New Mexico


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Adaptive Optics


Allsky 340 mono or color

AllSky-340 (Mono or Color)

  • AllSky Camera with 180 degree FOV

  • Heavy duty weather resistant housing

  • Replaceable acrylic dome

  • High quality Fujinon lens

  • Based on the SG-4 Electronics – withKAI-0340 CCD

List Price $2195


Sg 4 stand alone smart guider

SG-4 Stand-Alone “Smart Guider”

No computer or laptop required to autoguide

One-button operation

List Price $995


Seeing monitor

Seeing Monitor

Fixed mounting – stares at Polaris

Calculates seeing and continuously outputs data

Based on ST-402ME Electronics and sensor

List Price $2850


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Seeing Monitor


St i spectrograph

ST-i Spectrograph

  • Made specifically for ST-I

  • 1.25” Nosepiece fits any scope

  • Measure filters

  • Sky background measurements

  • Calibrate monitors

  • Available August 2013

  • List Price $795


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ST-i Spectrograph


Ipad w ireless stt stxl stx app

iPad - Wireless STT/STXL/STX App.


Differential guiding

Differential Guiding

Differential

Guiding


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Differential Guiding

Typical Set-up For Separate Guiding with an Autoguider

Guide Scope

Guide Camera

Imaging Camera

Main Scope


Differential guiding2

Differential Guiding

Guide Scope

Guide Camera

Retro-

Reflector

Imaging Camera

Main Scope

Artificial StarGenerator (LED)


Differential guiding3

Differential Guiding

Differential Guiding


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Differential guiding, 3 x 30 minute exposures, co-added WITHOUT registration


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New: Tripod mount for STT/STXL/STX

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SBIG - Results of Improvements

We are now shipping the vast majority of all orders within a matter of days of receipt.

STX and STXL cameras as well as some STT cameras are produced every 30 days in Santa Barbara.

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SBIG - Future Products

Due to our relationship with Aplegen, we are taking a very aggressive approach to development in the next 12 months.

We are evaluating more opportunities for new developments than ever before.

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