*** DUE TO SBIG SUSPENDING OPERATIONS IN GOLETA, CA AND MOVING OPERATIONS TO OTTAWA, CANADA, PRODUCTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL FREIGHT AND BROKERAGE FEES ***
SBIG HAS ALSO TERMINATED THEIR DROP SHIPMENT PROGRAM WHICH WILL LIKELY CAUSE FURTHER DELAYS IN DELIVERY TIMES.
Santa Barbara Instrument Group provides Charge Coupled Devices (CCD) imaging and guide systems with out-standing value and performance. Their CCDs are amazingly sensitivity with dynamic range. SBIG is highly regarded for their many patented innovations.
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.
The quality in all Santa Barbara Instrument Group products shows their dedication to the astronomy industry and their customers.
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 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
The 8-position filter wheel is only about an inch larger in width and length than the 5-position wheel. It is the same thickness as the 5-position wheel and has the same front cover design so that any accessories, such as the Nikon lens adapter, will work with either filter wheel. FW8-8300