For the amateur astronomer, Santa Barbara Instrument Group has developed the single sensor CCD cameras. The ST-402ME single sensor series are compact and lightweight. The STF-8300 series are the second generation, single sensor. SBIG has also created the self-guided imaging cameras. The STX-16803 model was SBIG’s only self-guiding imaging CCD but as of June 2012 a new model STT-8300M will be available.
Adaptive optics offered by SBIG are the AO-8T, the AO-X for large format STL cameras, and more. SBIG has a large range of filter wheels and filters. The filter wheels they offer are 4-position filter models, 5-Position models, 8-Position models, and 10-position models. The sizes that filters come in are 1.25 inches, 36mm, 50mm, 50.8mm, and 65 mm.
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The AO-8T is designed for the STT Camera Series. It requires the FW8G-STT Filter Wheel or STT Remote Guide Head and OAG to operate the AO-8T. This is the same AO as the model AO-8 with a different back plate to match the STT Camera series hole patters. AO-8T
The CLA-ST-83 lens adapter for the STF and STT Series cameras will mount a Nikon lens to the standard filter wheel. Standard filter wheels for the STF Series are the FW5-8300 and FW8-8300. The standard filter wheel for the STT series is the FW8S-STT filter wheel. CLA-ST-83
Provides the required 5VDC and 12VDC to the camera from typical line voltages found around the world. It has an on/off switch and green LED showing power is on to the camera. A separate cord is available with regional plug for N. America and Europe / Asia. This is the supply that is included with all current models of ST-7/8/9/10/2000 cameras. It is compatible with all all past models as well. 50650
The AO-X is a new large aperture AO for the STX and STXL cameras. It requires the FW8G-STXL Filter Wheel. This is a new AO design that minimizes the backfocus requirement while offering a large (3" aperture) optical element to cover the 16803 CCD. It is also recommended for the STXL-11002 and STXL-6303. AO-X