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: AO-8 and AO-L. The AO-8 is to for ST-7/8/9/10/2000/4000 cameras only. The AO-L is for large format STL cameras. 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.
This 12VDC submersible water pump was added as an accessory for the larger STL series cameras. However, if you are operating an ST-7/8/9/10/2000 camera in the field or any place where there is no convenient 110VAC supply, then it may be adapted for use with an ST series camera by using two pieces of step down tubing from the camera to the smaller tubing supplied with the 12VDC pump.
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.
SBIG’s third version of a weatherproof AllSky camera for monitoring weather conditions. The sensor is the Kodak KAI-340 CCD, with 640x480 pixels, 7.4 microns square, and a high gain output stage for excellent sensitivity. The camera electronics and CCD are from the soon to be released Smart Guider camera, our new autonomous guide camera.